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2018 Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 27.5

July 2018

BicyclingSpecialized's S-Works Stumpjumper 27.5 Loves Wicked Steep Trails

The 150mm, 27.5-inch wheel, Stumpjumper is bliss on technical terrain

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August 2018

BikerumorCrankworx 2018: Devouring a descent with the Specialized Stumpjumper Evo 29er

One bike I was pretty excited to get on at Crankworx Whistler this year was the new Specialized Stumpjumper Evo. Zach rode the regular version at the launch, but living in B.C., I’ve always kept an eye on those special edition trail bikes that some brands modify with slackened head angles and extra suspension travel. …

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February 2018

Canadian Cycling MagazineSpecialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon 29 review

The classic trail bike gets a long list of changes

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April 2018

BikeRadarSpecialized S-Works Stumpjumper 29 long-travel first ride review

Stiff chassis, flawless build and superb handling make for an engaging and confident ride

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December 2018

ENDURO Mountainbike MagazineSpecialized S-Works Stumpjumper 29 Review

You won't find any extreme geometry on the Specialized Stumpjumper. Nevertheless, on the trail the bike is a party machine – how can that be?

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April 2018

Flow Mountain BikeTested: The All-New Specialized Stumpjumper

Ooooooh, what have Specialized cooked up this time? The new Stumpjumper is here attracting strange stares with its funky asymmetrical frame. There's a lot to talk about with the new bike including a new short travel option and updated geometry. We've been riding it, here are our thoughts so far.

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July 2018

MBRSpecialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon (2018) review - MBR

With the Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon the bike that started a revolution has been transformed into a modern trail heavyweight.

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September 2018

Mountain Bike ActionThe History of the Specialized Stumpjumper

The first production mountain bike

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Sours: https://99spokes.com/bikes/specialized/2018/s-works-stumpjumper-27.5

S-Works Stumpjumper 650b

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We know full well that for many out there the ultimate trail bike needs to possess the agility and responsiveness that comes with 650b wheels. We tend to agree which is why we developed the S-Works Stumpjumper 650b. It reflects everything that we've learned over the years and in our eyes represents the pinnacle of trail performance.

Starting at the carbon layup it features our highest-end FACT 11m for an ultra-lightweight strong and stiff construction. The carbon moulding process also allowed us to revolutionize how you carry your trail essentials with the all-new SWAT™ Door found at the down tube. This compartment will fit a tube a tool and pump without rattling or compromising the structural integrity of the frame. Further improving the ride you'll also find an aggressive trail-eating geometry that features ridiculously short chainstays a roomy top tube a low bottom bracket a slacked out front end and our proprietary Rx Trail Tune at the shock.

For this S-Works model we outfitted it with a build spec that spares no expense. This means that it's loaded with a full SRAM XX1 Eagle groupset SRAM Guide RS brakes Öhlins front and rear suspension and hand-built Roval Carbon wheels. So with this Stumpjumper you have a bike that without a doubt is ready for anything on the trail.

  • FACT 11m carbon fiber Trail Chassis with Stumpjumper FSR full carbon rear end blends stiffness with light weight to form the pinnacle of efficiency, while fully enclosed cable routing and an integrated SWATâ„¢ Door create exceptional handling and zero-hassle storage.
  • The Öhlins RXF 36 fork was designed to be the gold standard in frontend suspension. It operates off of a three-chamber air spring design (two positive and one negative), and it utilizes proprietary TTX damping technology. Combined, this allows both parallel and separated oil flow that controls the overall pressure levels.
  • The XX1 Eagle drivetrain is the pinnacle of shifting performance, floating through the 12-speed cassette with crisp, precise shifts.

Please note that this bike does not come with pedals.


FRAMES-Works FACT 11m, full carbon chassis and rear end, 27.5 Trail Geometry, SWATâ„¢ Door integration, PF30 BB, fully enclosed internal cable routing, ManFu link, 12x148mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 150mm of travel
FORKÖhlins RXF 36, 27.5, Twin-Tube design, air spring w/ adjustable 3rd chamber, adjustable high and low speed compression, adjustable rebound, 15x110mm thru-axle, 51mm offset, 150mm of travel
REAR SHOCKCustom Öhlins STX, Single-Tube design, Rx Trail Tune, 3rd Chamber air spring technology, AUTOSAG, adjustable compression & rebound damping, 197x48mm
FRONT HUBRoval Traverse SL, sealed cartridge bearings, 15mm thru-axle, 110mm spacing, 24h
REAR HUBRoval Traverse SL, DT Swiss Star Ratchet, 54t engagement, SRAM XD driver body, 12mm thru-axle, 148mm spacing, 28h
SPOKESDT Swiss Revolution
RIMSRoval Traverse SL 27.5, hookless carbon, 30mm inner width, 24/28h, tubeless ready, hand-built
INNER TUBESStandard, Presta valve
FRONT TYREButcher, GRID casing, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.6"
REAR TYREButcher, GRID casing, Gripton compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.6"
CRANKSETSRAM XX1 Eagle, Boostâ„¢ 148, 170mm crankarm, 30mm spindle
SHIFT LEVERSSRAM XX1 Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
REAR DERAILLEURSRAM XX1 Eagleâ„¢, 12-speed
CASSETTESRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed, 10-50t
CHAINSRAM X01 Eagle, 12-speed w/ PowerLock
FRONT BRAKESRAM Guide RS carbon, hydraulic disc, organic pads, carbon lever, Guide S4 4-piston caliper, 200/180mm rotor
REAR BRAKESRAM Guide RS carbon, hydraulic disc, organic pads, carbon lever, Guide S4 4-piston caliper, 180/160mm rotor
HANDLEBARSSpecialized Trail, FACT carbon, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 27mm rise, 780mm, 31.8mm
GRIPSSpecialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
STEMSyntace F109, 6-degree rise, 31.8mm clamp
SADDLEBody Geometry Henge Expert, hollow Ti rails, 143mm
SEATPOSTCommand 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 of travel
SEAT BINDERAlloy, 34.9mm
PEDALSSpecialized Platform, Cr-Mo, 9/16" spindle

As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.

Please note that this bike does not come with pedals.


BB Drop18mm18mm18mm18mm
BB Height, 27.5x2.3"335mm335mm335mm335mm
BB Height, 27.5x2.6"340mm340mm340mm340mm
Bike Standover Height742mm748mm762mm764mm
Chainstay Length420mm420mm420mm420mm
Fork Length, Full542mm542mm542mm542mm
Fork Rake/Offset46mm46mm46mm46mm
Front Center677mm706mm738mm764mm
Head Tube Angle67°67°67°67°
Head Tube Length95mm105mm115mm125mm
Seat Tube Angle74°74°74°74°
Seat Tube Length396mm430mm468mm523mm
Top Tube Length, Horizontal558mm587mm618mm646mm

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At first glance, the new Specialized Stumpjumper looks pretty conservative. You won’t find any extreme geometry or glaring designs here. Nevertheless, on the trail the bike is a party machine – how can that be?

For an overview of the test fleet head to the group test: The best trail bike you can buy

For years, The Specialized Stumpjumper has been the benchmark to beat in the trail bike segment, and it’s already been revised several times. The latest version not only features revised and updated geometry but also – and this is the most striking feature – an asymmetrically designed front triangle. An additional brace between the top tube and the seat tube is intended to improve the stiffness of the frame. To make room for the brace, the shock had to be moved a little to the left. Specialized has also enlarged the SWAT box and created even more space for trail essentials. The S-Works Stumpjumper is equipped with lightweight Roval Traverse SL wheels, FOX Factory suspension with a 36 mm fork and a SRAM X01 drivetrain. Specialized has also specced a new 160 mm version of their Command Post dropper seatpost. Unfortunately, it often didn’t lock in the extended position during our review. Another feature typical for Specialized is the brilliant integration of the tool in the head tube of the S-Works model, always within reach with just a flick of the hand.

  One for all – the Stumpjumper really can do everything.

The Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 29 in detail

Federgabel FOX 36 FLOAT Factory 150 mm
Schock FOX DPX2 Factory 140 mm
Brakes SRAM Guide RSC 200/180 mm
DrivetrainSRAM XX1 Eagle
Seatpost Specialized Command Post IRcc 160
Stem Syntace Megaforce 55 mm
Handlebar Specialized Trail Carbon 780 mm
Wheelset Roval Traverse SL
Tires Specialized Butcher/Purgatory
Weight 12.78 kg
Price € 8,999

GeometrY of the Specialized Stumpjumper

Seat tube380 mm410 mm455 mm505 mm
Top tube572 mm595 mm628 mm662 mm
Head tube95 mm95 mm125 mm140 mm
Head angle66.5°66.5°66.5°66.5°
Seat angle74.8°74.8°74.8°74.8°
Chainstay437 mm437 mm437 mm437 mm
BB Height342 mm342 mm342 mm342 mm
Wheelbase1149 mm1169 mm1201 mm1232 mm
Reach405 mm425 mm445 mm470 mm
Stack614 mm614 mm641 mm656 mm

The Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 29 on the trail

One of Specialized’s strengths is that you immediately feel right at home when you get on one of their bikes – as is also the case with the Stumpjumper. You’ve hardly got your feet on the pedals and already everything seems very familiar. The sitting position is slightly stretched and very comfortable. Riders with long legs should push the saddle forward to avoid sitting too far above the rear wheel. Getting going, the Stumpy quickly picks up speed, not least thanks to the light wheels. In technical terrain, the bike offers a lot of traction, but due to the low bottom bracket, you have to pay attention to the position of the pedals. On long forest-road climbs, it’s worth reaching for the climb switch on the shock – with this kind of riding the suspension tends to bob slightly. Overall, however, the Stumpjumper is a very efficient climber.

Though the low bottom bracket sometimes gets annoying on the climb, it also helps with the Stumpy’s excellent handling on the descents. The rider’s position is nicely integrated between the big wheels, distributing your weight perfectly between the front and the back. This makes the Stumpy’s handling extremely agile and intuitive. Changing direction happens almost by itself and the faster you go from left to right, the more the Stumpjumper is in its element. The suspension very successfully combines sensitivity, traction and support, and due to the freedom of movement you’re given on the bike, it constantly invites you to play with the terrain. Super rough, high-speed blasts, however, are not what the Stumpy is made for, informing its rider early on when it’s time to get on the brakes and slow down.


The Specialized Stumpjumper is still a great definition of how a trail bike should ride. It climbs excellently and is a lot of fun on the descents. Small weaknesses in the spec and the somewhat nervous high-speed handling cost it the group test victory this time.


  • very balanced and fun handling
  • plush and lively rear end
  • SWAT stowage is simply ingenious


  • sitting position a little far to the rear on the climbs
  • brakes and seatpost
  • a little nervous at higher speeds





Value for money

More info at: specialized.com

For an overview of the test fleet head to the group test: The best trail bike you can buy

All bikes in test:Canyon Spectral CF 9.0 LTD | Evil Offering X01 | Giant Trance Advanced Pro 29 | Ibis Ripmo | Pivot Mach 5.5 Pro XT | Propain Hugene Highend | Rocky Mountain Thunderbolt BC Edition | Santa Cruz Bronson CC X01+ | Scott Genius 900 Ultimate |Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 29 | Transition Sentinel X01 | Trek Remedy 9.9 | YT Jeffsy 29 CF Pro Race

Words & Photos: Christoph Bayer

Sours: https://enduro-mtb.com/en/specialized-s-works-stumpjumper-29-review/
Specialized Stumpjumper 2018 - Unboxed - MBR

Anyone who thinks that the Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper is getting a bit old-fashioned is wrong! With Öhlins suspension all around and revised SWAT integration, the bike is better than ever – but is that enough to beat the competition?

For an overview head to the main article:Everyday Heroes! – We review six of the hottest, grin-inducing trail bikes

Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper

You won’t find any Specialized branding on the Stumpjumper. Instead, the S-Works logo on the down tube makes it clear to those in the bike scene that this is the top of the range. No wonder that the componentry leaves nothing to be desired. In now typical Specialized style, the Stumpy comes with Öhlins suspension consisting of a 150 mm travel RXF 36 fork and an STX shock controlling 135 mm of travel. The latter can easily and effectively be adapted to each rider’s personal needs via the Autosag valve and a reduced number of clicks. By contrast, the fork requires a little more patience and know-how with its two air chambers. Except for the SRAM Guide RS carbon brakes and the SRAM X01 drivetrain, most components come directly from Specialized, including the fancy Traverse SL carbon wheels and the well-known Command Post (which unfortunately still only has 125 mm of adjustment range).

A highlight is the revised SWAT system, which now includes a mini-tool conveniently hidden in the head tube. The Stumpy still has the well-known SWAT box in the down tube, of course, in which you’ll be able to fit a spare tube, a pump, and other tools – awesome!

  This bike likes it hard. The Specialized Stumpjumper knows no limits downhill!

The seating position on the Specialized Stumpjumper is very upright due to the tall head tube, riser handlebar, and upturned stem. Taking a seat, you’re instantaneously relaxed and ready to stay on the saddle for the next few hours. The rear linkage remains composed even in open mode, which is good because the shock can’t be locked out completely. Where the Stumpjumper comes into its own is on downhills anyway! No bike in this comparison felt faster out on the trails. The suspension is extremely sensitive and very defined. The rear end absorbs bumps like they are nothing, making it feel like there is much more travel available than the official 135 mm. Thanks to the low bottom bracket (33 mm BB drop) you almost feel integrated into the bike. The Stumpjumper begs to be pushed hard through turns, and despite the short reach (431 mm size L), its handling remains smooth and good-natured. Changing direction is snappy yet predictable, requiring little effort. If you like manualing and popping off ledges, you will love the Stumpy!

Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper

The Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper in detail

Fork Öhlins RXF 36 150 mm
Rear shock Öhlins STX 135 mm
Brakes SRAM GUIDE RS Carbon
Drivetrain SRAM XX1/X01 Eagle
Seatpost Specialized Command Post 125 mm
Stem Syntace F109 60 mm
Handlebar Specialized Trail Carbon 780 mm
Tires Specialized Butcher/Purgatory (f/r)
Wheelset Roval Traverse SL 29″
Weight 12.88 kg
Price € 8,999

Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper
Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper

Geometry of the Specialized Stumpjumper

Seat tube396 mm430 mm468 mm523 mm
Top tube (effective)563 mm590 mm616 mm648 mm
Head tube95 mm95 mm125 mm145 mm
Head angle67°67°67°67°
Seat angle74°74°74°74°
Chainstay437 mm437 mm437 mm437 mm
BB drop33 mm33 mm33 mm33 mm
Wheelbase1122 mm1149 mm1179 mm1212mm
Reach386 mm413 mm431 mm457 mm
Stack618 mm618 mm646 mm664 mm
Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper


The Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper is a grin-inducing bike of the highest order! If you’re looking for a bike with superb suspension and balanced geometry, this is it. The Stumpjumper is a bit of sluggish climber, preferring a slower, comfortable pace, but on the other hand, trips to a bike park or even competing in an enduro race won’t be a problem!


– plush and defined suspension
– terrific handling
– SWAT system makes backpacks unnecessary


– sluggish climber
– dropper post offers little stroke

Value for money

More info at:specialized.com

The test fleet

For an overview head to the main article:Everyday Heroes! – We review six of the hottest, grin-inducing trail bikes

All bikes in test:Giant Trance Advanced 0 | Liteville 301 MK14 All Mountain | Nicolai ION-G13 QLFLINE | Scott Genius 700 Ultimate | Trek Fuel EX 9.9 29

Words & Photos: Christoph Bayer

Sours: https://enduro-mtb.com/en/specialized-s-works-stumpjumper-review/

2018 stumpjumper s works

Price: $9,500
Weight: 27.8 LB (M)
Use: Trail
Drivetrain: SRAM XX1 Eagle
Frame material: Carbon fiber
Wheel size: 27.5 inch (27.5+ compatible)
Travel: 150mm front and rear
The right bike for: Seekers of long climbs and steep descents

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The new Specialized Stumpjumper is available in multiple wheel sizes, three travels, men's and women's versions, with models that start at $1,850 and top out at $9,500. It's a huge range, and they're all going to have different strengths and weaknesses, and different characteristics.

The bike reviewed here–the top-of the-line S-Works with 27.5-inch wheels, 150mm of travel front and rear–is exceptional on steep, technical trails. The rear suspension is also exceptional in every situation, and pedals better than any Stumpjumper in recent memory (though still lacks the crisp pedaling qualities of a DW-Link bike). The bike comes with excellent parts, and an eye for detail like the climb-friendly 30-tooth chainring. The pop-up mini tool in the head tube and cargo compartment in the downtube are rider friendly touches you’ll fall in love with.

But it's exceptional qualities are focused on a narrow range of trail conditions, leaving this bike is less versatile than some trail bikes. It felt short, and at times unsettled at high speed and unstable when climbing. But with such a huge range of models, if this Stumpjumper doesn’t offer what you want, there’s another that does.

Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 27.5

Single Sided

The single-sided strut is claimed to improve frame performance

Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 27.5

Burrito Hole

Underneath the bottle cage is a storage compartment inside the downtube

Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 27.5

Pop Goes the Mini Tool

A mini tool pops out of fork's steerer. Its carrier converts to a chain tool.

Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 27.5

Get Shorty

The Stumpjumper is equipped with a fashionably-short stem.

Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 27.5

Back to Threads

The new Stumpy uses a no BS traditional threaded bottom bracket.

The Stumpjumper Family

The Stumpjumper family is one of the biggest and broadest around. This bike is the top of the range 27.5-wheel bike with 150mm of travel front and rear. For the same price, you can also get the ST version of this bike with 130mm of travel front and rear. If you fancy bigger wheels, there's a S-Works 29er with 140mm rear and 150mm front travel, and an S-Works ST 29er with 120mm rear and 130mm front travel. Specialized also offers women's models.

If you're looking to spend less, there are lower-cost versions of all of the above, as well as the Stumpjumper EVO 29 (140mm rear, 150mm front) and EVO 27.5 (150mm rear, 150mm front) that features a longer reach and front center, as well as slacker head tube angle.

Stumpjumper Geometry

The 2019 27.5 Stumpjumper is built on an all new frame with a flip chip that adjusts the head angle +/- 0.5 degrees and alters the BB height +/- 6mm. Though rear travel is the same as the 2018 version (150mm), the 2019 has a slacker head tube angle (65.5 degrees or 66 degrees versus 67 degrees), and a steeper seat tube angle (75.5 degrees or 75 degrees versus 74). The 2019 is also longer: A 2019 size medium measures 435mm reach, 432mm chainstays, and 1,179mm wheelbase; the 2018 measured 414mm reach; 420mm chainstays, and 1,126mm wheelbase.

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Part of the reason the chainstays are longer is the new bike is compatible with 27.5+ tires (the old 27.5 Stumpy wasn't). I also discovered the rear triangle has plenty of room for a 29-inch wheel with 2.6-inch tire. The stock fork won't clear a 29er tire that big, but with a 29er fork you could convert this bike to a 29er as well. The bb would go up a bit with 29-inch tires, but this bike's BB is so low to start with that a few millimeters higher shouldn't be a concern.

High-End Build Kit

This is a $9,500 bike, so the parts are as top-of-the-line as you would expect. SRAM XX1 Eagle drivetrain, and Guide RSC brakes (200/180mm rotors); Syntace Megaforce stem clamping a 780mm wide Specialized carbon riser bar (Specialized hasn't jumped on the 35mm-diameter bandwagon); 160mm drop (130mm drop on size small) Specialized Command Post IRcc; Roval Traverse SL wheels with carbon rims (30mm internal width) a DT-Swiss Star Ratchet driver; Specialized Butcher (front) and Purgatory (rear) 2.6-inch tires with GRID casing; Specialized lock-on grips; and a Specialized Phenom saddle with Titanium rails.

The suspension is FOX's top of the line Factory series. Up front is a sturdy 36 Float with FIT4 damper and EVOL air spring; in the rear is a Float DPX2 piggyback shock. Both performed flawlessly.

Ride Impressions

“This bike feels tiny,” was my first impression when I sat on the size medium Stumpjumper. And the reach–435mm–is on the shorter end of the modern trail-bike spectrum. The stock 40mm-length stem contributed to the short feeling as well, and the bike sits quite low (21mm of BB drop), has a low stack (596mm), and the frame is low slung too. If you've been riding some current trail bikes, this one might feel small.

For whatever reason, I never got comfortable on the Stumpjumper. I spent a good bit of time with it, rode it in a lot of different terrain, and made numerous parts swaps and suspension adjustments trying to chase out the sensation of never feeling in sync with this bike.

A bike’s geometry isn't a good thing, and it's not a bad thing, but it is a thing. All riders have preferences and riding habits, and they interact with a bike’s geometry and other qualities. Sometimes it works and you have a magical experience, sometimes it doesn’t and the bike doesn’t quite feel right to you. In this case, it didn’t work for me. Mostly.

The very last ride I took on the Stumpjumper before writing this review was an 18-mile ride with about 3,000 feet of climbing and 4,500 feet of descending. Most of it was singletrack, and most of it was at 11,000-plus feet.

The last downhill was quite steep, tight, raw, chunky and rooty, and the loamy dirt was moist from rain the night before. It isn’t a trail you ride very fast, there was little pedaling, and it was slippery. Here, while hanging off the back of the bike and surfing the trail, the Stumpjumper was fantastic: composed, easy to control, precise, and hooked up. It was light and reactive, and easy to whip around. I was having so much fun I yelled out whoops of joy.

The rest of the time on this Stumpjumper, the bike felt shorter than I'd like for my riding style/preferences/proportions (I'm 5’8” and usually ride size-medium Specialized mountain bikes). Depending on your size and preference you might feel this, or might not (the bike is longer than the previous version). But I felt cramped on seated climbs and when I stood my weight felt like it drifted too far over the front axle—even with the stock 40mm stem. When I put a longer stem on to stretch out, my weight would be pulled even further forward when I stood up.

That short front center also made the bike feel unsettled on faster downhills despite the 65.5-degree head tube angle. The BB is low, so even with 170mm cranks, I found it hard to pedal through chunky, off camber or rutted sections of trail without smashing pedals. Switching the geometry to the steeper/higher setting (0.5 degree steeper angles and 6mm higher BB) helped a little in some situations, but not all of them.

It’s clear that this bike is at it’s best in steep, not fast technical terrain. If that's the kind of terrain you ride most, you'll be stoked. If not, one of the Stumpies might be a better fit. I'm drawn to the Evo models which feature longer reaches and front centers. The Stumpjumper Evo Alloy 27.5, in S2, the smaller of its two sizes, has 465mm reach paired to a 63.5-degree head tube angle, and a 1228-millimeter wheelbase.

An Even Better FSR

The rear suspension tune is very good, and light years ahead of the one on the previous Stumpjumper. The FSR’s hallowed sensitivity and consistency (there's little noticeable reduction in sensitivity when pedaling or braking) remains. But this is now backed by a midstroke that offers good support when cornering and when climbing up ledges. Bigger hits are well controlled without making the suspension feel like it's coming up short on travel. It pedals more efficiently than before too, but still feels a little less crisp than the best DW-Link/VPP/Switch Infinity bikes. Unlike the bikes with those other systems, I would flip the Stumpjumper’s shock’s climbing switch to the middle position on longer climbs.

Stiff Frame and Great Parts

The new frame is very stiff in the ways it should be, but not overstiff in the ways it shouldn’t be, so it tracks bumpy corners without skipping or chattering. The SWAT storage space in the downtube–which I love–holds more than ever and the repair kit tucked into the steerer tube–highlighted by a popup mini tool–is awesome. Happily, the Stumpjumper continues to hold a water bottle inside its main triangle.

The parts selection is great (it should be on a $9,500 bike). I've been no fan of the Specialized dropper post in the past, but this newest version worked very well, with no wiggle and no binding at the top of its travel. I guess I've finally used the Specialized dropper enough to get used to its weird 16 micro positions, because this was the first time its indexed middle positions–compared to the infinite positions of most other droppers–didn't bother me.

I'd like to make a special shoutout to the tires, which is an area where so many bikes get wrong. The tires were sticky and grippy, rolled well and the Stumpy’s product managers wisely chose the brand’s medium-duty GRID casing tires, which are heavier than a standard casing, but better suited to the aggressive riding this bike is designed for.

Another special shoutout to the stock 30t chainring. I'm of the opinion that it’s almost impossible to have gearing on a trail bike that’s too low. I'm much more bummed when I feel like I'm suffering extra on a long climb because my gearing is too high, than I am when I spin out on a fast descent because my gearing it too low. A 30x50t setup on a 27.5-inch wheel bike is low, and it’s good.

Final shoutout to the 170mm cranks. So many brands still use 175mm cranks like it’s 2000 and our bike’s bottom brackets are a foot higher. Studies have proven that longer cranks don't make you faster and shorter cranks don't make you slower.

Two notes about the parts: I broke a rear spoke early in testing (I replaced it and had no further issues), and bottom bracket began to creak almost immediately. This was a bit ironic considering Specialized had switched to a traditional threaded BB in this bike from a press-fit 30 on the previous generation.

According to some wonks, threaded BB’s are the best but I think the situation is much more complicated. The two creakiest bikes I’ve had in this year have both had BSA-threaded BBs. In both cases, I pulled the cranks and BBs, cleaned everything, properly reinstalled the parts, and had no further issues. Incidentally, the same fix worked when I had press-fit BBs that creaked.

Once the BB was silenced, this bike was so quiet I took to calling it “The Owl.” I didn't hear any chain slap, housing or hose rattling, or any creaking or popping. The only noise I heard was some occasional spoke pinging.

Specialized, with so many Stumpjumper models, seems to have honed this 150mm, 27.5-inch-wheel option for technical gravity riding. You lose some versatility but it’s the bike you want the next time you’re staring down a steep, tight, and slippery downhill.

Matt PhillipsSenior Test Editor, BicyclingMatt has been testing bikes and all forms of cycling gear since 1995.

Sours: https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/mountain-bike/a22578210/specialized-sworks-stumpjumper-27-5-review/
Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 29 Review - 2019 Pinkbike Field Test

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