Melbourne not so oldfart newbie

Hey everyone, my name is Stu, I'm from the Mornington peninsula. Pretty much into anything that involves a shuttle or chairlift(wait till your an unfit 43yr old)
Got a what I believe to be either an '03 or '04 Kona stab-deelux build and a giant fathomE(to just rotate the legs)
Stu.
 
I remember being a lazy 43yo….more fun being a fit 50. Makes the descents even more fun.
Welcome though.
The coming purchase of either a process or stumpjumper evo should help should climb 300% better than the old stab and descend every bit as good if not a touch better. Thanks for the welcome.
 

moorey

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The coming purchase of either a process or stumpjumper evo should help should climb 300% better than the old stab and descend every bit as good if not a touch better. Thanks for the welcome.
The old stabs are a solid rig. Thicc solid. But pedaling isn’t in their repertoire.
Agreed on the capability of a modern mid travel bike. I could do a full blown DH run better on one of my later model enduro bikes than my old DH rigs any day. Better suspension, better geometry, better components. You won’t know yourself.
 

safreek

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Hey everyone, my name is Stu, I'm from the Mornington peninsula. Pretty much into anything that involves a shuttle or chairlift(wait till your an unfit 43yr old)
Got a what I believe to be either an '03 or '04 Kona stab-deelux build and a giant fathomE(to just rotate the legs)
Stu.
Welcome aboard, even if you are from Melbourne :(
 

hellmansam

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The coming purchase of either a process or stumpjumper evo should help should climb 300% better than the old stab and descend every bit as good if not a touch better. Thanks for the welcome.
Welcome !
I was keen for a Stumpy Evo but it was too much waiting and uncertainty so I went for a Ripmo AF and I'm stoked AF with it. I'm a lazy unfit 53 yo who had a 25 year break from MTB. Today's bikes are soooo much better !
 

moorey

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Welcome !
I was keen for a Stumpy Evo but it was too much waiting and uncertainty so I went for a Ripmo AF and I'm stoked AF with it. I'm a lazy unfit 53 yo who had a 25 year break from MTB. Today's bikes are soooo much better !
Yeah, availability is a chunt...as is the price gouging for used bikes atm. Just talking to mechanic at LBS. He's about to list his well spec's'd, as new Ripmo, if that's of interest to @Retrostab?
 

yuley95

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Hey everyone, my name is Stu, I'm from the Mornington peninsula. Pretty much into anything that involves a shuttle or chairlift(wait till your an unfit 43yr old)
Got a what I believe to be either an '03 or '04 Kona stab-deelux build and a giant fathomE(to just rotate the legs)
Stu.
Welcome! You've got some good riding very close by. New Process or Stumpy will be perfect for local trails
 

moorey

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Copy of info.


Ibis Ripmo AF - Large

DVO Diamond 160mm
DVO Jade X - 450 & 500lbs springs included
SRAM G2 RSC Brakes - 200 Front & 180 Rear
Truvativ Descendant Carbon Cranks 170mm
SRAM GX Deraileur / cassette / shifter / chain
KS i-Rage 190mm dropper
PNW Loam Lever
Ibis S35 29” wheel set w/ both XD & HG drivers
29” Maxxis Assegai 2.5 Terra Exo F&R
OneUp EDC Lite Tool
OneUp chain guide
WTB Silverado saddle

Bike & components done 50hrs / 600kms.
Slapper tape & frame protection installed from day one. No major dings or knicks. Fork will have had lower leg service before sale.
Inspection won’t disappoint.

*Rear wheel in photos not included. Original Ibis S35 rear wheel set will be supplied with both HG & XD drivers
**Pedals not included

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Copy of info.


Ibis Ripmo AF - Large

DVO Diamond 160mm
DVO Jade X - 450 & 500lbs springs included
SRAM G2 RSC Brakes - 200 Front & 180 Rear
Truvativ Descendant Carbon Cranks 170mm
SRAM GX Deraileur / cassette / shifter / chain
KS i-Rage 190mm dropper
PNW Loam Lever
Ibis S35 29” wheel set w/ both XD & HG drivers
29” Maxxis Assegai 2.5 Terra Exo F&R
OneUp EDC Lite Tool
OneUp chain guide
WTB Silverado saddle

Bike & components done 50hrs / 600kms.
Slapper tape & frame protection installed from day one. No major dings or knicks. Fork will have had lower leg service before sale.
Inspection won’t disappoint.

*Rear wheel in photos not included. Original Ibis S35 rear wheel set will be supplied with both HG & XD drivers
**Pedals not included

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Thanks for the heads up. Unfortunately I won't be able to purchase anything until early next year as the other half is a bit shirty for me buying a $5k billet crankshaft for my racecar.
 

link1896

Is not a gynaecologist but will look at your fork
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