STUMPJUMPER, MTB OF THE YEAR 2021

Visit to the Green Bike Chalet

Another victory in the MTB of the Year in 2021 was well worth a visit to Vélo Vert. Paul and Serge from the Specialized team made an appointment with the editorial team of the legendary Vélo Vert magazine at the Carrières-sur-Seine chalet in the Paris region. And More particularly with Thibaut Simon, Editor-in-Chief, and Etienne Plouze, journalist, to retrace the history of Specialized and the MTB Election of the Year.

STUMPJUMPER, MTB OF THE YEAR 2021

Visit to the Green Bike Chalet

Another victory in the MTB of the Year in 2021 was well worth a visit to Vélo Vert. Paul and Serge from the Specialized team made an appointment with the editorial team of the legendary Vélo Vert magazine at the Carrières-sur-Seine chalet in the Paris region. And More particularly with Thibaut Simon, Editor-in-Chief, and Etienne Plouze, journalist, to retrace the history of Specialized and the MTB Election of the Year.

It was with great pride that we saw this bike, so iconic and dear to the brand, win the MTB of the Year title in 2006, 2010, 2017 and 2021.
MTB OF THE YEAR BY VÉLO VERT MAGAZINE
A Historic Election

Vélo Vert is above all an emblematic magazine of the French media landscape. The first issue came out in December 1989, making Vélo Vert one of the pioneers of the mountain bike press. The first edition of this famous election will take place in 1993. It will be necessary to wait until 1998 to see the first victory of SPECIALIZED with Ground Control! This victory marks a turning point since it will be the first full suspension mountain bike to win the title but also the first aluminum mountain bike.

This election is therefore one of the witnesses of the evolution of the practice and trends in the world of mountain biking. A full title even saw the light of day a few years ago for electrically assisted mountain bikes. It is also an event that enjoys great legitimacy with a well-run organization.

The beginning of a long story

The Stumpjumper and MTB of the Year

Since 1993, a total of 28 bikes have won the coveted MTB of the Year title. Among these lucky winners, we find 9 Specialized including 4 Stumjumper. This makes the Stumpjumper the most successful bike of the election and Specialized the brand that has seen its name the most times on the first step of the podium, with notably 2 doubles in 2009 and 2010 then in 2013 and 2014.

It was with great pride that we saw this bike, so iconic and dear to the brand, win the MTB of the Year title in 2006, 2010, 2017 and 2021.

The discovery of the Chalet in video

The discovery of the Chalet in video

Stumpjumper: The Ultimate Trail Bike

Singletrack goal

Combine the sheer speed of the Epic EVO with the benchmark riding capabilities of the new Stumpjumper EVO and you've got the lightest, most efficient and capable 130/140mm trail bike.

Stumpjumper: The Ultimate Trail Bike

Singletrack goal

Combine the sheer speed of the Epic EVO with the benchmark riding capabilities of the new Stumpjumper EVO and you've got the lightest, most efficient and capable 130/140mm trail bike.