1. Frame: “Large Specialized S-Works
Stumpjumper 29, Ohlins TTX22 coil shock,
548- or 571-pound spring, depending on
terrain. I have two different shocks with
the same eye to eye, so static geo doesn’t
change, and there’s a standard 48-milli-
meter-stroke shock to get 135 millimeters
of travel, or a longer 51-millimeter-stroke
shock for 148 millimeters of travel.
2. Fork: “Ohlins RXF 36 coil fork, 170
millimeters of travel. The settings always
change depending on the terrain.”
3. Tires: “Again, they always change a
little race to race, and currently they are all
prototypes still, but base setup is the 2. 6
Butcher in a semi-soft compound we’re
calling T7000, and the casing we’re calling
Grid Apex at the moment, and they come in
at 1160 to 1180 grams each, but we also
have the full dual-ply casings that come in
at around 1260 grams that I will use if it’s
a bit rockier or faster.”
4. Inner tubes or tubeless system:
“Always tubeless, and always now with
Cushcore front and rear. That system is far
more advanced than a bit of foam shoved
in a tire like some people think it is. To me,
it’s a game-changer. Every claim those
guys make about their system is 100 percent true, and I get $0 from them, it’s just
5. Wheelset: Roval Fatty Traverse SL
with the rim plugs instead of tape.
“Best way ever to get a bit of weight out
of the wheels and more reliable than tape.”
6. Spokes: Roval.
7. Front hub: “Roval. It’s a complete
8. Rear hub: “Roval also, as above.”
9. Brakes: “Magura MT5 with the
metallic pads and usually the 200-milli-
meter Storm SL rotors front and rear, but
sometimes I’ll go back to 180 millimeters.”
10. Handlebar: “Renthal Fatbar
Carbon,; 20-millimeter rise on this bike,
760-millimeters wide; backsweep is 7
degrees and upsweep is 5.”
11. Bottom bracket: CeramicSpeed.
12. Grips: ODI Elite Pro.
13. Cranks: SRAM XX1, 170mm.
14. Chainring: 34t SRAM XX1 ring,
direct mount; sometimes 36t.
15. Pedals: HT T1: “I have used
nothing but Shimano for 20 years, and
these feel just like Shimano, but have
Jared Graves’ Specialized
Leaning it over: Jared rails a
turn at Finale Ligure, 2017.