Along with a number of big improvements to the 2019 Stumpjumper, there are also a dizzying array of models. Part of that is due to the elimination of the Specialized Camber in favor of the new Stumpjumper ST, while the rest is up to the choice of either 27.5″ or 29″ wheels on almost every model. Whatever your preference, there’s likely a new Stumpjumper that will fit your needs…
Starting at the top, the upper end is as always the S-Works model in one of two colors. Priced at $9,500, this bike has the best of everything – FACT 11m full carbon frame, Fox suspension, Roval Traverse SL 29 carbon wheels, and a SRAM Eagle XX1 drivetrain.
The same bikes are also available in 27.5″ wheels – otherwise with identical builds. As with all of the Stumpjumper models, the 27.5 and 29″ models carry the same price tag.
Expert Carbon 29 / Expert Carbon 27.5
Moving down to the Expert model, you’ll still find a FACT 11m full carbon frame. The build includes a full RockShox suspension package with a Pike RC and Deluxe RT3, along with a SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain, Truvativ Descendant cranks, and Roval Traverse Carbon 29 wheels for $5,500. Again, the Expert build is available in 27.5 or 29″ wheels with the same spec minus obvious differences in wheel and tire sizing.
Comp Carbon 29 / Comp Carbon 27.5
Dropping down to $4,200, the Comp 29/27.5 switches back to Fox suspension with a Float Rhythm 34 fork with GRIP damper and Float DPS Performance rear shock. It also transitions to a Shimano SLX/XT 1×11 drivetrain with SLX brakes and aluminum Roval Traverse wheels.
Comp Alloy 29 / Comp Alloy 27.5
At $3,000, the Stumpjumper makes the switch from the Comp Carbon to the Comp Alloy. These aluminum frames use an M5 alloy with much of the same Sidearm frame design as the carbon versions – just without the SWAT box, and cable routing that is still slick, just not quite as impressive as the carbon frames. The Comp Alloy bikes get almost the exact same build as the Comp Carbon bikes, just with the difference in frame materials.
S-Works 29 Frame / S-Works 27.5 Frame
Want to build up a bike yourself? That’s possible as well in both 27.5 or 29″ with the S-Works Stumpjumper frame. But it will cost you – the frame with a Fox Float DPX2 shock will sell for $3,200.
Stumpjumper 29 / 27.5 Geometry
Bikes of the same frame material and wheel size share the same geometry, but really there are only minimal differences between the four options.
Stumpjumper Comp Carbon 27.5
While the Stumpjumper carbon is also available in a women’s model, it is only available in one model – the Comp Carbon with 27.5″ wheels. The FACT 11m frame is essentially the same as the men’s, but the women’s models feature specific RX tunes to the suspension to work better for lighter riders. The women’s Comp Carbon features the same build as the men’s with the exception of women’s touch points like grips and the Myth Sport saddle. Because of that, the price is the same at $4,200.
The Stumpjumper Comp Alloy is also available in a women’s model, again only in 27.5″ wheels. Like the carbon Comp, the alloy features a women’s RX suspension tune, women’s touch points, and a retail of $3,000.
Stumpjumper Women’s Carbon / Alloy geometry
The biggest difference in geometry for the women’s Stumpjumpers is the addition of an XS frame size to the mix. Otherwise, it appears to be the same as the men’s for the larger sizes other than narrower handlebars and shorter cranks.
S-Works Stumpjumper ST 29 / 27.5
Moving onto the Stumpjumper ST, this is the Short Travel version that replaces the Specialized Camber. Dropping the travel to 130/120mm for the 29er and 130/130 for the 27.5″ model, the ST uses the same frame design as the standard Stumpjumper with a different fork, shock, and shock link. Using the same build as the S-Works Stumpjumper, the price stays the same at $9,500.
Stumpjumper ST Carbon Expert 29 / 27.5
Using the same formula as the Stumpjumper, the Stumpjumper ST Carbon Expert drops to $5,500 in both 29 and 27.5″ wheels with RockShox suspension and a SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain.
Comp ST Carbon 29 / Comp ST Carbon 27.5
The last of the carbon Stumpjumper STs, the Comp ST is available in 27.5 or 29″ wheels with Fox suspension and a Shimano 1×11 drivetrain for $4,200.
Stumpjumper ST Alloy 29 / Stumpjumper ST Alloy 27.5
The only alloy models of the Stumpjumper ST, the Stumpjumper ST Alloy is by far the most affordable at $1,850. That gets you the same short travel M5 Sidearm alloy frame with a RockShox Recon RL fork, X-Fusion 02 Pro RL shock, a Shimano/Sunrace 1×11 drivetrain, and Tektro Gemini Comp brakes.
Stumpjumper ST Geometry
Again the geometry is pretty similar from carbon to alloy, with subtle differences in things like standover height.
Stumpjumper ST Women’s
Women’s Stumpjumper ST Comp Carbon 29
Following suit with the other women’s models, there is a women’s Stumpjumper ST Comp Carbon, but only in 29″ wheels for $4,200. Again, these bikes feature Women’s RX tunes and women’s touch points but otherwise feature the same tech and builds as the men’s bikes.
Women’s Stumpjumper ST Comp Alloy 29
The highest end aluminum Stumpjumper ST for woemn, the Comp Alloy is available in 29″ wheels for $3,000.
Women’s Stumpjumper ST Alloy 29 / 27.5
The only women’s Stumpjumper ST that’s available in both 29 and 27.5″ wheels is also the cheapest at $1,850. This uses the same build as the men’s save for women’s RX tunes and touch points to get the price as low as possible.
Women’s Stumpjumper ST Geometry
Stumpjumper EVO Comp Alloy
Only offered in one model, you do have the choice of 27.5 or 29″ wheels for the Stumpjumper EVO. While the EVO has the same travel numbers as the Stumpjumper, the geometry is certainly skewed towards the extreme to make the bike the best at going downhill while still managing to climb up it. This bike was also our chance to observe the level of detail that went into building the aluminum Stumpjumpers which deserves to be seen. As mentioned, the cable routing isn’t quite as magical as the carbon versions, but the amount of machining and engineering that went into the hiding the cables is impressive. Then there are small details that most would overlook like the decision to braze on the rear post mount instead of welding which resulted in a brake mount that’s not only more sleek, but a seatstay that Specialized says is stronger as well.
The Comp Evo includes a Fox Float 36 FIT 4 fork and Float DPX2 rear shock, SRAM Eagle 1×12 drivetrain, and Code R brakes for $3,600.
Stumpjumper EVO 29 / 27.5 Geometry
All of these bikes should be available now, with the exception of the Stumpjumper EVO which will be available later this summer.