Specialized Stumpjumper Disc XC Hardtail

4.71/5 (28 Reviews)
MSRP : $1500.00

Product Description

  • Better stopping power and modulation
  • Mechanical disc brakes
  • Clean Sweep rotors

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mike fredericks a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2012

Strengths:    great all around cross country bike,does everthing well

Weaknesses:    the bike always seams to land flat when jumping

Bottom Line:   
i got this bike from a friend 2002 stumper comp,he had done some mods toit but now it has;marzochic bomber mxcomp with eta,mavic 223 rims,michilin wildgripper rear tire,panaracer front tire,deore disc brakes,selle itellia seat,profile design bar and post,shimano 525 clip pedals,lizard skin chainstay and headset protectors, full xt shifters,chain,cassette,derailers,crank and bottom bracket,with 2.1 tires a105 mm bomber and mavic223 rims this bike will take everthing you through at it and ask for more,,its light climbs well and is very flickable,i paid 600 for it and dont want to know home much i put into it but i now have the perfect hardtail,and it loves the mud,absolutly no chain suck.

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Favorite Trail:   cape split nova scotia

Purchased At:   froma friend

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MOMtbiker a Cross Country Rider from Missouri

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2009

Strengths:    Solid as a rock. Stiff, responsive, all around FANTASTIC Mtn Bike. Find a bargain like I did and you will be VERY happy. Mine was bone stock with less then 100 miles on it (sat in a garage collecting dust).

Fox shock is awesome!

Weaknesses:    The chain is junk... I replaced with a DuraAce chain.

I wasnt very comfortable with the handlebar so I replaced it with a wider Carbon Low rise Monkey Bar.

The stock grips were not comfortable either so I replaced them first with a set of Yeti's... Hated those so I replaced those with ODI LOCK-ON GRIP - ROGUE...WOW... HIGHLY recommended!

Seat binder is a bit lame- replaced with a HOPE SEAT COLLAR - QUICK RELEASE

Tires are not great, but I'll use them till they are wore out.

Bottom Line:   
You can't go wrong with this bike. Its fast, climbs very well and is strong enough to handle what most cant. Only needs a few upgrades to make it perfect.

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Favorite Trail:   DIRT

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $475.00

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Rockhopper

Bike Setup:   2006 Stumpjumper Disc, XT, etc. Stock except for the changes mentioned above.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by abenz1980 a Cross Country Rider from Golden,co

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2008

Strengths:    amazing climber, feels so solid, love the fox fork,

Weaknesses:    a touch heavy for a stock build, but nothing I can complain about

Bottom Line:   
would buy this bike at retail price!! this bike will climb a vertical wall!!! I ride this as much as my full suspension. Excellent cross country machine that can be built light enough to race. Not for the trailbike segment, but I have put mine through some hellish rock gardens in colorado, and it is still as solid as when I bought it. Got a great deal from a biker getting out of the sport. It was practically brand new.

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Favorite Trail:   Apex park

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   craigslist

Similar Products Used:   schwinn rocket 88 stage 1, jamis dakar xlt

Bike Setup:   stock except for titec hellbent cockpit

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris Hammond a Cross Country Rider from Ferndale, MI

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2008

Strengths:    Very lightweight, man, can it climb up anything.
The F90RL fork (can lockout), the Avid BB7 brakes.

Weaknesses:    Stock tires aren't the best.

Bottom Line:   
Great, GREAT, cross country and commuter bike. I haven't really tested the "abusability" of this bike, but so far, she's taken everything I can dish out. This bike can really climb up anything, and you really pedal hard, you can feel the bike race forward. The only upgrades I made, were the Egg Beater pedals (which I love), and the FSA handlebars.

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Favorite Trail:   Flow

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   B3

Similar Products Used:   FSR XC

Bike Setup:   F90RL Fork, CB Egg Beater SL, FSA FR270 handlebars. Everything else is stock.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Aaron Long a Cross Country Rider from Scio, Oregon, Linn

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2008

Strengths:    Specialized Stumpjumper Disc 2006; Fast, light and nimble. The Fox shock with a lock-out, is why I bought this bike. It is as solid a ride as steel is. The "Bike peddler" bike shop has a two year warranty on all new bikes.

Weaknesses:    The bike was three months old when the bottom bracket, Truvativ GXP, broke in two separate pieces, it was replaced under warranty with the same BB. The chain PC-971 has not broken on me yet, but it does make a rare, loud snapping noise under hard pedaling, so maybe I will replace it based on the other reviews. The front derailleur, Shimano m-580 lx top swing made a rattling noise so it was replaced with 2008 bottom swing XR M-770, much better. The stock seat post was a crappy design. The seat post made a loud creaking/popping noise all the time, It was replaced with another stock seat post "06" and it too made the same noise. The "07" models have a redesigned seat post. I replaced it with a Kalin seat post and this works fine. I am 6'2", 210lbs.

Bottom Line:   
I will never part with this bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Blackrock

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Bike Peddler

Bike Setup:   All stock but, Oury grips, Pan-racers XC-pro tires, XT fd-m770 Front derailleur, Kalin seat post, Platform pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mauricio Estrada a Cross Country Rider from Guadalajara, Mexico

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2007

Strengths:    Great for climbing, super light, yet stiff. Very nice and responsive geometry;Fox RL 100 mm fork, do not need anything else.

Weaknesses:    Disc brake maintenance.

Bottom Line:   
Very good maneuverability while in slopes and descending. Light and stiff while climbing. I do not think there is something to be upgraded. You only need to install the computer and you are all set to ride. Specialized A4 aluminum is THE material for better performance. Satin colors would camouflage scratches better. If you prefer hardtails, this is right bike for you.

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Favorite Trail:   Primavera Forest, Mexico

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   Planet Bike San Antonio

Similar Products Used:   Specialized A1 Hard Rock

Bike Setup:   As shown in website.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Justin a Weekend Warrior from Milwaukee

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2007

Strengths:    The bike is sooooo fast it's sick, and it's super light too. It climbs amazingly, and it handles like a dream. The components work very well together, and the Fox fork sucks up the rough stuff easily.

Did I mention it's fast and it climbs well?

Weaknesses:    Stock tires suck. I replaced them with some Serfas Gators right away. The chain is crap too. First proper ride and I broke a link. The positioning is a bit raked-out, but then again this is a race hardtail. All minor complaints.

Bottom Line:   
Bottom line, this bike is super fast, light, and agile. If you like hitting fast XC trails, or even tight technical stuff along with crazy climbs, then this is a great choice.

If you DH at all, or if your trails include tons of rock gardens, drops, or really rough stuff steer clear. It's an XC race bike, remember that and you'll be fine.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   craigslist

Similar Products Used:   Trek 4900, Trek 8000, Klien, Raliegh

Bike Setup:   Stock except for tires, and Ritchey V3 Comp pedals.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Zander Deetz a Weekend Warrior from Boulder, Colorado, USA

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2007

Strengths:    Fork, bikes' weight and strength, shifting, pretty much all the components except....

Weaknesses:    The chain WILL need to be replaced. Personally, I would replace before your first ride becuase it has to happen and we all know how much it sucks for it to break mid-ride. Also, the tires don't have much traction on loose stuff and I assume they would not be great on mud but i have to to experience that.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike. period. With a few ajustments, its a truely amazing ride.

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Favorite Trail:   Any good XC

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   LBS (University Bicycles)

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Rockhopper, Schwinn Moab

Bike Setup:   Stock with new chain and soon new tires. Also thinking about getting a new stem/handlebar to ease the strain on the lower back.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Brandon a Cross Country Rider from Toronto, Canada

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2006

Strengths:    Light, amazing value, great overall bike...no big complaints except see below..

Weaknesses:    I've got the 2006 model and good god the SRAM pC 971 chain is the worst...After 3 rides it broke (replaced the links) then after another 2 rides my powerlink breaks...

The second thing that it needs is new tires...the specialized fast track tires are great for light trail riding but the moment you hit wet/mud or in serious need for some grip, you're toasted. My upgrade for this bike is definitely to get some panaracer trailblasters on here. Aside from those 2 complaints, the bike's been great :)

Bottom Line:   
Great value...can't complain and a chain is pretty easy to replace as well as the tires.

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Favorite Trail:   everywhere

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Spec. Hardrock

Bike Setup:   Stock Spec. Stumpy 06 HT Disc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Cameron a Weekend Warrior from Roanoke, TX USA

Date Reviewed: November 27, 2006

Strengths:    Great Fork
Strong light frame

Weaknesses:    Tires are Okay, but not great

Bottom Line:   
I had a 2000 stumpjumper with v-brakes and I love the disc brakes. I like that they are mechanical so they're easier to work on than Hydralic. I haven't reached this bikes limits yet. Whatever I ride I seems to give confidence and stability. Excellent climbing, xc and all-around MTB.

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Favorite Trail:   Grapvine lake

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Spec. M2 stumpjumper

Bike Setup:   Stock except mavic 317/Chris King Wheelset

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jake a Cross Country Rider from Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2006

Strengths:    Great all around bike for the money.

Weaknesses:    Sram chain sucks, I only got one ride out of it.

Bottom Line:   
Good bike for the money, I would replace the "ultralight" tubes right away though, as they pop VERY EASILY. Also, the Sram chain has got to go.

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Favorite Trail:   Alum Creek

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $900.00

Similar Products Used:   Fisher Big Sur, Cannondale f800, Trek 6000

Bike Setup:   Stock except for Shimano HG 73 chain and Thompson stem

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff a Weekend Warrior from Los Angeles, CA

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2006

Strengths:    Very light and responsive
Fox F90RL
Shifting is very smooth

Weaknesses:    The stock grips are horrible feeling
Seat is uncomfortable, not painful, just uncomfortable

Bottom Line:   
I got a closeout deal for the '06 and couldn't pass it up. I was riding a full suspension and wanted something with which I could climb better and move faster. It is exactly as I imagined. Light, fast and handles really well. The 18" is perfect for me (5'9" 32 inseam) and fits better than a Hardrock medium or my own FSRxc medium. Although some have criticized the shifting, I have had no problem with the derailleurs. Shifting has been silky smooth. If you can find it offered under $1200, take it!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Incycle

Similar Products Used:   '05 Specialized FSRxc Comp

Bike Setup:   Mainly stock until I learn what's not working,except for:
~Oury Lock-on Grips
~Shimano 540 pedals
~Panaracer XC Fire Pro 2.1
~Both front and rear Avid BB7 discs are 185 mm

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael from TX

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2006

Strengths:    so much bike for the money. GREAT fork. and everything else.

Weaknesses:    non yet.

Bottom Line:   
i havent been able to try out many trails on this bike yet... but this bike is awesome. it will round house kick chuck norris in the face, and deliver babies at the same time.

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Favorite Trail:   palo duro canyon

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1330.00

Purchased At:   bicycles inc

Similar Products Used:   trek HT, and stumpy FSR.

Bike Setup:   stock.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rein Fredriksz a Cross Country Rider from nijmegen The Netherlands

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2006

Strengths:    Very responsive handling, in comparison to my former bikes this feels like a BMX in a good way.
Fox F90RL and the Avid Juicy 5 brakes (I have the Euro version)

Weaknesses:    Most likely the tires not that grippy.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent bike most bang for buck. During my comparison this one stood out against most other brands.
One must was to have a Fox fork, which narrowed the field quite a bit in this priceclass.
This is a very good XC bike, with room for upgrades to make it a fairly light XC bike. (How light can a bike get with some 2.5 Kgs of brakes and fork?)
More than enough stopping power and an extra 10 mm of suspension with specialized OE Fox fork F90RL.

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Favorite Trail:   Berg en Dal

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   LBS!!

Similar Products Used:   Merida MATTS sport 700 with Marzocchi MX comp air
Different rigid fork bikes

Bike Setup:   Stock, except for lighter handlebar,stem,grips and saddle.
Probably different tires very soon

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason a Weekend Warrior from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2006

Strengths:    -Frame geometry for climbs
-Bang for buck

Weaknesses:    -LX front derailer
-Grips suck

Bottom Line:   
Bottom Line: Awesome bike. I have the 2005 version.
I crashed and knocked the front derailer lower and it got sucked into the big chain ring. I replaced it with an XT front derailer, I couldn't believe how much better the XT shifts, the cage is longer and thus moves more of the chain around.

The stock grips I thought are horrible and not very ergonomic at all, especially for a company like specialized who preaches about ergonomics and fits.

The Avid FR5 levers are ok, nice and light, but lack leverage adjustability, which is a moot point since the BB7s excel with having more mechanical leverage from the levers. I picked up the Avid SD ultimates to fix that.

Wheels are kinda heavy... but for the price of the bike you can't expect to have uber light race wheels.

Seat is fine, I haven't had any problems, all in all, I love this bike. Setup is awesome, fit is good, corners, and climbs very well. 5/5

Anyone who wants a ready to race XC bike, at outstanding price, and with room to customize the bike slightly should get this bike.

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Favorite Trail:   any single track with climbs

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1250.00

Purchased At:   Toronto Bike Show

Similar Products Used:   Rocky Mountain vertex series
Norco hardtail offerings

Bike Setup:   Stock except for:
-XT front derailer
-Panaracer FireXC Pro 2.1
-XT shifters
-Ergon grips
-Avid Speed Dial Ultimate brake levers
-Avid Full Metal Jacket Brake Lines
-Shimano CN7701 Chain

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Hardrock Sport Disc 29 VS. 2005 StumpJumper

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