Muddymoles mountain biking in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

Specialized Stumpjumper M2 1999

Posted by Matt | July 31, 2009 | 6 comments so far

Specialized Stumpjumper M2 1999
This is JohnR’s Stumpjumper which he uses to great effect, mainly on the climbs!

John says:

I think this bike is vintage rather than retro. I bought it online from Wiggle about 1999 and looking over the components I realise that other than the frame, the only thing I haven’t replaced yet is the seat post clamp.

I see that Hope have some rather bling blue quick release ones…

Colour-wise, it reminds me a bit of On-one’s ‘that blue’ 456.

Frame Specialized Stumpjumper M2 – 1999 (ish) in blue & orange
Forks Rock Shox Sid
Headset Orbit Xtreme
Bars Specialized 6061 T6 Flat
Stem Unknown 130mm 60° rise
Shifters Shimano XT
Front mech Shimano XTR
Rear mech Shimano XT
Chain SRAM PC951
Cassette Shimano Deore LX
Chainset Shimano Deore LX
Front brake Hope Mini
Rear brake Hope Mini & Specialized disc brake converter
Rims Mavic X317 Disc
Hubs Hope
Tyres Panaracer Fire XC Pro 2.1
Rear Shock N/A
Seatpost Unknown
Saddle Selle Italia
Pedals Shimano SPD/Flat

Filed under Bikes in July 2009


About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years then a 2016 YT Industries Jeffsy 29er, he now rocks a Bird Aether 9 and a Pace RC-627.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

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  1. Andy C says:

    Hope can supply matching QR skewers and seat clamp; see my ‘blinged up’ On-One for the full ‘gold’ effect

  2. charlie b says:

    Where did you get the disk brake converter for the rear???

    I have the same frame and would love to fit it with some disks.

  3. Robin says:

    I have this same frame (Stumpjumper M2 Comp) in silver and have riden it endlessly until tearing it down to build up an old Santa Cruz Heckler having rupturing my L4-L5 disc again.

    Love this bike pity there is no disc mount at the back.

  4. JohnR says:

    I believe the rear disc converter was supplied by Specialized – but I am not sure. An LBS in Guildford did it for me.

    I have now fitted a blue Hope seat post clamp. It looks bling but not recommended – see the separate thread elsewhere on this site!

  5. Paul L says:

    I also have this frame. In a nice shade of green. Years ago after Specialized brought out the M4 I spoke to a Specialized engineer on another cycling forum who said the M2 metal matrix (a mixture of aluminium and ceramic) is the better material and that the reason they stopped using it was only because the metal is extremely abrasive and wears out the manufacturing equipment too quickly. So with bike sales volumes shooting up it was relatively too expensive to mass produce. It really is a great frame.

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