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2022 Rockhopper 29

Better performance. Better value. Better Rockhopper. By tapping the fit and handling advantages of pairing each rider with their ideal wheel size and suspension that works its hardest for everyone thanks to our size-specific Rx Tune, we’ve baked in added performance to the all-new Rockhopper without dialing up the price.

Shimano and MicroSHIFT team up for drivetrain duties with a robust 2x8 drivetrain that can handle everything you’re throw down while confident braking from Radius CX7 mechanical disc brakes seals the deal of the century.

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

SR Suntour XCE 29, 28mm stanchions, Rx Tune, coil spring, QR, 90/100mm travel (size-specific), 46mm offset

Cockpit

SeatPost

Alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm

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

Brakes

Front Brake

Radius CX7, mechanical disc, 160mm

Rear Brake

Radius CX7, mechanical disc, 160mm

Drivetrain

Front Derailleur

microSHIFT FD-M462, 2-speed

Rear Derailleur

Microshift Mezzo, 8spd

Shift Levers

microSHIFT, TS39-8R, 2x8-speed

Cassette

SunRace, 8-speed, 11-34t

Chain

KMC X8 EPT, anti-rust coating, 8-speed w/ reusable Missing Link™

Crankset

Stout 2x, forged alloy

Bottom Bracket

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

Wheels & Tires

Rims

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

Spokes

Stainless, 14g

Front Tire

Fast Trak Sport, 29x2.35"

Rear Tire

Fast Trak Sport, 29x2.35"

Inner Tubes

Schrader, 40mm valve

Accessories

Pedals

PLATFORM PEDAL,VP,SBC-54,PP (POLYPROPYLENE) BODY,BUSHING BEARING,10B21,9/16 INCH SPINDLE

* 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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SMLXLXXL
Crank Length170mm170mm175mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width720mm740mm740mm740mm740mm
Stem Length40mm60mm60mm70mm70mm
Saddle Width155mm143mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length350mm400mm400mm400mm400mm
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

Manual Downloads

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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (All Languages)
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2022 Rider/Bike Weight Limits and Terrain Conditions
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual Addendum: Riding With Kids
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Chinese Simplified)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Dutch)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (English)
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Trainer Usage Addendum to the Bicycle Owner's Manual
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Rider Reviews

  • 4.6
  • 52 Reviews
 

Great bike for the price

I have been racing xc for a while on this bike and only had a few issues that could have been avoided if I did something about it but overall it is great and I have been able to ride jump lines to! Best bike!

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Max

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Love this bike; it shreds

That's all. Not much else to say. It's a far cry from what I remember entry-level bikes being like. Can't wait to put a couple upgrades on.


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Jwilly

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Specialized Rockhopper Rips Trails and Kicks Butt - GOOD FOR THE MONEY

Rockhopper is a fantastic bike for the price. Had the 1990s version, the 2010 version and now the 2023 version. Gets better every single time I buy one. 10/10 bike for the money.

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Blake G.

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Definitely recommend

Great bike, customer service was fantastic! I would definitely recommend this bike to anyone looking to get into mtb riding! Very customizable and well made.

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Gordy S.

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First box build MTB

Went for the Expert. Great drivetrain for uphill climbs, decent brakes for downhill sprints. 300lbs rider so I experienced a bit of brake fade at 3 mile mark down a fire road. Great fork floats down trails but lockout still gives about 1/3 travel. All in all for $1k big smiles!

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Jason

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Faulty front shifter; not worth the money

Purchased a L frame last year when the price was $150 more than the 2023 price. Worked smoothly initially on mountain trails and gravel. But all of a sudden the front shifter stopped working as the gear would get jammed unexpectedly. Upon changing the shifter from microshift to another brand, this led to more complications such as the chain constantly getting sucked into the front derailleur despite not shifting under load and taking basic precautions. Overall, the build is decent, but definitely not worth the current or previous price. It has mechanical disc brakes as opposed to hydraulic brakes that some Trek bikes in the same range have. I want to genuinely believe this is a good bike, but this summer will decide how it goes -- hopefully more time on the trails in mud and sun, then in a shop. Have wasted a lot of time and efforts in repairs lately.

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K

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Awesome bike

Love the bike ! Light weight and looks even nicer in person . Took me about 30 minute to assemble . Just took a month forr the delivery but was worth the wait

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Sebastian S.

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Cordial, professional, and knowledgeable, like

Cordial, professional, and knowledgeable, like experts. We’re about halfway through exchanging one bike type for another and so far it has been smooth and educational. They Exhibit genuine caring for their customers.

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Greg O.

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Really great bike, light and

Really great bike, light and responsive

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Jacob C.

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Crankset

After than a month riding this bike, last Sunday, when I got home the crankset was defective, I took it to a bike shop and they said I have to change the whole crankset, I don't recommend it.

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Julia

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Not my favorite Specialized bike.

I have purchased 4 so, far. Including one in Spain, which started me on Specialized bikes. I always opt for the XL size (I'm 1.86) This bike rides toooooo low up-front. The handle bar and mount are not adjustable. I can barely get moving on this thing. My other Specialized bikes allllll have the same great fit for my body. So, I just don't get why this is rides so low up-front. I have a bad back, and this bike just makes it worse. I unfortunately bought this late fall in NYC, 2022. I didn't get a chance to ride it, as NYC weather always s_cks. I'm only finding out now. I think its important to test ride a new model. But how can we test ride a Specialized? I have no idea.

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Yes!

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Chris

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Best Investment! Love it, it

Best Investment! Love it, it is my first mountain bike and it feels great. Highly recommend it

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Yes!

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Guest G.

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Great bike

Great bike for great price the red is beautiful

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Mikhael

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Awesome bike

I've only had mine for about a month, already ditched the stock drivetrain to a nice Sram Eagle NX 12 speed and some Vittoria Barzo's. Too put it simply, it's an awesome XC bike has some amazing geometry. Highly recommend for people looking to get into mtb I don't know about trail riding with it but, definitely some nice muddy single track. One gripe I have with it is the stock rotors, I would highly advice switching them asap, mine already have rust on them.

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Morris

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Bought for my son, nicely

Bought for my son, nicely packed and shipped, easy to assemble, he loves it

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Yes!

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Guest G.

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Easily assembled and they even

Easily assembled and they even provided a box that can be used as a bike stand while asset. The bike rides smooth and shifts nicely. The 8x2 gears are perfect for my needs. The quality is second to none and would reccomend to anyone ready to ride street/trails.

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Guest G.

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Overall great starter bike but

Overall great starter bike but be careful the sizes are a little big. I picked XL based oh height chart and no I wished i just got the large

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Yes!

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Guest G.

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Love the bike

Love the bike

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Yes!

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Guest G.

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Hopper 2Very customizable, reliable and

Hopper 2Very customizable, reliable and stylish bike. Got delivered on time, great service!

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Yes!

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Richard C.

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Usually I don’t write reviews

Usually I don’t write reviews but this time I have to say that I’m really impressed with this bike.

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Yes!

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Guest G.

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Customer Service was the best!

Customer Service was the best!

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Yes!

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Guest G.

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The bike is amazing and

The bike is amazing and the quality is also amazing.

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Yes!

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Guest G.

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I love my new Rockhopper.

I love my new Rockhopper. The components are all a cut above comparable bikes. The 2x8 drive train with 22x34 low gear is a great choice for reliability and hills, one of the main reasons I chose this bike. Bike came perfectly tuned also. Highly recommended.

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Scot T.

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Yes, you should buy one! :D

Rockhopper 29 - Awesome value! I was really impressed with the fully assembled bike being shipped. Almost nothing left to do but jump on and ride. Good work to the QC team for the set up. Excellent product. Would definitely recommend the brand and the service. Thankyou :D

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Ben

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Great bike! The large size

Great bike! The large size is pretty big. Built for a person 6’ or larger.

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Yes!

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Guest G.

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My Specialized Rockhooper 29 is

My Specialized Rockhooper 29 is the perfect bike for me. After considering other brands, I decided on a Specialized mountain bike. I purchased directly from the manufacturer. It was easy. Product was immediately delivered to an authorized dealer for assembly & pick up. Free shipping & free assembly. The bike’s handling and performance has been top-notch.

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Guest G.

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My husband and daughter got

My husband and daughter got me this bike for Christmas, and I love it! Couldn’t be happier! Lightweight but very durable.

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Guest G.

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Great bike, ordered one for

Great bike, ordered one for myself and one for my wife. We both are getting the exercise we need on a high quality bike.

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Yes!

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William B.

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Bought this as a beginner

Bought this as a beginner mountain bike. I’m over 50 and wanted something I could ride off road. This is exactly what I wanted and since I already have a Specialized road bike I knew this would be excellent quality and provide years of riding. If your looking at getting one you won’t regret it.

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Guest G.

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When taking the bike out

When taking the bike out of the box it was a mess. Everything was loose and not strapped in well enough. I wish the instruction on how to put it together was better too. Other than the the gears being jerky when shifting, I love the way the bike rides and feels.

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Guest G.

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I bought the Rockhopper 29.

I bought the Rockhopper 29. It is an awesome value. It is light, responsive and vey comfortable on the trail. The gears and brakes are A+. My only regret is that it does not have tubeless ready wheels.The bike is so good you will push it. The tires are great but thorns do get through. I have had a few flats in the first few rides but it it very easy to change the tubes in a few minutes. It is a trade off of value vs. convenience as to whether to go to a higher lever Rockhopper with tubeless ready. If I had to buy another I might pay the extra for more convenience but maybe not. It is a lot of bike for the money! Overall, the bike is an amazing value. I highly recommend the bike.

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Guest G.

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This bike is AMAZING!!! It

This bike is AMAZING!!! It rides so smooth and comfortable. I use it for commuting and some trail riding and it works great for both options. I added a rear rack to hang some panniers for my commute and couldn’t be happier with the performance!

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So far great bike for

So far great bike for the price really happy I was able to snag when it was on sale people can’t believe the price when I tell them. The red is so beautiful get a lot of compliments on it

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Guest G.

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Great overall bike for Mountain Biking

As an ex-mountain biking trail guide I've seen quite a lot on the trails... however no bike of this price handles as well as this one does when you really beat it up as hard as I did. The 29 inch wheels make easy work out of hills. Overall had very good control when going both up and down hill. Bike was very stable, made near crash recoverys very easy. Even when my recovery did not go as planned the bike was very durable and kept rolling the the punches er... trees. At the same time the bike was very light weight so picking it up when forced to carry it was no issue. Eventually I had to replace some parts, the cranks gave out probably 2 weeks into this season (keep in mind 5 years of prior use) I had sheered the pedal off and damaged the crank in the process. Also the stock tire width has some issues with beach like sand. However these were the only two issues I came up with... most due to my location. Overall great bike!

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Cody

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Love the bike I bought.

Love the bike I bought. I had a hybrid before and got a mountain bike. Very happy with the change and the quality of the Rockhopper.

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Guest G.

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My son loves the suspension,

My son loves the suspension, bigger tires and the durable frame. We are hopeful this bike will last a while with its stability.

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Owen J.

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Love the bikes

I love the Rockhopper 29 in the olive color beautiful to look at the ride is amazing. Dislike the brakes they are very cheap and I feel as though you get a great bike but as far as stopping for the money you spend the bike should have better stopping power Love the bike I can't say enough about how much I love the bike. The brakes really do need some improvement. I know I have the beginner bike. The brakes are the reason for the loss of two stars

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Rob h.

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Amazing bike!

Great bike, very fun to ride. Also reliable. I've enjoyed so much my XL 29' Rockhopper. The frame is great, lot of options for upgrades if you like. This bike is built to last

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Diego

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This is the best bike

This is the best bike I have ever ridden.

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Yes!

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Guest G.

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Love the bike, good intro

Love the bike, good intro for mountain and trail riding!

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Guest G.

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excellent quality and product perfect

excellent quality and product perfect conditions

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Sergio L.

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Bought this for my girlfriend

Bought this for my girlfriend and currently have an older Rockhopper myself that I beat up on for years and is such an indestructible awesome solid bike! She loves this bike , smooth ride

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Tony P.

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Good entry-bike

Very nice beginner xc bike. Some of the parts are a little cheap but overall a great bike with good geometry.

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Vinnie

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Ordered bike online and had

Ordered bike online and had it delivered and assembled ready for pickup within 3 days.

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Michael W.

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Best bikes

Amazing mountain bikes!

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John

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Beautiful bike!

I been riding an old bike before and decided to buy a 2022 rockhopper expert and boy I am very impressed so far and I have rode it fifty times so far! I love my bike

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Timothy

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My best Bike

I know there must be "better" bikes than this one, but I must say, this is the best one I ever had. I bought one back in 2010, and my only complain was that it hadn't disk brakes. The actual model has them, so now is perfect. Great bike for the price.

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Octavio

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Best brand , is my

Best brand , is my second bike , Best components smooth ride

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Guest G.

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My son loves it!

My son loves it!

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Luke B.

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Good entry level mountain bike

I like the frame design and overall feel for the Rockhopper 29. Saddle is comfortable and after seeing some poor reviews of the front suspension I've been finding that it has worked well for me. After riding it on trails for a week now I've found the braking system is not up to par and I have to tug on the brakes pretty hard to get stopping power. I've also been finding the chain has been popping off in very low gearing and going through some bumpy trails I've been getting gear shifting and jumping. I hope a trip to the shop and some adjustments can alleviate some of these issues.

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Chris

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Easy to build and setup

Easy to build and setup out of the box, light weight and tight (no rattling).


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Rockhopper

Plenty of potential for upgrade as riders ability improves, rather than by a better bike I am going to keep the rockhopper and upgrade the fork, wheels, brakes add a dropper post pretty much upgrade all the components as the frame quality and ergonomics are excellent.

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Andrew

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