2022 Specialized Stumpy Evo Alloy boasts adjustable headset, BB height and mullet wheel compatibility!

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Specialized announces details and pricing of the 2022 Stumpy Evo Alloy sporting a host of adjustable features.

The longer, lower, slacker movement started in Europe and it took U.S brands a very long time before catching up, but once they did they went all in! Take the Stumpy Evo for example. When Specialized released the Evo we were all taken by how progressive it was, and in fact, many testers found that perhaps the Evo was a little too low in the BB department, but that wasn’t the only aggressive Specialized. Since the Evo the big S has launched the Enduro and the Kenevo SL, bikes that feature such radical geometry changes that Specialized even uses a new sizing system for them.

2022 stumpy evo alloy

The Stumpy Evo hasn’t been forgotten though as a new version has been announced today. This new alloy version of the bike sports 6 distinct geometry settings and comes with adjustable headset cups, adjustable BB height and an optional aftermarket shock link that converts the Evo to Mullet without upsetting the geometry.

2022 stumpy evo alloy

The Stumpjumper EVO alloy offers six distinct geometry settings to hone its performance for any style, any terrain – the same capacity for fine tuning as found on the award winning carbon fiber Stumpjumper EVO. Head angle can be adjusted between 63- and 65.5-degrees, and bottom bracket height can be fine-tuned up or down by 7mm. An aftermarket shock link allows the standard 29” rear wheel to be swapped out for a 27.5” hoop, without affecting other handling dynamics. This is the most adjustable, most adaptable trail bike we have ever made.

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Out of the box the 160mm front, 150mm rear travel trail/enduro bike rolls on 29in wheels, and while the geo chart hints at big bike park days, the alloy frameset is sorted for epic long-distance adventures too. The seat tube angle is a pedal-friendly 78-degrees, and the alloy frameset boasts the same SWAT storage solution as the flagship carbon frames.

Specialized has announced 2 build options for the new alloy Evo, an Elite build packed with Kashima coated Fox Factory suspension, and a Comp level bike with Fox Performance level kit plus a few changes to the component sheet.

Pricing for the Stumpy Alloy Evo Elite will be set at £4500 whereas the Comp build is priced at £3250. For more details head over to the Specialized website where availability details should be listed.


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  • Premier Icon Jay
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    I cannot believe how heavy that is! Wow!

    Premier Icon bigrich
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    Alloy costs carbon money now.

    Premier Icon andybrad
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    I cant see any weights?

    Premier Icon davros
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    It’s on the pinkbike article. 15.5kg in S4.

    Premier Icon gingerflash
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    These people said the Evo Elite is 16kg.
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    Premier Icon andybrad
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    bloody hell.

    Premier Icon snotrag
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    I cannot believe how heavy that is! Wow!

    Its entirely beleivable to me! Its a massive, long wheelbase trail/enduro-lite type bike with big wheels, big forks, big everything, and its made of Aluminium.

    It also, I suspect, suffers from something similar to that of my Aluminium Hightower. The frame design, aesthetic and ‘product design’ of the bike is based around, and thus optimised for, the carbon manufacture.

    If you were making the bike from alloy to begin with, and disregarding carbon, it would be designed differently.

    The downtube wall thickness, for instance – I bet its pretty chunky to allow them to carry over the ‘swat box’ format from the Carbon.

    I bet it rides ace in the right circumstances, regardless of what it weights mind.

    Premier Icon HoratioHufnagel
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    Says it was nearer 16.5kg with tyres with a thicker carcass, and even then, rocks dented the downtube!

    I doesn’t surprise me though. I think most people think their bikes are lighter than they really are.

    I’ve got a ragley marley hardtail, 27.5, and even that weighs 14kg with pedals and decent tyres etc. Probably closer to 18 or 19kg when it’s covered in mud!

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    Would you care to ask Spesh if they’re bringing the frame-only to the UK?

    And what the price (and ideally the weight) are?

    I’m not holding my breath.

    Premier Icon Slim Jim
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    snotrag
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    I cannot believe how heavy that is! Wow!

    Its entirely beleivable to me! Its a massive, long wheelbase trail/enduro-lite type bike with big wheels, big forks, big everything, and its made of Aluminium.

    It also, I suspect, suffers from something similar to that of my Aluminium Hightower. The frame design, aesthetic and ‘product design’ of the bike is based around, and thus optimised for, the carbon manufacture.

    If you were making the bike from alloy to begin with, and disregarding carbon, it would be designed differently.

    The downtube wall thickness, for instance – I bet its pretty chunky to allow them to carry over the ‘swat box’ format from the Carbon.

    I bet it rides ace in the right circumstances, regardless of what it weights mind.

    you’d be totally wrong if the carbon one’s anything to go by, the downtube on the EVO carbon is comically thin, it is’nt fit for purpose unless you just ride tame trails all the time! have a look on mtbr/pinkbike and there is plenty of cracked downtubes from rockstrikes! it seems the SWAT (which is a aweseome idea) has really compormised the integrity of the downtube (on the EVO at least), honestly if you get the chance to look at a EVO carbon under the swat box just prepare yourself for a shock lol

    and no frame only option on the new EVO alloy in the UK 🙁

    Premier Icon gingerflash
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    The Stumpjumper has changed rather a lot since mine.

    Premier Icon stevelol
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    Specialized please bring the frame only option to the UK!

    Premier Icon Slim Jim
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    not happening sadly – ive had word from the powers above!!!

    tbf they didnt bring the EVO carbon version across only as a frame only option either but had hoped they would for the alloy one 🙁

    Premier Icon ayjaydoubleyou
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    Its entirely beleivable to me! Its a massive, long wheelbase trail/enduro-lite type bike with big wheels, big forks, big everything, and its made of Aluminium.

    It also, I suspect, suffers from something similar to that of my Aluminium Hightower. The frame design, aesthetic and ‘product design’ of the bike is based around, and thus optimised for, the carbon manufacture.

    If you were making the bike from alloy to begin with, and disregarding carbon, it would be designed differently.

    The downtube wall thickness, for instance – I bet its pretty chunky to allow them to carry over the ‘swat box’ format from the Carbon.

    So much this. From what I can figure out, to make the SWAT downtube, you take a hydrofromed tube and cut a hole in it, so the entire downtube is the thickness required for the section around the box, where it is a U rather than O shape. With carbon just that area can be reinforced. In a similar way, that assymetric strut around the shock is going to be beefy in alloy due to the limits to the material.
    How does the new Trek compare? I imagine similar.

    Carbon has downsides, mainly around the connections. Getting metal pivot hardware in is compicated and adds weight. Benefit goes to the one peice rear triangles like Santacruz and Yeti.
    I’d quite like to see the Orange design in carbon, I know their particular setup makes this very very unlikely.

    Premier Icon chakaping
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    I’d quite like to see the Orange design in carbon, I know their particular setup makes this very very unlikely.

    Not much point anyway, they are really light frames as it is.

    If only there was a way to get a water bottle and lunchbox in there too.

    Premier Icon Jay
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    It’s weight isn’t far off my YT Decoy ebike – the real, measured weight of it, not my optimistic imagining 😉! It’s hugely heavier than the measured weight of my carbon Transition Patrol!

    Premier Icon matt williams
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    I’ve been reading all the threads on mtbr / pinkbike as I’m close to buying a stumpy evo and there’s a total of one cracked frame on pinkbike and two on the mtbr forum stumpy evo threads – hardly like it’s a common failure.

    On the frame where theres pictures it looks like an almighty impact the downtube took so I don’t think it’s fair to say they have a rep for cracking. I do admit I’m buying one so i may have confirmation Bias haha.

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