|Stumpjumper Evo 29||S2 Low BB||S3 Low BB||S2 High BB||S3 High BB|
|Top tube||599 mm||635 mm||604 mm||639 mm|
|Head tube||100 mm||105 mm||100 mm||105 mm|
|Chainstay||443 mm||443 mm||443 mm||443 mm|
|BB Drop||47 mm||47 mm||41 mm||41 mm|
|Wheelbase||1220 mm||1252 mm||1220 mm||1253 mm|
|Reach||445 mm||475 mm||450 mm||480 mm|
|Stack||619 mm||623 mm||616 mm||620 mm|
|Stumpjumper Evo 27.5||S2 Low BB||S3 Low BB||S2 High BB||S3 High BB|
|Top tube||615 mm||647 mm||613 mm||645 mm|
|Head tube||110 mm||120 mm||110 mm||120 mm|
|Chainstay||440 mm||440 mm||440 mm||440 mm|
|BB Drop||33 mm||33 mm||27 mm||27 mm|
|Wheelbase||1228 mm||1258 mm||1229 mm||1259 mm|
|Reach||465 mm||490 mm||470 mm||495 mm|
|Stack||601 mm||610 mm||598 mm||608 mm|
- FACT 11m full carbon frame with longer, slacker geometry for more aggressive riding
- Fox Float 36 Performance Elite fork for big hit potential
- Roval Traverse Carbon 27.5 wheels are lightweight, strong and fast
- SRAM GX Eagle 12 speed drivetrain for a massive 500% gear range
- Sram Code RSC 4 piston brakes for DH levels of stopping power
- Colour: Satin Carbon / Mint
- Sizes: S2, S3
2020 Specialized Stumpjumper Evo Pro Overview
The 2020 Specialized Stumpjumper Evo Pro is a £6,800 bike, that comes with either 27.5″ or 29″ wheels, just like the alloy versions. It has 150mm of rear travel from the FOX DHX2 Performance Elite shock. You also get 150mm at the front from the FOX FLOAT 36 Performance Elite. There is a 29er with 140mm of travel on the rear.
This bike is not a traditional trail bike. It is a high end trail bike that is suitable for technical downhill trails with rocks, roots, drops and jumps. The 2020 Specialized Stumpjumper Evo Pro is for riders that like to ride aggressively on these types of trails, especially those that like to ride downhill. So it is a downhill bike that can be pedalled up hill.
It comes in two sizes S2 and S3, this is so you can choose the size to suit your style of riding. The best way to think of these two sizes is ‘long’ and ‘longer’. If you are like me and vertically challenged, you would be better to go for the S2 size and larger rides should go for the S3. If you are in between, you will have the luxury of choosing, depending on your personal preference and how you like a bike to ride.
The most notable characteristic of this bike’s frame is the design of the new sidearm. The front end and the trailing end are linked together at three points. The new sidearm design makes sure these points are super stiff. It also reduces the weight of the rear end by 100g. But, the most important thing, is the stiffness it brings to the frame. Stiff frames are more responsive, making the bike more agile.
The way mountain bike suspension performs depends on a few things the wheel size as well as the size of the rider. This is where Specialized’s Rx tune comes in. This puts the bike in the middle of the adjustment spectrum. This means you can a lot of room to tweak the bike to get it exactly how you want it. The Rx tune is specific for each of the 27.5″ and 29″ wheeled versions. This is so the suspension moves in a perfectly linear motion, making it the most efficient as it can be.
Specialized have reintroduced threaded bottom brackets, this makes maintenance much easier than the push-fit alternative. The amount you can tune your Evo has been well thought out. They have given you room to fit a 3″ wide tyre, for extra grip. Specialized have thoughtfully given you the ability to fit whatever aftermarket rear shock you want. Customisation is furthered with a Flip Chip. This allows you to change the ride height of the bike. When you switch it from high to low for better cornering, your bottom bracket drops 6mm and the head tube angle slackens by half-a-degree.
Details and Components
There are some pretty cool details on this mountain bike. For example, it has a ribbed chainstay protector that stops chain slap and reduces noise from the drivetrain. If you are fan of the tidy look, the Evo has internal cable routing. They have made it very easy to work with, when it comes to changing cables, by putting tubes inside the frame. This means you just have to push your cables in.
The spec of the 2020 Specialized Stumpjumper Evo Pro is pretty high end. With its Fox front and rear suspension, tough Roval Traverse Carbon wheels, and the fantastic 12-speed SRAM GX Eagle groupset. The brakes are four piston SRAM Code RSC, which means you will be able to stop when you get to the bottom of that big hill you have been charging down.
Will You Be Buying a 2020 Specialized Stumpjumper Evo Pro?
What are your thoughts on this bike? Would this bike suit the terrain you ride and your riding style? Please let me know your thoughts and questions in the comments section below.
If this seems a bit pricy, you may want to check out the rest of the Stumpjumper range. There are lots of different options at different price points