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Old 12-13-07, 09:54 PM   #1
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Jamis Parker 1.0 vs. Specialized SJ Comp?

Looking to get back into biking after a 10+ year layoff. I was really into it in middle school and highschool but stopped after everyone started driving.

My favorite types of trails to ride before were single track, with rocks/roots, etc. I want a bike that can do it all. I would assume to do more singletrack and down hill and technical stuff more than any type of prolonged uphill terrain.

My friend that I used to ride with got an 07 Stumpjumper FSR elite. In my limited search thusfar, I really like the way the 07 Stumpjumper FSR Comp looks, as well as the ability to lock out the suspension etc. The Jamis Parker 1.0 is also a nice looking bike, but I no longer know anything about todays componenets etc.

My friend also has a connection so if the bikes were only...say $400 apart in price which would you go with? Lets assume for the sake of arguement that both feel comfortable in terms of riding position/comfort etc. Are these two bikes at all comparable or would it be hands down to the stumpjumper. How do their suspension components compare?

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Old 12-13-07, 10:57 PM   #2
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Jamis
http://www.dailymotion.com/tag/slope...yle-2006_sport

Stump Jumper

http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance...cident_extreme

OK i may be exaggerating slightly, i just like those vids

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Old 12-14-07, 02:29 AM   #3
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I'm sorry, I should have specified it was the Stumpjumper FSR comp that I was talking about. I can't find a weight for that bike on the Specialized's website but the Jamis Parker 1.0 is 36 pounds. I'm not even sure for todays standards what a heavy/light bike is. I used to ride a Specialized Rockhopper FS, I believe I got it somewhere around 1993, it had the old Specialized front suspension, adjustable by putting a needle from an air pump and inflating to prefered pressure. No idea what that bike weighed anymore.

In any case, the two bikes (Jamis Parker vs. S. SJ FSR) are almost $1k difference in listed price. Usually you get what you pay for but still, I'm wondering how these two bikes stack up. Thanks.
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The Stumpy FSR should weigh in at about 28 pounds, a true all around trail bike. the Jamis is a skate park, urban freeride bike. They are designed for different applications, so keep that in mind when making a choice.
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Interesting. Based on the website I thought it was a trail bike as well. Would the Jamis Dakar XAM be more of a direct competitor then?
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Yes. Don't get me wrong The parker can be ridden all day on trails too. It's a little beefier than I would need on my trails, but I don't want to project that on you, as I have no idea what your singletrack is like.
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