Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon 650b (2018) review

Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon 650b (2018) review

Specialized hasn’t changed the Stumpjumper frame this year, but a new fork and tyres radically reinvent this user-friendly all-rounder. Cannondale Trigger 3 review Saracen Kili Flyer Elite review The carbon-mainframed Stumpy may only be 200g lighter than the alloy version (which costs £1,000 less) but the fibre brings other advantages. Most importantly, it’s seriously stiff and well damped, which gives the bike an unshakeable feel on the trail. You also get a ‘SWAT’ storage trapdoor under the bottle cage (which has an integrated multi-tool). There’s plenty of tyre room too. Tyres have been switched to the excellent and new 2.6in Specialized Butchers, from 2.3in last year, and the RockShox Revelation fork has upsized 35mm stanchions for 2018. The 11-speed SRAM GX transmission has proven tough, and there’s a steel 30t ring on the Race Face cranks to increase lifespan. Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon 650b ride impressions You can read ...

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