A local guy is selling an 05 Stumpjumper Disc. It's all original except for a Thompson seat post and stem, and carbon bars. It has not been abused and looks to be in pretty good shape. His asking price is $ 600.
Here's a link to the catalog:
My current hardtail is a 05 Rockhopper upgraded with a 100mm Fox RL, XT 8 speed shifters, XT V-Brakes, LX derailers and Mavic X221 rims.
The only advantages that I can see in the Stumpy are the disc brakes, the M4 frame, and the lighter bars and Thompson goodies.
1) What in your opinion is a good price for the Stumpy?
2) Is it worth it to go for the better M4 frame or just stay with the Rockhopper? I still have all the original parts for the Rockhopper and estimate it will sell for around $200 to $250 returned to stock or mostly stock.
Oh yeah, this bike will only be used on single track, technical trails.