We've been there. The trail can be a pretty intimidating place at first. Intimidating, that is, until you find the right bike to start ripping on. And in our opinion, this bike is the Rockhopper—the perfect ride for you to find your confidence on the trail.
It starts with our new A1 Aluminum 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, 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 with a build spec that places an emphasis on reliability. This means that it features a full Shimano drivetrain, no-fuss mechanical disc brakes, grippy Ground Control Sport tires that add traction over any trail, and an SR Suntour XCT 29 fork with our custom Multi-Circuit damping that eliminates the "pogo" feel commonly associated with coil forks.
- The frame is constructed from lightweight A1 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 with equal aplomb.
- Custom SR Suntour XCT fork features 80/90/100mm (size-specific) of coil-sprung suspension travel that swings well above its weight class.
- The Shimano rear derailleur is built with durability in mind, so you can rest assured that you'll have a reliable shifting partner for the long trails ahead.
SEAT BINDER Alloy, QR clamp, 34.9mm FRAME Specialized A1 alloy, Sport XC 29 Geometry, zero-stack head tube, internal cable routing, 135x9mm forged dropouts, chainstay-mounted disc brake, replaceable alloy derailleur hanger FRONT HUB Shimano Center Lock, disc, 100x9mm QR, 32h REAR HUB Shimano Center Lock, disc, 135x9mm QR, 32h INNER TUBES Presta, 40mm valve SPOKES Stainless, 14g FRONT TYRE Ground Control Sport, Flak Jacket flat protection, wire bead, 29x2.1" RIMS Stout 25 29, alloy, disc only, double-wall, 25mm internal width, 32/32h REAR TYRE Fast Trak Sport, Flak Jacket flat protection, wire bead, 29x2.0" BOTTOM BRACKET Square taper, 73mm, internal bearings CHAIN KMC X8EPT, 8-speed, anti-corrosion coating w/ reusable Missing Link™ CRANKSET Forged alloy, square taper spindle w/chainguard CASSETTE Sunrace, 8-speed, 11-34t SHIFT LEVERS Shimano TX800, Ez-Fire Plus, 3x8 FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Altus FD-M313, 34.9mm clamp, down-swing CHAINRINGS 42/34/24T REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Tourney TX, 8-speed SADDLE Henge Sport, steel rails, 143mm SEATPOST Alloy, 12mm offset, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm GRIPS Specialized MTB Grip, lock-on HANDLEBARS Stout double-butted alloy, 10mm rise, 10-degree backsweep, 4-degree upsweep, 720mm width, 31.8mm STEM Stout 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 6-degree rise FRONT BRAKE Radius BH-M760, mechanical disc, resin pads, 160mm rotor REAR BRAKE Radius BH-M760, mechanical disc, resin pads, 160mm rotor PEDALS Specialized Dirt FORK SR Suntour XCT 29, coil spring, 80/90/100mm travel (size-specific), 51mm offset