No need to fret—we haven’t forgotten about all you alloy fans out there. In fact, the new Stumpjumper Comp Alloy 27.5 with a 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle may be the most radically designed alloy bike ever made. For real, though. And with new tube shapes and an asymmetrical design, it's going to exceed all of your expectations of how a trail bike should ride.
Our design goal for the new Stumpjumper was simple—build the ultimate trail bike, one that feels telepathic. And it turns out that this feeling all comes down to stiffness. Think of it this way: when the frame's telling your hands one thing and your feet another, your brain gets confused with the imbalance and the bike feels unstable. In order to fix this, we had to get to work on dialing-in the material and shapes.
We continued down the suspension path with a custom Rx Trail Tune on both the fork and rear shock. Suspension performance is highly dependent on frame, wheel, and rider size, so we use our Rx Tune to get each bike to land in the middle of the adjustment spectrum, and this gives you the biggest possible range to fine-tune your ride. Another focal point of the tune was matching the suspension characteristics between wheel sizes—we developed a specific Rx Tune for each platform. So, no matter what wheel size you prefer, you’ll get perfectly linear suspension.
Steps were also taken to make this bike easy to live with. Threaded bottom brackets make a triumphant return, and we made room for up to a 3.0'' tire. You're also free to run whatever aftermarket rear shock you want, since we're using standard metric shocks. And customization is furthered with a Flip Chip that lets you to dial-in your Stumpy to your riding style. Switch it from High to Low and it drops your bottom bracket 6mm and slackens the head tube by half-a-degree. Little details also jump out to surprise you, like a newly designed ribbed chainstay protector that makes chain slap a thing of the past and nearly silences the drivetrain.
The build on this Comp model comes with a list of components that deliver undeniable quality, like a 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain, SRAM Guide R disc brakes, FOX front and rear suspension, and Roval Traverse 27.5 wheels.
|Frame||M5 alloy chassis and rear-end, asymmetrical design, 27.5 Trail Geometry, threaded BB, fully enclosed internal cable routing, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 150mm of travel|
|Fork||FOX FLOAT Rhythm, 34, GRIP Damper, 44mm offset, 2-position sweep adjust, tapered alloy steerer, 150mm of travel|
|Rear Shock||FOX FLOAT DPS Performance, Rx Trail Tune, rebound and 3-position compression adjust, 210x52.5mm|
Front: 110 x 15mm
Rear: 148 x 12mm
|Rims/Wheels||Roval Traverse 27.5, hookless alloy, 30mm inner width, tubeless ready, 28h|
|Hubs||Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 28h|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Industry|
Front: Butcher, GRID casing, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.6"
Rear: Purgatory, GRID casing, GRIPTON compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.6"
|Crankset||SRAM NX Eagle, DUB, 170mm|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB, threaded BB|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed, 11-50t|
|Shifters||Sram NX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed|
|Handlebars||Specialized Trail, 6061 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 27mm rise, 780mm, 31.8mm clamp|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness|
|Stem||Specialized Trail, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide R, hydraulic disc, organic pads, Guide S4 4-piston caliper, 200mm front/180mm rear|
|Saddle||Body Geometry Phenom Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm|
|Seat Post||X-Fusion Manic, infinite adjustable, two-bolt head, bottom mount cable routing, remote SRL LE lever, 34.9mm, S: 125mm, M/L/XL: 150mm of travel|
* Subject to change without notice.