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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:

 Ask us for more info on these beasts

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

Christmas and New Years Trading hours

December

Sunday 17th – Closed
Monday 18th – 9am-6pm
Tuesday 19h – 9am-6pm
Wednesday 20th – 9am-6pm
Thursday 21st – 9am-8pm (Extended Hours)
Friday 22nd – 9am-6pm
Saturday 23rd – 9am-5pm
Sunday 24th – 10-1pm  (Perfect time to pick up that Christmas Lay-by!)

Monday 25th – Closed for Christmas
Tuesday 26th – Closed for Boxing Day
Wednesday 27th – 10am-4pm
Thursday 28th – 10am-4pm
Friday 29th – 10am-4pm
Saturday 30th – 9am-2pm
Sunday 31st – Closed

January

Monday 1st – Closed for New Years Day
Tuesday 2nd – resume normal programming. (9am-6pm Monday – Friday and 9am-5pm Saturday)
Wednesday 3rd – Workshop Reopens (Please book ahead!!)

Win a double Ignition MTB Festival pass! #SendMeToIgnition

Want to win a double pass to the Ignition MTB Festival? Today is your lucky day!

Thanks to Blue Dirt and The Ride Cycles, you and a mate could be off to Falls Creek for a whole weekend of adventures, riding and shuttles!

Simply upload your best photo of you riding with your mates on Instagram, tag @theridecycles and @bluedirtmountainbiking in you post, and share your photo with the #SendMeToIgnition hashtag! It’s that simple!

The best photo and caption will win a double pass for the weekend, with bonus points for creativity! Terms and conditions at bottom of the page.

 

 

Terms and Conditions 

  1. This is not a photography competition. Photos will not be judged on the quality of the photo. Everyone has a chance. Make us laugh, make us cry, get creative or do something different to stand out. That is what counts! 
  2. It must be your own photo, or a photo that you have permission to use. No ownership, no entry. 
  3. Anything else required for the weekend such as transport and accommodation is not included. The prize is strictly 2x Ignition MTB Festival entries. 
  4. If you win and cannot attend, the 2x entries will be transferable so long as you have not redeemed the entry voucher. If you have redeemed the entry voucher and then cannot make it, entry is not transferable. 
  5. If you win and have already entered, find two other mates, give them the passes and drag them along with you. The more the merrier! 
  6. Not redeemable for cash or any other cool loot. 
  7. There is no limit to the amount of times you can enter. 
  8. All regular Ignition MTB Festival entry terms and conditions apply. 
  9. Winner will be announced at 3pm AEST on Friday 10th November. 
  10. We will make contact with you on Instagram by 5pm AEST on Friday 10th November for further instructions. 

 

 

Spring Cleaning Frame and Fork Sale

We need to clear some space as lots of 2018 bikes are coming!

Here is you chance to save $$$ on Frames and Forks in our Spring Clearout

Brand Model Size / Colour RRP SALE PRICE Notes
MTB FRAMES
Intense 2015 Uzzi 26” Med / Black

$3499.00

$1500.00

Intense Carbine 29 Med / Orange

$3999.00

$1999.00

No Shock
Intense 951 DVO Med / Grey

$6499.00

$2999.00

Will Split
Intense

951

Med / Fluro Green

$4499.00

$1999.00

Intense M16A LRG / Red

$5299.00

$2299.00

Intense M16A Med / Black

$5299.00

$2299.00

Sworks Stumpy 29 Med / Purp

$5400.00

$3999.00

Sworks Stumpy 29 Med / Black

$5400.00

$3999.00

Sworks Stumpy 29 Med / Fluro Green

$5400.00

$3999.00

Has been built
Sworks Stumpy 650b Med / Black

$5400.00

$3999.00

Sworks Stump HT Sml / Black/Red

$3999.00

$1999.00

No Fork
Specialized Fuse 6 fattie Med / Red

$999.00

$499.00

Has been Built
Niner ROS 9 SML Silver

$1550.00

$750.00

MTB FORKS
Rockshox RS-1 Brain 80mm 29 – Tapered

$2290.00

$1150.00

Off Bike
Rockshox Pike 29 140mm 29 – 15×100 axle

$1299.00

$899.00

Rockshox Boxxer RC 26” 26 – 20mm Thru

$1299.00

$899.00

Rockshox Boxxer Team 27.5 27.5 20mm Thru

$1999.00

$1399.00

DVO Emerald 27.5 27.5 20mm Thru Green

$2199.00

$1499.00

No Box
Ohlins RXF34 29 150mm 29 – Boost

$199.00

$1499.00

Specialized Chisel Carbon 29 – QR

$499.00

$249.00

4 Left
Manitou Dorado Expert 27.5 27.5 20mm Thru

$1699.00

$1099.00

Ridden Once
Fox 34 Factory 150mm 27.5 Boost

$1650.00

$1250.00

Has been fitted to display bike
Road Frame & Fork
Ridley 2017 Noah 54cm – Blu/Blk

$2899.00

$1999.00

Has been built
Ridley 2017 Fenix SL 56cm – Red

$2899.00

$1999.00

Has Been Built
Ridley 2017 Fenix SL 54cm Metallic Black

$2899.00

$1699.00

Pureline – Ex Demo
Ridley 2017 Helium SLX 56cm Blu

$4999.00

$3499.00

Pureline
Specialized Allez DSW 49cm Black

$1299.00

$599.00