Specialized Stumpjumper Expert 29 Carbon 2020 Mountain Bike [Review]

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Reviewed by Pedallers

Last Updated on August 24, 2020

OVERVIEW
Category 
Bikes
Make
Specialized
Model
Stumpjumper
Type
Mountain Bike
Year
2020

SPECIALIZED STUMPJUMPER REVIEW 

The Specialized Stumpjumper is strong and versatile and this is just saying in the least. It is built for the toughest of trails out in the woods or deep in the canyons, the specialized Stumpjumper has got an NX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain that keeps the momentum up in steep climbs.

Its slackened frontend and long top tube offer better steering and amazing traction. The alloy frame is both sleek and tough ultimately supported by an X-fusion dropper post that provides more stability to weather any trail.

ERGONOMIC FULL CARBON FRAME DESIGN

The recent version of Stumpjumper is a complete upgrade of previous ones. The front shock mount now connects with the rear through the sidearm. It is an attempt by Specialized to improve rigidity and resilience, especially during the compression mode. The frame length has a 13 – 27 mm addition to cater for riders that are more robust. All the frame components come from the FACT 11 m carbon fiber for toughness and strength.

HIGH-CAPACITY SUSPENSION SYSTEM 

The suspension feature remains the same as those from previous years. The 27.5 inches bike has 150 mm dimensions for both front and rear whereas, the 29-inch bike measures 150 mm in front and 140 mm at the rear. In addition, the motion system works differently. The rear shock provides more support to the mid-stroke. This eliminates any bumpy feel that riders might experience when riding on rough terrains. 

LARGER HANDLEBARS AND SHORTER STEMS 

The improved Stumpjumper has the ability to withstand fast-pace, mountain rides, thanks to its wider bars and smaller stems. It features a chainstay protector with a number of heightened nubs, which reduces chain slapping and chain dragging during rides. The hydraulic brakes have wide 200 mm rotors that aid their effectiveness. They produce immediate gripping when pressed. 

POWERFUL 2.6-INCH WIDE TIRES

The Stumpjumper, regardless of model, has large wheel footprints with 2.6 inches. The wheel diameter varies between 27.5 inches and 29 inches. Riders are full of praise for this wide wheelbase. The high-traction tires, made from Specialized’s Butcher formula, provide effective gripping on any surface. These wheels come with appropriate rims to keep them firmly in position during riding. They also have valves if you prefer tubeless tires.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Wheel size: 29 inches 

Fork: dimension – 15 x 10 mm; offset – 51 mm; adjustment – 2-position sweep; material – tapered alloy; model – Grip damper; material – Rhythm 3 FOX Float. 

Frame: material – aluminum; model – M5 alloy. 

Fork length: 150 mm.

Stem: length – 45 mm; material – 3D-forged alloy; rise – 6°; extra – 4 bolts.

Rear shock: dimensions – 210 x 50 mm; adjustment – 3-position adjustment; material – FOX Float DPS; Extra – Rx trail.  

Front brake: rotor size – 200 mm; caliper type – Guide S4 4-piston; Pads type – organic; disc – hydraulic.

Rear brake: rotor size – 180 mm; caliper type – Guide S4 4-piston; Pads type – organic; disc – hydraulic, SRAM code R.

Chainset: SRAM NX Eagle, DUB, 32T, 165mm

Grips: Deity, Black, Knucklebuster

Tubes: Presta, 40mm valve

Pros
R

The shocks were specially built for the roughest of roads especially the woods

R

The Shifters give you a wide range of gears in the simplest array

R

Has one of the angriest stances in comparison to similar bikes

Cons
Q

Its frame size does not support persons with XXL body figures. 

FAQ

What are the standout features of the Rockhopper? 

Its frame is M5-alloy produced. It has a wider wheel footprint due to its 2.6 inches wide wheelbase. The handlebars have increased length and size to accommodate bigger individuals.  

CONCLUSION

The Stumpjumper has lots of improved features, which makes it more attractive to riders. It is a bike built for the daily, ambitious adventurer. Its full carbon frame gives you maximum rigidity and stability under intense action. The upgraded suspension system transfers weight efficiently and removes any form of bumpy feeling that comes when on rough terrains. The SRAM Code R disc brake reduces the effort required to bring the bike to a stop delivering a wholesome experience.  

Latest Price: Specialized Stumpjumper

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