Looking for a trail rig that climbs like no other, descends like it's on a mission, and is so much fun that it's probably illegal in 27 countries? Well, buckle up, Buttercup—Specialized's Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon 29 is going to make your day. The light, stiff FACT 9m carbon frame goes up and down hills better than the best of them and features an integrated SWAT door in the downtube to store your gear. Out back, you've got 135mm of trail-taming FSR suspension. Up front, RockShox's lauded Pike RC devours rough terrain, spits it out, and asks for more. Lightning-quick Roval wheels and category-defining SRAM 1 x 11-speed gearing keep you moving forward, while dependable SRAM Guide R brakes deliver premium control. There's also a Command Post IRcc dropper so you can really rail through corners.
|Frame||Specialized FACT 9m, carbon front chassis, M5 alloy rear end, Trail Geometry, SWAT™ Door integration, PF30 BB, fully enclosed internal cable routing, ManFu link, 12x148mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 135mm of travel|
|Fork||RockShox Pike RC 29/27.5+, Solo Air, compression and rebound adjust, tapered steerer, 15x110mm Maxle Stealth thru-axle, 51mm offset, 150mm travel|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Monarch RT3, Rx Trail Tune, AUTOSAG, rebound and 3-position compression adjust, 197x48mm|
|Rims/Wheels||Roval Traverse 29, 29mm internal width|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Revolution|
|Tires||Specialized 2Bliss Ready 29 x 2.3 Front: Butcher Rear: Slaughter|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X1|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM XG-1150, 11-speed, 10-42t|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Sip Grip|
|Stem||Specialized Trail, aluminum|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide R, hydraulic disc, Front: 200/180mm; Rear: 180/160mm|
|Saddle||Specialized Body Geometry Henge Comp, 143mm wide|
|Seatpost||Specialized Command Post IRcc, 12 position micro-height adjustable, alien head design, bottom mount cable routing, remote SRL lever, 30.9mm, S: 100mm, M/L/XL: 125mm travel|
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I have been riding an older sworks carbon 26. After numerous injuries almost gave up riding. Then came the FSR. much easier on my body after ling rides no pain. 29er plus plush ride made me want to ride again. This Stumpy helps on the long Colorado Climbs and rocky downhills.
Bought this bike in Annapolis but only a few "shake-out" rides before taking it out to Marin California. There, my first major ride was the famous "Appetite Seminar", a 21 mile ride on Thanksgiving morning that includes the Pine Mountain Loop and Repack, the birth place of mountain biking. This new bike is just simply awesome! Balance, brakes, shifting, tires, suspension, all perfect! Last time I made this ride I burned 2,700 calories, this time even harder due to mud, mud, and more mud. No matter what you are riding now I would encourage you to give this bike a try to see what you are currently missing, the cutting edge of modern technology.
I test rode the camber and the aluminum version of this bike but the carbon with the brain is really great. I am not disappointed at all. I have taken on Mt [...] in [...] and [...]. fun all around.