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My New Bike!

So as many of you know (or will soon find out), I’m pretty obsessed with mountain biking. It all began when I moved down to Raleigh, NC a couple years ago for my first co-op. I’ve been getting more and more into it and now I’m borderline obsessed! It’s so much fun and such a good exercise. We all know how important it is for computer nerds to get away from their computer every once in a while! ;)

I had been using an old bike (Trek 4300) that I got almost 7 years ago. It was a decent bike, but it’s slowly falling apart and not really able to keep up with this new level of riding. I’ve been thinking about getting a bike for a couple years now but never had the guts to do it! I finally saw that The Bicycle Chain was having a big tent sale today in order to get rid of the 2008 Demo bikes and other ’08 bikes they weren’t able to sell. The sale was 30% off which is HUGE if you’re familiar with the cost of bikes these days. 


I had my eyes on a Specialized Stumpjumper FSR for awhile now and found an awesome one today. It was the “Expert” model which would have been out of my price range (and still probably is…) without the 30% off. It’s a full suspension bike and has most of the bells and whistles of a nice mountain bike. It was a demo bike so it has been used for the last couple of months. Sadly it’s raining out so I haven’t been able to take it on the trails and really test it out yet. Hopefully when it stops raining in a few days I’ll be able to see what it’s all about!! I’ll keep you posted. But for now, here’s some pictures!



Comment from Elena Jasic
Time May 11, 2009 at 7:26 am

This makes me want a bike! UGGGHH.

PS. I like that photo your printed of your brother! Looks good!

Comment from Ilkka Kauppinen
Time June 2, 2009 at 7:45 am

“Sadly it’s raining out so I haven’t been able to take it on the trails and really test it out yet.” Come on, are you made out of sugar?

Comment from Jason
Time June 2, 2009 at 8:55 am

Haha :D Actually, my local trails are all pretty hardcore about closing whenever it’s wet. Riding on the wet trails ruins them pretty bad I guess. It’s a bummer.

Comment from Shawn
Time July 14, 2009 at 12:47 am

Hey Dude, whats your take on the bike now? I just brought one of these home today and love it. Not sure about the color though, is that a scheme just for demo bikes? For the price I’d ride it if it was pink though!

Comment from Jason Wagner
Time July 14, 2009 at 12:54 am

Hey Shawn,

I absolutely LOVE this bike. I’ve been riding it heavily since I bought it in March. I’d say I ride 4-5x a week (~ 35 miles of singletrack each week) and it’s been so solid. I also do a considerable amount of dirt jumping with this bike and it has been holding up great for that, too.

I’ve upgrading the tires to Maxxis High Rollers 2.35 and they have made a big difference. I’m also using Welgo B67 flat pedals which have been great.

The color also took me a little time to get used to. It’s probably not the first color I would choose, but I’m warming up to it. It was a demo bike from 2008 and they make them weird colors so they can tell if they are stolen and stuff. For the price, I would also ride a pink bike. :P

Congrats on you’re new purchase. You’re definitely going to love it!

Comment from josh
Time September 26, 2010 at 3:19 pm

i am selling the same bike

Comment from Ben
Time July 30, 2011 at 3:52 pm

If anyone is still selling this Id be very interested

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