2020 Rockhopper Expert

2020 Rockhopper Expert
2020 Rockhopper Expert
2020 Rockhopper Expert
2020 Rockhopper Expert
2020 Rockhopper Expert
2020 Rockhopper Expert
Regular price $1,500.00

The do-it-all hardtail 29er.

You started planning weekends around rides, rearranged the garage to fit more gear, and have singletrack dreams. It’s official: you’re a mountain biker, and you need a bike that’s as ready to rip as you. That’s the Rockhopper Expert 1X, our most capable Rockhopper yet.

We gave the A1 SL Aluminum frame on the Rockhopper Expert 1X a lighter, tighter look with tube shapes that are optimized for the lowest weight while preserving its legendary comfort. With clean lines and internal cable routing, turns out it looks as sweet as it rides.

Stable and agile might seem contradictory, but the Sport XC 29 Geometry on the Rockhopper Comp 1X accomplishes both goals, with nimble, responsive handling for tight trails and superior stability when going fast, plus a rider position that’s comfortable for long rides. 

  • The air-sprung SR SunTour XCR-Air 29 suspension fork features 80/90/100mm of size-specific travel to keep handling consistent no matter what size bike you ride. Adjustable rebound lets you tune ride quality to your preference, and the tapered steerer tube adds lateral stiffness for better handling.
  • Shimano’s Deore single-chainring drivetrain offers simplicity, precision, and reliability, with a wide-ranging 10-speed cassette that can cover all kinds of terrain. The clutch rear derailleur that keeps the chain properly tensioned all the time for faster, quieter shifts. The Rapidfire Plus™ trigger shifters make for fast shifts with less effort so you’re always in the right gear.
  • Front tires steer; rear tires drive. So we picked the Ground Control Sport, with chunky tread blocks and a wide, 2.3-inch casing for optimal cornering traction up front. The lower-height center tread of the Fast Trak rear is ideal for efficient power transfer, with a durable, cut-resistant casing to fend off flats.


      • 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 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 FH-MT200, 9x141mm QR, Center Lock™ disc, 32h
      • SPOKES Stainless, 14g
      • RIMS Specialized XC 29, 25mm internal width, disc-specific
      • INNER TUBES Presta, 40mm valve
      • FRONT TYRE Ground Control Sport, 29x2.3"
      • REAR TYRE Fast Trak Sport, 29x2.3"
      • CRANKSET Stout 1x, forged alloy
      • CHAINRINGS 30T
      • BOTTOM BRACKET Square-tapered, 73mm, internal bearings
      • SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Deore, 10-speed w/ Optical Gear Display
      • REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 10-speed
      • CASSETTE Shimano, 10-speed, 11-42t
      • CHAIN KMC, X10, EPT anti-corrosion coating, 10-speed w/ Missing Link™
      • FRONT BRAKE Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 160/180mm
      • 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 Trail Grips, lock-on
      • STEM Stout 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 6-degree rise
      • SADDLE Specialized Bridge, size specific, 143/155mm
      • SEATPOST Alloy, 12mm offset, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm
      • SEAT BINDER Alloy, quick-release clamp, 34.9mm
      • PEDALS Specialized Dirt


      XS S M L XL XXL
      BB Drop 57.5mm 57.5mm 57.5mm 57.5mm 57.5mm 57.5mm
      BB Height 312.5mm 312.5mm 312.5mm 312.5mm 312.5mm 312.5mm
      Bike Standover Height 719mm 765mm 776mm 807mm 837mm 861mm
      Chainstay Length 440mm 440mm 440mm 440mm 440mm 440mm
      Fork Length, Full 486mm 496mm 506mm 506mm 506mm 506mm
      Fork Rake/Offset 51mm 51mm 51mm 51mm 51mm 51mm
      Front Center 631mm 650mm 676mm 704mm 730mm 742mm
      Head Tube Angle 69.8° 69.8° 69.8° 69.8° 69.8° 69.8°
      Head Tube Length 95mm 95mm 95mm 110mm 125mm 125mm
      Reach 380mm 395mm 418mm 441mm 462mm 474mm
      Seat Tube Angle 74° 73.9° 73.8° 73.7° 73.6° 73.6°
      Seat Tube Length 370mm 400mm 430mm 470mm 520mm 560mm
      Stack 586mm 595mm 605mm 619mm 633mm 633mm
      Top Tube Length, Horizontal 548mm 567mm 594mm 622mm 648mm 660mm
      Trail 82mm 82mm 82mm 82mm 82mm 82mm
      Wheelbase 1065mm 1084mm 1110mm 1138mm 1164mm 1176mm

      Click here for a general sizing guide.

      Note that specifications can change without notice.

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      Why buy a Specialized?

      The frame is the single most important factor in a bike's ride quality. While there are many other components involved, the frame is what ties it all together and ultimately determines how well a bike rides. Specialized makes the highest quality, most sorted frame on the market. The fit and finish is excellent and they ride amazing.

      Why buy from us?

      We're your local Christchurch bike shop. When you buy from us you get the best support, fast. You don't have to email customer service and hope for a response, just come in and see us. We keep a ton of parts in stock and have mechanics that are trained up on all the latest tech in a modern workshop.

      Free General Service

      Bikes need regular maintenance but we're here to help. 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.

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      Best Warranty

      Specialized is confident with their quality and has one of the bike industry's best warranties out there. Frames and Roval wheels have a lifetime warranty and are transferrable to a subsequent owner, who then get 2 years from the original retail purchase date. We have very few come back with problems and the ones that do are sorted quickly.

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