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    Howdy. I've been riding a Novara Aspen for several years now and I want to updrade. I live in Central Texas so most of what I do is trail riding. The Aspen weighs about 33 pounds which seems pretty heavy to me. Can you recommend a few bikes to look at that would be in the 25-27 pound range? Hardtail under $1500 if possible. Thanks.

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    Bump.

    27#-30# will probably be doable at $1500.

    25#, not so much, unless you find a used bike.

    Hardtail only, of course.
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    Thanks. I could not find the weight of this bike on the link. Do you know what it is approximately?

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    I would say around 30lbs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrusjax View Post
    I would say around 30lbs?
    Whoa there son, your way off. This Stumpy is around 25 lbs For around 1500$ The one Ed linked to is around 25 with disc brakes, for just a little more. Just don't know if these bike will fit the OP
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    Quote Originally Posted by randym95 View Post
    Thanks. I could not find the weight of this bike on the link. Do you know what it is approximately?
    The last stumpjumper HT I weighed was 24 lbs without pedals in 2007. At that time they listed for 1400
    Go ride one see if it fits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by randym95 View Post
    Thanks. I could not find the weight of this bike on the link. Do you know what it is approximately?
    Well...I haven't checked in a while, but back in 2007(???) I think when I really wanted one, they were in the 25'ish range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddac View Post
    You would be off by 5lbs.

    OP, if you want to spend as little as you can, get the Rockhopper. It's around $600. Weighs less about 28 - 29lbs.

    Mr. Ed - How do you get the historical prices to show up on Specialized's site? Do you go through Archives? I can't seem to find their prices when I go through their archives.

    Also....who in their freaking crazy mind would pay for this bike? Do they think we're on crack???
    http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=22271
    Umm...yeah, I dunno. They just "pop!" when I say "shizzam!"

    2007 Stumpjumper Hardtail Models MSRP

    Stumpjumper Marathon Carbon $3800
    S-Works Carbon HardTail Disc $5500
    S-Works HardTail Carbon Frame $2200
    S-Works M5 HT Frame $1100
    Stumpjumper Comp $1700
    Stumpjumper $1400
    Stumpjumper Women's $1400
    Stumpjumper Classic $1300

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    Oh yeah...ddac:



    The Stumpjumper is an icon for a few reasons. The classic "SJ-remix" was designed for the hardcore old'skool enthusiast to be able to have that original SJ..yet it's brand new with proper shifting. All about the nostalgia I guess.

    Most of those people are on crack though FWIW.

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    Indeed, they did some things on this SJ Classic that really are old school. 1" threaded steerer, Ground Control meats.

    No thumbies, though.
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    Looks like a pretty ridiculous HA for what it is too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Looks like a pretty ridiculous HA for what it is too.
    'Old school' DH?

    Add: Perhaps they're expecting most buyers of this to be doing townie/MUP stuff.
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