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SPECIALIZED STUMPJUMPER EVO COMP ALLOY 29

Price: £3,400.00 (as tested) From: Specialized UK, specialized.com/uk

The Specialized Stumpjumper is the original, the godfather, the quintessential mountain bike, and it has been with us since the beginning. The Stumpjumper is considered the first mass-produced mountain bike dating back to… well, before I was born. It has remained a staple in the Specialized range ever since.

Now it’s not to say that the bike hasn’t undergone some major changes over the years – from cross-country race bike to the introduction of suspension forks and advances in technology with frame construction, it has charted the evolution of mountain bike design and the rise of full suspension frames. The 2019 Stumpjumper is so far from the original bike that its development would have been unfathomable back in the ‘80s or ‘90s. But this latest bike is arguably stretching the boundaries of the definition of a trail bike and the ‘Stumpy’ branding to the maximum.

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Editorial Chipps is brushing up on his knowledge of rules and regulations. Classic Ride: Hay on Wye Barney Marsh finds out why you might like to look further than the book shops in this lumpy little corner of the UK. Bike Park Wales Samantha Saskia Dugon goes behind the scenes to reveal the people that make our pay to play fun happen. Munros Challenge Sanny thinks we should all set ourselves a challenge if we want to be truly alive. Capital to Coast Max Darkins rides from the centre of London to the south coast, in search of beer and chips. Why not? Column: Jason Miles Jason bemoans the excessive enforcement of spurious rules and regulations. Has he been talking to Chipps? Dumplings Chipps heads to Italy for a race where he has to hunt dumplings. Does he need a net, or a spear? Chipps e-MTB Chipps spends a wet weekend in Wales on an e-bike. Will life be any more fun with a battery, or is it still a wet weekend in Wales? Bike Test Dean Hersey gets stuck into three distinctive 29ers that span the width of the new (ahem, nu) school of full suspension 29er trail bikes. Pete’s Pros Pete Scullion continues to ride with (or chase after) the professional riders of today. This issue, he’s talking to Steve Peat. Jez Avery We catch up with legend of the 1990s UK MTB scene ‘Jumping Jez Avery’, and discover that behind the stunt shows and bunny hops, there’s a whole other life. Arran Sanny hops on a boat to Arran to check out the trails that are often overlooked by those going for the big obvious pointy hulk of Goat Fell. Last Word Mark swaps his car for a bike.