Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 29

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 29. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

17 reasons to buy

  • The Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 29 has 140mm of travel in the rear and 150mm of travel upfront. This minimizes the impact felt over trail obstacles.
  • The Horst Link suspension on the bike offers excellent small bump compliance, according to testers.
  • The bike is low and long. Test riders found it confident on descents with this geometry.
  • The bike has a SWAT compartment in the downtube for storing tools, a tube or snacks.
  • The headset has a hidden compartment that contains a multi-tool, chain tool and spare link, on the Stumpjumper EVO 29.
  • Specialized use their own Butcher tires on the bike. They provide fantastic grip over a variety of trail conditions.
  • The bike is a capable climber. Users found that locking out the shock gave the ability to climb steep grades, with minimal pedal bob.
  • The Stumpjumper EVO 29's low bottom bracket places riders in a stable riding position.
  • An optional coil shock gives riders a more planted feel on the trail.
  • Running an air shock on the Stumpjumper EVO 29 gives riders a more progressive ride.
  • The SRAM Code RSC brakes stop on a dime, paired with massive 210mm brake rotors.
  • The 12-speed SRAM drivetrain shifts effortlessly on the Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 29.
  • Testers were pleased with the flip-chip adjustment on the shock. The Stumpjumper EVO 29 has a high and low setting.
  • The bike's 29” wheels are fast-rolling and allow riders to accelerate quickly.
  • The seat stays and chainstays have molded protection that prevents the EVO 29's frame from being damaged.
  • The bike has a protective finish that prevents the frame from becoming scratched easily.
  • The long and low geometry of the bike allows riders to corner at speed and rail through berms.

5 reasons not to buy

  • The bike is only available in two sizes. 'S2' fits most users that would usually ride size medium to large. 'S3' fits taller riders.
  • Experts found the low bottom bracket can lead to frequent pedal strikes on the Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 29.
  • One tester noted that the bike’s long, slack front end was lazy through technical terrain.
  • The Stumpjumper EVO 29 is heavier than other bikes in its category.
  • Test riders found an active and aggressive riding style is needed to make the bike perform best.

Bottom line

The Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 29 is a long and low all-mountain trail bike. It has efficient climbing abilities, despite its heavier weight. It excels on the descents with 140mm of travel in the rear and 150mm in the fork. The 29” wheels and Specialized Butcher tires are fast-rolling with plenty of grip. The bike has a protective finish and molded protection that prevents it from easily being damaged by trail debris. Unfortunately, its low bottom bracket can lead to frequent pedal strikes. Additionally, the bike is limited to only two sizes.

Expert Reviews

84/100 based on 2 rated expert reviews
Feed the Habit

2020 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Comp Carbon 29 Review

Picking lines carefully becomes an art and sometimes it’s just best to take a hard pass. But, if you roll up to that rock garden aboard the 2020 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO, you’ll have to be less picky about your lines and focus instead on how much fun you’re having.

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Mountain Bike Rider

Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Comp Alloy 29 review

Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Comp Alloy 29 is a totally different beast. It’s not a regular Stumpjumper that has a longer-travel fork and beefier tyres.

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Freehub Magazine

2019 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 29 // Bike Review

It looks incredible.

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2020 Specialized Stumpjumper Evo Pro 29 | Test Ride and Review | Too Long, Too Low, Too Slack?

If you’re in the market for an aggressive trail bike and you don’t want to have a 170mm travel bike, but you want the geo of it, I think this is your bike.

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Full Send MTB

2020 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Review

It’s a burly trail bike.

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David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes

Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 2019 First Look

It’s an all-new bike. Longer, slacker, lower and easily the most aggressive trail bike that Specialized has ever reproduced.

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Send er Buds

Better Than The 2020 Specialized Enduro? | Stumpjumper Evo Review

It feels freaking awesome.

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The Loam Wolf

Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Pro 29 Mountain Bike Review

Right out of the box, our S3 tester got us excited. This bike has one of the best finishes I have seen to date. No unnecessary branding, extensive graphic treatment, or anything bright for that matter.

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Ride All the ‘A’ Lines on the Specialized Stumpjumper Evo Comp Alloy 29

This EVO version of Specialized’s enduring Stumpjumper 29 won’t appeal to as many people as the standard Stumpy trail bike, but that’s what makes it so cool.

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Review: Specialized Stumpjumper EVO 29

If the Stumpjumper is the clean cut, goody-two-shoes model, the EVO is the tattooed and pierced rebel, a bike that doesn’t fit into the conventional mold.

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User Ratings

97/100 based on 12 ratings
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