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    Specialized Goes 650B with Stumpjumper EVO Models

    Today Specialized announced two new 650b (27.5-inch) Stumpjumper EVO models to dealers. The decision to make the move to 650b was based on consumer and retailer demand. 26-inch EVO models will be discontinued going forward, but 29-inch EVO models will still be available. Bikes are expected to be available as early as mid-April. As these leaked catalogue images show, each model will come in two colors.
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    2015 Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon EVO 650b
    The Expert Carbon EVO model features a FACT 9m carbon front triangle and M5 alloy rear triangle. Parts include a RockShox Pike RC fork, FOX Float CTD Factory rear shock with AUTOSAG, Shimano XT brakes, SRAM X01 11-speed drivetrain, 650b Specialized tires, and 650b Specialized 142+ Roval Traverse wheels. MSRP is $6,500.



    More at: It's Official! Specialized Goes 650B with Stumpjumper EVO Models - Features - Vital MTB

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    EVOs used to have hot paintjobs, what happened Specialized? That baby blue needs to go.

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Size:  21.3 KBSo the question is do you spend the extra $1,500-$2,000 because it says Specialized or go with the upcoming Switchback Unveil7?

    Unveil7 — 29er | 27.5 | Switchback Bikes

    I've got a friend riding the 29'er version, it's been over a year now with no issues whatsoever. I think they even now have a 2 or 3 year warranty.

    Thoughts?
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    Stop messing around let's see those 650B Enduros!!!

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    Specialized Goes 650B with Stumpjumper EVO Models

    They should offer a blacked out model like they have this year.


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    My bike is now officially extinct. It's still the most fun, best trail bike I've ridden and I'll continue to shred as long as it lasts. See you on the trails.

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    Well, this is what I have been waiting on all winter. Those colors are absolutely hideous. Hideous enough for me to let Specialized I'm moving on. Time to pull the trigger on the Troy I believe, as I've waited long enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by okie_calvin View Post
    Thoughts?
    Yes ! Here : there's a lot more 27.5 bikes available out there and it looks like Specialized came quite late to the 650b game. Still,I'm sure this bike has been planned a long time ago and like most of their bikes it will perform flawlessly and competitors once again will have to learn something.

    I'm thinking about a those who dropped some serious cash for Sworks and Expert Enduro 29ers back in september,if the Enduro 27,5 will be released well that is quite a bit irritating..
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    I'm surprised about why the top tube hasn't been tweaked "a la Epic 2014" style,more straight and elegant rather than looking like a tube of metal crammed between 2 wheels. We are looking at the same frame from 2012 afterall...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devastazione View Post
    I'm surprised about why the top tube hasn't been tweaked "a la Epic 2014" style,more straight and elegant rather than looking like a tube of metal crammed between 2 wheels. We are looking at the same frame from 2012 afterall...
    Yeah I agree. Looks like the same frame, I was expecting an overhaul. I probably wont get a 650b stumpy till the 2nd gen or 3 gen frame.

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    So no XL for 650b stumpy? Thats nuts. My 2012 was the last year of the 26er XL.

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    I want to know what the reach and the chain stay measurements are...
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    Specialized website now has the 650b models on it, but doesn't have the measurements as of today:

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    The geo ive seen posted better be wrong. A 68.4HT angle is steep for the type of bike it is meant to be..
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    I just picked up a new stumpy 26" last week. Would've liked to at least tested one of those out. That's what I get for cheating on my Scott dealer. I got the evo comp model best build for the price so still a win.

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    Pretty disapointing, it is just the 29er front tri with a new rear and a lower headset spacer to to adjust geo. Ill wait till till actually take the time to design a proper 650b

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    Yeah,

    I got a 2014 (!) Specialized Stumpjumper Carbon Evo FSR Expert 26er (friggin name). And I like it SO much.
    And now it is extinct. I got it last november and have ridden it a ton. Couldn´t imagine a nicer bike.
    And the stealth blacked out look is just fantastic.

    If Specialized still has a blacked out Enduro (whatever wheelsize, I don´t really care) in carbon this fall, I´ll buy one to complement my trail EVO SJ.

    Hanging a 29er front triangle with a fork spacer onto a 650b rear-end doesn´t seem super sophisticated and the HA looks quite steep. But maybe it works?

    Maybe they´ll also release a new 29er 2015 Stumpjumper this fall and irritate all the customers who get this "new" 650b Evo. =)

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    wow, that bb is pretty crazy low at 327mm, which is about 12 7/8 inches.
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    Curious if this is the floodgate to offer HTs and other FSs like the Epic....
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    Wonder if the 27.5 rear end and linkage could be retrofitted to a 26" front triangle?

    They may have used the 29" front triangle to avoid having two separate front triangles to manufacture rather than it being a better fit.

    If it does fit and is available I am sure lots of people would want to upgrade their 26" models.

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    In addition to the whacky 68.4* HA, what's going on with the external headset?

    PS Stack seems like awfully high too, significantly taller than even 29er models


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    Specialized Goes 650B with Stumpjumper EVO Models

    Sweet! Now my '13 stumpy fsr evo is on it's way to classic/vintage status!

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    i really want to just order the rear end! i bet it will bolt up to my 26" and be a lot more slack!

    The frame only option has a sweet all black version that looks like my 2013.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cable0guy View Post
    In addition to the whacky 68.4* HA, what's going on with the external headset?

    PS Stack seems like awfully high too, significantly taller than even 29er models

    Where's that photo from?
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