• 12-09-2012
    Pex
    2014 Stumpjumper FSR Possibilities
    For 2013 the Camber and Enduro saw significant changes while the Stumpjumper and Epic were only slightly modified. This may suggest that the 2014 Stumpjumpers are due for a more complete redesign.

    Is there anything specific you would like to see on next year's stumpys?

    I'm wondering if they may shorten the wheelbase, this seems to be an industry trend with other 29ers being shorter (Giant/Niner for example)

    Look forward to your thoughts!!!
  • 12-09-2012
    Loll
    How about a cabon rear
  • 12-09-2012
    Wiewior
    650b EVO
  • 12-09-2012
    Pex
    650b would be cool, seems like specialized takes every opportunity to bash 650b though. Perhaps just a sales tactic to move 29ers.
  • 12-09-2012
    rufus
    From what I've heard, they took every opportunity to bash 29ers too, back in the day. Until they came out with one.
  • 12-09-2012
    Doedrums
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Loll View Post
    How about a cabon rear

    The S-Works is full carbon and the Expert has carbon seat stays. Only the Comp carbon has an alloy rear. The SJ was redesigned for the 2012 models. It might be a bit much to expect major changes that soon.
  • 12-09-2012
    mmckechnie
    They've been on an "every third year" redesign pattern for a while now though. 08-09, 10-11 and its already been 12-13 on the current generation, so we could see a new SJ in 2014. I'd say 2015 at the latest.

    I'd say expect to see 650b in the next design. S-WORKS 650b, EVO 650b, etc. 34 forks being found on most models. 1x11 drivetrains if SRAM brings it down to the X0 and X9 groups.
  • 12-09-2012
    ds33gt
    34's should be a must on all of the trail/AM bikes. I'd like to see a semi-customization program if you pre-order before a certain date. A few color options, maybe a choice of drivetrains (sram or shimano, or x0 vs x7 or xtr vs lx, maybe even a RS vs Fox fork. Carbon rim option. These changes are all off the shelf parts and it would be a pre order deal so you would order the bike and wait 3 or 4 months for them to be built. The only issue with this is the color schemes possibly being the toughest thing to offer.

    Just thinking out loud...
  • 12-09-2012
    Wiewior
    Only thing that stops me from buying EVO is lack of 650b, and going for 650b front only is not enough. I like short CS, low BB and slack HT. I wish they made a chip like Trek has for changing a geometry +/- 1 degree
  • 12-10-2012
    ds33gt
    Throw a cane creek adj. headset on, that shoud take care of your issue.
  • 12-10-2012
    Wiewior
    Yeaaa, but I would like to have it changed in seconds, not minutes, depending on terrain conditions. Whats more, it's ~150$ headset
  • 12-10-2012
    stumpynerd
    An all mountain hardtail stumpy would be nice. The stumpy evo ht now doesn't cut it.

    And last but not least, ditch Avid brakes, for Shimano or Hope.
  • 12-10-2012
    stumpynerd
    Autosag up front and wheels/hubs that will last more than a season.
  • 12-10-2012
    his dudeness
    Sweet colors.
  • 12-10-2012
    Mr.P
    XX1 - except it will be XX9 in 2014

    P
  • 12-10-2012
    Miker J
    A 650b Stumpy FSR or 650b Enduro with 150mm at both ends.

    Forks:

    34mm without a 20mm TA isn't worth the change.

    36mm with a 20mm might be overkill.

    Rock shocks is on track with the 35mm and a 20mm TA. Now they need to make it in a 29er and 650b.
  • 12-11-2012
    dirkinho
    Remote Brain Dial-in for rear suspension, like already mentioned (by mistake) in the 2010 catalogue.
  • 12-13-2012
    Pex
    34 forks would be a welcomed addition. I also like the idea of "lower end" 1x11 set-ups. I imagine both of these have a fairly high probability of happening.

    The idea of semi-custom options is one that I would probably utilize if it were to become a reality, but I don't think a company as big as spec would offer such an option. Seems to me like that is easier for a small company to pull off with a more flexible production facilities.

    I don't think I could pass on a 650b stumpy should they market one. Although I've heard that the first 29ers were pretty awful, do you guys think there would be a similar learning curve with 650b? Or is it possible that 650b could be an exception because the geometry wouldn't have to be much different than a 26" frame?

    Ugh I don't want to wait!
  • 12-13-2012
    mantra
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ds33gt View Post
    Throw a cane creek adj. headset on, that shoud take care of your issue.

    Is there a version for intigrated headsets in a tapered headtube?
  • 12-14-2012
    Devastazione
    I don't see them going 650b anytime soon,they're too committed to 29ers,I guess the big thing for 2014 will be the Enduro 29er and maybe an all new Tarmac. Stumpy FSR will get a major restyle for 2015 maybe.
  • 12-14-2012
    Pex
    No more avid breaks please.
  • 12-14-2012
    ftajiri
    Magura or shimano please...

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  • 12-19-2012
    stumpynerd
    Bring back the XL frame for the 26er stumpy fsr. 2012 was the last year of the XL frame for the 26er fsr. Specialized shouldn't force tall riders to drink the 29er koolaid.
  • 05-23-2013
    retoo
    Does someone have any news about a new Stumpjumper 2014? Any news about the short chainstay-treatment? Rumor got 450mm chainstays...
  • 05-24-2013
    his dudeness
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by retoo View Post
    Does someone have any news about a new Stumpjumper 2014? Any news about the short chainstay-treatment? Rumor got 450mm chainstays...

    I think the ones that know aren't allowed to divulge such information on a public forum. Specialized is usually pretty tight lipped about their r&d process. If you are in the right place at the right time you might see something that they're developing but you probably wouldn't know what you're looking at.