Specialized Rockhopper Expert - 2018

The Rockhopper Expert is the perfect bike to begin your dive into the XC world. That's because Specialized built it to be light, durable, and exceedingly capable. It starts with an A1 SL alloy frame that has optimized tube shapes which sa ...(Read More)

Specialized Rockhopper Expert
  • Color: Gloss Charcoal/Black/Hyper
  • Color: Heritage Satin Purple/Acid Pink/Black
$899.99
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The Rockhopper Expert is the perfect bike to begin your dive into the XC world. That's because Specialized built it to be light, durable, and exceedingly capable.

It starts with an 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 Rockhopper also has internal cable routing to further clean up the frame. Lastly, a 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 spec'd with a mix of durable Shimano components, powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, grippy Ground Control tires, and an SR Suntour XCR-Air fork with just the right amount of travel.

- The frame is constructed from lightweight A1 Aluminum in order to provide a compliant, durable platform to support an XC Sport 29 Geometry. Combined, you get a bike that's more than efficient on climbs and descends with equal aplomb.

- SR Suntour XCR-Air fork features 80/90/100mm (size-specific) of suspension travel that swings well above its weight class.

- Shimano Deore rear derailleur provides crisp, reliable shifting that you can count on when the going gets rough. With it, you'll be able to precisely move through the wide gear range to make cruising the flats almost as easy climbing those hills.

Specs

Frame A1 SL Aluminum, Sport XC 29 Geometry, tapered head tube, internal cable routing, 135x9mm forged dropouts, chainstay-mounted disc brake, replaceable alloy derailleur hanger
Fork SR Suntour XCR-Air 29, rebound adjust, air spring, tapered alloy steerer, QR, 80/90/100mm travel (size-specific), 51mm offset
Axles Front: 9x100mm QR
Rear: 9x135mm QR
Rims/Wheels Stout XC 25 29, alloy, disc only, double-wall, 25mm internal width, 28/32h
Hubs Shimano Center Lock, disc
Tires Ground Control Sport, Flak Jacket flat protection, wire bead
Front: 29x2.3"
Rear: 29x2.1"
Crankset Stout, forged alloy, 3x9
Chainrings 44/32/22T
Bottom Bracket Square taper, 73mm, internal bearings
Chain KMC X9EPT, 9-speed, anti-corrosion coating w/ reusable Missing Link
Front Derailleur Shimano Altus FD-M371, 34.9mm clamp, down-swing
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore, 9-speed
Cassette/Rear Cogs Sunrace, 9-speed, 11-34t
Shifters Shimano Acera 3x9
Handlebars Stout double-butted alloy, 10mm rise, 10-degree backsweep, 4-degree upsweep, 720mm width, 31.8mm
Tape/Grips Specialized MTB Grip, lock-on
Stem Stout 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 6-degree rise
Brakes Shimano BR-M315, hydraulic disc, resin pads, 180/160mm rotor
Saddle Henge Sport, steel rails, 143mm
Seat Post Alloy, 12mm offset, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Gloss Charcoal/Black/Hyper / Large 00888818304684 81218-5004 39717
Heritage Satin Purple/Acid Pink/Black / Large 00888818299485 81218-5104 39721
Gloss Charcoal/Black/Hyper / Medium 00888818306558 81218-5003
Heritage Satin Purple/Acid Pink/Black / Medium 00888818303410 81218-5103 39722
Gloss Charcoal/Black/Hyper / Small 00888818307197 81218-5002
Heritage Satin Purple/Acid Pink/Black / Small 00888818300839 81218-5102 39723
Gloss Charcoal/Black/Hyper / X-Large 00888818304004 81218-5005 39720
Heritage Satin Purple/Acid Pink/Black / X-Large 00888818303021 81218-5105 39724