In one word: Versatility. Inspired by the great outdoors and a love for mountain biking, these dedicated trail riders want a balanced bike that performs well on everything from steep climbs to flowy singletrack to technical descents. After 30 years, their bike of choice is still the Stumpjumper FSR. Since riding styles are as diverse as the trails they ride, the bike must be lightweight, durable, and stable for efficient climbing and high-speed descending.
WHAT 26” and 29” EVO models with more gravity-oriented geometry and spec, plus longer travel.
WHY To accomodate the many riders who appreciated the precise handling prowess of their Stumpjumper FSR, but were modifying them so they could shred more aggresive downhill lines.
HOW It starts with the EVO geo: a little lower BB for better cornering and a little slacker for more confidence over obstacles or riding steeper sections. This combines with a new link which allowed us to increase the travel to 150mm on the 26” and 135mm on the 29”. The spec includes wider handlebars, bigger tyres, a Command Post, and more robust wheels.
WHAT Alloy frames with customised tube manufacturing applied to all M5 alloy Stumpjumpers. Featuring PF30 BB, tapered headtube, and 142+ rear end.
WHY Creates a stronger, lighter bike with clean lines.
HOW High-pressure fluid is forced through each tube to eliminate welds and achieve more precise tube shaping.
BRAIN REAR SHOCK W/ AUTOSAG
WHAT Externally tunable, highly pedalling efficient trail-sensing rear shock with AUTOSAG—pioneered by Specialized and manufactured by Fox.
WHY Ensures perfect sag every time and boosts efficiency and control over smooth and rough terrain.
HOW When a rider encounters bump forces, the Brain’s inertia valve disengages, allowing oil to flow and the shock to immediately transition from firm (efficient) to fully active (compliant) suspension settings. The external Brain Fade dial allows riders to fine tune their suspension levels.
WHAT The most successful high-performance suspension system, continually refined since 1993.
WHY Delivers unsurpassed comfort, control, and efficiency, for more energy effort on climbs, more traction on the descent and greater pedalling performance.
HOW Strategic pivot points decouple suspension from drivetrain and braking forces to eliminate bob and squat, creating a fully active, fully independent system.
FACT IS CONSTRUCTION
WHAT FACT IS carbon frames with our most advanced construction method, used on all carbon Stumpjumpers. S-Works 26” and 29” now feature full-carbon rear ends.
WHY Makes our Stumpjumpers the lightest and stiffest in their class, without sacrificing strength.
HOW Divides front triangle into two monocoques—with carbon fibres running continuously from tube to tube—for more precise optimisation of tube shapes, sizes, and joints.
WHAT Revolutionary SBC technology, manufactured by Fox, automatically sets the proper sag and air pressure in your shock.
WHY Quicker and easier sag adjustment that guarantees the perfect setting for optimal suspension performance.
HOW When a rider sits in the saddle, a specially designed transfer port in the shock releases air pressure until a set level, based on the rider’s weight, which equalises the positive and negative chambers. At this point the shock is at the perfect sag.