2018 Specialized Men's Rockhopper Expert
The Rockhopper Expert is the perfect bike to begin your dive into the XC world. That's because we built it to be light, durable, and exceedingly capable, but how we did it is almost as fun as riding it.
It starts with our new A1 SL alloy frame that has optimised tube shapes which save weight while dramatically improving aesthetics. To go along with these clean new lines, the new Rockhopper also has internal cable routing to further clean up the frame. Lastly, our 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 tyres, and an SR Suntour XCR-Air fork with just the right amount of travel.
A1 SL Aluminum, Sport XC 29 Geometry, tapered head tube, internal cable routing, 135x9mm forged dropouts, chainstay-mounted disc brake, replaceable alloy derailleur hanger
SR Suntour XCR-Air 29, rebound adjust, air spring, tapered alloy steerer, QR, 80/90/100mm travel (size-specific), 51mm offset
Shimano Center Lock, disc, 100x9mm QR, 28h
Shimano Center Lock, disc, 135x9mm QR, 32h
Stainless, 14g, black
Stout XC 25 29, alloy, disc only, double-wall, 25mm internal width, 28/32h
Presta, 40mm valve
Ground Control Sport, Flak Jacket flat protection, wire bead, 29x2.3"
Ground Control Sport, Flak Jacket flat protection, wire bead, 29x2.1"
Stout, forged alloy, 3x9
Square taper, 73mm, internal bearings
Shimano Acera 3x9
Shimano Altus FD-M371, 34.9mm clamp, down-swing
Shimano Deore, 9-speed
Sunrace, 9-speed, 11-34t
KMC X9EPT, 9-speed, anti-corrosion coating w/ reusable Missing Link™
Shimano BR-M315, hydraulic disc, resin pads, 180/160mm rotor
Shimano BR-M315, hydraulic disc, resin pads, 160mm rotor
Stout double-butted alloy, 10mm rise, 10-degree backsweep, 4-degree upsweep, 700mm width, 31.8mm
Specialized MTB Grip, lock-on
Stout 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 6-degree rise
Henge Sport, steel rails, 143mm
Alloy, 12mm offset, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm
Alloy, QR clamp, 34.9mm