Rock and a Hard Place

29er Stumpy, The Butts, Mount Tarrengower

The guys at The Bike Vault kindly let me take their Specialized Stumpjumper FSR 29er demo bike out while the Mojo HD’s rear wheel was getting rebuilt. I’ve had a couple of days on the demo Stumpy 29er before and had a bunch of fun.

2 Stumpy’s 20 Years

Tale of Two Stumpy's, 1991-2011

20 years ago my 1991 Stumpjumper Comp was the sweetest thang. It’s still a fun albeit scary ride today. Sit it beside a 2011 Stumpjumper Comp and wow, you might notice a few things have changed over 20 years.

29’er Mischief

Specialized Stumpjumper FSR 29er Comp

Thanks to The Bike Vault in Castlemaine I’ve been lucky enough to test ride a brand spanking new Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp 29’er over the last couple of days.  I had a bunch of fun, more pics and details below.

Parallel Universe

Parallel Universe, California USA

You don’t see many old chromo 1991 Stumpjumpers wheeling around, you don’t come across many guys riding unicycles off road either.

1991 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp

My old 1991 Specialized Stumpjumper was and amazingly still is a great mountain bike… a wheel love story for sure! Even though my previous MTB, a 1990 Shogun Prairie Breaker, was too big for me I was hooked on living in Victorian High Country and roaming the Alpine National Park over summers. Just needed to […]