Rock Steady

May 30, 2008
Outside Magazine
Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper FSR

   Photo: Mark Weins

Gary Fisher HiFi Deluxe 29 PERFECT FOR: Weekend warriors who want a do-everything bike without any pretense. WHY IT’S COOL: The HiFi Deluxe has all the advantages of 29-inch wheels—improved stability and momentum and the ability to roll over the rough—in a package as quick and nimble as a standard ride. And thanks to the stretched-out cockpit, bump-damping carbon seatstays, and efficient four-inch-travel suspension, it’s extremely comfortable during long days in the saddle. BEFORE YOU BUY: Consider your terrain. Though svelte for a full-suspension 29er, it’s no lightweight climber. $2,640; 27.3 lbs (19");