P5X Personal. Best.
The world’s fastest, most technologically advanced tri bike has been engineered as a complete system that harmoniously addresses speed, fit, and usage.
Aero excellence is integral to Cervelo’s DNA, and the P5X is no exception. On average, the P5X is 30 grams faster than the P5 at +15 to -15 yaw angles in a full Ironman setup. But perhaps the greatest achievement of the P5X is the ease with which athletes, shops, and fitters can make subtle adjustments to set up the bike for speed. The unprecedented micro- and macro-adjustability allows every athlete to find their perfect position quickly and easily. And because Cervelo believes confidence and performance are synonymous, the P5X features flat-mount disc brakes and thru-axles to improve safety and boost stiffness. Not only does this system contribute to the bike’s peerless aerodynamics, it also offers exceptional modulation and stopping power in all conditions with minimal maintenance.
Whether training or racing, everything triathletes need to support themselves, including nutrition, flat kit, and cold weather gear, can be securely stowed in the P5X’s exclusive Smartpak, Stealthbox, and Speedcase components. With the added convenience of three round bottles placed exactly where they are wanted, performance will never be compromised. The P5X also takes the stress out of assembly and travel. It can be disassembled by removing a few bolts with minimal tools, while the two-piece foldable aerobar with proprietary padded holster ensures secure, quick packing using the included travel case.
From aerodynamically integrated storage and stress-free packing to unprecedented micro- and macro-adjustability, the P5X focuses on a singular goal: helping triathletes achieve their personal best.
$9,017.99 – $10,020.00
$10,019.99 – $10,020.00
Up to 10% Off
With more World Championship titles, Olympic medals, and Cape Epic wins than you can count, the S-Works Epic truly is the fastest XC bike on the planet. Fast and flat, rowdy and technical, punchy and hard—no matter the course, it’s the best tool to get you to the top of the podium.
Race courses have evolved over the past few years. They’re more technical, steeper, and more challenging to ride. But instead of quivering in our boots, we saw this as an opportunity to make something special—something that both World Cup athletes and XC riders alike can instantly feel the benefit from. We looked at the sum of parts that make a bike handle well, like the head angle, reach, stack, chainstay length, fork offset, etc., and reevaluated all of it. Increasing the reach made a bike that was more stable at speed and generally more comfortable to ride. Dropper posts? Yep, those fit, and not just a short-travel XC option, but full-length droppers that fit in the 30.9mm seat tube. Head angle? We slacked that out, but not without evaluating the overall handling package. It now lands on a custom offset, 42mm fork that works with the slacker head angle in order to behave itself in tight corners and through switchbacks.
Next comes Brain 2.0. The original Brain changed the way the bike world looked at suspension, both in its inefficiencies and benefits alike. And oh, was it good. It won races and put a flag in the ground for us as a true leader in innovation and suspension development, but we knew that we could make it better. Simple physics told us that, by moving the Brain closer to the rear axle, it would be in the most sensitive spot. And after countless hours with the RockShox team, the Brain became more than just a slight upgrade. It’s totally reborn. Now, it reacts seamlessly to bump forces, it has much more consistent damping performance, and finally, it integrates the hoses into the suspension links. This, in turn, improves oil paths, and it creates an incredibly sleek package that outperforms anything on the market.
The Epic also has a rider Rider-First Engineered design that places complex carbon pieces in all the right places, and this greatly increases stiffness in the front-end for a vast improvement in ride quality and control. To go along with this, each frame size has size-specific tubes that result in the stiffest, best riding XC bike we’ve ever developed—no matter the frame size.
And while stiffness, Brain technology, and geometry features are cool and all, we know what you’re thinking, ‘What about weight?’ We’re glad you asked. With the goal of the new Epic to be the fastest XC mountain bike we’ve ever made, weight was at the top of our priorities list. We started with an efficient frame layout and tube shapes that feature clean cable routing, integrated channels through the shock extension, straight tubes with fewer curves, and optimized torsion profiles in every section. And, if you’re curious, this weight savings is equivalent to shedding a chainstay and shock extension from the previous Epic—nearly 350 grams.
For this S-Works model, we spared no expense with the build, so it features a custom RockShox SID World Cup fork w/ Brain Fade, a 12-speed SRAM XX1 Eagle groupset, powerful SRAM Level Ultimate brakes, and hand-built, featherweight Roval Control SL wheels.
– S-Works FACT 12m carbon fiber frame is the best combination of stiffness, strength, and light overall weight, resulting in the utmost efficiency and speed. Meanwhile, the new geometry, RockShox Brain shock, and 100mm of travel make the Epic the best handling, fastest XC bike you’ve ever been on.
– Our custom RockShox SID WC fork with Brain features a full-carbon upper, top-adjust Brain Fade, and a custom offset, making it the perfect match to the new Epic.
– The Roval Control SL carbon wheels are the ultimate XC wheelset. They feature a 25mm internal width for optimal grip and rolling resistance, a strong, hookless bead rim construction, and weigh-in around a scant 1320g.
$6,799.99 – $9,999.99
Up to 32% Off
Fast and flat, rowdy and technical, punchy and hard—no matter the course, the S-Works Epic with SRAM XX1 Eagle is the best tool to get you to the top of the podium. Its design is all-new, and boy, oh boy is it fast.
Race courses have evolved over the past few years. They’re more technical, steeper, and simply more challenging to ride. But instead of quivering in our boots, we saw this as an opportunity to make something special—something that both World Cup athletes and XC riders alike can instantly feel the benefit from. We looked at the sum of parts that make a bike handle well, like the head angle, reach, stack, chainstay length, fork offset, etc., and reevaluated all of it. Increasing the reach made a bike that was more stable at speed and generally more comfortable to ride. Dropper posts? Yep, those fit, and not just a short- travel XC option, but full-length droppers that fit in the 30.9mm seat tube. Head angle? We slacked that out, but not without evaluating the overall handling package. It now lands on a custom offset, 42mm fork that works with the slacker head angle in order to behave itself in tight corners and through switchbacks.
Next comes the redesigned Brain technology, Brain 2.0. The Brain changed the way the bike world looked at suspension, both its inefficiencies and benefits alike. And oh was it good. It won races and put a flag in the ground for us as a true leader in innovation and suspension development, but we knew that we could make it better. Simple physics told us that, by moving the Brain closer to the rear axle, it would be in the most sensitive spot. And after countless hours with the RockShox team, the new Brain became more than just a slight upgrade. It’s totally new. Now, it reacts seamlessly to bump forces, it has much more consistent damping performance, and finally, it integrates the hoses into the suspension links. This, in turn, improves oil paths, and it creates an incredibly sleek package that outperforms anything on the market.
The new Epic also gets a serious upgrade in the stiffness department. The Rider-First Engineered tubes place complex carbon pieces in all the right places, which greatly increases stiffness in the front end for a vast improvement in ride quality and control. To go along with this, each frame size has size- specific tubes that result in the stiffest, best riding XC bike we’ve ever developed — no matter the frame size.
And while stiffness, Brain technology, and geometry features are cool and all, we know what you’re thinking, “What about weight?” We’re glad you asked. With the goal of the new Epic to be the fastest XC mountain bike we’ve ever made, weight was at the top of our priorities list. We started with an efficient frame layout and tube shapes that feature clean cable routing, integrated channels through the shock extension, straight tubes with less curves, and optimized torsion profiles in every section. And, if you’re curious, this weight savings is equivalent to shedding a chainstay and shock extension from the previous Epic — nearly 350 grams.
For this S-Works model, we spared no expense with the build, so it features a custom RockShox SID World Cup fork, a 12-speed SRAM XX1 Eagle groupset, powerful SRAM Level Ultimate brakes, and hand-built, featherweight Roval Control SL wheels.
– S-Works FACT 12m carbon fiber frame is the best combination of stiffness, strength, and light overall weight, resulting in the utmost efficiency and speed. Meanwhile, the new geometry, RockShox Brain shock, and 100mm of travel, make the Epic the best handling, fastest XC bike you’ve ever been on.
– Our custom RockShox SID WC fork with Brain features a full-carbon upper, top-adjust Brain fade, and a custom offset, making it the perfect match to the new Epic.
– SRAM XX1 Eagle bits handle the shifting duties, providing a wide range of useable gears that make climbing and descending equally doable.
$5,999.99 – $9,999.99
Up to 40% Off
Smoother is indeed faster, and we’re excited to show you just how much faster it is with the S-Works Ruby with Dura-Ace Di2.
The frame is among the lightest that we’ve ever made, and it’s been constructed from our top-end FACT 11r carbon fiber. Its stiffness levels are also off the charts and, compared to the SL4 iteration of yesteryear, you’ll experience a whole new, faster, and more efficient geometry. Through some engineering sorcery, however, we’ve managed to keep the same fit, feel, and position that we’ve all come to love from the SL4’s Women’s Endurance Geometry.
Of course, you’re probably thinking, ‘get on to the suspension thing up front.’ We call it Future Shock, and essentially, it’s a piston in the head tube with 20mm of travel. We developed this technology in partnership with McLaren Applied Technologies, and the results of this are a host of drastic performance improvements, namely in the vertical compliance department.
Without giving a physics lecture, we found that focusing on vertical compliance, instead of fork splay meant that we could improve smoothness, speed, and comfort in one fell swoop. And of all the bikes that we’ve tested with our Rolling Efficiency Model, the new Ruby outperforms anything on the market.
Lastly, we spec’d it with some drool-inducing components like Shimano’s new Dura-Ace Di2, hydraulic disc brakes, hand-built Roval CLX 32 Disc wheels, and a whole host of women’s-specific features, from the handlebar width to the saddle.
– Featuring our Rider-First Engineered design that ensures every frame size has the same legendary responsiveness and smooth ride quality that you’d expect from a Ruby. The S-Works FACT 11r frameset is our highest quality carbon frame, offering the ideal blend of light overall weight and targeted stiffness, while the all-new Future Shock “suspension” system at the cockpit delivers a revolutionary degree of comfort and control.
– The S-Works Ruby Disc fork is built from our extraordinary FACT 11r carbon fiber for the lightest possible weight, supreme stiffness, strength, and reactivity, while a thru-axle design only stands to bolster all of the above.
– The Roval CLX 32 wheelset is the perfect balance of light weight, durability, and aerodynamics. It’s stiff enough for sprinting, strong enough for abuse, and its CeramicSpeed bearings keep things silky-smooth.
$7,499.99 – $8,999.99
Up to 17% Off
Cannondale’s Scalpel-Si Team cuts straight to the podium with raw XC speed and razor-sharp handling. The Scalpel-Si’s Ballistec carbon frame comes into its own when you step on the gas and need snappy acceleration and direct power transfer. Fly through rooty trail sections with 100mm of RockShox Monarch XX travel in the rear, while Cannondale’s 100mm-travel Lefty 2.0 Carbon fork chews through chop to keep you on your line. A pair of ENVE Carbon M50 rims and tubeless-ready Schwalbe tires team up to throw down on crooked descents while seeming weightless up steep climbs. To launch you up those hills, SRAM’s 12-speed XX1 Eagle drivetrain flaunts super lightweight and a huge 10-50 cassette, all with the precise shifting you expect from SRAM. SRAM’s Level Ultimate brakes keep the party under control with power to spare and unbelievably dialed modulation. Cannondale’s carbon handlebar and seatpost with a ProLogo Zero II saddle ensure scary lightweight, yet comfortable contact points for your all-out race day.
Small: 27.5-inch wheels
Medium – X-Large: 29-inch wheels
$6,499.99 – $8,999.99
Up to 28% Off
While the fun may begin where the road ends, you still need a bike that’ll get you there—one bike that shreds singletrack and crushes through road miles with equal expertise. Sure, some have tried to make their ‘cross bikes more “road-capable” (whatever that means), and others have made their road bikes more “adventure-ready,” but we created one bike that makes no compromises between the two. The S-Works Diverge redefines the possibilities for adventure on a drop-bar-bike.
The S-Works Diverge frame will comfortably fit up to 700x42mm tires with plenty of room for mud, too. Weight was a large factor in the development, so Specialized took some design cues from the Roubaix with a sub 900-gram FACT 11r carbon frame that’s one of the lightest in the category. Actually, it’s pretty damn light, even if your intent was more Polka Dot Jersey than hunter’s plaid flannel.
Specialized opted for a new Open Road Geometry. We know what you’re thinking, “it’s just another marketing term,” but they truly did develop an entirely new geometry. Think of it as a road version of modern trail bike geometry. It provides playful handling and predictable steering for endless dirt skids and mid-corner drifts. The geo features a bottom bracket that’s over a half-centimeter lower than the previous Diverge, a slacked-out head tube angle, short chainstays, and a short wheelbase. These changes make for a bike that’s not only fun in the dirt, but also performs well on the road.
There’s only so much that wider tires with lower pressures can absorb, so Specialized implemented a new version of the Future Shock into the Diverge design. It not only soaks up bumps with ease, but provides extremely predictable handling. That’s because the wheelbase isn’t lengthening when you hit a bump, so the front end of the Diverge keeps the same effective head tube angle. In other words, when you dive hard into a turn, you won’t be surprised by under steer or sloppy handling. Unlike the original Future Shock, the Diverge’s version features a progressive spring that makes this technology more suitable for off-road applications, where stiffer suspension is often needed to soak-up larger bumps and obstacles.
Specialized topped it off with three water bottle mounts, mounts for racks and fenders, and their Road SWAT kit that fits a tube, CO2, CO2 head, valve extender, and money clip. So while it’s one of the most smile-inducing bikes you’ll ever ride, it’s equally adept at commuting or even bikepacking.
For the S-Works Diverge, they handpicked the spec for the lightest, most unique build on an adventure bike. They left the shifting and braking up to Shimano, but did so in a non-traditional way. Specialized paired an XTR Di2 derailleur with R785 Di2 shifters and hydraulic-disc brakes. Then they added an Easton EC90 SL Carbon crankset, featherweight Roval CLX 32 Disc wheels, and topped it off with their carbon Command Post XCP that features 35mm of travel.
$5,499.00 – $8,399.99
Up to 35% Off
Light, smooth, fast and elegantly designed. The Synapse is the ultimate machine for full-gas, full-day exploits. A perfect balance of low, forward efficiency and upright comfort encourages full-gas exploits and all-day sessions. Full micro-suspension system, including seatpost, insulates you from the bumps without isolating you from the experience. Clearance for tires up to a 32mm wide, and subtle, hidden fender mounts for exploring the wilder side of endurance riding.
$3,999.99 – $6,774.99
Up to 41% Off
Prince is the latest evolution of an all-around bike from Pinarello designed for a wide range of users. Its design comes from a wealth of experience and technologies developed for top range models that have been adapted for a less-extreme use, maintaining the unmistakable riding style of the most successful company in the Tour de France. The frame is built with extremely light carbon fiber that’s aerodynamically shaped, allowing the bike to slip through the wind. Progressive designs on the fork and seatstays result in a smooth and compliant ride, while the oversized downtube and chainstays keep the bike plenty stiff so it maximizes power transfer from every pedal stroke. The Think2 System allows for seamless integration of electronic shifting controls, and when paired with the internal cable routing results in one of the cleanest setups around. The Prince FX version is ready to race with the highest performing, most reactive, and precise handling frame.
Cannondale’s best XC hardtail just got better. If going really, really fast on dirt in lycra is your cup o’ tea, nothing lets you top ’em on the climbs and drop ’em on the descents like the F-Si. The World Cup edition features Cannondale’s Hi-MOD BallisTec Carbon frame with stiffness-enhancing Si offset. The Lefty Ocho fork features no-bind needle bearings and extreme stiffness for pinpoint steering, now with a single crown design. ENVE’s M525 carbon rims keep this rig at fighting weight, while the Schwalbe Racing Ray tires fly over hardpack and dig into sketchy corners. SRAM’s XX1 drivetrain serves up 12 wide-ranging speeds, a carbon crankset, and crisp, precise shifting to give you the advantage on every part of the course. And, SRAM Level Ultimate brakes provide reliable, highly tunable braking power when you need it, so you can carry more speed and brake at the last possible second. Cannondale’s carbon bar and seatpost keep you in control while adding almost no weight, ensuring that your race rig is sleek, lean, and ready to win.
$4,999.99 – $6,599.99
Up to 24% Off
Cannondale’s Scalpel-Si Carbon 2 ascends like an angel and descends like a fiend. The super-stiff Ballistec carbon frame and oversize bottom bracket on the Scalpel-Si come into their own when you need to step on the gas. Rocks and roots are no big deal with 100mm of front and rear travel from a RockShox SID World Cup XX fork and Monarch shock. This XC rocket is dressed to the nines with Cannondale CZero carbon rims and tubeless-ready Schwalbe tires that track through buffed singletrack and chunky gnar with aplomb. SRAM’s 12-speed Eagle drivetrain and carbon X1 crank ensure flawless shifting, a huge gear range, and instant power transfer. Shimano XT brakes keep the party under control with impressive power and modulation. A carbon handlebar, carbon seatpost, and stem from Cannondale, and a Prologo saddle, round out the contact points. When it’s time to cut to the front of the pack, you need a Scalpel.
$4,499.99 – $6,499.99
Up to 31% Off
Pinarello road bikes are often anything but normal. See one going down the road, and it’s easy to figure out if a bike is a Pinarello based off it’s Onda design language, especially with the 2019 Pinarello Dyodo Force Disk pedal-assist road bike. What’s not as easy to see is that this is a pedal-assist road bike that offers the very latest in technology. E-road bikes are no longer hulking systems, but the Dyodo e-road bike is simply a Pinarello with a touch more support during the ride.
Pinarello claims that the demands are the same as a classic road cyclist: lightness, rigidity, and speed are key to a proper-feeling road bike. They achieve this through slick use of the Ebikemotion X35 drive motor. This uses a hub-based motor that offers 40 Nm torque and 250 W power, and offers drag-free operation above the 20 mph assist limit. Assist levels are controlled by what the iWoc ONE controller, a single LED-backlit button which is embedded in the top tube. From here, riders can select between three levels of assist, and see where their battery life is mid-ride. Need more information? Ebikemotion offers a companion app that not only offers battery life and power output, but GPS navigation and auto-uploading to Strava. Need more battery life? Pinarello will offer a 250 Wh battery pack mountable on the downtube and seattube.
Accompanying the stealthy motor is a 250 Wh battery that offers strong performance despite it’s diminutive size (Orbea doesn’t make any claims, but many riders say that the battery gets 60+ miles of range with juice to spare). This keeps weight low (the whole pedal assist system weighs in at 7.7 lbs), and combined with geometry that mimics that of the Pinarello Prince road bike, makes for a bike that surprises in how natural it feels. The hub-based drive motor is drag-free when not offering a helping hand, but when they do offer a helping hand, assist is sneaky and well-disguised. Generally speaking, it’s not until you look at how fast you climbed the mountain that you see that there was a bit of motor-doping going on; it’s that good.
Seat tube angle, top tube measurements, and fork measurements, and wheelbase is the same as the Prince Disk. The difference comes in a 10% taller headtube, which ensures the Dyodo maintains the snappy handling of a Pinarello with bit of comfort mixed in. It also uses the same Toray T700 carbon as what’s found on the Prince Disk.
The 2019 Pinarello Dyodo Force Disk pedal assist all-road bike starts with the specially-designed Dyodo carbon frame and fork, as well as the Ebikemotion X35 drive motor. This is accompanied by a SRAM Force 22 drivetrain, a Mavic Aksium Disc wheels (tubeless ready), Pirelli Cinturato 700 x 28c tires, and MOst aero handlebar and stem. Five sizes are available (46.5 cm-58 cm) in a 960 Carbon Red colorway. The 964 Bob colorway will be available down the line.
$5,099.99 – $5,999.99
Up to 15% Off
Pinarello’s Dogma F10 proves time and time again that it comes from good stock. It’s proven itself in the biggest one-day classics and in the Grand Tours, most recently at the Giro. The F10 manages to balance ride quality, weight, and aesthetics way better than most and maximizes performance while minimizing tradeoffs. About the only thing we reckon would take it over the top is the inclusion of disc brakes. It’s certainly not mandatory for road riding, but, the power, modulation, and performance in wet weather all point the advantage towards discs and with the Dogma F10 Disk Road Frameset we feel like we get to have our cake and eat it too…but not too much, we still have hills to climb!
On the surface, it might appear that Pinarello simply adapted disc brake mounts to the existing F10 frame. This couldn’t be further from the truth, since adding the mounts and reinforcing those areas would negatively affect the ride quality and take on a weight penalty. Pinarello has experience transforming their previous superbike, the F8, from rim to disc, so the exercise wasn’t too foreign to them.
The F10 was already one of—if not the—favorite all-around road bike here at Competitive Cyclist, and the addition of disc brakes takes it over the top. Pinarello, already experts in asymmetric carbon layup design in drivetrain applications now are able to showcase this technique into handling disc braking loads. This results in creating areas of the frame that are durable and completely apt at handling the disc brake stresses that they’ll see without overbuilding the entire frame, adding unnecessary weight, or making the ride overly harsh. Though the frame is significantly redesigned, Pinarello continues the use of an Italian threaded bottom bracket shell, which is easier to install, maintain, and keep creak-free than the PressFit standard.
The Onda fork is also redesigned to meet the demands of disc brakes. Thru-axles are used to secure the wheel to the dropouts, increasing the stiffness and allowing for out-of-the-saddle climbing efforts and sprinting with nary a brake rub. Pinarello adds fork flaps, essentially mini fairings, to the trailing edge of the dropouts to further increase stiffness and enhance the aerodynamics. A 12mm thru-axle is also used out back to secure the rear wheel.
Like the standard F10, this bike has clearance for tires up to 25mm. This is, after all, a road racing bike, and 25mm tires offer the best balance of aero efficiency and rolling resistance. This isn’t as much clearance as other disc brake drop bar bikes on the market, and many might be disappointed by the lack of space for tires, but an F10 did win Strade in 2017 piloted by Sky’s Kwiatkowski on Continental Competition 25mm tubular rolling stock. We doubt the majority of you looking at this frameset have ambitions to build this into your gravel grinding rig, but the bike does have some gravel riding in its pedigree.
The beautifully balanced geometry from the F10 carries over, and it has proven itself capable enough to carry riders comfortably into the third week of a stage race yet so confident on the descents that you feel like cornering hard enough to blister a tire. The addition of discs encourages you to push your speeds downhill even more with all of that braking power available at your fingertips.
Tour-winning superbike now with disc brakes
Pinarello’s flagship frameset for all-conditions
Perfectly dialed race geometry is surefooted and comfortable
Asymmetric design is lightweight and responsive
Features Toray’s top, Japanese-made carbon composite
Aerodynamic tubes originally developed in partnership with Jaguar
Internal routing for mechanical and electronic drivetrains
Thru-axles anchor wheels and add stiffness
$3,999.99 – $5,499.99
Up to 27% Off
The Scott Spark eRide 920 applies proven electric assist technology to a capable off-road package. Powered by the Shimano STEPS drive system, this machine will inject old trails with new life and introduce you to new sections of trail you have yet to discover. Its Fox EVOL shock and Fox 34 Rhythm fork dole out 120mm of travel in the rear and 130mm in front to keep the Spark eRide highly capable on chunky terrain, yet able to go the distance with efficient design. The wide Syncros rims are fitted with 2.6-inch Maxxis Rekon 29er tires to offer strength, traction, and unstoppable rollover ability anywhere the path takes you. The STEPS drive system works in combination with a SRAM NX Eagle 1×12-speed drivetrain, giving you a huge gear range that will take you and the Spark eRide deep into the hills where you’ll also be impressed by the powerful, 4-piston Shimano BR-MT520 brakes. Syncros handlebar, stem, and grips keep you comfortable at the helm, while a saddle and dropper post from the same component-maker extend that comfort with a dose of added off-road savvy.
This precision instrument is for the enduro artists, the ones who will use its Gemini dual-travel and poppy quickness to dance and float through the chop and chunder on their way to the top step. The Jekyll delivers all the slack stability you’d expect from a top enduro rig, but with uncanny agility and snap, thanks to 27.5 wheels and the ultra-short chainstays of our Ai rear end. Asymmetric Integration (Ai) delivers some of the shortest stays on the trail, yet has more tire clearance and frame stiffness than even Boost frames can muster. Plus a rear wheel that’s stiffer and stronger thanks to the Ai even-dish build. It all adds up to the kind of agility and traction that has to be ridden to be believed.
Co-developed with Fox, the Gemini system adds two ride modes (Hustle & Flow) to the killer performance of Fox shocks. Flip to Hustle to shorten the travel and ramp up the spring rate for a snappier, more responsive feel for pumping through turns, sprints, and traction-challenged climbs. Flip back to Flow for full Fox travel when things get rough. Placing a link between the swingarm and the shock allows Cannondale’s engineers to customize the system’s leverage ratios for optimal suspension response throughout the stroke and keep the suspension active under braking while retaining the stiffness, durability, and reliability of a single pivot design.
If you’re on the hunt for the perfect shred sled—you know, a “trail bike” that you can take down DH trails, huck off blind drops, or plow through the rowdiest of rock gardens—you’ll find yourself right at home on the Stumpjumper EVO Pro 27.5.
The Ultimate Trail Bike
The innovative sidearm frame design makes a lighter, better-handling bike. By directly connecting all three mounting points of the rear-end and shock to the frame, we’ve increased both stiffness and performance over bumps.
EVO is for Shredders
Stumpy EVOs aren’t “normal” trail bikes—they’re built to get gnarly, simple as that. With their slacked-out front-end and longer top tube, EVO models have heavier steering and exceptional front-end traction that beg you to do cutties and boost every lip. Get rowdy.
– Lightweight, carbon chassis with aggressive geometry and 150mm of rear suspension
– FOX 36 Performance Elite fork erases hits—big and small
– FOX FLOAT DHX2 Performance Elite rear shock boasts stellar big-hit performance
If you’re looking for a traditional trail bike, you’ve come to the wrong place. Pack your stuff, say your goodbyes, and get out. But if you’re on the hunt for the perfect shred sled—you know, a “trail bike” that you can take down DH trails, huck off blind drops, or plow through the rowdiest of rock gardens—you’ll find yourself right at home on the Stumpjumper EVO Pro 27.5.
Who exactly is “EVO” for? EVO is for the shredders—the gnarliest trail riders who live for gravity riding. Big drops, huge kickers, rocks, roots—whatever you throw at it, the Stumpjumper EVO can handle it. EVO uses the same style-specific sizing that’s featured on our Demo. This sizing lets you choose the bike that fits the way you ride—not just by the seat tube measurement, like with most bikes—and it narrows things down to two sizes, S2 and S3. These are longer, lower, slacker, and have seat tube and head tube heights that allow you to choose the size that best suits your style and terrain.
We started the construction by creating our own mountain-specific stiffness test, and then we looked at the layout with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to see where we could get the biggest stiffness improvements. This led to a big discovery: The Large and X-Large frames needed more front-end stiffness while the Smalls and Mediums were just fine. We were able to create a frame design that was 20% more efficient. And in the end, this proved to be one of the lightest trail frames on the market, today.
When designing the frame with the stiffness targets being a main goal, we developed a radical new sidearm design. The front-end and rear-end are connected at three points, and the sidearm helps keep all these points super stiff and connected, all while taking about 100 grams out of the rear-end. More explicitly, this minimizes frame flex when the rear suspension is active.
We continued down the suspension path with a custom Rx Trail Tune at the rear shock. Suspension performance is highly dependent on frame, wheel, and rider size, so we use our Rx Tune to get each bike to land in the middle of the adjustment spectrum, and this gives you the biggest possible range to fine-tune your ride. Another focal point of the tune was matching the suspension characteristics between wheel sizes—we developed a specific Rx Tune for each platform. This way, you’ll get perfectly linear suspension.
Steps were also taken to make this bike easy to live with. Threaded bottom brackets make a triumphant return, and we made room for up to a 3.0-inch tire. You’re also free to run whatever aftermarket rear shock you want, since we’re using standard metric shocks. We revamped the SWAT box, too, making it sleeker, lighter, and with more volume. And customization is furthered with a Flip Chip that lets you to dial-in your Stumpy to your riding style. Switch it from High to Low and it drops your bottom bracket 6mm and slackens the head tube by half-a-degree. Little details also jump out to surprise you, like a newly designed ribbed chainstay protector that makes chain slap a thing of the past and nearly silences the drivetrain. Lastly, we seriously couldn’t make cable routing any easier on carbon models. Full tubes can be found throughout the carbon frame, so all you have to do is push the cable and it’ll come out the other end. No more lazy loop, hidden stashes of magnets, pokey spokes, or pillows to cry in.
We kept the “get gnarly” motto going with the build kit of the Stumpjumper EVO Pro, spec’ing it with Fox front and rear suspension, bomb-proof Roval Traverse Carbon 27.5 wheels, and a 12-speed SRAM GX Eagle groupset.
– With its FACT 11m full carbon frame, 27.5 Trail EVO geometry, and 150mm of travel, the Stumpjumper EVO has been purpose-built to shred the most gravity-defying trails.
– The FOX FLOAT DHX2 Performance Elite rear shock keeps our coveted Rx Trail Tune, while giving you the coil-shock big-hit performance that you know and love.
– A FOX 36 Perfomance Elite fork handles suspension duties up front, with stiff stanchions and plenty of adjustability.
Pinarello never rests on its laurels. It’s a secret to their success and the why to the F10. The F8 that won the 2016 Tour de France and some 90 pro races is a great bike, but Pinarello knew they could do better. They started with the F8, crossed it with their Bolide time trial machine, went to the wind tunnel for road-specific shaping, used computer design to maximize carbon-ply placement, and the result is impressive.
The F10 is the fruit of the ‘same, but better’ approach Pinarello has been using. They knew the F8 geometry was dialed, so they could leave that. Pinarello takes pride in their balanced ride, and see that as a defining characteristic of their frames. They knew they wanted the frame to be lighter, stiffer, and more aero. So they analyzed the layup to figure out how to get more lateral stiffness with less material, and they analyzed the aerodynamics to figure out how to cut through the wind faster. And they had to reconcile the two so that the aero shaping helped improve stiffness while reducing weight.
With aerodynamics, they decided to focus on practical matters. Namely, making sure the bike was more aero with two bottles sitting in the main triangle. Improving the airflow around the bottles was the most important key to reducing drag. You’ll notice that the fork crown still nestles in a notch between the down and head tubes. And if you take a look at the fork tips, you’ll see extended material behind the tips. These are “fork flaps” in Pinarello jargon, and they smooth out airflow on the trailing edge of the tips. Below the fork, the downtube dramatically changes shape just where the top of the downtube bottle rests. The new shape shields not only the downtube bottle, but the seat tube bottle if it’s run on the lower mounting point (there are three bosses in the seat tube, use the lower two for this aero advantage). The result of the shaping work is that the area around the bottles is 12.6% more aerodynamic. Less dramatic but still important is the shaping around the head tube and the underside of the top tube. These are designed to smooth flow as well.
Pinarello is also known for their asymmetric designs. For them, that means slightly off-setting and re-shaping frame tubes so the frame is better able to resist torsional forces created by pedaling. The results are subtle enough not to see in pictures, but are obvious to the eye in person. The downtube is offset to the right, while the seat tube offset to the right, and even the stays are moved in that direction as well. Visually, the asymmetry of the seat stay yoke is surprising, but elegantly subtle.
Weight is one of those features that at the pro level is vital, yet limited as a result of minimum weight standards. The F10 is 55g lighter than the F8 in the 53 size. A drop of 6.29%. When Team Sky takes these bikes on the road, they need to add weight. You can take advantage of it, and should.
Aero bikes often lack lateral stiffness. The shaping often places material in the wrong places to maximize the rigidity in this plane. Pinarello actually made the F10 stiffer than the F9. The tapered 1 1/8” to 1 1/2” steerer increases lateral stiffness at the fork. The improved shaping and new asymmetries increase lateral stiffness at the bottom bracket. The result is 7% stiffer overall.
Pinarello keeps the frame aero by running cables, housing, wiring internally. If you run Shimano’s latest Di2, your E-Link can be accessible through a port in the downtube above the bottle-no need for a mount under your stem. All the necessary stops and plugs are included. The battery, if you go electronic with Di2 or Campagnolo EPS, goes in the seatpost.
The included aero seatpost itself is 350mm long, with a 25mm setback. The clamp can work with oval or round rails-make sure to heed the torque rating marked on the post. The post is secured to the frame as aerodynamically as possible, with two bolts behind the seat tube, called Twin Force Closure.
The frameset comes with headset, top cap and spacers. There are round and aero options. In both cases, there’s a 15mm top cap, two 10mm spacers, and one 5mm spacers. The aero option is designed to work with Pinarello’s MoST stem and/or integrated bar/stem combo.
The bottom bracket keeps to Pinarello’s preference, Italian-threaded. Maximum tire width is 25mm.
The Pinarello F10 is excessive in the ways a WorldTour bike should be, more of everything needed, less of everything not essential.
$5,599.99 – $5,600.00
Speed Within Reach
Redefine your personal boundaries with Cervelo’s P3. The engineers at Cervelo spent countless hours in the wind tunnel, testing, shaping, revising, and testing again, before the P3 took its final shape. An hourglass head tube, airfoil down tube, integrated seat tube, deep rear wheel cutout, and sculpted seatstays and chainstays eradicate wind drag. Cervelo’s proven geometry, aero fork, and rail-adjust seatpost ensure an ideal ergonomic platform with fantastic handling. The P3 is equipped with amazingly smooth Ultegra Di2 shifting—so accurate and sensitive that the slightest touch of a finger delivers the perfect gear every time. Plus, you also get a great Mavic Cosmic Elite wheelset, a 3T aerobar, Shimano Ultegra crankset, and ISM’s comfortable PS 1.0 saddle so you can focus on breaking your PRs. With Cervelo’s widest range of fit options, intuitive assembly, easy packing for travel, accessible storage, and all of their key aero features, the P3 is as ready to race as you are.
– Wide range of storage and hydration options, including toptube and downtube accessory mount bosses, and an integrated seatpost accessory receiver
– BBright: This asymmetrical 79mm bottom bracket standard yields stiffer and lighter frames and crank systems
– Carbon dropouts: Tough, compression molded dropouts save weight with no sacrifice in strength compared to traditional metal dropouts
– Future-proof cable management: Ensures your frame is compatible with all current and future derailleur and brake systems
– Extended seat tube cutout: A close-fitting curve in the seat tube’s trailing edge significantly improves aerodynamics by shielding the leading edge and top of the rear wheel
– Shielding seat stays: Hide the rear brake calipers from the wind, not from the mechanic
– Reduced-friction BB guide: Significantly reduces cable friction in the bottom bracket, which means smoother shifting, easier setup and longer service intervals
$4,299.99 – $4,499.99
Up to 31% Off
The Scott Spark RC 900 World Cup is a cross-country full-suspension bike on a mission to win. To keep the ride smooth, fast, and light, the Spark RC 900 World Cup features a RockShox SID RLC fork paired with a custom FOX NUDE EVOL 3-mode rear shock via Scott’s on-the-fly TwinLoc Suspension adjustment system. These keep the HMX Carbon frame floating through the course so you can focus on speed. In that vein, the SRAM XX1/X01 Eagle 12-speed drivetrain brings the gear range to crank up the steepest climbs between swift flats and blistering descents, and SRAM Level disc brakes have plenty of power to control loose downhills and bring you to a stop right in front of the podium. Carbon and titanium make up the cockpit on this race machine to deliver an incredibly light, fast, and efficient interface between rider and machine.
$4,319.99 – $4,320.00
With all of the growth in full-suspension XC bikes, we found that hardtails were starting to become a little same old, same old. So we thought to ourselves, ‘What better time than now to shake things up with a modern, revolutionary design?’ Say hello to the Epic Hardtail Expert.
– At a mere 915 grams, the new Epic Fact 11m frame is stunningly light. What’s more, we’ve designed the Epic chassis to be incredibly capable and comfortable, with progressive geometry and an advanced composite layup that boosts vertical compliance.
– The RockShox SID Brain 29 features our Brain damper, which knows the difference between rider and terrain inputs—staying firm in hard accelerations on smooth ground, and effectively soaking up imperfections when the trail decides to fight back. You get the highest efficiency possible when hammering up climbs, and smooth compression on the descents—all without ever having to flick a switch.
– SRAM’s 12-speed GX Eagle groupset, with its 10-50t cassette, provides a wide gear range that lets you spin up the climbs, yet have plenty of top end for the descents. One-by setups also decrease weight and make it next to impossible to drop a chain.
$5,199.99 – $5,200.00
Cervelo doesn’t embrace new technology just because it’s available and popular. Integrating disc brakes into the Tour de France-winning R3 meant a lot more than simply slapping them on. First, the technology had to be on track for UCI approval — the R3 is a renowned road-racing force, after all. Then they repeatedly tested to ensure the optimal balance in aerodynamics, weight, stiffness and all the other factors that separate Cervelo from the competition. The result is an R3 proven pedigree with disc-brake technology that has improved stiffness, handling, safety, and control. Featuring the smooth-shifting electronic Ultegra Di2 8070 drivetrain and Ultegra disc brakes, Mavic Ksyrium wheelset, and Cervelo ultra-light alloy handlebar and stem, the R3 Disc offers a spec package that delivers durable, premium performance.
– BBright: This asymmetrical 79mm bottom bracket standard yields stiffer and lighter frames and crank systems
– Future-proof cable management: Ensures your frame is compatible with all current and future derailleur and brake systems
– Carbon dropouts: Tough, compression-molded dropouts save weight with no sacrifice in strength compared to traditional metal
– Unique aero seatpost: D-shaped seatpost promotes compliance, and performance-enhancing comfort, without changing the distance between the saddle and the pedals
– Evolved steerer design: Applies the diameters and taper designs that best suit each model for precision handling
– Squoval tube shapes: Ultra-light shapes allow Cervelo engineers to “dial in” the weight-saving, aero, stiffness, and compliance properties that best suit specific areas of a frame
$1,799.99 – $3,499.99
Up to 49% Off
When only the best will do, you need the ultimate trail bike. In other words, you need the S-Works Stumpjumper 29/6Fattie. It reflects everything that we’ve learned over the years, and in our eyes, represents the pinnacle of trail performance.
Starting at the carbon layup, it features our highest-end FACT 11m for an ultra-lightweight, strong, and stiff construction. The carbon molding process also allowed us to revolutionize how you carry your trail essentials with the SWAT Door found at the down tube. This compartment will fit a tube, a tool, and pump without rattling or compromising the structural integrity of the frame.
You’ll also find an aggressive, trail-eating geometry that features ridiculously short chainstays, a roomy top tube, a low bottom bracket, a slacked out front end, and our proprietary Rx Trail Tune at the rear shock. This frame also includes a custom Ohlins STX rear shock with our venerable, easy-to-set-up AUTOSAG system. This Stumpy’s design also allows you the opportunity to toggle between 29-inch wheels and 6Fattie wheels (not included), allowing for the ultimate in configuration options for the trail at hand.
– FACT 11m carbon fiber Trail Chassis with Stumpjumper FSR full carbon rear end blends stiffness with light weight to form the pinnacle of efficiency, while fully enclosed cable routing and an integrated SWAT Door create exceptional handling and zero-hassle storage.
– The custom Ohlins STX single-tube air shock at the rear features high- and low-speed compression, as well as low-speed rebound. You’ll also find an extra-volume reservoir that allows for more oil, which results in more control and an ultra-plush ride quality.
The directive from Team Sky was simple: ‘the same, but faster.’ That was the spark that led to the Pinarello Dogma F8. The Dogma 65.1, the bike that won just about all there was to win in 2013, wasn’t good enough for them. As a team, the most fearsom Grand Tour squad on the planet, they look for gains wherever they can be found, and hope that if they improve everything, even if it’s just a little bit here and there, it will add up to real, race-winning differences.
‘Same, but faster’ could be confounding to a company that prides itself on making bikes for the best in the world and an incredible success record over the years. But Pinarello embraced the challenge. Sky sweetened the pot by enlisting their sponsor Jaguar Land Rover, which provides not only cars to the team but wind-tunnel expertise.
Pinarello decided to keep the 65.1’s geometry, which has been proven over the years, and is the foundation for a great ride. Everything else was on the table. Jaguar helped design the tube shapes, finding what worked, and what worked better. Just about every frame tube was tweaked in some fashion. The fork legs splay out a bit wider for better aerodynamics. The fork crown helps smooth the airflow around the front brake. The head tube has a more pronounced nose, though still within the UCI’s 3:1 ratio. The top tube was flattened. The down tube and seat tube and seat post were changed to what Pinarello is calling a “flatback profile.” It’s a truncated airfoil that tricks the wind into thinking the tube is longer than it is. The seat stay attaches to the seat tube at a lower point, and the monostay top is shaped to shroud the rear brake. The seat post clamp was integrated into the frame and the fixing mechanism hidden from the wind. Even the enormously popular Onda wavy stays and fork have been refined to simpler, more aero curves. Bottle cage placement was even investigated. The result is 3Xair bolts on the seat tube. There are cage bolts. Use the middle and lower for better aerodynamics and better weight positioning. Use the upper and middle if you want to reach the bottle easier.
The shaping wasn’t the only change. The shapes have a second purpose; increasing rigidity to improve pedaling efficiency. In many cases, the new shapes meant less material and structures better able to resist torsional forces. The carbon lay-up had been modified as well. Highlighting the changes is Pinarello’s use of Torayca’s T1100 1K carbon, which helps reduce weight and increase stiffness further.
The improvements continue beyond the realm of the theoretical to the practical. Knowing that some riders utilizing electronic shifting like to slam their stems, the top of the head tube has been re shaped to better accommodate electronic junction boxes. The Think2 mechanical/electronic internal routing has been kept, with smoother refinement of the ports, including an exit port on the right rear dropout. If the bike is set up for electronics, the battery hides from the wind in the seat post. The front derailleur hanger is removable. This is both in case it gets damaged and for people looking to lighten their ride as much as possible if they’re setting up for a demanding hill climb.
After all these improvements, the question should be, “is it faster?” The answer is a resounding “yes.” The frameset is 120g lighter in the 54cm size. It measures 12% stiffer overall, with 47% less aerodynamic impact. The fork works as a sail in certain wind conditions. The frame and fork together have 47% less drag than the previous Dogma, and come close to Pinarello’s Bolide time trial frame. It’s also 16% more balanced. Balanced. Remember Pinarello’s embrace of asymmetry? It is still present, but more refined. As a result, the asymmetries they build in better counteract the pedaling forces on the frame. And out on the road, the bike provides a more lively ride.
As with earlier Dogma’s, the F8 comes with a tapered 1-1/8″ to 1-1/2″ steerer. The bottom bracket is Italian-threaded. The included seat post is 300mm long and is secured via two 2.5mm Allen-head bolts behind the frame. It can be packed with Shimano’s Di2 internal battery, Campagnolo’s EPS V2 battery, or left empty. The dropouts are carbon-fiber for light weight.
The Pinarello Dogma F8, eighth revision of the Dogma from Fausto Pinarello, is a climbing bike, an aero bike, a bike that goes beyond one that already accrued 65 WorldTour victories.
Yes, it’s gorgeous, yet the flowing curves of Cervelo’s P3 are incidental to its chief aim: abolishing wind resistance. The aero geniuses at Cervelo spent countless hours in the wind tunnel—testing, shaping, revising, and testing again—before the P3 took its final shape. A paper-thin, hourglass head tube, airfoil down tube, integrated seat tube, deep rear wheel cutout, and sculpted seat- and chainstays eradicate wind drag. Cervelo’s proven geometry, aero fork, and slippery 2-position seatpost ensure an ideal ergonomic platform with fantastic handling. Equipped with a precision-shifting Shimano Ultegra drivetrain and FSA Gossamer crankset, you’ll always be in the right gear. Plus, you get quality wheels and components from 3T and ISM’s comfortable Prologue saddle so you can focus on setting new PRs. From time trials to triathlons, Cervelo’s P3 is ready to dominate.
If you’re looking for the perfect bike to tackle you first triathlon, or if you’re just looking to set a new PR, the wind-cheating Shiv Elite needs to be your weapon of choice against the wind.
Its full FACT 10r carbon fiber frame was developed in our very own Win Tunnel, and it’s not only been aerodynamically optimized for straight-line speed, but it also features airfoils that have been optimized to limit side force in crosswinds. A bike can only be as fast as its rider, though, which is why we also developed the Control Tower fit system that let’s you optimize your stack and reach numbers in order to find your most comfortable and powerful position for your desired length.
Next up comes the Fuelselage Hydration System that houses a water bladder inside of the frame, making it virtually invisible to the wind. And to go along with your water, the Fuelcell fits plenty of food and even has room for a flat kit. The best part of the Fuelselage and Fuelcell combination is that, when packed correctly, it cleans up the frame and saves up to 75 seconds when compared to a taped-up system.
Finally, the Shiv Elite comes spec’d with a mix of Shimano 105 and Praxis components, and it’s been topped off with durable, smooth-rolling DT R460 wheels.
– The FACT 10r carbon frame is lightweight and extremely responsive. It features crosswind-optimized airfoils for enhanced aerodynamic performance, while the Control Tower Fit System and Fuelselage Integrated Hydration System provide versatile fit options and nutrition integration.
– FACT Aero carbon fork utilizes our most advanced carbon construction methods to provide precise steering and rider input, while also improving overall aerodynamics.
Looking for a fat bike without all the fat? Lightweight construction and nimble OutFront geometry make the Fat CAAD so agile and quick, you’ll want to ride it all year long. The 100mm-travel Lefty Olaf fork is more than stiff enough to tell that big tire what to do, while the slack head angle and long front center lets you get rowdy on the steeps. The tight trail measurement keeps things crazy-nimble at slow speeds so you get the most out of that big, fat contact patch. Thanks to Cannondale’s System Integrated cranks and offset chainrings, the FAT CAAD’s Q-factor is up to 2.5cm narrower than the competition, so it feels like riding a bike, not a horse. The System Integrated crankset and offset Ai offset chainring also balance the short stays and allow for 2x compatibility with up to 4.8″ tires!