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Rockhopper Expert 29

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Rockhopper Expert 29

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Excuse the brag, but we’ve really outdone ourselves 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.

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 our 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 1x12-equipped Rockhopper that’s absolutely prepared to fly.

Technical Specifications

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FRAMESET

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

Seat Binder

Alloy, quick release, 34.9

Suspension

Fork

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

COCKPIT

Stem

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

Handlebars

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

Grips

Specialized MTB Grip, lock-on

Saddle

Bridge Sport, Steel rails, 155/143mm

SeatPost

Alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm

BRAKES

Front Brake

SRAM Level, hydraulic disc, 180/160mm

Rear Brake

SRAM Level, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm

DRIVETRAIN

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

ACCESSORIES

Pedals

SBC-54 Flat pedal

WHEELS

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, 29x2.35

Rear Tire

Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35

Inner Tubes

Presta, 40mm valve

WHEELS & TIRES

Spokes

Stainless, 14g

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

Geometry

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SMLXLXXL
Crank Length170mm170mm175mm175mm175mm
Seatpost Length350mm400mm400mm400mm400mm
Handlebar Width720mm740mm740mm740mm740mm
Stem Length40mm60mm60mm70mm70mm
Saddle Width155mm143mm143mm143mm143mm
Front-Center672mm696mm719mm745mm770mm
Reach405mm425mm445mm465mm485mm
Chain-Stay Length440mm440mm440mm440mm440mm
Seat-Tube Length360mm400mm450mm500mm560mm
Stack607mm616mm626mm640mm654mm
Fork Rake/Offset46mm46mm46mm46mm46mm
Bike Stand-Over Height732mm754mm781mm820mm853mm
Head-Tube Length95mm95mm105mm120mm135mm
Top-Tube Length (horizontal)608mm630mm654mm679mm586mm
Seat-Tube Angle73.5°73.5°73.5°73.5°73.5°
Head-Tube Angle68.5°68.5°68.5°68.5°68.5°
B-B Drop62mm62mm62mm62mm62mm
Fork Length (full)505mm515mm515mm515mm515mm
Wheelbase1105mm1128mm1152mm1178mm1203mm
B-B Height310mm310mm310mm310mm310mm
Trail97mm97mm97mm97mm97mm
Geometry

Rider Reviews

  • 5
  • 8 Reviews

Expert 29'er - a good choice for non technical riding

Good spec with SRAM but lacks a solid axle that you might find in this price range that would give you more upgrade options. Judy fork is fine for my riding on canals and largely smooth tracks. Can see that fork being a limiting factor for serious MTB work. But at around £900 this is an excellent machine. Good dealer back up and service.


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steven

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So much fun!

Delighted with this bike. Can't wait for my next outing - got a smile on my face just thinking about it! My only quibble would be the top gear being slightly more powerful for flat/downhill tarmac, but that's not really where this bike belongs, so stand by my 5 star rating.

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Yes!

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JimKit

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Excellent performance so far !

It's been great so far !. Am happy I decided to go with Specialized Bicycle !

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Yes!

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Tunde A.

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Surprisingly good

The Rockhopper Expert turned out to be a quality hardtail, components are of decent spec and geometry feels great. Perhaps the fork could be plusher, but overall bang for buck is excellent.

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Yes!

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Andy P.

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Great bike, great service.

Can’t fault the bike. Easy build from the box. Great all round experience.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

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Dano B.

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Bike

Have no complaints with this bike, comfortable very light and gear changes are smooth

Would Recommend?
Yes!

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Ryan

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Bought a rockhopper 29 and

Bought a rockhopper 29 and couldn’t be happier.Even the customer service was unreal, a call to say thank you for my purchase you don’t get that from most companies

Would Recommend?
Yes!

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Guest G.

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