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Hot New Specialized MTBs for 2016

August 25, 2015

Specialized, whose company mantra is “Innovate or Die”, has some great new mountain bikes for 2016 that are sure to have you riding your favorite trails easier, faster, and with a big smile on your face. Featuring revamped suspensions set-ups and an exciting new tire dimension, you can take mountain biking to a whole new edge never seen before with the 2016 Specialized MTB line-up.

Let’s talk fat, FSR 6Fattie fat to be precise. With an array of builds in both aluminum and carbon, there’s a Stumpjumper FSR 6Fattie for every riding style The heart of the platform is the all-new 6Fattie Wheel System. It uses 650b wheels and wraps them in super plush 3.0″ tires to provide an amazing, ride-altering level of traction, control, and floatation. And 6Fattie pulls this off without sacrificing anything to climbing prowess. Of course, this is the legendary Stumpjumper, so you can expect aggressive, trail-eating geometry that features ridiculously short chainstays, a roomy top tube, and a low bottom bracket so that you’re combining the Stumpjumper’s ride with unparalleled confidence thanks to the 6Fattie wheels. The best is that female trail riders can get in on the act too, with the all-new Rhyme FSR 6Fattie line-up.

Specialized Stumpjumper 6Fattie

The Stumpjumper FSR 6Fattie is sure to put a smile on your face.

We’re carrying two models of the new Stumpjumper FSR 6Fatties, the Comp model at $3,499.99 as well as the Comp Carbon version, which retails for $4,499.99. And for folks that like to try before they buy, you can demo one of the Comp Carbon 6Fatties from our rental department! We’re also stocking the Rhyme Comp at $2,899.99 as well as the Rhyme Expert that sells for $4,799.99.

Specialized is all-in on the 6Fattie concept. They’re offering not just a full-suspension line up with this new wheel system, there are also hardtail offerings in the form of the Ruze for women and the Fuze for men. These hardtail bikes offer the best that 6Fattie has to offer—namely ground breaking control and traction—that puts a premium on climbing with the short, rigid rear end. Thanks to the lower tire pressure and larger contact patch offered by 6Fattie, there’s plenty of bike for all but the gnarliest of descents.

Specialized Ruze Fuze 6Fattie

Both the Fuze and the Ruze feature the 6Fattie fun paired with a rigid rear end.

The Stumpjumper FSR–the non 6Fattie version–is another amazing 2016 bike. Completely redesigned, it features the same shorter chainstays as its 6Fattie counterpart, along with a slightly slacked out front end for a fast, stable riding bike. The carbon Stumpjumpers also feature the all-new SWAT Door feature found in the down tube. This compartment will fit a tube, tool, and pump without rattling or compromising the structural integrity of the frame thanks to Specialized’s carbon molding process. Get your gear off your back and on your bike!

We’re also stoked about the all-new Camber. The Camber might be the one bike we’d want if we could only have one mountain bike. XC efficiency with slightly bigger travel fun, it’s a trail bike that rides fast and flows well. For 2016, the big news with the Camber is that its rear suspension on upper-end models now includes Brain technology. There had been a gap in the platforms that the Brain was offered on, namely with the Camber. While the Epic’s Brain provides total lockout feel until a bump from under the bike activates the suspension, the Camber’s Brain is “Position Sensitive” and allows the suspension to follow the terrain and still preload for big hits. Not quite the XC race oriented set up of the Epic, but not as open like on the Stumpjumper, the Camber suspension’s Brain sets you up for the best trail bike riding experience yet. And, like the 2016 Stumpjumpers, the carbon Cambers feature the excellent SWAT Door.

Specialized SWAT Door.

The SWAT Door. Get your gear off your back!

With the new 2016 Camber we’re carrying three different models; the Comp 29 at $2,499.99, the Comp Carbon 29, that sells for $3,799.99, and the Expert Carbon 29, which features the new Camber-specific Brain design and has a retail price of $6,199.99.

Many of the 6Fattie Stumpjumers and non-6Fattie models, as well as the 6Fattie hardtails are already in stock, while we expect to see the Cambers arrive in the early fall. Like any new bike from Specialized, if there’s a model or a color that you’re interested in and we don’t have it in stock, we can get it for you! Stop by and talk with us about your new mountain bike and all the new models and technology on offer for 2016 from Specialized.

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