Full Suspension Specialized 29er

Specialized Stumpjumper 29er FS

Yup, a FS Specialized 29er in Stumpjumper form. Cyclingnews.com has the scoop:

Super-sized Stumpjumper

In addition to the 29″ hardtail we showed you at Sea Otter, Specialized will now offer a full-suspension Stumpjumper version that offers nearly all of the benefits of the updated 26″ aluminum version but adapted for the bigger wheel size. Rear travel is slightly reduced to 105mm but the Stumpjumper 29 will still be equipped with an AFR shock and remote Brain unit.

Specialized’s DMD front derailleur mount allowed designers to shorten up the chain stays and head tube angles are increased by 1° to yield better handling with the standard-offset 100mm-travel Rock Shox Reba 29. All of the Stumpy 29 versions will also be equipped with shorter head tubes and flat handlebars to maintain standard cockpit heights.

Specialized also has updated their Enduro:

Last year’s Enduro introduction has not gone untouched for ‘08, either. The rear shock has been fitted with a new air can that provides a more linear stroke towards the end of the travel along with updates to the damping circuits and seals. Also new is an S-Works level E150SL dual-crown fork which sheds 90g from the standard E150 courtesy of a new upper and lower clamp, reduced profile stem, and new steerer tube.

Enduro also gains a baby brother for ‘08 in the form of the new Pitch platform. Pitch does without the Specialized-branded suspension bits in favor of custom-tuned rear shocks from X-Fusion and Fox along with specially-configured 140mm-travel Pike forks from Rock Shox. Rear travel remains at 150mm and frame geometry is fixed in the ’slack’ position of the Enduro SL.

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