The 2022 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO goes alloy with two new bikes

Last year saw the rollout of the revamped Specialized Stumpjumper EVO, which delivered buttery, Enduro-like suspension into a highly adaptable chassis. There are no doubts it’s a killer aggro trail bike, though up until now it’s only been available in carbon. That changes today with the introduction of two new alloy bikes that join the Stumpjumper EVO range, one of which will bring the price of entry down significantly. As for the other? Well for the riders who have been craving alloy bikes with high-end build kits, we have some very good news…

2022 specialized stumpjumper evo alloy elite comp
A year after the carbon model launched, Specialized now has an alloy Stumpjumper EVO, and it’s a tale of two bikes.
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The Stumpjumper EVO Alloy shares the same suspension design, travel and geometry as its carbon cousins.

Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Alloy overview

If you’re already familiar with the Specialized Stumpjumper EVO, you’ll be happy to know that the alloy version carries on all that is good about the carbon models. It’s an aggro, big-hitting trail bike that can easily double-duty in some enduro shenanigans, not unlike the Canyon Spectral and the Pivot Switchblade.

Like the carbon Stumpjumper EVO, this new metal variant is adorned with a 160mm travel fork and 150mm of rear travel via the FSR suspension design. Complete bikes are equipped with piggyback air shocks, but the frame will fit a coil shock if that’s more your jam.

The Stumpjumper EVO is built around 29in wheels, though Specialized does offer an aftermarket mullet link for $120 AUD for those who fancy switching in a 27.5in rear wheel.

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The Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Alloy is the first metal bike from the Big S to feature the SWAT storage compartment.

SWAT is no longer carbon-only

The Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Alloy also gets the same SWAT design as the carbon frames. That’s right folks, this is the first alloy frame from Specialized to feature the downtube storage compartment!

Included with the bike is a tool pouch to carry a tube and spares, as well as a SWAT soft flask that’ll hold an extra 650ml of water. The flask uses a hockey stick shape, allowing it to tuck neatly around the lower curve of the downtube. This allows you to carry sufficient fluids, food and spares for most rides, without the need for a backpack. It’s a fantastic design, and we’re excited to see it come to an alloy Specialized for the first time.

2022 specialized stumpjumper evo alloy elite comp swat
The high volume downtube stores a tool roll and a 650ml soft flask. See ya later backpack!

Huge geometry adjustability

The Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Alloy gets identical geometry to the carbon frame, and it also encompasses the brilliant 6-way adjustment system. Swappable headset cups offer slack, neutral and steep positions, and there’s also a flip chip in the chainstay pivot that provides high and low settings. This allows you to go as slack as 63° on the head angle, or as steep as 65.5°, depending on your riding style and terrain.

For those playing at home, that means along with the optional mullet link, there are actually 12 geometry combinations possible with the Stumpjumper EVO. How wild is that!

Furthermore, Specialized has built the frame with a nice and short seat tube as part of its ‘S-Sizing’ concept. There are six sizes on offer from S1-S6, and riders are encouraged to choose based on their preferred reach measurement, with the short seat tubes providing greater flexibility for those who want to upsize.

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You also get the same 6-way geometry adjustment system to go as slack and low, or as steep and high as you like.

Specialized Stumpjumper EVO alloy price & specs

There will be two Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Alloy models coming into Australia for 2022. Pricing starts at $5,800 AUD for the Comp model, which brings the point of entry down significantly from the carbon models.

The Elite model is a different story though. At $8,500 AUD, it’s actually more expensive than the Comp Carbon. That’s because it’s dressed in some pretty tasty kit, including Fox Kashima-coated suspension, a OneUp dropper post, Deity stem and grips.

This is an interesting decision for a brand like Specialized, which has been moving away from offering high-end builds on alloy frames, instead preferring to produce a wider range of carbon models across more price points. We’d argue that an alloy frame makes a lot of sense for a hard-hitting trail bike like the Stumpjumper EVO, so we’re excited to see a model that’s equipped with the same level of suspension that you’d see on an S-Works bike. Whether the market welcomes the more boutique alloy option? That’s yet to be seen.

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The Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Elite straps high-end suspension onto its alloy frame, resulting in a very desirable package for those who aren’t sold on carbon.

2022 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Elite Alloy

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The Comp Alloy brings the Stumpjumper EVO price point down a couple of grand, while still packing a Fox 36 and Float X shock.

2022 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO Comp Alloy

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We’re excited to see the Stumpjumper range grow, and we’re looking forward to seeing how the high-end Elite model is received by consumers. In the meantime, you can dive into the tech behind the platform in our Specialized Stumpjumper EVO review.

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