Rockhopper 26

Rockhopper 26
Rockhopper 26

Performance for all.

The new Rockhopper is a lightweight, fun and capable hardtail mountain bike with a well-made frame that features the best ride quality. Available in 29", 27.5" and 26" for smaller sizes, the Rockhopper has versatility and performance for all.


  • 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
  • FORK SR Suntour XCE 26, 28mm stanchions, Rx Tune, coil spring, QR, 80mm travel, 40mm offset
  • FRONT HUB Formula 6-Bolt, disc, 100x9mm spacing, quick-release, 32H
  • REAR HUB Formula 6-Bolt freehub, disc, 135x9mm spacing, quick-release, 32H
  • SPOKES Stainless, 14g
  • RIMS Specialized alloy, disc only, double-wall, 25mm inner width, 32h
  • INNER TUBES Schrader, 40mm valve
  • FRONT TYRE Ground Control Sport, 26x2.3"
  • REAR TYRE Ground Control Sport, 26x2.3"
  • CRANKSET Stout 2x, forged alloy
  • BOTTOM BRACKET Square-tapered, 73mm, internal bearings, 122.5mm spindle
  • SHIFT LEVERS microSHIFT, TS39-8R, 8-speed
  • FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Altus FD-M315
  • REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Tourney RD-TX800, 8-speed
  • CASSETTE SunRace, 8-speed, 11-34t
  • CHAIN KMC X8 EPT, anti-rust coating, 8-speed w/ reusable Missing Link™
  • FRONT BRAKE Radius CX7, mechanical disc, 160mm
  • REAR BRAKE Radius CX7, mechanical disc, 160mm
  • HANDLEBARS Stout Mini Rise, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm
  • GRIPS Specialized Trail Grips, lock-on
  • STEM Bridge Sport, steel rails
  • SADDLE Bridge Sport, steel rails
  • SEATPOST Alloy, 12mm offset, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm
  • SEAT BINDER Alloy, quick release, 34.9


B-B Drop 44mm
B-B Height 295mm
Bike Stand-Over Height 647mm
Chain-Stay Length 420mm
Crank Length 160mm
Fork Length (full) 455mm
Fork Rake/Offset 40mm
Front-Center 601mm
Handlebar Width 700MM
Head-Tube Angle 68°
Head-Tube Length 95mm
Reach 355mm
Saddle Width 143MM
Seat-Tube Angle 73.5°
Seat-Tube Length 310mm
Seatpost Length 300mm
Stack 543mm
Stem Length 35MM
Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 516mm
Trail 94mm
Wheelbase 1017mm

Specifications are subject to 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, fastest turnaround

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 if you register your bike within 90 days of purchase. The warranty is also transferrable to a subsequent owner, who then get 2 years from the original retail purchase date. Specialized NZ headquarters is based in Christchurch, which gives us the best access to parts and we can even process warranties the same day in some cases.

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