Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: CO Springs, CO
Bikes: 08 Stumpjumper FSR Expert, 02 Litespeed Tuscany, 04 Specialized S-Works Epic
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SJ Elite vs Expert
I'm looking at a possible new bike and want to get some inputs on the SJ Elite (Propedal) compared to the Expert (AFR with Brain Fade).
With a couple of months of summer under your tires, what is the consensus regarding the extra $800 for the Expert (AFR/Brain) vs the Elite (Propedal)?
Still think it's worth it?
Is the performance that much better than the Propedal?
What about X-0 vs XT? I'm partial to the XT rear because I like Rapid Rise (yes, I'm one of them...), but can always relearn "normal" shifting.
I have an Epic, so am familiar with how the Brain works, but not the Brain Fade... seems that it doesn't really offer much more than the Propedal, since it doesn't really lock out.
Thanks for all your inputs!