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    Men's Rockhopper Expert

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    2019 Men's Rockhopper Expert

    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.

    It starts with our new A1 SL alloy frame that features Boost™ QR 141 spacing, internal cable routing, and optimized tube shapes that save weight and give clean lines to the frame. Lastly, our 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, a grippy Ground Control front tire and Fast Trak at the rear, and an SR Suntour XCR-Air fork with just the right amount of travel.

    Technical Specifications

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    FRAMESET

    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

    SUSPENSION

    FORK

    SR Suntour XCR-Air 29, rebound adjust, air spring, 46mm offset, 80/90/100mm of travel (size-specific)

    COCKPIT

    SEAT BINDER

    Alloy, QR clamp, 34.9mm

    STEM

    Stout 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 6-degree rise

    HANDLEBARS

    Stout XC, double-butted alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 31.8mm

    GRIPS

    Specialized MTB Grip, lock-on

    SADDLE

    Henge Sport, steel rails, 143mm

    SEATPOST

    Alloy, 12mm offset, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm

    BRAKES

    REAR BRAKE

    Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 160mm

    FRONT BRAKE

    Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 160/180mm

    DRIVETRAIN

    FRONT DERAILLEUR

    microSHIFT FD-M462, 2-speed

    REAR DERAILLEUR

    Shimano Deore 9-speed

    SHIFT LEVERS

    Shimano Acera, RapidFire Plus, 9-speed

    CASSETTE

    SunRace, 9-Speed, 11-36t

    CHAIN

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

    CRANKSET

    Stout, forged alloy, 2x9

    CHAINRINGS

    Alloy, Steel, 36/22T

    BOTTOM BRACKET

    Square taper, 73mm, internal bearings

    WHEELS & TIRES

    RIMS

    Stout XC 29, 25mm internal width, disc-specific, 2Bliss Ready

    FRONT HUB

    Shimano, Center Lock™ disc, 9x100mm spacing, quick-release, 28h

    REAR HUB

    Shimano, Center Lock™ disc, 9x141mm spacing, quick-release, 32h

    SPOKES

    Stainless, 14g, black

    FRONT TIRE

    Ground Control Sport, 29x2.3"

    REAR TIRE

    Fast Trak Sport, 29x2.1"

    INNER TUBES

    Presta, 40mm valve

    ACCESSORIES

    PEDALS

    Specialized Dirt

    * Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colorway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

    Geometry

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    XSSMLXLXXL
    Crank Length165MM170MM175MM175MM175MM175MM
    Handlebar Width750MM750MM750MM750MM750MM750MM
    Stem Length45MM60MM70MM70MM90MM90MM
    Saddle Width143mm143mm143mm143mm143mm143mm
    Seatpost Length350MM350MM400MM400MM400MM400MM
    Stack586mm595mm605mm619mm633mm633mm
    Reach380mm395mm418mm441mm462mm474mm
    Head Tube Length95mm95mm95mm110mm125mm125mm
    Head Tube Angle69.8°69.8°69.8°69.8°69.8°69.8°
    BB Height312.5mm312.5mm312.5mm312.5mm312.5mm312.5mm
    BB Drop57.5mm57.5mm57.5mm57.5mm57.5mm57.5mm
    Trail82mm82mm82mm82mm82mm82mm
    Fork Length, Full486mm496mm506mm506mm506mm506mm
    Fork Rake/Offset51mm51mm51mm51mm51mm51mm
    Front Center631mm650mm676mm704mm730mm742mm
    Chainstay Length440mm440mm440mm440mm440mm440mm
    Wheelbase1065mm1084mm1110mm1138mm1164mm1176mm
    Top Tube Length, Horizontal548mm567mm594mm622mm648mm660mm
    Bike Standover Height719mm765mm776mm807mm837mm861mm
    Seat Tube Length370mm400mm430mm470mm520mm560mm
    Seat Tube Angle74°73.9°73.8°73.7°73.6°73.6°
    Geometry

    Rider Reviews

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    • 4 Reviews

    Perfect bike.

    I recently got serious about doing some trail riding and enjoying life. I'm having a blast and my rockhopper makes me feel like I've been riding off road all my life. My previous bike was much lower quality"" not being a snob"" but it was the reason I could not seriously enjoy trails before. Now with a bike that can perform I'm loving it and getting deeper into cycling. I'm completely happy with my purchase.


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    Xstein81

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    Great bike!

    I have a Rockhopper expert i bought last year. I have about 220 miles all trail miles and the perfoemance has been great. I wasnt crazy about the color choices for last year but thats my only complaint. Good bike, feels great, good jumper.. I enjoy it everytime i ride. I upgraded the tires to Maxxis and some specialized equipment pedals and rolled out.


    Name:
    Bo

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    I love this bike

    It's so like, brakes are great. This is my first mountain bike and I love it. I read the other review, it was probably a fluke. Either an operator error or an error in assembly. I'm very happy with this purchase and would certainly recommend to a friend. My dad and older brother always rode specialized. My sister and I both just purchased rockhopper and they're great.


    Name:
    Jason

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