The Rockhopper Expert 29 has been designed by Specialized so that all your trail needs are met; whether you're looking to adventure around the local trails or tear up the forests singletrack thrills, you're covered with this Rockhopper. Featuring the lightweight A1 SL Aluminum frameset that's also been designed for a clean-cut appearance with adapted tube shapes and internal cable routing to allow for a smooth-looking finish. To ensure you've got an agile whilst dependable ride, the Rockhopper is equipped with Shimano's BR-MT200 hydraulic disc brakes along with a SRAM SX Eagle 1x groupset to give you full control on the trails. The 1x system offers you a wide range of gears whilst you'll also experience the bliss of not being able to drop your chain on bumpy terrain. Specialized's Rockhopper also provides you with trustworthy handling that's fast and smooth round the sharp bends as well as sturdy in the thick mud, keeping you comfortable for those long adventures. Last but not least, Specialized fitted the Rockhopper Expert with a wide 2.3 inch Ground Control Sport front tyre and Fast Trak rear tyre for optimised traction and stability to keep you on the trails all year round.
The New Rockhopper
Specialized have really outdone ourselves here. Proving that true trail-taming capability doesn't have to come at an intimidating price, the Rockhopper Expert is the culmination of 30 years of redefining the relationship between value and performance. Start with a painstakingly engineered Premium A1 Aluminum frame, add in modern geometry that keeps one eye on efficiency and the other on confident capability and you have the rock-solid foundation of our best Rockhopper yet.
The Rockhopper features butted aluminum tubes in order to keep weight low and strength high, all while providing increased standover clearance, slick internal cable routing and dropper-post compatibility. With the goal of making sure that the Rockhopper offers both the best fit and best performance for every person, no matter their measure, Specialized have paired each Rockhopper frame size with the optimal wheel size. The result is a Rockhopper to fit every rider and the assurance that every Rockhopper is rolling on the best-handling wheel for its frame size.
The Tech You Get
A breath of fresh air at this price point—and plenty north of it, RockShox’s Judy SoloAir brings air-sprung sensitivity and performance to the masses with a killer value proposition: more bang, less buck. The TurnKey damper deftly dishes out travel letting you focus on what’s ahead. Soar up climbs and dive down descents with SRAM's ultra-wide-range SX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain. Tubeless-ready rims and tires keep your options open and traction on-call.
Frame - A1 premium butted alloy, zero-stack head tube, internal cable routing, 135x9mm forged dropouts, chainstay-mounted disc brake, replaceable alloy derailleur hanger, stealth rack mounts, dropper post compatible
Seat Binder - Alloy, quick release, 34.9
Fork - RockShox Judy, Solo Air, Turnkey damper, 46mm offset, QR, 80/90/100mm travel (size-specific), alloy steerer
Bottom Bracket - SRAM Powerspline
Seatpost - Alloy, 12mm offset, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm
Rims - Alloy, Offset Design, Tubeless Ready, 25mm internal width, 28h
Front Hub - Shimano HB-RM35, Center Lock™ disc, 9x100mm spacing, quick-release, 28h
Rear Hub - Shimano FH-RM35, Center Lock™ disc, 9x135mm spacing, quick-release, 32h
Front Tyre - Ground Control, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
Rear Tyre - Ground Control, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
Inner Tubes - Presta, 40mm valve
Crankset - SRAM SX Eagle, Powerspline
Shift Levers - SRAM SX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur - SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
Cassette - SRAM PG-1210 Eagle, 11-50t
Chain - SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
Front Brake - Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm
Rear Brake - Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 160mm
Handlebars - Stout Mini Rise, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm
Stem - Stout 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 6-degree rise
Saddle - Bridge Sport, steel rails
Grips - Specialized Trail Grips, lock-on