The trails now belong to you, thanks to Specialized's Stumpjumper FSR Expert 29er. Its feathery M5-aluminum frame with 130mm of plush, efficient FSR suspension, 130mm-travel RockShox fork and big 29-inch DT Swiss wheels turn rock gardens into Zen gardens and make every trail go by faster. Its flawless SRAM/Shimano 2x10 drivetrain with carbon cranks always gives you the perfect gear, while the Avid Elixir discs slow you down in a hurry when the trail gets rough. A remote dropper post lets you dive in and out of technical sections or steep descents without stopping the flow. Plus, a quality Specialized handlebar, stem and saddle round out this fine ride.
|Frame||Specialized FSR M5-aluminum|
|Fork||RockShox Reba RLT 29, 130mm-travel w/lockout|
|Rear Shock||Fox/Specialized Brain, 130mm-travel w/Brain Fade|
|Rims/Wheels||DT Swiss 520SL|
|Hubs||Front: Specialized Hi Lo; Rear: DT Swiss 330SL|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Competition 1.8mm/1.6mm, stainless-steel|
|Tires||Specialized tubeless-ready, Front: S-Works Purgatory, 29 x 2.2; Rear: The Captain Control, 29 x 2.2|
|Crankset||SRAM S-2200 carbon|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano SLX|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X0|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Handlebars||Specialized XC flat|
|Tape/Grips||Specialized lock-on (Small/Medium: Grappler; Large/X-Large: Rocca)|
|Stem||Specialized XC adjustable rise|
|Brake Levers||Avid Elixir CR SL|
|Brakes||Avid Elixir CR SL disc, 7/6-inch rotors|
|Saddle||Specialized BG Henge Comp|
|Seatpost||Specialized Command Post, adjustable-height w/remote|
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This bike kicks booty and the ride is phenomenal I love the performance on technical and downhill Does well climbing
I had been skeptical of 29ers solely because I'm pretty much of a traditionalist. However, since I could afford a "play bike", I decided I wanted to see what all the talk was about. I live in Germany and 29ers haven't caught on here. So when I went to Phoenix on a business trip, I knew I had a chance to check a few 29ers out. The first thing I noticed was the bike seemed to roll by itself! I didn't use NEARLY the effort I normally expend just to go forward. It climbs effortlessly (I also ride a Trek Remedy 9.9)and rolls over most everything in its path. The ride is plush, but not so much that I have to deal with pedal bob. Shifting is milky smooth, even with the SLX in front. this bike has a way of taking five degrees of steepness out of downhills. I have rarely felt so confident on a bicycle. I only wish Specialized would include a low-rise bar of at least 26, if not 27 inches. I just feel slightly insecure with my hands so close together. But, I would recommend this bike to anyone.
I've been riding my FSR Expert 29er for 3.5 months. My previous bike was a 26" hard tail, so I love the full suspension and 29" wheels. Mostly ride with the rear shock in the pro pedal setting until it's a sustained downhill when the full travel is great. I'm 6'5", 220 lbs, and the XL frame fits very well. The XXL was just a little too long and the XL maneuvers better. The only issues I've had are: 1. Had to replace the quick release seat binder with a Salsa seat clamp. The shop used a lot of grease on the seat post and tube and it kept slipping with the quick release. 2. The rear freehub instantly froze returning from a long ride, breaking the rear derailleur and hanger. These are being replaced under warranty. The shop told me that the "Custom DT Swiss" rear hub is really a third party hub from Onyx. They don't have any replacement DT Swiss wheels so I am going with a DT Swiss wheel with a DT 340 hub. Supposedly this is a major upgrade and will not break. I am having to pay the difference between the original and the 340 wheel ($~150).
it fits my build.. great frame, components are sweet.. elixir brakes rock.. solid feel.. no fade.. light . beautiful. specialized w/ FOX shox are awesome. love the dt swiss wheels.. the skunk works captains.. kick trail. the m5 fsr 29 expert loves tobe ridden hard on trails.. it climbs .. corners .. descends well.. w the sram drivetrain its super crisp.. and reliable.. just a great thought out .. built from ground up bike