27.5-Inch Plus Wheel Bikes
Don't worry, S-Works doesn't get to have all of the fun—the new Stumpjumper Comp Carbon 27.5 features the same frame with a full 11m carbon chassis and rear-end as its older brother, but with a solid list of no-fuss components, including a SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed groupset, for an everyman's budget. Our design goal for the new Stumpjumper was simple—build the ultimate trail bike, one that feels telepathic. And it turns out that this feeling all comes down to stiffness. Think of it this way: when the frame's telling your hands one thing and your feet another, your brain gets confused with the imbalance and the bike feels unstable. In order to fix this, we had to get to work on dialing-in the materials, shapes, and the layout. We started by creating our own mountain-specific stiffness test, and then we looked at the layout with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to see where we could get the biggest stiffness improvements. This led to a big discovery: The Large and X-Large frames needed more front-end stiffness while the Smalls and Mediums were just fine. We were able to create a frame design that was 20% more efficient. And in the end, this proved to be one of the lightest trail frames on the market today. When designing the frame with the stiffness targets being a main goal, we developed a radical new sidearm design. The front-end and rear-end are connected at three points, and the sidearm helps keep all these points super stiff and connected, all while taking about 100 grams out of the rear-end. More explicitly, this minimizes frame flex when the rear suspension is active. We continued down the suspension path with a custom Rx Trail Tune on both the fork and rear shock. Suspension performance is highly dependent on frame, wheel, and rider size, so we use our Rx Tune to get each bike to land in the middle of the adjustment spectrum, and this gives you the biggest possible range to fine-tune your ride. Another focal point of the tune was matching the suspension characteristics between wheel sizes—we developed a specific Rx Tune for each platform. So, no matter what wheel size you prefer, you'll get perfectly linear suspension. Steps were also taken to make this bike easy to live with. Threaded bottom brackets make a triumphant return, and we made room for up to a 3.0" tire. You're also free to run whatever aftermarket rear shock you want since we're using standard metric shocks. We revamped the SWAT box, too, making it sleeker, lighter, and with more volume. And customization is furthered with a Flip Chip that lets you to dial-in your Stumpy to your riding style. Switch it from High to Low and it drops your bottom bracket 6mm and slackens the head tube by half-a-degree. Little details also jump out to surprise you, like a newly designed ribbed chainstay protector that makes chain slap a thing of the past and nearly silences the drivetrain. Lastly, we seriously couldn't make cable routing any easier on carbon models. Full tubes can be found throughout the carbon frame, so all you have to do is push the cable and it'll come out the other end. No more lazy loop, hidden stashes of magnets, pokey spokes, or pillows to cry in. The build on this Comp model comes with a list of components that deliver undeniable quality, like a 12-speed SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain, SRAM Guide R disc brakes, FOX front and rear suspension, and Roval Traverse 27.5 wheels. - The Stumpjumper's asymmetrical, FACT 11m carbon fiber construction is lightweight, stiff, and ready to take on the trail. It's built off our 27.5 Trail Geometry, so it's just the right amount of both capable and comfortable. And with SWAT integration in the down tube, a threaded BB, easy cable routing, and an all-new chain silencer, it's ready for anything the trail, or you, throw at it. - The FOX DPS Performance rear shock features our Rx Trail Tune, ensuring that no matter the wheel or frame size, your bike is dialed-in perfectly. - SRAM's 12-speed NX Eagle groupset features a wide gear range that delivers climbing and descending efficiency in spades.
Take to the trail with a new level of confidence. Packing the perfect combination of grippy, rock-eating, plus-sized tires and smooth-riding suspension, Stance gives you more traction, more control and more fun. Built with a lightweight ALUXX aluminum frameset and our innovative FlexPoint rear suspension, Stance is the perfect way to improve your trail-riding game. Its 27.5+ wheel and tire compatibility gives it a plush ride quality that soaks up bumps and adds more traction and stability. Combined with 120mm of smooth suspension travel front and rear, it’s a confident ride that will have you nailing new lines. KEY PERFORMANCE FACTORS Plus-sized compatible - 27.5+ wheel and tire compatibility gives you added confidence and control on the trail. Proven suspension setup - FlexPoint rear suspension offers 120mm of travel (plus 130mm fork up front) for smooth-riding confidence on climbs and descents. High-quality aluminum frame - The lightweight, stiff and durable ALUXX aluminum is hand-built and engineered in-house by the world leader in alloy bicycle technology.
The Stone Ridge’s 27.5 x 2.8" plus-sized tires ramp up the fun factor in a big way. The soft-riding, traction-enhancing tires make it easy to roll over rocks and roots, while its 24 speeds and lightweight aluminum frame makes climbing a breeze. - Shimano Acera 24-speed shifting - Mechanical disc brakes - Lightweight alloy frame - Versatile 27.5-inch wheels - Suspension fork
More volume + versatility = dominance. Solve the equation for yourself with Specialized's Fuse Sport 6Fattie. Rolling on 650B x 3.0-inch tires, the Fuse Comp delivers unprecedented traction and stability so you can shred the most off-camber, rock-strewn, loose trails you can find. The solid A1 aluminum frame features Specialized's exclusive Diamond Stay technology to accommodate 6Fattie wheels and tires while maintaining the short chainstays that keep a bike playful and fun. The spec is dialed with a bomber Suntour XCR fork, Stout wheels, and a 1 x 10-speed drivetrain with a wide-ranging cassette. Get on a Fuse and discover that more tire = more fun.
Take to the trail with a new level of confidence. With its combination of grippy, rock-eating, plus-sized tires and smooth-riding suspension, the all-new Stance gives you more traction, more control and more fun. Built with a lightweight ALUXX aluminum frameset and our innovative FlexPoint rear suspension, Stance is the perfect way to improve your trail-riding game. Its new 27.5+ wheel and tire compatibility gives it a plush ride quality that soaks up bumps and adds more traction and stability. Combined with 120mm of smooth suspension travel front and rear, it’s a confident ride that will have you nailing new lines.
Get your dose of singletrack on a fun hardtail that puts you in control. Featuring new 27.5+ wheels and tires, Fathom helps you climb, corner and descend with confidence. With its lightweight ALUXX SL aluminum frame and new 27.5+ wheels and tires, the new Fathom is a great choice for technical terrain and singletrack shredding. It blends the efficient ride quality of a classic hardtail with the confident ride quality of plush 27.5+ tires. The larger tires absorb bumps and give you more traction, so you can tackle rougher trails with total control. The new frame is designed with trail-friendly geometry that includes a more relaxed head angle made for a 120mm suspension fork.
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