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Road Test/Bike Review (1991) SPECIALIZED Stumpjumper M2 Team

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Road Test/Bike Review (1991) SPECIALIZED Stumpjumper M2 Team

Old 10-02-21, 08:09 PM
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From what I remember, M2 was discontinued after lots of frame breakage. The filaments would "migrate" away from the weld during welding, resulting in weakened weld areas.
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Yeah M2 turned out to pretty much be an unmitigated disaster. Don't agree with the reviewer on a number of items: the dia compe brakes sucked (ran these on several bikes and would always switch them out for Shimano XT/XTR v-brakes - far superior). Also, grease guard was a gimmick personally I was never a fan of this system and with the advent of sealed bearings became a moot point. Absolutely loved the Suntour XC Pro drive train and shifters however - always my favorites too bad they went bust.
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