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, & 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 optimized 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, & standover height to make for an improved fit across the size range. This is sure to keep you ripping & confident while heading both up & down the trail.
This Rockhopper comes spec'd with a mix of durable Shimano components, powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, grippy Ground Control tires, & an SR Suntour XCR-Air fork with just the right amount of travel.
Type: Hardtail Mountain Bikes
Frame in inches: 18.5", 20.5"
Size: Large, XL
Riding Style: Cross Country
Wheel Size: 29"
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore
Item condition: New
|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, 720mm 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|