Last weekend we had the pleasure of getting our first ride in on Specialized's 27.5+ bike the 6Fattie (read about our initial impressions here). We have now received our long term review bike; a Stumpjumper FSR Comp Carbon 6Fattie. This is the model below the carbon Expert that we rode in the weekend, but still features the same carbon frame (hence the name) and most of the features of the higher spec'd models. There is also an alloy version of the Comp 6Fattie available too (RRP $5,000).
The component spec of our Carbon Comp 6Fattie sees a slight drop across the board compared to the Expert, but the build is still very respectable. In particular we're looking forward to putting in some time on the SRAM GX drivetrain (11 speed comparable in positioning to X9/X7 level) which we're predicting is going to prove popular given its competitive price-point and pretty impressive features (the GX cranks are claimed to be lighter than the higher spec X1 version).
Look out for a full review of the Stumpjumper Carbon Comp 6Fattie in issue 64 of the magazine. Now we've got pics of the bike looking pristine, it's time we took it out and got it filthy.