A 29″ carbon frame hardtail crosscountry bike with ultra high-end components.
A balanced machine that offers stability, composure and agility in a well-rounded package
Jul 2013Read Review
[SV_VIMEO id=”59379854″] Can a 29er out-perform a 26er when it comes to technical trail/all-mountain riding? Specialized certainly think so; they’ve been espousing the virtues of a bigger wheel for many years and have been incredibly active in pushing 29ers into longer travel applications. In fact, Specialized are so convinced the big wheel is the right …
Remarkably versatile in all kinds of situations. Efficient and hassle-free suspension. Great handling and grip. No corners cut in spec or finish.
'Dangler' chain guide not needed with Type 2 derailleur. Jagwire cable housing is mushy when shifting.
Feb 2013Read Review
If you are steadying yourself because you already saw the $9900 price tag, take a deep breath. Specialized offers the Stumpjumper FSR 29 and
Jan 2013Read Review
Specialized Stumpy Expert Evos — now with a carbon front-end 29
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Jul 2012Read Review
Sometime between the death of the aluminum hardtail and the popularization of full suspension, we strayed down the platitudinous path of categorization: XC race, trail, all-mountain, gravity, or DH.... While these names may help guide an uninitiated buyer to the right machine, it's the new wave of bikes designed to transcend categorization that arouses wide-eyed enthusiasm from the true aficionado of singletrack.
Mar 2012Read Review
Even after crashing hard early in the 2010 Leadville 100 and having to replace his front wheel, Todd Wells was right in the thick of the action at the
Aug 2011Read Review
FACT 11m carbon, 29"" geometry, FACT IS construction, tapered HT, carbon PF30 BB, hollow carbon dropouts, replaceable alloy derailleur hanger
BB Standard: PF30, Press Fit
Custom RockShox SID World Cup 29 Brain, inertia valve damper, air spring, tapered carbon steerer, top-mount Brain Fade adj. and rebound adj. QR, S: 80mm travel, Others 90mm
1-1/8 and 1-1/2"" Threadless, Campy style upper with 1-1/2"" lower, cartridge bearings, carbon top cap
Syntace F109, 6º rise, 31.8mm clamp, S: 75mm, M: 90mm, L: 100mm, XL: 110mm
S-Works XC Carbon flat bar, uni-directional carbon, 680mm wide, 8º back sweep, 31.8mm
Specialized Body Geometry Phenom Expert, ti rails, 143mm width
S-Works Carbon, 27.2mm, single-bolt head, 15.5/17.5"": 350mm, Others: 400mm
Resin Test Ride Pedals with toe clips, CEN std.
Specialized lock-on, S/M: Grappler, Others: Grappler XL
Shimano XTR Shadow M980, 10-speed, medium cage
Shimano XTR M986, 34.9mm clamp, down-swing, dual-pull
S-Works OS carbon crank, 10-speed XC double, S: 170mm, Others: 175mm
Shimano XTR M980R, 10-speed, w/ I-Spec camps
Shimano XTR 10-speed, 11-36t
Shimano XTR M980, 10-speed
Shimano XTR, hydraulic disc, post mount, ti/metal pad, Ice Tech 160mm rotor
Shimano XTR M985 hydraulic, w/ I-Spec clamps
Roval Control SL 29, carbon disc, 28mm, 32h
DT Swiss Revolution 2.0/1.5/2.0mm stainless, DT Aerolite, bladed, painted
Roval Control SL 29, carbon/alloy, OS 28mm end caps, QR, 32h
Roval Control SL 29, DT Star Ratchet, QR, 32h
S-Works Renegade, 120 TPI, 2Bliss ready aramid bead, dual-compound, 29x1.95""