A light, capable, and reliable bike makes cruising open fire roads, attacking stretches of flowing singletrack, or just kicking around town that much more fun. The Rockhopper has done this—and more—for years with quality and performance at a good value.
WHAT Fully formed and butted, lightweight
M4 alloy frame with balanced XC
Trail geometry in dedicated 26”
and 29” models.
WHY Delivers faster acceleration and climbing,
remains stable on descents, and offers
increased comfort and durability. The
combination of forming and butting
produces the lightest frame possible,
without sacrificing strength.
HOW Fully formed tubes are individually shaped
for their unique purpose, allowing our
engineers to optimize tube sets for specific
performance characteristics. The butting
process shaves excess material—and
weight—in low-stress areas of each tube.
Damped Magnesium Fork
WHAT Lightweight magnesium lower fork with
alloy steerer and hydraulic lockout.
WHY Reduces weight and improves bump
absorption, steering precision, and
HOW Magnesium and alloy parts are stiff and
light (compared to steel) for quick handling,
and oil-regulated compression and
rebound damping provides a smoother,
more controlled ride over rough terrain.
Through a handlebar-mounted lever,
riders can lock out the fork for increased
efficiency on hardpack or smooth climbs.
Hydraulic Disc Brakes
WHAT Hydraulic disc brakes equipped on every
model (except base, which has mechanical
WHY More consistent stopping power, brake
modulation, and overall control in any
weather and all trail conditions.
HOW A master cylinder pumps hydraulic oil
to the caliper, which pushes the pistons
into contact with the disc rotor. Hydraulic
systems produce more power than
mechanical brakes, which means increased
power at the caliper and a more positive
touch on the levers.