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2012 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp EVO Bike

Average User Rating: (Spectacular)
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    Featured Review

    “A Downhiller's Trail Bike”

    The Good: - Descending friendly Geometry - Plush suspension - Legitimate tires - Dropper post comes stock - "Autosag" on the rear shock makes setup fast and simple

    The Bad: - FSR suspension isn't quite as efficient as Maestro or other VPP designs but with the Pro Pedal activated (the switch is easy to reach) there is no excessive "bobbing".

    Overall Review: I got this bike so that I could access the great XC trails where I live. I started out riding and racing XC but I have done DH predominantly for a while now. For me the only reason to go up is to come down as fast as possible. My ideal trail bike is one that can ascend with relative ease without feeling like I have to hold back on the downhill. So far this bike fits the bill perfectly. Compared to the other Stumpjumper FSR's, the EVO models have slacker head angles, lower bb's, bigger/more aggressive tires, and 150mm of travel versus 140. So what does all that mean out on the trail? Except for on the steepest of climbs the bike ascends smoothly without the need to exaggerate how far you position yourself over the front wheel but its when the trail starts to go downhill that the bike really begins to shine. The first thing I noticed was how plush the bike feels. While the FSR suspension may not be the most efficient it is definitely one of the most active and smooth riding designs out there and for me this is a major bonus. Handling the suspension duties are a Fox RP2 shock and Rock Shox Revelation RL fork that are both simple and highly effective at keeping your ride smooth and under control. The slacker geometry combined with being able to drop the seat on the fly makes for a bike that inspires confidence on steep terrain while begging to be pushed hard in the corners and on the high speed straights. Being a downhiller at heart my goal has been to ride this bike like I would ride my DH bike (a Specialized Demo 8) and so far I have been more than impressed with its performance. Bottom Line: Dialed geometry, intelligent spec, and plush suspension all add up to make a bike that not only climbs well but is more than capable to shred on the way down

    “A Killer Trail Bike”

    The Good: Absolutely kills it on the uphill with its slack but uphill ready headtube angle. The command post adds a nice touch, being able to change your seat hight on the go.

    The Bad: Wheel set dents easily after a few cases.

    Overall Review:

    Overall a outstanding bike! Great for a first timer or a expert! Highly recommended

    “My Quiver Killer”

    The Good: Easy suspension setup with the Autosag (though I do adjust it depending on what I'm riding) Very capable components for the $$ Stock dropper post that is in my opinion the best one on the market Great tires Stock chain guide and bashgaurd Overall beefy setup that's at home all around the mountain

    The Bad: Wheels could be better. They'll last, but they're the first thing I upgraded.

    Overall Review:

    Love this bike. Since buying it and riding it stock for about a month, I swapped out the 2x10 for a 1x10 setup with an e13 chain guide.  Like I said, the stock wheels are not the best, so I swapped those out for Crossmax SX's.  I'll still use the stock wheels, but I'm not expecting a long life, particularly from the rear hub.

    Overall, this is a sweet bike at a great price.  The chassis is very upgrade worthy, and burly enough to withstand what will hopefully be many seasons to come.  Stoked on this buy-my favorite bike!

    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

    Specifications

    Model Year 2012
    Riding Type Cross Country, Trail
    Sizes and Geometry

    S, M, L, XL View Geometry

    Size S M L XL
    Top Tube Length 556mm 587mm 617mm 642mm
    Head Tube Angle 67° 67° 67° 67°
    Head Tube Length 110mm 130mm 140mm 150mm
    Seat Tube Angle 69° 69° 69° 69°
    Seat Tube Length 396mm 430mm 468mm 523mm
    Bottom Bracket Height 335mm 335mm 335mm 335mm
    Chainstay Length 420mm 420mm 420mm 420mm
    Wheelbase 1095mm 1129mm 1160mm 1186mm
    Standover 745mm 744mm 752mm 761mm
    Reach 388mm 414mm 442mm 464mm
    Stack 572mm 592mm 602mm 611mm
    Frame Material M5 hydroformed tubing, EVO geometry, tapered HT, PF30 BB, ISCG ’05, Command Post routing, 142mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 150mm travel
    Rear Travel 150 mm
    Rear Shock Custom Fox RP2 with AUTOSAG, ProPedal and rebound adj., SJ FSR eyelet extension, 197x51mm
    Fork RockShox Revelation RL, Motion Control damper, alloy steerer, comp and LO and reb adj., standard dropouts, 150mm
    Fork Travel 150mm
    Head Tube Diameter 1.5" Taper
    Headset 1-1/8 and 1-1/2" Threadless, Campy style upper with 1-1/2" lower, cartridge bearings
    Handlebar Specialized All-Mountain low-rise, 6061 butted alloy, 720mm wide, 8º backsweep, 6º upsweep, 31.8mm
    Stem Specialized XC, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 31.8mm clamp, adjustable rise, S/M: 60mm, L:75, XL:90mm
    Grips Specialized lock-on, S/M: Grappler, Others: Grappler XL
    Brakes Custom Avid Elixir 7 SL, hydraulic disc, alloy backed semi-metallic pad, HS-1 rotor S/M:180mm, Others: 200mm / Custom Avid Elixir 7 SL, hydraulic disc, alloy backed semi-metallic pad, HS-1 rotor S/M:160mm, Others: 180mm
    Brake Levers Custom Avid Elixir 7 SL hydraulic, tool-less reach adj.
    Shifters SRAM X7, 10-speed, aluminium trigger
    Front Derailleur SRAM X7, 10-speed, S3 direct mount for DMD, bottom-pull
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X9, 10-speed, mid cage
    ISCG Tabs
    Chainguide
    Cranks Custom SRAM S-1250, 7050 alloy arms, 10-speed AM double, PF30 spindle, S: 170mm, Others: 175mm
    Chainrings 36/24, w/ Specialized bash guard
    Bottom Bracket SRAM PF30, OS press-in bearing, sealed cartridge
    Pedals
    Chain KMC X-10, 10-speed, w/ reusable Missing Link, nickel plates
    Cassette SRAM PG-1030, 10-speed, 11-36t
    Rims Roval 26, alloy disc, 28mm wide, 32h
    Hubs Specialized Hi Lo disc, laser-etched logo, sealed cartridge bearing, 20mm thru-axle, 32h / Specialized Hi Lo 142+ disc, laser-etched logo, double-sealed cartridge bearing, 12mm thru-axle, 32h
    Spokes
    Tires Specialized Butcher Control, 60 TPI, 2Bliss ready, aramid bead, dual-compound, 26x2.3" / Specialized Purgatory Control, 60 TPI, 2Bliss ready, aramid bead, dual-compound, 26x2.2"
    Saddle Body Geometry Henge Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm width
    Seatpost Specialized Command Post BlackLite, 3 position, adjustable height w/air spring, remote operated, single bolt head 30.9mm, S:100mm travel, Others: 125mm
    Seat Post Diameter 30.9
    Seatpost Clamp 34.9mm clamp ID, 7050 hard anodized alloy collar, single bolt
    Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 142 x 12
    Max. Tire Size
    Bottle Cage Mounts
    Colors Satin Black/Brushed/Charcoal
    Warranty
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    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry