Specialized Stumpjumper Expert EVO R 29er 29er Hardtail

5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $3500.00

Product Description

The "R" in EVO R stands for Race, so everything is pared down to shave grams and add performance.
  • FACT 8m carbon HT frame with 29er-specific geometry, tapered head tube and oversized BB offers superb ride feel and performance in an incredibly lightweight package
  • Custom RockShox Reba 29 90mm fork with Brain is super stiff, and features rebound and Brain Fade adjustment to dial in the perfect platform for hardtail bliss
  • S-Works Renegade 29 x 1.95" dual compound 2Bliss Ready tires with aramid bead roll fast and still provide plenty of race-tested traction
  • Super light, custom SRAM Carbon S-2200 10-speed crankset with PF-30 spindle and removable spider offers stiffness, performance, and durability
  • S-Works FACT 680mm carbon flat bar is featherlight and seriously stiff for XC finesse and power
  • e* thirteen XCX 1x10 chainguide to keep chain solidly in place while shifting through 10 speeds

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by randy_mtnbykr a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: February 8, 2013

Strengths:    This bike is very stiff and very light. The shorter wheel base allows me to decend almost as fast as my full suspension bike.

Weaknesses:    Not a big fan of Avid brakes.

Bottom Line:   
I upgraded the brakes to XTR 988 with Industry Nine wheels. The weight checks in at 20 pounds. This is a fast machine! My riding buddies have nick named the bike, due to the pain and suffering that is caused to them while climbing. This weight with the brain shock and a light wheelset.......holy smoke....this bike climbs super fast! I thought I would suffer without a lower gear. I have never needed it.

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Favorite Trail:   fast single track

Duration Product Used:   1 year

Price Paid:    $4500.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Ellsworth, Salsa, Intense....All 29ers.

Bike Setup:   I 9 wheels, XTR Brakes....the rest is stock.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason a Racer

Date Reviewed: June 3, 2012

Strengths:    F.A.C.T Carbon Frame, Roval Wheels,1x10 drivetrain, Formula brakes, Rock Shox SID Brain Fork

Weaknesses:    Not really weaknesses, but being an Evo R designation some lesser end components such as the cassette, stem, X9 shifter, and seat post. Even the Sram 2200 cranks, which are excellent, are a bit heavy compared to the Sram XX

Bottom Line:   
This is an incredible bike. I am reviewing the 2012 model and I think this has better wheels and brakes than the 2011. Amazing acceleration and every ounce of energy you put into the cranks propels this bike forward. Rigid torsionally, but compliant vertically is an excellent design feature of this carbon frame. Brakes are almost too powerful for this bike. The only complaint, and this is minor, is that the brake levers are very smooth and are a bit slippery when wet. I think being designated an Evo R the components listed in the weaknesses section should have been better, but then the bike would have sold for thousands more, so not really a big deal. The bottom line is that this bike moves out and does everything well. All of the components work together so well on this bike. If you want to win races, you should buy this bike. And I think it looks way better than the S-Works models because of the gloss black and stealth grey accents and the wicked highlighter yellow flash.
It is absolutely worth the $4000 retail price if you are a cross country racer, but if you don't race or don't ride that much, I would recommend getting a less expensive aluminum framed stump jumper as they will ride very well for what you need at a large cost savings. There are differences, but they are subtle. It is kind of like a normal person buying a formula 1 race car-yes you could drive faster than your Honda, but you will not be able to use the car to its full potential like a professional driver, so the value of spending millions of dollars is not there.

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Favorite Trail:   Cannel Trail, Kernville Ca.

Price Paid:    $3700.00

Purchased At:   Mikes Bikes San Rafa

Similar Products Used:   Bianchi Lewis single speed, Niner Carbon Jet 9, Specialized Epic Expert Carbon 29

Bike Setup:   All stock as it came built from Specialized with added Carbon Ribcage water bottle holders.

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