2022 Specialized Rockhopper Expert 29

£1,199.00

Excuse the brag, but Specialized have really outdone themselves here. Proving that true trail-taming capability doesn’t have to come at an intimidating price, the Rockhopper Expert is the culmination of 30 years of redefining the relationship between value and performance.

 

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Start with a painstakingly engineered Premium A1 Aluminum frame, add in modern geometry that keeps one eye on efficiency and the other on confident capability and you have the rock-solid foundation of their best Rockhopper yet.

Pair that with a parts list that just doesn’t quit (…can we get a shoutout for RockShox’s Judy SoloAir fork and SRAM’s always-in-charge Level hydraulic disc brakes?) and you have a tubeless-ready, SRAM Eagle 1×12-equipped Rockhopper that’s absolutely prepared to fly.

  • A heart of gold, presented in our lightweight yet durable Premium A1 Aluminum, the Rockhopper’s butted aluminum frame features hydroformed top and downtubes in order to keep weight low and strength high, all while providing increased standover clearance, slick internal cable routing and dropper-post compatibility.
  • With the goal of making sure that the Rockhopper offers both the best fit and best performance for every person, no matter their measure, we’ve paired each Rockhopper frame size with the optimal wheel size. The result is a Rockhopper to fit every rider and the assurance that every Rockhopper is rolling on the best-handling wheel for its frame size.
  • Bringing our Rx Tune to Rockhopper for the very first time, the lockout-equipped SR Suntour XCM with custom Multi-Circuit damping brings size-specific travel and spring rates to the show in a performance that’s sure to impress while also ensuring consistent geometry, handling and suspension performance, regardless of frame or wheel size.
  • Beautifully beastly, SRAM Level hydraulic disc brakes pack a mean bite but deliver their power with a refined, intuitive feel to make for a package that punches way above its pay grade.
  • Keep things simple with a durable 1x MicroSHIFT drivetrain that offers plenty of range along with a clutch-equipped rear derailleur that keeps your ride quite—and your chain on.
  • Pair dead-reliable hubs from Formula with our 25-millimeter internal diameter, hookless Stout rims for a wheelset hat-trick: strong, light and durable.

Additional information

Color

Satin Dust / Holographic Foil

Size

L, M

Specification

Frame
Specialized 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
RockShox Judy, Solo Air, Turnkey damper, 46mm offset, QR, 80/90/100mm travel (size-specific), alloy steerer

Stem
3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 7-degree rise

Handlebars
Stout Mini Rise, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm

Saddle
Bridge Sport, Steel rails, 155/143mm

Grips
Specialized MTB Grip, lock-on

Front Brake
SRAM Level, hydraulic disc, 180/160mm

Rear Brake
SRAM Level, hydraulic disc, 160mm

Rear Derailleur
SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed

Shift Levers
SRAM SX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed

Cassette
SRAM PG-1210 Eagle, 11-50t

Chain
SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed

Crankset
SRAM SX Eagle, Powerspline

Bottom Bracket
SRAM Powerspline

Pedals
SBC-54 Flat pedal

Rims
Specialized Alloy, hookless, Tubeless ready, 25mm inner width

Front Hub
Formula DC-20, 6-Bolt, disc, 100x9mm spacing, quick-release

Rear Hub
Formula DC-22, 6-Bolt freehub, disc, 135x9mm spacing, quick-release

Front Tire
Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29×2.35

Rear Tire
Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29×2.35

Spokes
Stainless, 14g

Inner Tubes
Presta, 40mm valve

Seat Post
Alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm

Seat Binder
Alloy, quick release, 34.9

 

Geometry

S M L XL XXL
B-B Drop 62 62 62 62 62
B-B Height 310 310 310 310 310
Bike Stand-Over Height 732 754 781 820 853
Chain-Stay Length 440 440 440 440 440
Crank Length 170mm 170mm 175mm 175mm 175mm
Fork Length (full) 505 515 515 515 515
Fork Rake/Offset 46 46 46 46 46
Front-Center 672 696 719 745 770
Handlebar Width 720mm 740mm 740mm 740mm 740mm
Head-Tube Angle 68.5 68.5 68.5 68.5 68.5
Head-Tube Length 95 95 105 120 135
Reach 405 425 445 465 485
Saddle Width 155mm 143mm 143mm 143mm 143mm
Seat-Tube Angle 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5
Seat-Tube Length 360 400 450 500 560
Seatpost Length 350mm 400mm 400mm 400mm 400mm
Stack 607 616 626 640 654
Stem Length 40mm 60mm 60mm 70mm 70mm
Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 586 608 630 654 679
Trail 97 97 97 97 97
Wheelbase 1105 1128 1152 1178 1203