Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Expert Womens XC Full Suspension

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Frame: FSR M5 manipulated alloy frame
  • Rear Shock: Fox Brain Fade remote
  • Fork: Fox Talas RL, 100-140mm
  • Stem: Specialized adjustable rise
  • Handlebars: Specialized XC low rise 31.8mm OS bar
  • Seat Post: 2014 butted alloy
  • Chain: SRAM PC-951
  • Crankset: Shimano M-760 XT Hollowtech II
  • Pedals: Shimano M-520 SPD

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Michelle Gregory from Portland, OR

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2007

Strengths:    Due to major back surgery 4 years ago, I needed to find a full suspension bike with an upright geometry to take the stress off my low back. I demo'd this bike at a local bike shop and fell in love with it. After I found out the price, I decided to find a less expensive bike. In the end, I went with the Stumpjumper because of all the other bikes I tried, this one topped them all. I love the brain fade, I have not noticed any pedal bob when climbing. I use flat pedals when I ride, so I swapped out the clipless for my Azonics. This bike handles like a dream. It takes the bumps and holds the lines. I love the Sram shifters....I raced my first XC race on June 17th and the bike handled like a dream. Tons of climbing and some nasty rocky decents...it took them all with ease. LOL, now I just need to be able to ride what it can take!

Weaknesses:    Personally, I do not like the color scheme. I even contacted Specialized to see if I could have the frame swapped out for the black and pink frame. No luck. The saddle is not as comfortable as I had hoped and I will probably end up switching to something with just a bit more padding.

Bottom Line:   
I love this bike. In the end it came down to either the Giant Trance Womens or the Stumpjumper. With the component and shock set up, I just couldn't say no to the Stumpjumper.
The only reason I gave it four chilis is due to the color....the men's version comes in a great red or silver/grey....

If you are looking for a great all around full suspension bike for those long climbs and fun decents, this bike is for you! I'll be racing mountain bike short track on it.

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Favorite Trail:   Powell Butte Nature Park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2999.00

Purchased At:   Fat Tire Farm

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale women's jekyl, Cannondale Super V.

Bike Setup:   I have left it stock except for the pedals

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Susan Amon from Sedona

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2007

Strengths:    True womens frame geometry. Very adaptable to different types of riding from cross country to downhill. The the SRAM shifters. Will never go back to shimano at this point.

Weaknesses:    When I have the Fox Talas set at 140 the front end gets "floppy". I have to be careful if climbing in this position. Should have come with a carbon bar.

Bottom Line:   
This a great bike if you are riding in lots of different conditions and do different types of rides. I have a mountain bike touring company in Sedona Arizona and it has turned out to be a great bike for the job!

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Favorite Trail:   Broken Arrow

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Absolute Bikes - Sedona

Similar Products Used:   Titus Racer X, Sugar 2

Bike Setup:   I swapped out the bars and seat post for Easton Carbon, changed the rear tire to the WTB Wierwolf, and changed the pedals to Time Atac XL(for women, the blue color of these pedals matched the blue on the frame perfectly!)

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