The lid has finally been lifted and the all-new Specialized Stumpjumper is here. In Specialized’s own words it’s – ‘the ultimate trail bike. Seriously, the damn thing rides likes it’s on rails. It’s the most versatile bike we’ve ever made. And yeah, we’re stoked about that, but we’re even more excited about how well it’s tuned to you..the new benchmark in trail bikes.’
There will be three versions of the new Stumpjumper to give every kind of rider the best bike imaginable. The Short Travel (ST) is snappy and nimble, while the Stumpjumper rides fast and planted. And for anyone that eats and sleeps gravity riding, there’s the EVO.
So how does the new Stumpjumper differ from the previous iteration? Well the aim for Specialized was to make it an even more capable descender, which meant adding stiffness to the frame. Extensive field testing was required to fine-tune the front-end stiffness. A combination of real-world riding and lab testing was undertaken over a prolonged period until a perfect balance of stiffness and handling was found. This is Specialized’s Rider-First Engineered™ for mountain, in action.
All-New Sidearm Frame
The sidearm design directly connects all three mounting points of the rear-end and shock to the frame, and this creates a significant increase in both stiffness and performance over bumps. More explicitly, frame flex has been minimized when the rear suspension is active.
Every shock and fork gets a custom tune. Specialized’s in-house Suspension Team adjusts every shock to ensure that it’s perfectly paired for the specific kinematics of your bike, so it’ll ride in the sweet spot with an ideal range of adjustability. The aim is to land in the middle of the adjustment spectrum, so you can still fine-tune to your heart’s content.
Women’s Rx Tune
Female riders are typically lighter, so Specialized will adjust the volume, compression, and rebound accordingly for every frame and wheel size. The goal is for the rear shock and fork to perform the same as with the men’s RX Tune at lower pressures.
The Flip Chip allows you to change the frame geometry with ease, all to support your riding style. There are two settings, High and Low, and when you “flip the chip,” you effectively change the bottom bracket height by 6mm and the head tube angle by half-a-degree.
Improved Cable Routing
We seriously couldn’t make cable routing any easier on carbon models. Full tubes can be found throughout the carbon frame, so all you have to do is push the cable housing and it’ll come out the other end. No more lazy loop, hidden stashes of magnets, pokey spokes, or pillows to cry in.
SWAT™ Down Tube Storage
The new SWAT™ Down Tube Storage takes everything from the last generation and makes it sleeker and lighter, while also adding 20% more volume.
The new Specialized Stumpjumper is available to order here now. All models are available with 0% finance and FREE UK delivery.