Like the old frame, its opening doubles up as a bottle cage that also has a multi-tool attached. And just like the 2021 Stumpjumper Evo, the standard Stumpy has been “Rider-First Engineered”. 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper Expert. Available in six sizes, the 2021 Stumpjumper uses style-focused sizing. Specialized’s brand-new 2021 Stumpjumper looks to strike the perfect balance between light weight climbing prowess and descending competence, thanks to a host of updates that, Specialized … By entering your details, you are agreeing to BikeRadar terms and conditions and privacy policy. Reach figures start at 410mm for the S1 in the low setting up to a lengthy 535mm S6 bike in the high setting. Specialized says it’s tuned the suspension to work best with spring rates created by high volume air shocks. The wheelbase for a S1 starts at 1,152mm and extends to 1,302mm for the S6. 0. The Stumpy punches above its weight, setting the bar for mid-travel trail bikes in handling characteristics, pedaling efficiency and … Specialized has managed to reduce weight by doing three things. Flex Stays instead of the tried and true Horst Link. This means the new Stumpjumper is a linkage-driven single-pivot design rather than a Horst-link bike. The aluminium version of the 2021 Stumpjumper is claimed to have the same ride quality as the carbon bikes, and although it features the same suspension kinematics, internal cable routing and geometry flip chip, it forgoes the SWAT compartment. 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. Wil Reviews The 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper. You get the picture: This thing rips. And although FSR has become synonymous with Horst-link designs, it actually stands for ‘Future Shock Rear’ and can encompass any of its bike’s suspension designs. Geometry has also been tweaked and each of the 2021 Stumpjumper’s six sizes have a high and low position. The new 2021 Stumpjumper tears up that old script — Specialized never made an all-round trail bike this light, efficient, AND capable. Admittedly, that’s a lot of money. Quite a claim. Chipps reports from a day of ups and downs in the remarkably sunny Tweed Valley aboard the new Stumpjumper. There are just two complete Stumpjumper EVO models coming into Australia for 2021 – the Comp and the Expert. Come join the discussion about bike parts, components, deals, performance, modifications, classifieds, trails, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more! Brand : Specialized. The majority of an air shock’s spring curve is fairly flat, but ramps up quickly towards the end of its stroke because the air is harder to compress. I owned the last generation Specialized Stumpjumper and have ridden the 2021 Stumpjumper EVO quite a bit and was curious how Specialized could come up with something special for this new 2021 Stumpjumper release. Alex then moved back to the UK when he landed a job working for Mountain Biking UK as their Features Editor — BikeRadar's sister title — as their features editor. Adapatable through the use of flip-chips and offset headset cups. Second, the carbon frame’s layup is area-specific. Mountains to flat. Like its Evo sibling, the new standard Stumpjumper is only available as a 29in-wheeled bike. A forum community dedicated to Mountain Bike owners and enthusiasts. The 2021 Stumpjumper has six variants, four of which are made from the same FACT 11M carbon fibre main frame and seatstays as the range-topping S-Works, while the other two are alloy chassis bikes. The end stroke can be tuned, and made firmer, with air spring volume spacers, though. Why no Enduro suspension, adjustable headset and wheelsize options? 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. High Alpine or Scottish lowlands, the 2021 Stumpjumper is a middle of the road descender. You get the same FACT 11m carbon frame as our S-Works Stumpjumper, with class-leading light weight and all-new suspension kinematics. The digressive tune – where the force required to overcome the damping rises quickly on slower hits as the shock’s compression speed increases – provides resistance against pedalling forces and platform stability. 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper need to know. Twitter. Words … Facebook. First Ride: 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper Review. Standover heights across the sizes only increase by 27mm from 730mm to 757mm. The 2021 Stumpjumper’s frame has been on a considerable diet and now weighs a meagre 2,240g (S4 including shock and all hardware claimed weight). Then, the $4700 Stumpjumper Expert mixes in a mostly X01 Eagle build kit, with alloy wheels to bring the price down. Specialized Stumpjumper Evo Expert 2021 review Specialized’s new Stumpjumper Evo is a lightweight carbon daily driver with downhill geometry, but does that … The Big S boasts that it’s “the strongest, most expensive carbon [it’s] ever used in a mountain bike frame”. In stock orders requesting in-store pickup will be ready after 2:00 pm the following business day. Photos: Specialized. Geometry, frame, spec and model updates hope to maintain the Stumpy’s success. WhatsApp. The 2021 Stumpjumper gets an all-new frame design, and that translates to a big difference out on the trail. Jack Schofield - 28th October 2020. 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. New benchmark or still work to do? Storage on the bike is a plus and appears they made it better from previous models. Elsewhere, the frame gets in-built down tube and chainstay protection – with ribbed sections to further suppress chainslap noise – along with internally routed cables from front to back with cable guides to help simplify installation and removal. The shape of the Stumpy’s tubes have been crafted to provide the best, most optimised use of frame material in any one place. Specialized Stumpjumper Alloy FSR 2021 Review. 1340. This should equate to a soft beginning stroke and relatively firm mid-stroke, without making the end of the bike’s travel too firm. The 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Range. Pros: Genuinely progressive sizing and geometry from a mainstream brand. A weapon on the descents but still versatile enough for all-round trail riding. It was such a great bike and I kick myself for letting it go just 2 years ago. So why so fast? 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper loses Horst-link FSR pivot in favour of flexstay, Specialized Stumpjumper Expert first ride review, Specialized Stumpjumper Evo S-Works carbon first ride review, How to ride your first century, double century or longer ride in 2021, Adidas’s new road shoes, a squashy sleeping mat, hard-wearing overshoes and a charming book, Specialized’s 2021 Stumpjumper Evo promises tantalising trail-domination, Specialized’s new Chisel is a fast, light and affordable XC race machine, The new Specialized S-Works Aethos is a 5.9kg non-racer built for the love of riding, Mavic’s new Crossmax SL and XL carbon wheels promise lighter, stiffer, faster performance. Don't miss out on MBUK – get your next 3 issues for just £5, Get the next 3 issues of the UK's number one cycling magazine for just £5. Shame to see it all go by so quickly and make speed the reason to purchase the bike. This means the carbon seat stays flex during compression. 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper Expert Carbon - £4,750 New to Specialized is the Pro level of bike, this one gets a Fox Factory 34 fork, a DPS Factory shock, SRAM G2 RSC brakes, a full XO1 drivetrain and a Fox Transfer dropper post all for £6,500. Specialized ditched the Horst pivot traditionally found on the Stumpjumper in favour of a lighter flexstay. 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. Litespeed...RIP! Ian Lean / Specialized. It tends to be big news anytime Specialized releases a new mountain bike, but it’s a particularly big deal when that bike has Stumpjumper written on the frame. Although each of Specialized’s S1 to S6 size names have a corresponding traditional name – S1 is XS, while S6 is XXL – the brand says a rider could opt for one size smaller or bigger than recommended to accommodate different tastes in riding style. Quantity : This product is only available for in-store pickup. The Big S hopes to do this by removing as much weight from the FACT 11M carbon fibre frame construction as possible, with the implementation of the now iconic Sidearm strut and its ‘Rider-First Engineered’ approach to ride feel. As singletrack trail bike it had just enough give to save your butt for another day and just that awesome artistry and pure simplicity of design. Specialized have foregone the Horst Link pivot on the rear stays of the 2021 Stumpjumper, relying on so-called flex stays instead. Reviews, ratings, specifications, weight, price and more for the 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper Alloy The range-topping S-Works Stumpjumper will set you back £8,750 and features SRAM’s XX1 Eagle AXS drivetrain and Fox Factory suspension along with Roval carbon wheels on DT Swiss hubs. I owned a 2013 Salsa Horsethief that had flexing seat stays in lieu of a pivot and it was aluminum. Specialized Stumpjumper Evo 2021 Credit: Ian Lean Product Overview. You get a bike that devours quad-searing climbs with ease, and absolutely scorches the descents. Subscribe today and get the next 3 issues of your favourite cycling magazine for just £5! Expert photographers will capture pictures you’ll treasure forever. Well, wonder no more because it’s here. First Impressions: 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper Evo Wading through the new-bike-hype has become an increasingly difficult task in the social media age. At $4000 the Stumpjumper Comp is the most affordable carbon build with a Shimano SLX groupset and alloy wheels. Whether one uses all the adjustments or not, to be able to do this is very nice touch. The Specialized Stumpjumper needs no introduction - it has been a mainstay of mountain biking for almost forty years, and continues to keep on top of the latest trends as one of the most popular and desired bikes around for trail junkies. As mentioned above, all options use exactly the same FACT 11m carbon frame. The reason for this is that the bike is initially only available with a carbon frame. The bike is made by Stradalli. Kind of surprised Specialized didn't want to do it on the alum version since Salsa was able to. Lab and trail testing of prototype versions allowed Specialized to blend numerical data and rider feedback to help define the perfect construction. Alex started racing downhill at the tender age of 11, later going on to compete internationally representing the UK. The 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper Expert boasts new sizing and geometry and a focus on lightweight minimalism. 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. First, it’s carefully analysed the frame’s shape, finding ways to reduce unnecessary and redundant carbon material. The storied Specialized Stumpjumper—perhaps the most famous mountain bike model in the history of our sport—has undergone major updates for 2021. A more affordable aluminium frame is also available. By. What’s equally impressive is that seat-tube lengths start at 385mm and only increase to 465mm. Specialized will also be bringing in the S-Works frameset on its own, for those who have more specific tastes. The chainstay lengths aren’t adjustable – unlike the Stumpjumper Evo – but the S1 to S4 bike’s chainstays are 432mm, while the S5 and S6 bikes are 442mm. Specialized hopes these techniques have culminated in the best trail bike it’s ever made. Flipping the chip changes the head angle between 65 and 65.5 degrees, seat-tube angle between 76 and 76.5 degrees and raises or lowers the bottom bracket by 7mm. Back in the day, I had a. I've got a full Carbon bike that is spec'd out with full XT and weighs 25 lbs for 2400. I had the original flex seat stays. Short-travel trail bikes have long cornered the market on lightweight and snappy climbing, but also often fall short when it comes to suspension performance and big terrain capability. Specialized is confident that removing the Horst-link – in the carbon Stumpy’s case – is a good thing and it’s claimed to save 55g while improving stiffness and increasing maintenance intervals, thanks to the pivotless one-piece swing arm. This means each of the model’s six sizes have been tuned to have the same ride-feel taking into account rider weight. by Chipps 2 months ago 0. The frame has a BSA 73mm threaded bottom-bracket, uses a metric trunnion-mounted 190x45mm rear shock and has a 30.9mm seat tube diameter. on 13/10/2020 17:00:00. I'd be nervous about those flex seat stays. You've been subscribed to our newsletter. It had to excel on any kind of trail, for every style of rider. Pinterest. 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper Expert descending performance. I live in Virginia and ride all types of trails. Bikes Review. 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. The 2021 Stumpjumper’s suspension is roughly 19 per cent progressive, with most of that progression happening in the first two-thirds of the travel. Already have an account with us? For the 2021 Stumpjumper, Specialized has moved away from its traditional Horst-link suspension setup, dubbed FSR. Looking forward to demo. 130mm Rear, 140mm Front travel; Features a flex carbon seatstay instead of the Horst Link pivot Words by David Hicks. There’s a geometry flip chip at the rear shock mount that swaps between a high and low setting. Elsewhere, it’s got inbuilt chainstay chainslap protection and a down tube protector, along with Specialized’s SWAT on-board storage system. Specialized says different types of carbon fibre have been used in different parts of the frame, enabling it to tune its structure to be seriously strong and light. Third, the carbon layup has been designed meticulously. At 19, he moved to the Alps to pursue a career as a bike bum clocking up moon-mileage riding the famous tracks in and around Morzine, France. List Price : $2,200.00. SIZE_COLOR: Availability : Preorder. Any idea when lbs should start to get them in? At the bottom end – retailing for £1,900 – is the Stumpjumper Alloy that’s fitted with SRAM’s SX Eagle drivetrain, a RockShox 35 Silver fork and X-Fusion 02 Pro RL rear shock, and TransX dropper post. To complement these in-built characteristics, Specialized has opted for a light compression tune on the rear shock. 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper Expert. Specialized’s brand-new 2021 Stumpjumper looks to strike the perfect balance between light weight climbing prowess and descending competence, thanks to a host of updates that, Specialized claims, should bring what it calls “a telepathic, magic carpet quality” to the bike’s ride. For example, a 50kg rider on an S1 should experience the same ride as a 120kg rider on an S6 bike. Specialized Stumpjumper 2021: First Look & Review. The mere fact you can adjust this bike in various ways before a ride brings true value to the table. Unfortunately I can't speak to the longevity of it because it was stolen but the idea has been around for a while. The new Specialized Stumpjumper EVO is available in five different builds at prices ranging from € 4,499-10,499. 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp. With the success of the Demo 8 and Enduro suspension, they’ve been able to transfer that knowledge into this smaller travel bike through careful analysis and testing. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. The progressive rebound tune has been customised to provide more damping on high-speed hits while being light on slower bumps. In that time, he broke more bikes than he can remember. Interestingly, this progressive rebound tune is the opposite to RockShox’ digressive Rapid Recovery rebound, which has a fast return speed – with less damping – on big hits and a slower return speed – with more damping – on smaller bumps. Sign in to manage your newsletter preferences. 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. This is the new 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper trail bike, which unsurprisingly, Specialized claim is their best mountain bike to date. I mean the 2021 EVO is so light, capable, and adjustable already! The Stumpy punches above its weight, setting the bar for mid-travel trail bikes in handling characteristics, pedaling efficiency and trail toughness. 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper Expert Bike Review. Specialized’s SWAT compartment features on the new bike, too. 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper Highlights. Unfortunately, this is nigh-on impossible to test unless one of us were to drastically lose or put on weight, or get taller or shorter, so we’ll just have to take Specialized’s word for it. Examples of this are seen on the front shock mount and Sidearm design, both designed to create the best balance between weight, durability and stiffness. Read more: Best full-suspension trail bikes for 2020. 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper Alloy Features: THE TRAIL BENCHMARK — When Specialized set out to design the all-new Stumpjumper, they pursued some hefty goals. These traits combine to create what Spesh hopes is the perfect recipe for the ultimate trail bike. The big news on the new Stumpjumper, along with updates to geometry is that it has completely removed the Horst-link pivot on the carbon fibre frames. This, Specialized claims, means the rear shock is quick to rebound on smaller hits, while providing controlled rebound on bigger ones. Google+. JavaScript is disabled. The latest iteration of the iconic Stumpjumper gets a focus on light weight and improved frame sizing; No more 27.5in wheels The new 2021 Stumpjumper comes to market with a singular focus on being the best climbing/descending trail bike available. 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper Alloy Disc Mountain Bike; Product Code : SPE-BIKJ-93321-7. The full Stumpjumper frame assembly* (barely) tips the scales at an unbelievable 5.33 lbs (2,420g), but Specialized didn’t compromise in their quest for light weight. Only the two alloy framed 2021 Stumpjumpers will continue with the Horst Link design. Then, because the damping doesn’t significantly increase after the initial spike, as the shock compresses quicker, the rear end should remain supple on faster hits to absorb bumps and provide comfort. History lessons and technicalities aside, the carbon Stumpy now uses a flexible carbon seatstay – doing away with the Horst-link chainstay pivot altogether. The carbon frame construction is complemented by a 19 per cent progressive suspension kinematic, which now features a seatstay flexstay rather than a Horst-link pivot to help drive the 130mm of rear wheel travel. I had a titanium Litespeed Ocoee and in the 1990's rode trails from the White Mountains in New England to the Poconos in Pennsylvania to Pochahontas County in West Virginia. Get a pet portrait photography session for just £25! The Stumpjumper Pro is a top-tier, do-it-all, mind- terrain- and horizon-expansion tool. 2021 Pivot Shuttle unveiled - EP8 motor with 726wh battery, Sena Technologies - 2020 Mtbr Holiday Giveaway, VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. Indeed with just shy of 40 years of history behind it, that name is almost as old as the sport itself. By Guy Kesteven 13 October 2020 The new model promises to be a no-compromises affair. Specialized has slimmed the Stumpjumper range down to … Some trails are rocky and some tight switchbacks. The air shock’s spring ramp-up provides the bottom-out resistance while the flattening of the kinematics’ progression allows riders to use that last bit of travel. With the release of the 2021 Stumpjumper Evo last week, Specialized signaled that it may have a revised, lesser-travel Stumpy on the way too.Today it’s here, and Specialized has done some interesting things with the remodel. The five different builds of the 2021 Stumpjumper EVO in detail. One of the best selling mountain bikes on the market, it’s no surprise the first batch of 2021 stump jumpers didn’t last very long. Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper Evo. This 2021 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO is the culmination of many things happening at Specialized and many teams working together well. You can unsubscribe at any time. Throughout the development of the new frame, engineers apparently focussed on … Specialized Stumpjumper Expert 2021 review Specialized’s new Stumpjumper is significantly slacker and longer in reach but it’s also shorter in travel, much lighter and loses its rear pivot. Why pay the 9,000 dollar price tag? Thanks! 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