Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Review
Manufacturer –Specialized Bicycle, Morgan Hill, CA
Model –Stumpjumper FSR EVO
With a Sram 2×10 drivetrain, carbon cranks, Fox Shox suspension and a 67 degree head tube angle – Specialized’s Stumpjumper EVO is a swiss-army-of-a-bike meant to handle many different disciplines of mountain biking. Offering a laterally stiff frame, Specialized also took into consideration the EVOs aesthetics and design, making sure the bike looked beautifully mean on all angles. While the build from Specialized is technically sound and should please most riders, the EVOs “stock” Specialized Purgatory tires were slightly sketchy to say at best in loose over hard-pack terrain.
Bottom Line –
If you’re looking for a full-suspension All-Mountain ride that you can cruise down the steep stuff and grind up hills with, the Specialized Stumpjumper EVO is the bike to go after. Add a dropper post and change out the tires to your favorite set of rubbers and you’ll be ready for any type of bike-shredding action.