This was a test ride for a Specialized Stumpjumper 2015' carbon Expert 650b (27.5"). All three of us test rode at the Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival in 2014'. I felt right at home the moment I sat down and bounced the suspension. It was love and excitement at first site ride. We rode to Emma McCray trial and around UC and found some other playgrounds to test test the legs of this new machine. It was responsive, lively and snappy in every way. It was so playful and agile it made my Giant Trance feel like cold syrup. Of course this was a top of the line bike so in a way it wasn't fair to compare the two. I felt so at home on this Stumpjumper that a I hit this jump for the first time on it. For me it was a big deal. I wish I could have taken this bike home with me. It was a do everything bike, it even climbed like a light responsive climber.
Arthur/Bike Teacher Instructor