– Plus-size tires, like those found on the new Specialized Stumpjumper FSR 6Fattie, represent the latest evolution in cycling technology. The emerging category of 650b+ (that’s right, 650b PLUS) is defying logic and proving that more volume can actually equate to more speed and enhanced control without sacrificing uphill efficiency. Most riders look at the larger tires and initially think it looks bulky or heavy… but the first ride eliminates doubt and confirms that looks can be deceiving!
6Fattie, as Specialized refers to it, builds upon the 650b (27.5”) wheel size and wraps it in a super wide 3” tire resulting in increased floatation, traction, and improved handling. If you think about it, this is truly the best of both worlds: the nimble response of the 27.5” wheel, but with the larger tire you also get an overall diameter that’s more similar to a 29er, thus providing improved rolling efficiency. When you pair the benefits of the 6Fattie with the proven versatility of the Stumpjumper platform, you’ll see why picking the best mountain bike for the Yampa Valley just got a lot easier.
Let’s face it, the 6Fattie wheel system is the inevitable culmination of the successes of both larger diameter wheels and the growing popularity of “Fat Bikes.” With the new Stumpjumper FSR 6Fattie from Specialized, you get what is arguably the most capable trail bike to date. It’s available in both aluminum and carbon and with four different parts packages with prices ranging from $3,500 to $8,600. All of which are available at the ‘Haus!