Your Ultimate Trail Bike is finally here.


The new Stumpjumper is the UIltimate Trail Bike. Seriously, the damn thing rides like it’s on rails. It’s the most versatile trail bike Specialized have ever made. And yeah, we’re stoked about that, but we’re even more excited about how well it’s tuned to you. Specialized have said goodbye to proprietary BS, focused on your needs, and made, what we feel, is the new benchmark in trail bikes.

The new Stumpjumper is available in three new variants:

– Stumpjumper ST (Mens & Womens) – Snappy & Nimble
– Stumpjumper (Mens & Womens)  – Fast & Planted
– Stumpjumper Evo – Pushing the Limits, Gravity Focussed

Key Features:

Sidearm frame optimises stiffness and weight = precise handling frame, especially rough terrain
Plush suspension with support throughout the travel = supported throughout entire travel and it’s metric so you can run whatever shock you think is best
Adjustability for every trail and rider = a flip chip to change geo, a threaded BB and ample tyre clearance. Everything a modern trail rider wants.

• TESTING: Extensive field testing was performed in order to fine-tune the front-end stiffness. The Specialized team would go ride a working version of the frame, provide feedback, and then they’d overwrap the frame with carbon plies, test it in the lab to record the stiffness values, and then give it back to the rider. They did this exact fine-tuning process over and over until they hit the perfect balance of stiffness and handling. And the result is a bike that feels like it’s riding on rails. Point it where you want, and you’re going there. This is Rider-First Engineered™ for mountain, and it delivers the ultimate trail ride — regardless of size.• SIDEARM FRAME: The sidearm design directly connects all three mounting points of the rear-end and shock to the frame, and this creates a significant increase in both stiffness and performance over bumps. More explicitly, frame flex has been minimized when the rear suspension is active. In CAD, Specialized were able to put the new 3D shape against the last iteration of the Stumpjumper, and with Finite Element Analysis (FEA), they were able to prove that the new layout was 20% more efficient. At the end of all of this, they’ve ended up with one of the lightest trail frames on the market.

• FSR: We love FSR, because it allows a tune of every part of the suspension with the least amount of compromises. Bike suspension is a marriage between the frame kinematics and the shock, after all. And given that Specialized have their own Suspension Team, they had them working hand-in-hand with the frame engineers on the bike design from day one. Because of this union, they’re now able to rely more on the frame kinematics and less on the shock damper. What does this mean for the ride? Well, it’s now supple for the small bumps, with a firm mid-stroke and exceptional bottom-out support. This is the suspension that makes the Ultimate Trail Bike.

• RX TUNE: The in-house Suspension Team adjusts every shock to ensure that it’s perfectly paired for the specific kinematics of your bike, so it’ll ride in the sweet spot with an ideal range of adjustability.

• WOMEN’S RX TUNE: female riders won’t get a better tune than what’s on offer, here. Female riders are typically lighter, so the volume, compression, and rebound are adjusted accordingly for every frame and wheel size. The goal is for the rear shock and fork to perform the same as with the men’s Rx Tune at lower pressures.
• ADJUSTABILITY: All of the configurations use standard stroke and eye-to-eye metric shocks, so you won’t find Shock Block anywhere. Specialized have also ditched the PF30 bottom bracket of yesteryear in favor of moving back to a threaded BB system, and both 27.5 and 29 frames can fit up to 3.0” tires, now. You’ll still want to check with your fork manufacturer to make sure a high-volume tyre can fit.

• FLIP CHIP: There are two settings, High and Low, and when you “flip the chip,” you effectively change the bottom bracket height by 6mm and the head tube angle by half-a-degree.

• IMPROVED CABLE ROUTING: Full tubes can be found throughout the carbon frame, so all you have to do is push the cable housing and it’ll come out the other end. No more lazy loop, hidden stashes of magnets, pokey spokes, or pillows to cry in.

• SWAT™ DOWN TUBE STORAGE: The new SWAT™ Down Tube Storage takes everything   from the last generation and makes it sleeker and lighter, while also adding 20% more volume.

• QUIETER DRIVETRAINS: The revolutionary new chainstay protector makes drivetrains virtually silent and pretty much makes chain slap a thing of the past.

Here is a chart of the basic Geometries for the 6 Variants of Stumpjumper:

Get in contact with us below if you want more information and for all pricing and availabilities.

Worth the wait!

Though it may have been the peloton’s worst kept secret, the 2018 Tarmac Disc is finally here. Rider First Engineered, 45 seconds faster and now with disc brakes, Specialized’s most complete race bike just got that little bit … well … more complete.

If you want to go fast, like go fast everywhere, this is the bike. This is the bike that’s made for everything from Grand Tours to your local fondo, and with a ground-up redesign, a heavy dose of aero wizardry, and of course, disc brakes.

A BIKE THAT PUTS YOU FIRST

Rider-First Engineered

Seven different sizes with the same tuned ride. The only way to do this is to obsess over every carbon ply and arrangement. It isn’t the kind of glamorous work that lands you on the cover of magazines. Nope. It’s scientists scrutinizing every thickness and shape, having heated arguments over stiffness targets and handling prowess like a model UN, but you’d never notice that when you’re riding a Tarmac. You’ll just feel like you’re riding the perfect bike.

ALL THE STOPPING

Options—Specialized want you to have them. That’s why there is a rim brake Tarmac and a disc version. No matter your preference, you’re covered. And better yet, the two versions are evenly matched on aero performance, speed, and handling, so your choice is really left to what you like and not what you’re willing to sacrifice.

YOU’VE GOT THE POWER

Introducing the lightest and most accurate power meter on the market; the all-new S-Works Power Cranks. An outlandish claim you may say, but Specialized have been able to achieve this through combining the incredibly light and stiff, carbon fiber S-Works road cranks with dual-sided power measurement, making it the lightest (440g/172.5mm) and most accurate power meter available.
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No One Else Would Go to This Length

We literally examine every ply of carbon on every single frame size we make to ensure that all of our performance targets come through on the finished product. The process is absurdly detailed, because what works on a 49cm doesn’t work on a 61cm. So, to make sure you get the perfect ride, every frame gets a unique layup schedule with different ply arrangements, orientations, quantities of material in specific areas, and sometimes, even exclusive thicknesses and types of carbon itself.

Below, you’ll find just a few of these places where this dark magic is applied:

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The New S-Works 7 Road Shoe is here

More Comfortable: The goal was for the upper to comfortably wrap the foot. This is accomplished by offset zonal closure, more padding on the tongue and heel cup, and strategic placement of Dyneema mesh. Through improved construction, the front of the shoe has more volume on the sides, reducing pressure on the 1st and 5th metatarsal. On previous generations of Specialized shoes, the bayonets that hold the dials were sewn in. They have advanced to thermo bonding for better durability and no chance for discomfort from stitches.

Better Outsole: Extensively engineered for stiffness and weight. Pressure mapping from riders and FE analysis informed a specific layup and shapes, delivering a stiffness index of 15.

Better Boas: Proprietary S3 Boa dials are cnc’d from alloy. Spring clutch internals for extended durability.

Better Availability: The shoes are unisex with all colors offered in all sizes. Half sizes available in some colours and a wide option is also coming.

  • Pressure mapping has been used to determine where force is applied while riding
    leading to a specific geometry lay-up
  • Lightweight and stiff due to efficient use of material and shapes

  • Padlock Heel holds back of foot in place while pedalling
  • Dyneema mesh one-piece upper wraps around midfoot providing secure, comfortable fit
  • Laser cut for precision and thermobonded for comfort and durability. The dyneema mesh in the one piece upper wraps around the midfoot and using our zonal closure system you have the most secure fit.
  • All materials and Boa components are welded together to eliminate any stack-up that might press against the foot uncomfortably
  • Dorsal artery padded to not effect bloodflow when the shoe is tightened
  • S3 Boa dials are cnc’d from alloy with spring clutch internals for extended durability

Get in touch with us if you need to know more or come in store to have a look at the new kicks

S-Works Epic HT takes out the UCI Marathon World Championship

Check out Annika Langvad’s XCM World Champs winning Epic HT from Specialized.

“For the past three years I’ve almost exclusively been riding a Specialized S-Works Era FSR World Cup. For this years UCI Marathon World Championship the course was fast and less technical. I knew I had to get back on a hardtail for that race. So after the World Cup race in Albstadt my mechanic Jumani build a Womens Epic Hardtail. The following three weeks I spend all my riding time on that bike. On the road, gravel, trails, you name it! We quickly got on with each other and the transition wasn’t hard at all.”

Niner frames ready to build

The Red Hook Allez Sprint DSW Frameset is coming

No doubt many of you will have seen the incredible Red Hook Crit design that Team Specialized Allez in the US are currently racing on. Riders were asking for it and Specialized have delivered!

They have also designed an accompanying water bottle and custom kit that will be available to match this stunning design.

Get in touch with us for further info on this very limited run of products at info@theridecycles.com.au