Pete Scullion. We'd personally like to see it even steeper, but this is definitely a step in the right direction. Only the two alloy framed 2021 Stumpjumpers will continue with the Horst Link design. Alex started racing downhill at the tender age of 11, later going on to compete internationally representing the UK. However, what the American brand came up with has exceeded expectations. Steeper, rougher or faster descents upset the bike’s composure and it did begin to feel twitchy. The latest iteration of the iconic Stumpjumper gets a focus on light weight and improved frame sizing; No more 27.5in wheels It is still possible to produce the twangy and flexy feelings normally associated with pushing a Fox 34 hard, and it would be good to have the option to fit a Pike or 36 to the standard Stumpjumper, but a significant number of people will have no problems with the 34’s performance and will find the fork well-suited to the rear end’s forgiving kinematics. Specialized ditched the Horst pivot traditionally found on the Stumpjumper in favour of a lighter flexstay. It’s not quite perfect and it would be great to see an option with a burlier Fox 36 or RockShox Pike fork – like the outgoing model – and longer travel dropper posts, too. S sizing, in conjunction with shorter seat tubes, allows prospective riders to choose between three sizes of bike, technically I could ride and S2, an S3 and an S4 but I settled on the middle of those three. on 13/10/2020 17:00:00. The 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper is a brand new and refreshed bike with updated geometry and on the carbon models, a new suspension platform using flex stays instead of a lower pivot in the chainstays. It’s got a SRAM X01/GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain mix and SRAM G2 RSC four-piston brakes. Elsewhere, own-brand Specialized kit takes care of the bars and saddle, while there are Specialized’s Roval branded rims and hubs clad in a Butcher and Purgatory tyre combo. The short rear end help that snappy, punching out of corners feel whilst the slack head angle helps you point and shoot down the rough stuff with confidence. But, as with its climbing, the Stumpjumper’s descending was pretty middle of the road, with its potential stunted for the most part by its fork. 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper reshaped as do-it-all 29er trail bike all photos c. Specialized While the EVO goes down the path of longer travel and more wheelsize & adjustable geometry options, the Stumpjumper proper focuses in on a single goal – building the single lightest, fastest all-rounder mountain bike possible. It’s kitted out with a host of top-performing parts including Fox’s Performance Elite 34 fork with GRIP2 damper and Float DPS Performance Elite rear shock. This is the new 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper trail bike, which unsurprisingly, Specialized claim is their best mountain bike to date. Riding a short travel bike is like having the trail on loudspeaker in your ears, you aren’t cosseted at all like you are on a longer travel bike, you do feel the lumps and bumps in the trail and when things get wild a shorter travel bike will let you know, chattering over the rough somewhat. In the low position on this S3 the Stumpjumper gets a reach of 450mm, a head angle of 65 degrees, an effective seat tube angle of 76 degrees and an effective top tube of 605mm. Has anyone ridden one that could give their opinion. Specialized’s standard Stumpjumper hopes to please the masses with revised geometry and updated specs The monotone Specialized Stumpjumper Evo Comp 2021. Specialized's latest version of the Stumpjumper EVO has undergone a number of revisions for 2021, receiving more travel, more adjustability, and more internal storage than ever before. But overall traction was relatively high and the point at which the suspension’s limits were exceeded was predictable. It's a trade-off for an active and engaging suspension platform, providing grip both uphill and downhill. But it worked for 95 per cent of the terrain I rode at the launch. Although the suspension kinematic is as progressive as the Stumpjumper Evo, the light compression tune in open mode meant pedal bob was pronounced on climbs when seated or standing, but especially at higher cadences or with choppy pedal strokes. It offers bags more support mid travel and is a worthy upgrade if you can afford this pricier bike. WhatsApp. The new range of Stumpjumpers are 29er only and all have 130mm of rear travel, paired with a 140mm fork. This is a relatively easy fix, but for a brand doing such a good job with sizing it would be good to see the rest of the spec follow suit. It has a little more travel then the ripley, so I don’t know if it would climb as good and if it would be as nimble. The new #Stumpy brings a telepathic, magic carpet quality to your ride. Now that the standard Stumpjumper uses Specialized’s reach and style-specific sizing, it has a short seat-tube length and low standover height. However, time was limited and I’ve only spent a single day on the new bike so far. Since working for MBUK, Alex's focus has moved to towards bike tech and he now wants to find out what bikes and components represent the best value for money regardless of discipline. The Stumpy’s geometry, while a leap forwards compared to the outgoing model with it closing in on the Evo’s factory settings, feels perfect for a run-of-the-mill trail bike that’s just as capable on all-day bridleway and singletrack epics as it is tackling laps of your local purpose-built trail centre. All material © Farrelly Atkinson (F-At) Limited, Unit 7b Green Park Station BA1 1JB. Is this a cross country marathon racers dream bike? Everything else though is pretty neat, it's surprising how much better the Performance Elite 34 fork with its GRIP 2 damper is in comparison to the Rhythm fork found on the Comp models. 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper loses Horst-link FSR pivot in favour of flexstay. With spec in mind, there are a few ways you can make your Stumpjumper better, should you purchase one. ... Read Pete’s first ride of the 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO here. Given the short seat tube, the bike could also be adorned with a longer dropper post, I reckon I could fit a 170mm post in here but it won’t be the same for all riders so it looks like Specialized have erred on the safe side here in fitting a 150mm drop to the S3's. Our bike is the Expert spec which costs £4,750. off-road.cc is dedicated to bringing you the best coverage of all off-road riding, Our sister site for road bikes... road.cc The geometry is adjustable between a high and low setting thanks to a flip-chip on the clevis linkage. For as long as she's been riding, she has been equally happy getting stuck into a kit review as she is creating stories or doing the site admin. The wheelbase comes out at 1200mm and with 432mm chainstays, its relatively stable without a monster truck feel. Although it’s only available with 29in wheels, there are aluminium and carbon models. Getting out on the trails and its immediately apparent that the bike pedals well. 2021. Flag for Review. With that in mind, as a do-it-all trail bike, Specialized has hit a hole in one with the 2021 Stumpjumper. The best mountain bikes you can buy for under £1,500 - full sus and This bike I had in on test is the S3, which equates to a Medium. The 2021 Stumpjumper’s geometry suggests it should come alive on the descents thanks to lengthy reach figures, generous wheelbase numbers and a not-to-be-scoffed-at 65-degree head tube angle. Get rid of the Butcher and Purgatory Grid 2.3" tyres. Considering the geometry of this bike pushes you to take risks and go faster, the 130mm of travel will certainly be made the most of. Looks really nice. And even though the Expert model is two down from the top-spec S-Works, its 12.65kg weight (without pedals, S4) meant that it was spritely enough, responding well to sharp bursts of high-intensity pedalling – as long as the suspension was in the middle or closed setting. I rode the bike with the flip-chip in high and low, opting to keep it in low most of the time. Pete is Wideopenmag's power house - both on the keys and on the pedals! THE TRAIL BENCHMARK Specialized pursued some hefty goals when they designed the all-new Stumpjumper. A few months ago, Singletracks received a 2021 Stumpjumper Evo Comp for a long term review. Reviews, ratings, specifications, weight, price and more for the 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Comp Sign in to manage your newsletter preferences. It had to excel on any kind of trail, for every style of rider. You've been subscribed to our newsletter. 0. Read more: Best full-suspension trail bikes for 2020. I tested the 2021 Stumpjumper Expert – that sits in the middle of the Stumpy range – at the bike’s UK launch in Scotland’s Tweed Valley, to find out whether the updated version builds on the outgoing model’s success and popularity. If you saw the news about the revised 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO last week, you may have wondered if and when a new classic Stumpjumper was coming. Overall, the Stumpjumper’s Expert build felt good and performed well, blending performance with cost-saving well. It’s a neat, light, well designed bike that'll give its rider a hell of a good time downhill and then pedal back up without complaint. 3890. Read on for our review of the all-new 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper … Most notably, the 2021 carbon fibre Stumpjumpers forego a Horst-link pivot on the rear suspension – synonymous with Speclaized’s FSR bikes – in favour of a flexstay, where the seatstay has in-built flex to mimic the job of a traditional pivot. 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And just like on the climbs, the geometry is most at home on trail centres, bridleways and general trail bashing. Jack Schofield - 28th October 2020. Alex's current fleet includes his trusty commuter bike, a 2017 Marin Gestalt 3, his long term Orange Stage 6 RS enduro bike, a used and abused 2015 GT Sanction Pro, a Scott Voltage YZ dirt jump bike and a Deluxe Pro 2 BMX. Nitpicking at seat tube angles aside, for the average trail centre and flowy singletrack rider, Specialized has tuned the Stumpy’s geometry well. Where last year, and previous Stumpjumpers, they used the brand’s FSR horst link, the new carbon bikes use seat stays with a small amount of flex rather than a lower pivot on the chainstay. Or like I have here, the excellent 2.5”WTB Verdict upfront, the weight penalty is diminished by the traction benefits you'll feel when descending. I spent a fair bit of time aboard the last generation Stumpjumper and this one is worlds apart in terms of pedalling efficiency. Fork FOX 34 FLOAT Rhythm 150 mm Shock FOX FLOAT DPS 140 mm Brakes SRAM Guide R 200/180 mm Drivetrain SRAM NX Eagle Seatpost X-Fusion Manic 150 mm Stem Specialized Trail 45 mm Handlebar Specialized Trail 780 mm Wheels Roval Traverse 29″ Tires Specialized Butcher/Purgatory 2.6″ Reviews, buying advice and news. Advertising and commercial: sales@off-road.cc, Mountain bike, bikepacking and gravel bikes. c Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 2021. Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper Evo need to know. This meant I got to ride it on my local trails, letting me compare it to other bike’s I’ve ridden on those tracks. The Fox’s DPS compression tune and factory volume spacer installation meant the suspension was easy to push to the limits once the terrain got chunky, steep or speeds increased. In this example it's like reviewing the Corolla ZR when I'm suggesting they review the GX. If you continue to see this message, please email hello@[the site's address] for support. What's changed? Specialized Stumpjumper 2021: First Look & Review. Google+. By entering your details, you are agreeing to BikeRadar terms and conditions and privacy policy. Editor here at off-road.cc, Rachael is happiest on two wheels. And how does it ride? Specialized Stumpjumper Evo Expert 2021 review Specialized’s new Stumpjumper Evo is a lightweight carbon daily driver with downhill geometry, ... It’s over 39 years since the first Specialized Stumpjumper appeared and the radical Evo version was a massive hit when it was introduced in the last model change. It’s got a Deity stem and grips, and an X-Fusion Manic dropper post with 170mm of travel with an SRL LE remote lever. Specialized Stumpjumper Review: An Adaptable Trail Chameleon. My local riding is still quite a bit of winch and plummet, up and down forest singletrack and as the bike pedals so well I chose to ride the bike in the position which provided the slackest head angle and lowest bottom bracket point. When she's not busy with all the above she's roasting coffee or coaching mountain biking in the Forest of Dean. The 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper is a brand new and refreshed bike with updated geometry and on the carbon models, a new suspension platform using flex stays instead of a lower pivot in the chainstays. Aggressive version of Specialized… Well, wonder no more because it’s here. Reviews, ratings, specifications, weight, price and more for the 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper Alloy With the new Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper Evo, Specialized revamps its most radical trail bike to date, with more frame sizes and multiple geometry configurations. The 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper Expert boasts new sizing and geometry and a focus on lightweight minimalism. Specialized Stumpjumper Alloy FSR 2021 Review. Built using Specialized’s FACT 11M carbon fibre front and rear triangles, the 130mm travel Stumpjumper features the – now synonymous with Specialized – asymmetrical Sidearm strut design, spanning the length of the rear shock from the top tube to seat tube. This bike gets a Fox Float 34 Performance Elite fork, a Fox Float DPS Performance Elite shock, SRAM G2 RSC 4-pot brakes, SRAM X01 Eagle, an X-Fusion Manic dropper post and a smattering of Specialized parts elsewhere. It’s pretty clear the 2021 Stumpjumper is a great bike for the keen mountain biker; someone who wants to ride a host of different trails whether that’s at a trail centre, on long bridleway-based epics or rolling singletrack. The full Stumpjumper frame assembly* (barely) tips the scales at an unbelievable 5.3 lbs (2,420g), but we didn’t compromise in our quest for light weight. The standover height and seat-tube lengths measure 749mm and 425mm respectively, while bottom bracket height is 333mm. Stumpjumper EVO. Pinterest. I’d say if you like to feel connected to the trail, you like a bit of steep-tech and you like getting out on some cross country blasts then the Stumpjumper could be the all round bike you are looking for. Unfortunately, the dropper posts Specialized has specced don’t have adequate travel to extend high enough for the climbs while dropping low enough to take full advantage of the short seat-tube length without requiring manual adjustment. The alloy bikes don’t get the flex stays though, those bikes keep the horst link normally associated with the brand's FSR platform. Already have an account with us? On the flip side, if you’ve got an appetite for more extreme riding, Specialized makes a bike for that. Geometry, frame, spec and model updates hope to maintain the Stumpy’s success By. Throughout the development of the new frame, engineers apparently focussed on cutting weight while adding strength. This bike is the carbon Stumpjumper Expert with it's new flex stays. Specialized’s 2021 Stumpjumper boasts a host of changes over the outgoing model including a refined look, new geometry and updated specs and sizing. The Grid casing is the thinnest Specialized make and it's flimsy, you can reap the benefits of more grip and support by adding heavier carcass 2.6" Grid Trail tyres. Words by David Hicks. A worthy investment for typically wet yet mild UK riding. However, those not looking to push the envelope of speed or tackle downhill tracks will revel in the intuitive and balanced nature of its descending performance at most trail centres. On the climbs this translates to a seat tube angle that could do with being steeper – I still had to angle my saddle nose down and push it forward in the rails to better centralise my hips over the bottom bracket. The EVO has always been the radical offshoot of the regular Stumpjumper. Except for outright descending, I kept the shock in medium for the majority of the testing period. We’ve already put it to the test for you for a … It’s been replaced by a seatstay flexstay to help […] Specialized also says it’s designed the suspension to be progressive – roughly 19 per cent – to provide small bump sensitivity, mid-stroke support and ramp-up as well as bottom-out resistance. The suspension action is classic Stumpjumper, a little linear, meaning you might easily find the bottom of the travel on big hits, something that can be helped slightly by filling the shock with volume reducers to increase progression. How does it ride and how does it compare to the Stumpjumper EVO? It has a 1,228mm wheelbase and 432mm chainstays. 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Expert Bike Review Words by Spencer Johnson | Photos by Chris Grundberg The storied Specialized Stumpjumper EVO—arguably the most famous mountain bike model in the history of our sport—is back for 2021, and the newest incarnation feels more refined and adjustable than ever before. Facebook. The flex stays provide a snappier more lively feeling, you get fired out of corner with precision and energy. 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper need to know. This all adds up to a quietly confident bike that is more stable than its 30lbs (with pedals and a tyre change) will belie. 6 Weird Knives That Are New for 2021. Prove Humanity: Please click here to start. It seems to strike a balance between XC weight saving, competent trail-based geometry and some burlier parts. I did think the Butcher and Purgatory tyre compound was a little hard, which limited grip over slippery, wet rocks and roots, but was fine for general trail centre use. You can unsubscribe at any time. The new Stumpy is 29in wheel only, and both the alloy and carbon versions share the same geometry. 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper and Stumpjumper Evo pricing Specialized Stumpjumper alloy models pricing will start at $2,199, while the top-shelf Stumpjumper S-Works model tops out at $9,499. It does mean that riders do need to be aware of what geometry figures might suit them, but that’s nothing a quick sit on a demo bike or a study of geometry charts won't sort out. In that time, he broke more bikes than he can remember. The wheels and tyres are all Specialized branded, there are Roval wheels with a 29mm internal diameter, 2.3" Specialized Grid tyres (Butcher front and a Purgatory at the rear) and 35mm diameter bars and stem. Can’t find an ibis ripley frame anywhere, so now I’m looking at the new 2021 stumpjumper. Elsewhere, there are internally-routed cables from front to back with internal cable guides, integrated chain slap and down tube protection, and Boost rear axle spacing. We've been testing a 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper Pro to find out - read on for our full review. It’s called the Stumpjumper Evo. All material © Farrelly Atkinson ( F-At ) limited, Unit 7b Green Park Station BA1 1JB seat-tube measure! 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