2022 Specialized Rockhopper Sport 27.5


All barn-burner and no benchwarmer, the Rockhopper Sport throws out the playbook when it comes to putting performance points on the board while playing some serious defense on behalf of your wallet.


  • A heart of gold, presented in Specialized’s lightweight yet durable Premium A1 Aluminum, the Rockhopper’s butted aluminum frame features hydroformed top and down tubes in order to keep weight low and strength high, all while providing increased stand-over 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, Specialized have 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 their 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 Micro SHIFT 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



Gloss Blaze / Ice Papaya, Satin Forest / Oasis, Satin Slate / Cool Grey, White Mountains / Dusty Turquoise


M, S, XS


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

SR Suntour XCM 27.5, 30mm stanchions, Rx Tune, coil spring, QR, 80/90/100mm travel (size-specific), 42mm offset

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

Bridge Sport, Steel rails, 155/143mm

Stout Mini Rise, alloy, 9-degree back sweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm

Specialized MTB Grip, lock-on

Front Brake
Tektro BR-M275 Hydraulic Disc, 160mm

Rear Brake
Tektro BR-M275 Hydraulic Disc, 160mm

Front Derailleur
microSHIFT FD-M462, 2-speed

Rear Derailleur
Microshift RD-M46L, 9spd

Shift Levers
Microshift, SL-M859R, 2×9

SunRace, 9-Speed, 11-36t

KMC X9EPT, 9-speed, anti-corrosion coating w/ reusable Missing Link™

Stout 2x, forged alloy

SBC-54 Flat pedal

Bottom Bracket
Square-tapered, 73mm, internal bearings, 122.5mm spindle

Specialized alloy, disc only, double-wall, 25mm inner width, 32h

Front Hub
Formula 6-Bolt, disc, 100x9mm spacing, quick-release, 32H

Rear Hub
Formula SP-2125, 6-Bolt freehub, disc, 135x9mm spacing, quick-release

Stainless, 14g

Front Tyre
Fast Trak Sport, 27.5 x 2.35″

Rear Tyre
Fast Trak Sport, 27.5 x 2.35″

Inner Tubes
Schrader, 40mm valve

Seat Post
Alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm

Seat Binder
Alloy, quick release, 34.9



B-B Drop 43 43 43
B-B Height 310 310 310
Bike Stand-Over Height 658 695 735
Chain-Stay Length 440 440 440
Crank Length 165mm 170mm 170mm
Fork Length (full) 475 485 495
Fork Rake/Offset 42 42 42
Front-Center 630 656 682
Handlebar Width 700mm 720mm 740mm
Head-Tube Angle 68 68 68
Head-Tube Length 95 100 105
Reach 375 395 415
Saddle Width 155mm 155mm 143mm
Seat-Tube Angle 73.5 73.5 73.5
Seat-Tube Length 310 350 400
Seatpost Length 300mm 350mm 400mm
Stack 559 573 589
Stem Length 40mm 40mm 60mm
Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 541 565 589
Trail 97 97 97
Wheelbase 1067 1092 1118