True—life is full of compromises. But on the trail, we're adamant believers that you should never have to "settle." That's why our Women's Stumpjumper Comp Carbon 27.5 goes above and beyond to provide you with the ride of your life. Every touchpoint is tailored for female riders, while the frame shatters every rule in the design book with a total disregard for proprietary nonsense, a revolutionary new asymmetrical frame, and custom shock tunes exclusively for women.
Our design goal for the new Stumpjumper was simple—design a trail bike that feels telepathic.
We started by creating our own mountain-specific stiffness test that examines the connection between a rider's a hands and feet, and then we looked at the layout with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to see where we could get the biggest stiffness improvements. This led to a big discovery: Bigger frames needed more front-end stiffness while the smaller ones were just fine. We were able to keep the same stiffness standards in the front triangle of the smaller frames, while reducing weight by about 20%. And for the big frames, we ramped up the stiffness by 20% and kept the same weight.
It was then time to turn our focus to the rear-end to see how we could further improve the ride. We developed a radical new sidearm design that crushes stiffness targets. By connecting all three shock mounting points in one structure, we were able to minimize deflection when the suspension is active, and this greatly contributes to the incredible new feel on the trail. The new sidearm design also takes about 100 grams out of the rear of the frame.
We continued down the suspension path with a custom Women's Rx Tune on both the fork and rear shock. Suspension performance is highly dependent on frame, wheel, and rider size, so we use our Rx Tune to get each bike to land in the middle of the adjustment spectrum, and this gives you the biggest possible range to fine-tune your ride. Another focal point of the tune was matching the suspension characteristics between wheel sizes—we developed a specific Rx Tune for each platform and rider size. So, no matter what, you'll get perfectly linear suspension.
Steps were also taken to get rid of all the proprietary nonsense. Threaded bottom brackets make a triumphant return, and we made room for up to a 3.0" tire. You're also free to run whatever aftermarket rear shock you want, since we're using standard stroke and eye-to-eye dimensions. No AUTOSAG. No Shock Block. We revamped the SWAT™ box, too, making it sleeker, lighter, and with 20% more volume, and customization is furthered with a Flip Chip that lets you to dial-in your Stumpy to your riding style. Switch it from High to Low and it drops your bottom bracket 6mm, slackens the head tube by half-a-degree, and shortens the reach by 5mm. Little details also jump out to surprise you, like a newly designed ribbed chainstay protector that makes chain slap a thing of the past and nearly silences the drivetrain. The nubs on this protector disrupt the wave of the chain, like throwing a rock into the water to break the surface tension before jumping off a cliff. It's super cool.
FACT 11m, full carbon chassis and rear end, asymmetrical design, 27.5 Trail Geometry, SWAT™ Door integration, threaded BB, fully enclosed internal cable routing, 12x148mm dropouts, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, replaceable derailleur hanger, 150mm of travel
FOX FLOAT Rhythm, 34, GRIP Damper, 44mm offset, 2-position sweep adjust, 15x110mm, tapered alloy steerer, 150mm of travel
FOX FLOAT DPS Performance, Rx Women's Tune, rebound and 3-position compression adjust, 210x52.5mm
|FRONT HUB||Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 15x110mm spacing, 28h|
|REAR HUB||Specialized, sealed cartridge bearings, 12x148mm thru-axle, 28h|
|SPOKES||DT Swiss Industry|
|RIMS||Roval Traverse 27.5, hookless alloy, 29mm inner width, tubeless ready, 28h|
|INNER TUBES||Presta, 40mm valve|
|FRONT TIRE||Butcher, GRID casing, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.6"|
|REAR TIRE||Purgatory, GRID casing, GRIPTON® compound, 2Bliss Ready, 27.5 x 2.6"|
|CRANKSET||RaceFace Aeffect, 24mm spindle, 170mm crankarm|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Threaded BB, 24mm spindle|
|SHIFT LEVERS||Shimano SLX, 11-speed|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano XT, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 11-speed|
|CASSETTE||Shimano SLX, 11-speed, 11-46t|
|CHAIN||KMC X11, 11-speed w/ Missing Link™|
|FRONT BRAKE||Shimano SLX, hydraulic disc, resin pads, 200mm|
|REAR BRAKE||Shimano SLX, hydraulic disc, resin pads, 180mm|
Specialized Trail, 6061 alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 27mm rise, 780mm, 31.8mm clamp
|GRIPS||Specialized Sip Grip|
|STEM||Specialized Trail, 3D-forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise|
|SADDLE||Myth Sport, steel rails, 155mm|
X-Fusion Manic, infinite adjustable, two-bolt head, bottom mount cable routing, remote SRL lever, 34.9mm, XS: 100mm, SM/M: 125mm, LG: 150mm of travel
|SEAT BINDER||Specialized bolt-type, alloy, 38.6mm|