Review: Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Mountain Bikes

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Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Mountain Bikes Review

The Stumpjumper range has been doing the rounds for over three decades, with its full suspension setup making each model suitable for taking on the toughest and most technical trails you can reasonably expect to encounter. Over the years many improvements have been made and for 2014 you can invest in the most high-tech Specialized Stumpjumper so far.

Unlike its carbon cousins, the Comp Evo 26 is outfitted with an M6 alloy frame, which is still a light and strong solution for the perils of trail riding, combined with slightly more travel at the rear. A Fox Float CTD Evolution shock offers three different settings for compression to deal with climbing, flat sprints and descents, combining with the RockShox Revelation RC4 fork to give a total of 150mm of travel.

Formula C1 brakes and a drivetrain that combines SRAM X7 and X9 components are found on the Stumpjumper FSR Comp EVO 26. Oval 26 inch alloy rims are matched with a Specialized Butcher Control tyre at the front and a Purgatory Control unit at the rear for durability and puncture-resistance.

Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Evo

On this model Specialized has taken the M5 alloy frame and adapted it for the larger 29 inch wheels, giving you a bit more ground clearance and better overall stability to make it easier to achieve momentum over tricky surfaces.

The same Fox shock and RockShox fork combo is used, this time with 29er adaptations to deliver 140mm of travel. SRAM components constitute the drivetrain and you get a Body Geometry Henge Comp saddle on hollow Cr-Mo rails.

Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon Evo 26

A FACT 9m carbon FSR frame raises expectations for this Stumpjumper model. The Fox Float CTD Factor shock comes with a Kashima coating and you get a RockShox Pike RC fork up front.

Avid Elixir 7 Trail disc brakes, an SRAM X0 drivetrain and a carbon crankset keeps things light and hard-wearing.

Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon Evo

A carbon frame, 29 inch wheels and 750mm handlebars ensure that this Stumpjumper is easy to manage whatever obstacles are in the way. It features the same brakes and drivetrain as the 26 inch model, but with EVO 29 geometry keeping things stable and consistent.


Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon Evo Mountain Bikes Specifications 2014
Front Derailleur:N/AFront Fork:RockShox Pike RC 29 140mm travel
Rear Derailleur:SRAM X0Rear Shock:Fox Float CTD Factory
Shifters:SRAM X0Brakes:Avid Elixir 7 Trail brakes
Gears:11 speedRims:Roval Traverse 29
Chainring:32TTyres:Specialized Butcher & Purgatory
Cassette:10-42Weight:N/A

Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper FSR Carbon Evo

The S-Works iteration of the Stumpjumper features a FACT 9m carbon frame, a carbon wheelset from the Roval Traverse SL range, Avid X0 Trail World Cup hydraulic disc brakes and an SRAM XX1 drivetrain. It is a well equipped bike that makes a good case for appealing to professionals and ambitious amateurs.

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Like many cyclists, I've been riding since I was very young and despite now being less-young, I love it just as much. I've done my time on road bikes, have cycled throughout the UK, including Lands End to John O' Groats (yes, uphill!) and now have fun on a mountain bike, in the hills and doing charity bike rides.