The guys at The Bike Vault kindly let me take their Specialized Stumpjumper FSR 29er demo bike out while the Mojo HD’s rear wheel was getting rebuilt. I’ve had a couple of days on the demo Stumpy 29er before and had a bunch of fun.
The weather has been spectacular the last few days – Spring in the middle of Winter. I was fortunate to get out yesterday and have really enjoyable light XC cruise on the 29’er around the Baco and the Walmer State Forest trails, perfect kind of stuff for the fast rolling 29’er IMO.
But what about ‘harder’ stuff? I headed out to Mt Tarrengower with the Stumpy 29’er today, mainly above The Butts on the ‘Terror DH run and a few other trails up that way that I often play around on riding the Mojo HD.
The 29er Stumpy did pretty well though by design not really the weapon of choice for that type of environment, OK but not confidence inspiring like the Mojo HD.
On the way home I stopped off at the Muckleford State Forest mainly to get a handle on how the 29’er felt on those trails compared to Mojo HD. That was interesting too. Hope to post some video and stuff on that tomorrow.