Specialized Men's Rockhopper Expert

2018
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Description

The Rockhopper Expert is the perfect bike to begin your dive into the XC world. That's because Specialized built it to be light, durable, and exceedingly capable.

It starts with an A1 SL alloy frame that has optimized tube shapes which save weight while dramatically improving aesthetics. To go along with these clean new lines, the Rockhopper also has internal cable routing to further clean up the frame. Lastly, a Sport XC 29 geometry adjusts the reach, angles, and standover height to make for an improved fit across the size range. This is sure to keep you ripping and confident while heading both up and down the trail.

This Rockhopper comes spec'd with a mix of durable Shimano components, powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, grippy Ground Control tires, and an SR Suntour XCR-Air fork with just the right amount of travel.

- The frame is constructed from lightweight A1 Aluminum in order to provide a compliant, durable platform to support an XC Sport 29 Geometry. Combined, you get a bike that's more than efficient on climbs and descends with equal aplomb.

- SR Suntour XCR-Air fork features 80/90/100mm (size-specific) of suspension travel that swings well above its weight class.

- Shimano Deore rear derailleur provides crisp, reliable shifting that you can count on when the going gets rough. With it, you'll be able to precisely move through the wide gear range to make cruising the flats almost as easy climbing those hills.

Features & Info

Pedals sold separately

Specifications

Frame
A1 SL Aluminum, Sport XC 29 Geometry, tapered head tube, internal cable routing, 135x9mm forged dropouts, chainstay-mounted disc brake, replaceable alloy derailleur hanger
Fork
SR Suntour XCR-Air 29, rebound adjust, air spring, tapered alloy steerer, QR, 80/90/100mm travel (size-specific), 51mm offset
Axles
Front: 9x100mm QR
Rear: 9x135mm QR
Rims/Wheels
Stout XC 25 29, alloy, disc only, double-wall, 25mm internal width, 28/32h
Hubs
Shimano Center Lock, disc
Tires
Ground Control Sport, Flak Jacket flat protection, wire bead
Front: 29x2.3"
Rear: 29x2.1"
Crankset
Stout, forged alloy, 3x9
Chainrings
44/32/22T
Bottom Bracket
Square taper, 73mm, internal bearings
Chain
KMC X9EPT, 9-speed, anti-corrosion coating w/ reusable Missing Link
Front Derailleur
Shimano Altus FD-M371, 34.9mm clamp, down-swing
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Deore, 9-speed
Cassette/Rear Cogs
Sunrace, 9-speed, 11-34t
Shifters
Shimano Acera 3x9
Handlebars
Stout double-butted alloy, 10mm rise, 10-degree backsweep, 4-degree upsweep, 720mm width, 31.8mm
Tape/Grips
Specialized MTB Grip, lock-on
Stem
Stout 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 6-degree rise
Brakes
Shimano BR-M315, hydraulic disc, resin pads, 180/160mm rotor
Saddle
Henge Sport, steel rails, 143mm
Seat Post
Alloy, 12mm offset, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm