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Tech feature: Specialized 2008 MTB lineup, July 3, 2007

Specialized drastically revamps the S-Works Stumpjumper Carbon
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The new Stumpjumper bears a closer resemblance
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The new frame bears a distinctly low-slung profile
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A curved down tube
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Carbon fiber seat stays help shave weight
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The down tube is larger in diameter throughout its length
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A new rocker link futher refines the axle path
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Carbon fiber substitutes for aluminum
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The driveside dropout is also carbon fiber
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The non-driveside dropout is forged aluminum
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The externally-bonded dropout
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The oversized and tapered carbon head tube…
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…houses a similarly oversized and tapered steerer tube
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The inflated dimensions allow for greater surface contact
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As on the new Tarmac SL2
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The new lower headset bearing
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A higher volume air can
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The outside of the Brain housing
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The top of the carbon fiber seat tube
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The remote Brain unit
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The hose for the remote Brain
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The Direct Mount Derailleur system
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As expected, the S-Works bike features a premium spec.
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Last year's FutureShock E150 dual-crown fork
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The FutureShock S120 fork
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The 1 1/2" lower steerer tube dimension
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The sealed bottom on the new crown
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The damper and air spring are both housed
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With no internals on the non-driveside
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Knobs are machined and anodized aluminum.
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The new S120 fork utilizes post mount-style tabs
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A truss-style construction on the rear of the brace
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Dropouts boast a large surface area…
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…to mate with the 28mm-diameter ends
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