Is this PlayStation, SRAM and Di2 mashup the ultimate mechanics hack?

Is this PlayStation, SRAM and Di2 mashup the ultimate mechanics hack?

We recently spotted this amazing mashup of SRAM levers, Shimano Di2 climber switches and a PlayStation remote on the Instagram account of Specialized mechanic, Tyler Angelo Marchesano. Keen to learn more, we spoke to Tyler to find out how, but more importantly, why, he decided to make this unique custom lever. Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 29 long-travel first ride review Innovate or die: Robert Egger's wildest bike designs What inspired you to use PlayStation buttons on the shifters? The original button and housing on the Shimano Climber shifter is extremely bulky and attaches to the bike with zip ties, which has always bothered me. If you remove the button housing, the actual switch inside the housing is very small. This opens up a realm of possibilities and got me thinking about other ways the switch could be used. With the button housing removed, I had to figure out what buttons had ...

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2018 Sea Otter Classic tech gallery, part four

The Sea Otter Classic has always been a predominantly American event. It’s based in California, it perennially showcases the open-mindedness to new trends that have long characterized American riders, and most of the brands displaying in the expo have typically called the United States its home base. The parking area is lined with big pickup … The post 2018 Sea Otter Classic tech gallery, part four appeared first on CyclingTips .

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11spd: This week's best new bike gear

11spd: This week's best new bike gear

It’s been a very busy week at BikeRadar . Product launches are coming in at a feverish pace. This week, we took a look at the radical new lines of Specialized’s redesigned Stumpjumper and compared it to the longer, lower and slacker Stumxpjumper EVO . We also saw the release of a new version of the RockShox BoXXer for 29in wheels and checked out Garmin’s small and refreshingly affordable Edge 130 GPS . We’re not done yet though, take a look through this week’s round-up for the latest gear to arrive at BikeRadar ’s Colorado offices. BikeRadar's Bike of the Year 2018 awards 5 of the all-time worst pieces of road tech Castelli Tempesta Glove The Italian clothier has seemingly dozens of gloves, but the Tempesta is designed specifically for riding in the rain. Unlike the traditional neoprene rain glove — which is fine until you try to take it ...

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2019 Specialized StumpJumper, Stumpjumper ST, & Stumpjumper EVO model breakdown w/ pricing

Along with a number of big improvements to the 2019 Stumpjumper, there are also a dizzying array of models. Part of that is due to the elimination of the Specialized Camber in favor of the new Stumpjumper ST, while the rest is up to the choice of either 27.5″ or 29″ wheels on almost every […] The post 2019 Specialized StumpJumper, Stumpjumper ST, & Stumpjumper EVO model breakdown w/ pricing appeared first on Bikerumor .

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First Ride: Exploring Aínsa on the 2019 Specialized Stumpjumper 29 & 27.5

If you’re going to launch the ‘ultimate trail bike’, you’d better launch it in a place with the trails to back it up. For that very reason, we were headed to Aínsa, Spain for the sole purpose of checking out the latest Specialized Stumpjumper. More than just a few geometry tweaks and changes to the spec, […] The post First Ride: Exploring Aínsa on the 2019 Specialized Stumpjumper 29 & 27.5 appeared first on Bikerumor .

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2019 Specialized Stumpjumper gets new Sidearm frame, less proprietary, EVO & ST versions, more

Easily one of the most recognizable names in mountain biking, the Stumpjumper is pushing its 37th year in Specialized’ vocabulary. Originally introduced as the first mass-produced mountain bike, the Stumpjumper started its legacy with a 26” wheeled bike with a fully rigid steel frame and fork. That rigid bike soon became a hardtail with a […] The post 2019 Specialized Stumpjumper gets new Sidearm frame, less proprietary, EVO & ST versions, more appeared first on Bikerumor .

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

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

Specialized has today launched its new, totally redesigned Stumpjumper trail bike and it’s longer, slacker and more capable than ever before. Specialized Bikes reviews and buying advice Specialized Stumpjumper vs Stumpjumper EVO Specialized Stumpjumper — range overview, design notes and details Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 29er long travel build highlights Last month, I was invited to Ainsa in the north of Spain to ride the new Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper. Over three days I took in close to 110 km of riding and 4,300m of descending on the huge network of trails around Ainsa . This meant that I had more than enough time to fettle with the bike to get it riding just so. Rather than chop and change between too many builds, I opted to focus my time on the long-travel 29er version of the bike for the first two days of riding, then spent the third day shuttling one ...

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New Specialized Stumpjumper: range overview, design notes and details

New Specialized Stumpjumper: range overview, design notes and details

The Stumpjumper is one of the most long-standing model names in the mountain bike world and has been realised as everything from an XC hardtail whippet to, in recent years, a range of full suspension trail bikes. If Specialized is to be believed, the newly redesigned Stumpjumper has evolved once more and is now “the ultimate trail bike”. We outline the changes to the new bike below and you can read our first impressions of the new bike here . Specialized Stumpjumper first ride review Specialized Stumpjumper vs Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Specialized Bikes reviews and buying advice Short travel/long travel, alloy or carbon — take your pick As in previous years, the bike is available in a huge number of builds with either carbon or alloy framesets. However, for the first time, the Stumpjumper is also now available in both long travel and short travel builds. The amount of travel ...

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Stumpjumper vs Stumpjumper EVO — the differences explained

Stumpjumper vs Stumpjumper EVO — the differences explained

Understanding that there will be a segment of the market looking for a more progressive bike than the new Stumpjumper , Specialized has also released the Stumpjumper EVO. In short — or long, I guess — the Stumpjumper EVO is a supersized version of the bike, with a far longer reach, a slacker head angle and a much lower BB than the regular model. Specialized Stumpjumper first ride review Specialized Stumpjumper — range overview, design notes and details Somewhat unusually, the Stumpjumper EVO is available in sizes S2 and S3, rather than the usual small through extra large sizes. Think of these sizes as ‘long’ and ‘longer'. Shorter riders will be better served by the S2 bike and larger riders the S3. Those who sit in between - the majority of riders - will be able to choose between the two depending on tastes in geometry and ride characteristics. How ...

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Swarf Contour Prototype first ride review

Swarf Contour Prototype first ride review

The 29er market is hot at the moment and Swarf is right on the money with its 115mm-travel Contour. Don’t let the lack of rear bounce fool you — this bike is ready to take a beating! Saracen's Traverse 29er will put a spring in your stay Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Alloy 6Fattie first ride review Swarf Contour Prototype specifications Frame: Steel (Reynolds 853 DZB top and down tubes, Reynolds 631 seat and head tubes, Dedacciai chainstays, 4130 seatstays), 115mm (4.5in) travel Fork: RockShox Pike RCT3, 130mm (5.1in) travel Shock: Cane Creek DBAir IL Drivetrain: Shimano Deore XT with Race Face Next SL cranks (1x11) Wheelset: Light Bicycle 29C14 carbon rims on Hope Pro 4 hubs Tyres: Schwalbe Magic Mary 29x2.35in (f) and WTB Breakout 29x2.3in (r) Brakes: Shimano Deore XT, 180mm rotors Bar: Renthal Fatbar Lite Carbon 35, 760mm Stem: Spank Spoon 2.0, 40mm Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth 125mm dropper ...

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Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Pupukea – North Shore, Oahu

Bikerumor pic of the day pupukea, oahu, hawaii mountain biking.

Photo submitted by Geneva Balladares, “When the eagle components came out, I wanted a 29er bike with the eagle drive-terrain. The frame is a 2016 Specialized Expert Stumpjumper. Set up, wheels built by me (industrynine torch mtn classic hubs, rims Spank Oozy Trail 345, fork 150mm rockshox pike, reaR FOX FLOAT Factory CTD, AUTOSAG, Rx Trail […] The post Bikerumor Pic Of The Day: Pupukea – North Shore, Oahu appeared first on Bikerumor .

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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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Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Alloy 6Fattie first ride review

Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Alloy 6Fattie first ride review

When you think of a Specialized mountain bike, chances are the Stumpjumper comes to mind. Back in 1981 the original Stumpjumper was the first ever mass production mountain bike. Since then, Specialized has offered countless variations, and for 2018 the Stumpjumper Comp Alloy is offered with 29-inch or 27.5+ wheels and tires. Are 27.5+ bikes faster than 29ers? Less is more: why the 27.5 Plus standard is doomed Specialized Stumpjumper Comp Alloy 6Fattie features Frame : M5 aluminum, 135mm travel Fork : RockShox Reba RL, 150mm travel Drivetrain : SRAM GX 11-speed w/Race Face Aeffect cranks Wheels/tires : Roval Traverse 27.5, Specialized Purgatory 3.0in (front), Slaughter 2.8in (rear) Brakes : SRAM Guide R Tire traction and weight There's no shortage of Stumpy options, Specialized lists 18 different bikes and frames for 2018. One of the big selling points, or possibly just a point of difference, of 27.5 plus tires (Specialized ...

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