Specialized play it safe with relatively modest tweaks to the 2024 Stumpjumper

Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 2024
(Image credit: Specialized)

Specialized has today launched 2024 versions of its carbon Stumpjumper range (including a brand new LTD edition) along with an updated S-Works Epic LTD and an S-Works Epic Evo LTD. Along with a number of other spec changes, the brand has gone all out with SRAM's latest Eagle Transmission drivetrains, with the three existing tiers appearing across various new bike models depending on application and price point.

The current generation of Stumpjumper and Epic frames have been around since 2020, which compared to the usual pace of change in the bike industry, is longer than we'd normally expect for a very popular model. Given the glut of existing stock that brands have been left with after the frenzy for bikes dropped off post-Covid, brand new models have been somewhat slower to appear. Obviously it makes sense for brands to try and shift their existing stock before launching with completely new bikes.

That Specialized and others are making their existing models more attractive by decking them out with up to date components such as SRAM Transmission drivetrains is good news though. As it would appear they've now shifted enough stock (such as regular AXS) from their inventory to enable them release bikes bristling with the latest gear – with all-new models following in the not too distant future.

Another very positive indicator is that invitations to launches for brand new 2025 bikes are now starting to drop into our inboxes here at Bike Perfect. Hopefully this means the gloom that has been sitting over the bike industry for a fair old while now is finally starting to lift.

Specialized Stumpjumper Pro 2024

The Expert Stumpjumper (above) and the rest bikes go SRAM Transmission except for the Comp model (Image credit: Specialized)

But back to the bikes. At present we only have UK prices for the 2024 models and the specs may well be different in other territories anyway. The Stumpjumper S-Works comes in at £11,000 and the S-Works Epic LTD models at £12,500. The other four Stumpy models come in at £8,000 for the Pro, £7,000 for the LTD, £5,750 for the Expert and £3,900 for the carbon Comp model. Compared to the 2023 Stumpjumpers, prices have risen by £1,000 for the S-Works model, £250 for the Pro and £250 for Expert model, while the Comp version is £350 cheaper.

Stumpjumper S-Works: Upgraded drivetrain to SRAM XX1 Eagle Transmission AXS, plus Code Stealth Ultimate brakes spec, 29er wheels front and rear.

Stumpjumper Pro T-Type: SRAM XO1 AXS drivetrain upgraded to XO Eagle Transmission AXS with Stealth Code Silver brakes.

Stumpjumper LTD T-Type: A new model with RockShox Ultimate Pike and Deluxe shock, a SRAM GX Eagle Transmission AXS drivetrain and mullet wheels.

Stumpjumper Expert T-Type: SRAM XO1 wired drivetrain gets an upgrade to GX Eagle Transmission AXS and Stealth brakes.

Stumpjumper Comp: Was a previously kitted out with Shimano SLX, but now changes to a wired SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain with G2 RS brakes.

Epic S-Works LTD and Epic S-Works Evo LTD: Both models upgraded to SRAM XX SL Eagle Transmission AXS drivetrains.

Specialized Stumpjumper Expert 2024

All the Stumpys come in a choice of two colors – the Expert gets the 'Satin Harvest Gold' paint job here and 'Gloss Obsidion' (aka shiny black) (Image credit: Specialized)

All the 2024 Stumpjumpers are based around the FACT 11m, Boost width, UDH, full carbon (chassis and rear-end), 130mm travel frames. They all come with SWAT in-frame storage and a geometry-altering flip-chip that gives a head tube angle of 65 degrees and 333mm (328mm in size S1) BB height in the low setting, or a 65.5-degree head tube angle and 340mm (335mm in size S1) BB height when flipped into the high setting. Reach is as you'd expect on a bike such as this – 410mm on the S1, 430mm S2, 450mm S3, 475mm S4, 500mm S5 and 530mm on the S6 in the low setting. Switching to the high setting increases the reach by 5mm in each size.

The XC-orientated S-Works Epic LTD model runs a FACT 12m carbon, Boost width, UDH, full carbon, 100mm travel frame. Reach is 415mm (S), 445mm (M), 470mm (L), and 495mm (XL). The head tube angle is 67.5 degrees, with a seat tube angle of 75.5 degrees (75.8 on the size S).

The S-Works Epic Evo LTD uses the same frame but with 110mm travel which modifies the geometry specs. Reach on this bike is 406mm (S), 436mm (M), 460mm (L), and 485mm (XL). It has a head tube angle of 66.5 degrees and a seat tube angle of 74.5 degrees (74.8 degrees on S).

All the bikes are available now in the UK.

Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper T-Type 2024

Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper T-Type 2024 (Image credit: Specialized)

Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper T-Type 2024

  • Frame: FACT 11m carbon chassis and rear-end, 29 Trail Geometry, SWATTM Door integration, flip-chip head tube/bottom bracket adjustment, 12x148mm UDH compatible rear spacing, sealed cartridge bearing pivots, 130mm travel
  • Fork: FOX FLOAT 34 Factory, GRIP2 damper, Kashima Coating, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 140mm of travel
  • Shock: FOX FLOAT DPS Factory, Rx Trail Tune, EVOL Air sleeve, Kashima Coat, 3-position adjustment w/ Open Mode Adjustment, 190x45mm
  • Stem: Deity, 35.0mm
  • Bars: Roval Traverse SL Carbon, riser bar, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 30mm rise, 780mm, 35.0mm
  • Brakes: SRAM Code Ultimate Stealth, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 200mm HS2 rotor front, 180mm rear
  • Shifter: SRAM AXS POD Ultimate Controller
  • Rear mech: SRAM XX EagleTransmission
  • Crankset: SRAM XX Eagle Crankset, Carbon, Integrated Guard, 55mm Chainline, S1:165mm, S2-S5: 170mm, S6: 175mm, 32t chainring
  • Bottom bracket: SRAM DUB, BSA 73mm, threaded
  • Rims: Roval Control 240, hookless carbon, 29mm inner width, hand-built, 2Bliss Ready
  • Hubs: DT Swiss 240, sealed cartridge bearings
  • Tires: Specialized Butcher, GRID casing, GRIPTON T9 compound, 29x2.3" front, Purgatory, GRID casing, GRIPTON T7 compound, 29x2.3" rear
  • Saddle: Specialized Bridge, 155/143mm, hollow Ti-rails
  • Seatpost: RockShox Reverb AXS, 30.9, 1X remote, (S1:100mm, S2: 125mm, S3: 150mm, S4-S6: 170mm)
  • Weight: 12.75kg (28 lb, 1.7 oz) size S4
  • Price: £11,000 (US and EU TBC)


Specialized S-Works Epic Evo LTD 2024

Specialized S-Works Epic Evo LTD 2024 (Image credit: Specialized)

Specialized S-Works Epic Evo LTD 2024

  • Frame: S-Works FACT 12m Carbon, Progressive XC Race Geometry, Rider-First EngineeredTM, threaded BB, 12x148mm UDH compatible rear spacing, internal cable routing, 110mm of travel
  • Fork: RockShox SID LUXE ULTIMATE, Rx XC Tune, Two Position, Rebound Adjust, 190x40mm
  • Shock: Rockshox SID ULTIMATE, Charger Race Day Damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 120mm Travel
  • Stem: TruVativ Descendant 35, 35mm clamp, 60mm
  • Bars: Roval Control Rise Carbon Handlebar, 760mm wide, 20mm rise, 35mm
  • Brakes: SRAM Level Ultimate Stealth, 4-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180/180mm rotors
  • Shifter: SRAM AXS POD Controller
  • Rear mech: SRAM XX SL Eagle AXS
  • Crankset: SRAM XX SL Eagle Power Meter Crankset, 170mm/175mm, 34t chainring
  • Bottom bracket: SRAM DUB,BSA 73mm, threaded
  • Rims: Roval Control SL, Carbon offset design, 29mm internal width, 4mm hook width, Tubeless ready, 24h
  • Hubs: Roval Control SL, DT Swiss Internals, ceramic bearings
  • Tires: Specialized Ground Control, GRID Casing, T7 Compound, 29x2.35 front and rear
  • Saddle: Body Geometry S-Works Power, carbon fiber rails, carbon fiber base
  • Seatpost: RockShox Reverb AXS, 30.9mm, S/M: 125, L-XL:150
  • Weight: 10.5kg (23 lb, 2.4 oz) size M
  • Price: £12,500 (US and EU TBC)


Specialized S-Works Epic LTD 2024

(Image credit: Specialized)

Specialized S-Works Epic LTD 2024

  • Frame: S-Works FACT 12m Carbon, Progressive XC Race Geometry, Rider-First EngineeredTM, threaded BB, 12x148mm UDH compatible rear spacing, internal cable routing, 100mm of travel
  • Fork: RockShox SID SL ULTIMATE BRAIN, Top-Adjust Brain damper, Debon Air, 15x110mm, 44mm offset, 110mm travel
  • Shock: RockShox-Specialized BRAIN, Rx XC Tune, 5 Position Platform Adjust, Rebound Adjust, Integraded Extension, 265x52.5mm
  • Storage: SWAT Box, bottle cage tool cradle, EMT top cap chain tool
  • Stem: S-Works SL, alloy, titanium bolts, 6-degree rise
  • Bars: S-Works Carbon XC Mini Rise, 6-degree upsweep, 8-degree backsweep, 10mm rise, 760mm, 31.8mm
  • Brakes: SRAM Level Ultimate Stealth, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180/160mm rotors
  • Shifter: SRAM AXS POD Controller
  • Rear mech: SRAM XX SL Eagle AXS
  • Crankset: SRAM XX SL Eagle Power Meter Crankset, 170mm/175mm, 34t chainring
  • Bottom bracket: SRAM DUB,BSA 73mm, threaded
  • Rims: Roval Control SL, Carbon offset design, 29mm internal width, 4mm hook width, Tubeless ready, 24h
  • Hubs: Roval Control SL, DT Swiss Internals, ceramic bearings
  • Tires: Specialized S-Works Fast Trak, S-Works Casing, T5/T7 Compound, 29x2.35 front, Specialized Renegade, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35 rear
  • Saddle: Body Geometry S-Works Power, carbon fiber rails, carbon fiber base
  • Seatpost: RockShox Reverb AXS, 30.9mm, S/M: 125, L-XL:150
  • Weight: 10.15kg (22 lb, 6 oz), size M
  • Price: £12,500 (US and EU TBC)


Richard Owen
Editor, Bike Perfect

Rich has been riding mountain bikes for over 30 years and mostly likes hitting flowy yet technical trails that point downhill. A jack of many trades, he has competed in cross-country, enduro and long distance MTB races. A resident of North Devon, Rich can mostly be found pedaling furiously around his local trails, or slightly further afield in the Quantocks, the Mendips or Exmoor. 


Current rides: Merida One-Forty 6000, Banshee Paradox

Height: 175cm

Weight: 68kg