Specialized Stumpjumper Women's XC Hardtail

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $1120.00

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jen from Champaign, IL

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2006

Strengths:    Very light (especially compared to my previous 31 lb bike!), climbs like mad, comfy saddle, good geometry

Weaknesses:    Seat post creaks a bit, but is a minor annoyance considering the great performance of the bike

Bottom Line:   
I really wanted a lighter bike for XC racing, and got exactly what I was looking for. I have fairly short legs, so the low standover height was great. This bike climbs so well that it feels like it has its own motor. The Avid rim brakes work great, but I like that I can upgrade to discs.

At first, I thought the bike was a little overpriced compared to other lightweight frames with LX/XT derailleurs, but I am finding that the Stumpy not only has a better frame, but also doesn't scrimp on other components like some models do - great crankset and hubs, LX shifters. I gave a 4 as the value rating for the retail price of $1400, but if you can pick up an end of the year special, then it is an excellent value.

Makes riding WAY more fun than with my old bike. Overall, awesome ride!

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Favorite Trail:   Kickapoo State Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1120.00

Purchased At:   Village Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Raleigh M60

Bike Setup:   stock (for now) except Speedplay Frog pedals - will eventually upgrade to disc brakes and probably replace seatpost

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by karen from oakland, ca

Date Reviewed: November 2, 2005

Strengths:    the fit on this bike is truly excellent for my 5'5" body. I have the 15.5" model. I can raise the seat to the appropriate height for maximum power, and I can still get behind the seat for downhilling. I used to have a 1997 specialized stumpjumper 15", and I could barely get behind the seat. Now, I'm actually glad that bike got stolen. This bike allowed me to do so much more so quickly, that i've been riding and riding and riding.

Weaknesses:    At first, I felt the fit was odd. I felt like I was sitting up so straight. I even considered moving the bars further away by getting a longer neck thingie. but once on the trail, it all made sense to me.

Bottom Line:   
This bike lets me be a better rider. I have never enjoyed mountain biking so much.

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Favorite Trail:   saratoga gap

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   wheels of justice, oakland

Similar Products Used:   1997 specialized stumpjumper 15"

Bike Setup:   off the rack. I've added cane creek ergo II barends. they're great, too.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jackie Shane a Cross Country Rider from Albuquerque, NM, USA

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2005

Strengths:    Light frame. I like the shock, wheels, and tires. Definitely made me speedier.

Weaknesses:    Horrible shifting problems since day one. I'm hoping that other people with this problem will contact me so I can figure it out. I've stumped the mechanics so far. Out of 27 gears I only have about 2-3 that don't rub on either the left of right side of the front derailleur. In addition to having limited gears, I often lose the chain when shifting down to granny, causing chain suck, or it doesn't shift down at all. It is not an issue of adjusting gears, stop screws, or the chain. We've swapped out just about every component.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike if I can fix the shifting problem. I like the fit.

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Favorite Trail:   Otero Canyon

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Rock Hopper, Haro Extreme.

Bike Setup:   Only changed out the flat bars to risers.

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