Behind the Scenes of the New Specialized Stumpjumper EVO


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Today I'm going to be finding out all about the brand new Specialized Stumpjumper EVO. In order to do so I'm joined by product manager, Steve Saletnik, and engineering guru, Brian Robinson. We are going to find out what actually goes into making a bike like this, and I have to say I was pretty blown away by the amount of detail that the team have gone into. Steve, Brian and I start with some of the fundamentals, like the background work that takes place way ahead of the project starting, and the kinematic design and how the shock tune interacts with that. We delve into mullet bikes, Specialized's approach to sizing, the input from other projects like the Demo and Enduro, learnings from Loic and the team and much much more. So hit play and give this episode with Steve and Brian a listen. Find out more about the new Stumpjumper EVO, just head to Supporting Partners Crankbrothers This episode is supported by Crankbrothers, and for the next few episodes, I'm going to be telling you about my experience of going back to being clipped in after over 25 years, using their Mallet DH pedals. To check out their entire range, head to, and if you'd like to be in with the chance of winning a pair of Crankbrothers clip-in pedals of your choice, along with their new M20 multi-tool to install them with, just head here. There will be 3 lucky winners chosen after the competition closes on 31st October 2020. Specialized This episode is also supported by Specialized. You can check out all they have to offer, including the brand new Stumpjumper EVO that we talk about in this episode by heading to Podcast Stuff My webstore is BACK! It's brand new, with new designs, lower prices and faster shipping. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at The new t-shirts are super soft and a lovely fit, so treat yourself and help the podcast at the same time. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don’t forget to subscribe. It’s free and means you’ll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it’s available. All the links you need are at You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter, to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday. It's full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. If you want to share tips and advice with other podcast listeners on anything mountain bike related, you can join our Facebook group, head to request permission to join the group and get involved! Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at Photo - Specialized

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