Always the best time of year when the new stuff starts rolling in on a weekly basis. Last week it was the tarmac SL3 Expert, and this week we now have on the floor the Stumpjumper FSR Expert Carbon. This bike, without pedals, weighs exactly 12.0 kilos. 12 KILOS. That's almost as light as my tub of home made soup that prevents me from eating Paul Harrigan endorsed subway footlongs. Sporting a Carbon Mainframe with BB30 bottom Bracket, an aluminium swingarm, and best of all, not just a fox rear shock, but the added benefit of the inertia valve "brain" technology. Up front you score a Fox Talas front fork, meaning turnkey adjustment between 110 and 140mm of rear wheel travel. Drivetrain and brakes are from SRAM/AVID with none other than an XO 10speed rear derailleur out back keeping everything snappy. Wheelset is Specialized own Roval Control Trail with the now upgraded hub face diameter, increasing stiffness whilst still keeping with the ever so simple front QR system. The Expert Carbon even comes with S Works tyres and Body Geometry Henge Saddle with Hollow CroMo Rails for that little bit of extra value. And how do we bench mark this value you may ask.... Well that's easy. Sweet Grandmothers spatula serves this up at $5,999 id go as far as a can of halfway to say that is damn good. come and see it for yourself in store.