Join Date: Oct 2004
Bikes: cannondale Raven 2000
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Stumpy FSR expert - need advise
I just bought a new Stumpjumper FSR expert and just soled my old Cann Raven 2000 bike.
In general the stumpy simse to be very rigid,firm and all mountain bike.
The new bike felt very stable on moderate singletarcks and I'm very pleased with that (The Fox TALAS fron fork is really great).
I have problem though with XC.
Its sims to me that I go 75% slower with more efforts going uphill and riding on graved roads then the previous bike although they are quite the same weight.
I lock the front and rear shocks or using propedal but still.
The stock tyres are Specialized Andlenaline 2.1.
I do 60% XC and 40% singletrack with no big jumps.
Does the tyres effect much on speed?
Does the frame geometry has to do with speed as well?
Please advise if you have some assumption for the cause of that.