Stumpjumper 25th Anniversary
The Stumpjumper was the first mass-produced, commercially made mountain bike by a major manufacturer, Specialized Bicycle Components. This book chronicles its creation story and the first twenty-five years of production.
Since its appearance, the bicycling world has been revolutionized. A whole new culture has sprung up— the fat-tire, dirt-loving mountain bike adventurers, rejecting the orthodoxy of the road, bringing their counter-cultural attitude and look to the American masses.
This full-color history of the mountain bike celebrates all aspects of off-road cycling, from the early experimental “clunkers” to the first Stumpjumper to the modern technological marvels replete with carbon-fiber frames, front and rear shock absorbers, and twenty-one (or more) speeds; from the scruffy daredevil pioneers of the sport to today’s well-sponsored professional riders. Nowadays every kid rides a mountain bike. And there’s a Stumpjumper on display at the Smithsonian and at the Marin Museum of Bicycling. It’s all here, as told by the folks at Specialized, in this photo-rich coffee table book.