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Trek 970 vs Trek 8500 vs Specialized Stumpjumper for winter commuting

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Old 08-05-18, 12:45 PM
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Trek 970 vs Trek 8500 vs Specialized Stumpjumper for winter commuting

Hi,

Since I work with my bike spending around 8 hours a day on it making deliveries, I'm thinking to get something i could ride a bit more comfortably and safe during the tough winter days (compared to my road bike).

I ended up with these three choices.

Trek 970
Trek 8500
Specialized Stumpjumper

(all 'vintage')

Any advice on which one I should go for?

Thanks!

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What state are you in? Minnesota winter is a lot different than California winter, that's why I ask.

Though I'm sure any of them would be fine. They're all front suspension hardtail mountain bikes from reputable manufacturers. Which one is better would probably come down to which one happens to fit your body geometry the best.
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What state are you in? Minnesota winter is a lot different than California winter, that's why I ask.

Though I'm sure any of them would be fine. They're all front suspension hardtail mountain bikes from reputable manufacturers. Which one is better would probably come down to which one happens to fit your body geometry the best.
Thanks for your answer.
I actually live in London.

Iíve been looking also at the S-works, thereís one I could buy from 1995 but a bit more expensive.

I wonder how better it is then the stumpjumper


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Thanks for your answer. I actually live in London. Iíve been looking also at the S-works, thereís one I could buy from 1995 but a bit more expensive. I wonder how better it is then the stumpjumper Ií
For the specific scenario of biking through snowy streets I think the 700c mountain bikes with larger tires are noteably better. The larger tire rolls over bumps and obstacles better, which there a lot of in the winter.

Sometimes the high end bikes are awful to ride because they're super twitchy to accomadate racers. Other times they're fine. The ride changes a little every time they redesign them so it's hard to give any opinion other than by test riding them yourself. It's mostly just a "test ride and decide for yourself" kinda thing.
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For the specific scenario of biking through snowy streets I think the 700c mountain bikes with larger tires are noteably better. The larger tire rolls over bumps and obstacles better, which there a lot of in the winter.

Sometimes the high end bikes are awful to ride because they're super twitchy to accomadate racers. Other times they're fine. The ride changes a little every time they redesign them so it's hard to give any opinion other than by test riding them yourself. It's mostly just a "test ride and decide for yourself" kinda thing.

ok thanks!
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