2019 Rockhopper Mens Expert
The do-it-all hardtail 29er.
The Rockhopper Expert 29 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 features Boost™ QR 141 spacing, internal cable routing, and optimized tube shapes that save weight and give clean lines to 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, a grippy Ground Control front tire and Fast Trak at the rear, and an SR Suntour XCR-Air fork with just the right amount of travel.
- The frame is constructed from lightweight A1 SL Aluminum in order to provide a compliant, durable platform to support our acclaimed XC Sport 29 Geometry. Combined, you get a bike that's more than efficient on climbs and descends just as well.
- 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.
- FRAME A1 SL Aluminum, Sport XC 29 Geometry, tapered head tube, internal cable routing, Boost QR 141x9mm forged dropouts, chainstay-mounted disc brake, replaceable alloy derailleur hanger
- FORK SR Suntour XCR-Air 29, rebound adjust, air spring, 46mm offset, 80/90/100mm of travel (size-specific)
- FRONT HUB Shimano, Center Lock™ disc, 9x100mm spacing, quick-release, 28h
- REAR HUB Shimano, Center Lock™ disc, 9x141mm spacing, quick-release, 32h
- SPOKES Stainless, 14g, black
- RIMS Stout XC 29, 25mm internal width, disc-specific
- INNER TUBES Presta, 40mm valve
- FRONT TYRE Ground Control Sport, 29x2.3"
- REAR TYRE Fast Trak Sport, 29x2.1"
- CRANKSET Stout, forged alloy, 2x9
- CHAINRINGS Alloy, Steel, 36/22T
- BOTTOM BRACKET Square taper, 73mm, internal bearings
- SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Acera, RapidFire Plus, 9-speed
- FRONT DERAILLEUR microSHIFT FD-M462, 2-speed
- REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore 9-speed
- CASSETTE SunRace, 9-Speed, 11-36t
- CHAIN KMC X9EPT, 9-speed, anti-corrosion coating w/ reusable Missing Link™
- FRONT BRAKE Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm
- REAR BRAKE Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 160mm
- HANDLEBARS Stout XC, double-butted alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 31.8mm
- GRIPS Specialized MTB Grip, lock-on
- STEM Stout 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 6-degree rise
- SADDLE Henge Sport, steel rails, 143mm
- SEATPOST Alloy, 12mm offset, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm
- SEAT BINDER Alloy, QR clamp, 34.9mm
- PEDALS Specialized Dirt
|Bike Standover Height||719mm||765mm||776mm||807mm||837mm||861mm|
|Fork Length, Full||486mm||496mm||506mm||506mm||506mm||506mm|
|Head Tube Angle||69.8°||69.8°||69.8°||69.8°||69.8°||69.8°|
|Head Tube Length||95mm||95mm||95mm||110mm||125mm||125mm|
|Seat Tube Angle||74°||73.9°||73.8°||73.7°||73.6°||73.6°|
|Seat Tube Length||370mm||400mm||430mm||470mm||520mm||560mm|
|Top Tube Length, Horizontal||548mm||567mm||594mm||622mm||648mm||660mm|
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Free General Service
To guarantee that your new bike stays running sweet, we offer a free General Service on all bikes that we sell. Worth $89, we'll do your first one for free at 6 months of ownership. Note that while the General Service labour is free, additional labour or parts cost extra. Bookings are required.
Specialized has one of the bike industry's most generous, rider-oriented warranty policies to offer. They have expanded their coverage across their range of bikes and gear. Their frames and Roval wheels have a lifetime warranty and most warranties become transferrable to a subsequent owner, who will then be eligible for warranty 2 years from the original retail purchase date.