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.
Type: Hardtail Mountain Bikes
Size: XS, Small, Medium, Large, XL
Frame in inches: 14.5", 15.5", 17", 18.5", 20.5"
Riding Style: Trail
Wheel Size: 29"
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore
Item condition: New
BOTTOM BRACKET Square taper, 73mm, internal bearings
CHAIN KMC X9EPT, 9-speed, anti-corrosion coating w/ reusable Missing Link™
CRANKSET Stout, forged alloy, 2x9
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Acera, RapidFire Plus, 9-speed
FRONT DERAILLEUR microSHIFT FD-M462, 2-speed
CASSETTE SunRace, 9-Speed, 11-36t
CHAINRINGS Alloy, Steel, 36/22T
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore 9-speed
FORK SR Suntour XCR-Air 29, rebound adjust, air spring, 46mm offset, 80/90/100mm of travel (size-specific)
SADDLE Henge Sport, steel rails, 143mm
SEAT BINDER Alloy, QR clamp, 34.9mm
SEATPOST Alloy, 12mm offset, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm
HANDLEBARS Stout XC, double-butted alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 31.8mm
STEM Stout 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 6-degree rise
GRIPS Specialized MTB Grip, lock-on
FRONT HUB Shimano, Center Lock™ disc, 9x100mm spacing, quick-release, 28h
REAR HUB Shimano, Center Lock™ disc, 9x141mm spacing, quick-release, 32h
INNER TUBES Presta, 40mm valve
SPOKES Stainless, 14g, black
RIMS Stout XC 29, 25mm internal width, disc-specific
FRONT TIRE Ground Control Sport, 29x2.3"
REAR TIRE Fast Trak Sport, 29x2.1"
FRONT BRAKE Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm
REAR BRAKE Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 160mm
PEDALS Specialized Dirt
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