Code Name "Hagatha" Is the New Stumpjumper Evo Beastly Demon from S-works

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Photo: Specialized Bicycle
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In today’s world it seems that e-bikes are at the top of their game. But where does that leave their not-so-electrical but original counterparts? Right at the top with the rest of the two-wheeling squad.
Folks, what we’re staring at is known as the Stumpjumper Evo from S-Works. If you don’t know who S-works are, know that they’re the more, well, specialized team from Specialized, for lack of a better pun.

But all puns aside folks, you better have been a really good boy or girl to get your hands on one of these. I mean, the standard version comes in at $9,900 with no shipping charge included. OK, for that price this thing better fly.

Well, you definitely won’t hear me denying that this bike can fly, but that all depends on how much you’ve been hitting up the gym these past few months. After all, it’s not electric, and with how things have been going this year, we’re pretty sure you’ve packed on a few pounds - so this might be the perfect exercise machine, waiting for you once all travel restrictions are lifted.

Stumpjumper Evo
Photo: Specialized Bicycle
On this bike you’ll still recognize the Fact11 carbon chassis that’s carried you through so many other journeys. And her rear-end, oo-wee! Just as fine as the rest of her frame - oh, for ten grand, I can call this bike whatever the hell I want. Personally, I like Hagatha. Yeah. The S-Works Hagatha Stumpjumper EVO.

Now, ol’ Hagatha’s got a few tricks up her brawny, backwoods riding sleeves. No MTB is really complete without a suspension, so the team threw on some of the most capable components on the market. Hagatha looks like she’ll be digging around in dirt with a fork from Fox. A Float 36 Factory with 150 mm of travel for the S1 size frame, and 160 mm of travel for sizes S2-S6, just perfect for softening a landing.

Stumpjumper Evo
Photo: Specialized Bicycle
For a rear shock, the hounds have no chance of catching your Fox Float DPX2 Factory with 3-position Open Mode adjustment, giving you the ability to tune Hagatha’s rear end just like you like it.

As for the rest of the bike, her makers decided to equip a bunch of Sram parts onto the frame. From derailleur to shift levers, crankset, and even chain, all Sram. Oh, and braking is also from the Sram crew: a 4-piston hydraulic setup with 200 mm rotors that will lock up your tires whenever you need them to.

A pair of Roval Traverse carbon handlebars with Deity grips might make you feel like you won’t need a pair of gloves, but if you biff it, you’ll be glad you wore them.

Now, Hagatha has feelings, so make sure you talk sweetly to her. Caress her. Make her feel welcome, even though she might throw you off her back every once in a while. Just go with it, it’s for the best.
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About the author: Cristian Curmei
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A bit of a nomad at heart (being born in Europe and raised in several places in the USA), Cristian is enamored with travel trailers, campers and bikes. He also tests and writes about urban means of transportation like scooters, mopeds and e-bikes (when he's not busy hosting our video stories and guides).
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