Spotted trailside under none other than Ned Overend was this gloss black carbon Specialized Stumpjumper 29er with color-matched SID 29er fork with BRAIN internals. Virtually everyone in our group remarked at the very handsome blue and orange color scheme, which Overend sort of acknowledged and then sort of trailed off before actually answering if it was new. He did say they’re working on a white graphics package for the wheels, which would definitely look better than the current red/white stickers on the Roval wheels on this frame. What we do know is that this colorway isn’t part of their current lineup, though there are similar design themes on some 2012 29ers.
Other than that, the frame isn’t too different looking, so we might be looking at just an iterative spec update rather than a full blown new model, or there could be some trick new layups hiding under there…time will tell.
Fabian Cancellara appears to have been riding a new Madone at the Strade Bianchi 2012 race. Note the curvier fork and larger headtube area. The seatstays appear to be a bit thinner, too, and some other readers have said the top tube looks a bit curved. We know there are some new things coming from Trek’s road bike department this year, and a revised Madone looks to be part of the mix. Thanks to everyone that sent this in!