Our Demo Bikes

We are super excited to announce our 2023 demo fleet; after the last few years with multiple demo partners, we’ve finally “settled down” with one of the major players that we’re super stoked about: Specialized!  Our goal with partnering with a single bike company going forward is to develop more of a relationship and extending the opportunities to both of our rider bases, and ideally bringing more folks together on Specialized bikes and Chasing Epic trips… we’re excited to see where the future goes!


For 2023 we’ll be carrying a true trail bike and one of the best enduro bikes on the market: the 140f/130r Stumpjumper and the 160f/150r Stumpy EVO, and all builds will be their Expert-level kits… which means carbon frames, X01 drivetrains, Fox Performance Elite suspension, SRAM brakes, OneUp droppers, and Specialized tires.  In addition, all of our bikes have Specialized’s awesome SWAT storage compartment, so you can ride with less on your pack and more “inside” the bike!  See below for more!

Stumpjumper: 140F/130R Travel

Regularly reviewed as the gold standard for trail bikes, the “Stumpy” will be at home as much on the trails in Sun Valley as it will in the Colorado high country, as the geometry is meant for long rides and steep descents.  Nice and light, this is a go-to bike for just about anything in 2023, with the exception of our new Sea to Sky trip.  Don’t be afraid to push the Stumpjumper to the limit, it can handle anything you throw at it! HTA: 65.5*, STA: 76.5*.


Expected Build Specs:

  • 140mm Fox 34 Performance Elite Grip2
  • Fox Float 3-position DPS Performance Elite shock
  • Specialized Roval Traverse wheels w/ DT Swiss hubs
  • SRAM X01 12-spd drivetrain
  • SRAM G2 RSC 4-piston brakes
  • OneUp 150/180/210mm dropper

Sizes Available: 1-6 (Small through XXL)

Stumpjumper EVO: 160F/150R Travel

We’ve put the Stumpy EVO through the ringer- long descents in BC and the Monarch Crest, big rides in Colorado, and some of the most technical stuff you can shake a stick at.  To us, this bike performs like a long travel trail bike; meaning it’s at home on big rides, but provides enough travel for when you need it.  This bike will be popular on rides like the Sea to Sky and Monarch Crest, but we’re not afraid to take this on big days in places like CB or Durango either.  HTA: 64.5*, STA: 77*.


Expected Build Specs:

  • 160mm Fox 36 Performance Elite GRIP2
  • Fox Float X Performance Elite
  • Specialized Roval Traverse wheels w/ DT Swiss hubs
  • SRAM X01 12-spd drivetrain
  • SRAM CODE RSC 4-piston brakes
  • OneUp V2 Dropper 150/180/210mm

Sizes Available: S1-6 (Small through XXL)

So… Which bike for which trip?  That’s a good question, and one we get quite often.  To be 100% honest, the answer is almost always: it depends.  Obviously the 140mm travel Stumpjumper is going to be a more efficient climber for trips like Sun Valley, Crested Butte and Durango- but the Stumpy EVO is no slouch, and is a pretty damn light enduro bike.  So if you’re comfortable on the descents but want a slightly better climber, then go with the regular Stumpjumper.  But if you’re super fit and want a little more travel to make the descents more fun, then choose the EVO!  Both of these bikes have geometries that allow them to handle just about everything you throw at them.


The one exception to “it depends”, in our eyes, is our new Sea to Sky trip in BC.  For this trip, the terrain is most definitely rowdy, steep and technical enough to warrant a full-on enduro bike for everyone.  So if you choose to use one of our bikes for that trip, definitely go with the Stumpy EVO!