Zesty 314 or Stumpjumper Evo Comp ?

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Zesty 314 or Stumpjumper Evo Comp ?

Postby SoaringPanda » Sun Jan 27, 2013 15:46 pm

Currently riding a 2012 Trek Fuel Ex7 but I'm looking for something a little more Enduro/AM and that I could take on a trip to the Alps during the summer.

Budget is around 3000€ and I've got either of these two in mind

Stumpjumper Evo

http://www.specialized.com/gb/gb/bikes/ ... fsrcompevo

Lapierre Zesty

http://www.lapierre-bikes.co.uk/mtb/tra ... /zesty-314

I'd also considered a Santa Cruz Blur LT but it's a little over my budget.

Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Zesty 316 or Stumpjumper Evo Comp ?

Postby supersonic » Sun Jan 27, 2013 15:56 pm

Both are highly regarded bikes - maybe only a test ride will sort it. On paper the Zesty sems to have a slightly better specification.

I'd look at the Canyon bikes too.

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Re: Zesty 314 or Stumpjumper Evo Comp ?

Postby jairaj » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:24 pm

If you like the Trek rear suspension system, any reason you didn't go for a Remedy or its bigger brother the Slash (I think that's it's name) ?

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Re: Zesty 314 or Stumpjumper Evo Comp ?

Postby RockmonkeySC » Mon Jan 28, 2013 14:55 pm

Stumpjumpers take some heavy duty abuse pretty well. The Stumpjumper has better fork, the Fox CTD fork has limited adjustment, the Revelation on the Stumpjumper is much better

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