Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Mountain Bike Review
The Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp is at the more affordable end of this high flying range of mountain bikes. It lets you take on a full suspension setup with premium components and a rock solid alloy frame without breaking the bank. With 140mm of travel provided by its shocks at the front and rear and impressive stiffness to help make it quite a racy number where others of its class might feel a little laboured and sluggish in the climbs, this is definitely one to watch.
The M5 manipulated alloy of the frame has been specially chosen and sculpted to give you geometry that is versatile and well suited to trail riding and downhill dashing. The trio of settings which you can alter as you ride on the Fox Triad II rear shock let you manage the bike’s suspension in real time and adapt it to the conditions which you are facing. For example, when you are approaching a steep track you will want to stiffen up the rear end, allowing you to glide smoothly and efficiently uphill. On the other hand, when facing a descent you will need to choose the setting which brings the full travel of the rear shock and RockShox Revelation fork into play, allowing you to brush off hits which might put lesser bikes on the scrap heap.
Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Specifications
The equipment on the Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp is very good for this price bracket. SRAM X.7 and X.9 category gearing ensures swift, uninterrupted shifting on a consistent level, aided in part by the fact that Specialized has modified aspects like the chainset to make them even better in partnership with this particular bike. This ideology of tweaking is carried over to the customised Avid Elixir R SL hydraulic disc brakes, which feature tool free adjustments to the reach so that riders can quickly setup the bike to their liking.
Each particular element of the Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp has been composed in such a way as to ensure longevity. The hard wearing DT Swiss rims and the S-Works and Specialized tyres fit this profile, letting you roam far and wide on varied surfaces in all weathers and still seeing you safely to the finish line. When speed is of the essence, the bike will be a faithful companion, particularly on downhill runs, where its flexibility and forgiving suspension will encourage you to take route you might otherwise have been too intimidated to attempt.
Vivid red and pure white feature on the frame of the Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp. It is just as handsome as the rest of the bikes in the range, with clear signs that plenty of love and craftsmanship have gone into its creation. It may not be as light or well equipped as some of its siblings, but the price reflects this and even for enthusiasts, it will still have the right performance capabilities to keep you coming back for more and riding long after other bikes might have caused you to stop.