Hi there! I just wanna ask you guys about getting a new mtb.
I currently have a 2019 giant stance 2 with upgrades like 1×12 deore m6100 casette, derailleur, shifter and chain, raceface NW chainring, hope pro 4 rear hub and the rest are stock (stock fork is suntour axon 120mm travel and stock rear shock is suntour raidon r 120mm travel)
I found this 2017 specialized stumpjumper fsr comp witht he following components
Wheel size: 27.5 inches , Roval rims tubeless tires.
Fork: RockShox Revelation RL 150mm
Rear suspension: RockShox Monarch RT 150mm.
Drivetrain: 1x 11 speed SRAM GX.
Shifters: SRAM GX
Brakes: SRAM Guide R 4 piston hydraulic disc.
these are all stock.
I wanna sell my 2019 giant stance 2 because I think the specialized has a better geometry, fork, rear shock and brakes than my 2019 giant stance though the giant stance is newer. also, alot of people telling that giant stance is not worth it to upgrade (and yet I upgraded mine lol) any opinions will be greatly appreciated! thank you!
By geometry, both bikes are outdated compared to newer bikes with modern progressive geo like the 27.5 Ibis Mojo or Transition Scout.
Both bikes have outdated drivetrains except that you upgraded the Stance. I would want 1×12 wide-range Shimano or Sram drivetrain.
Both bikes are mostly budget builds. The stock Stumpjumper is a little bit better but not by much.
Then you have to consider how much wear and tear the Stumpjumper has. In the end, I don’t think you would gain much with the Stumpjumper and I don’t think that the Stumpjumper is worth much because it is mostly outdated. Bikes not only wear out over time but they also become outdated. If the Stance is not worth upgrading then neither is the Stumpjumper.
In general, I don’t think it’s worth upgrading most bikes. Buy the best bike that you can, ride it til it’s beat, save your money, sell the beat bike, and then buy your next best bike. In the end, I think you would do better by buying a new budget ~$2000 bike. Here are some I like.