29th May 2018

Specialized Stumpjumper: A Review

Specialized Stumpjumper

The Specialized Stumpjumper

If you’re into mountain biking then you’ll know the Stumpjumper. First produced in 1981, the Specialized Stumpjumper has evolved over the years from this:

The first mass produced mountain bike with a steel frame and no suspension… to this:

The 2019 Stumpjumper!  You can get it in Long Travel, Short Travel or Evo and the bikes comes in two wheel sizes (27.5″ and 29″) with a choice of carbon or alloy frames.

And that’s not forgetting the women’s specific Stumpjumpers:

Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Women's Alloy 27.5 2019

Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Women’s Alloy 27.5 2019

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Stumpjumper

Specialized Stumpjumper Expert Carbon 29 2019

Specialized Stumpjumper Expert Carbon 29 2019

This long travel bike comes in two wheel sizes. Choose the 29″ and you’ll get 5mm more rear travel compared with the previous model to give you a total of 140mm (140mm rear/150mm front). While choosing the 27.5″ you’ll keep the 150mm travel (150mm front and rear). You’ll also enjoy a longer reach, a return to threaded bottom brackets and increased tyre clearance with this latest bike.

Specialize describe this bike as a “do it all” – it’s an efficient climber which is better at descents too.

 

Stumpjumper ST

Specialized Stumpjumper ST Expert Carbon 29 2019

Specialized Stumpjumper ST Expert Carbon 29 2019

This short travel bike comes in the two wheel sizes too with 130/130mm travel in 27.5” and 130/120mm travel in 29”. Described as “fun, lively and nimble” – the ST replaces the Camber model and has increased reach, the new asymmetrical frame design and adjustable geometry via a Flip Chip (slackens the head angle by .5 degrees and drops the bottom bracket 6mm)

 

Stumpjumper Evo

It’s not here in the UK until October so you’re going to have to sit tight for a few months yet. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to hear first!

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