WHAT IS THE EVO?
We see the EVO as the result of many late
nights in the garage staring at a Stumpjumper
and wondering, “What if?” What if I add a
bit more rear-wheel travel? What if I beef up
the brakes? What if I get a bit more aggressive
with the tires? What if I add a bashguard?
What if I slacken up the geometry? The EVO
is the brainchild of a product manager who
just can’t leave a great thing alone.
The Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon
EVOs (29er and 26er) end up between
Specialized’s superior Stumpjumper FSR
trailbikes and their right-at-home-at-a-bike-park Enduro in terms of suspension travel,
frame geometry, weight and attitude.
WHO ARE THEY MADE FOR?
The EVOs are aimed at riders forced to ride
trails that are a step or two removed from
IMBA-certified flow trails. These are not bikes
for groomed trails and gentle, bermed turns.
They would work for that, but you’d be leaving performance on the table. EVO riders want
to get off the flow and challenge themselves to
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