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2003 Stumpjumper vs. 2008 Trek 6500 Disc

Old 05-04-09, 05:11 PM
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2003 Stumpjumper vs. 2008 Trek 6500 Disc

I'm not sure if this would be one of those dumb questions, but I'll ask it anyway. I have a chance to buy a demo of last years Trek 6500 HT for $500. I already have a 2002 or 2003 Stumpjumper basic HT.

From what I understand, after a number of years the technology on higher end bikes gets put on the lower end bikes, so, in theory would the 6500 be a comprobable (sp) bike to a 2003 Stumpjumper, or would since I used to a higher grade of parts, in general, notice the lower end parts when I am riding and maintaining the Trek?

If this is dumb, and I should already know it. Let me know too and I will go away peacefully.
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Old 05-04-09, 05:16 PM
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Knowing what components are on your Stumpy would make this easier to answer. If you have a link to your Stumpy(if it's still on the site) and to the Trek, it would be easier.

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Old 05-04-09, 05:22 PM
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Here's the Stumpjumper link:

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...005&spid=20887. I've upgrade the F Derailruruer to xt, and shocks to a marzocci fork. Everything else is same.


Trek:

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...hive/6500disce
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Old 05-04-09, 05:35 PM
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Trek is quite a bit of a different fit than Specialized is.
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Old 05-04-09, 05:37 PM
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I know the profile of the Stumpjumper is more low as it was a entry level racing bike, Is the Trek a more relaxed fram gemotry as it might be a more casual trail riding bike?
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Old 05-04-09, 11:25 PM
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I'd probably stick with the Stumpjumper. If you're gonna "upgrade", upgrade more than that.
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Old 05-05-09, 02:41 AM
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OK. Thanks, I just thought that a newer bike might be equilivant, but it probably isn't. Thanks again.
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