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Rockhopper Elite 29

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Rockhopper Elite 29

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Yep, we just re-read the spec sheet and still can’t believe it either. The Rockhopper Elite is one helluva lot of bike.

Air-sprung fork? Let me introduce you to your new friend, Judy. Discerning when it comes to your drivetrain? You’ll find no fault—and no grade too steep—with a wide-range Shimano Deore 1x10 drivetrain. Why stop there? We didn’t, in order to allow you the pleasure of stopping yourself with Shimano’s eager-to-please and oh-so-capable MT200 hydraulic disc brakes.

Each is impressive in their own right, but the magic really lies in how they all come together into a Rockhopper that serves up singletrack with a nice big side of ‘ Whoah, so that’s what a real bike feels like.’

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), steel steerer

Cockpit

Saddle

Bridge Sport, steel rails

SeatPost

Alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm

Stem

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

Handlebars

Specialized, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm

Grips

Specialized Trail Grips, lock-on

Brakes

Front Brake

Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm

Rear Brake

Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 160mm

Drivetrain

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Deore, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 10-speed

Shift Levers

Shimano Deore, RapidFire Plus, 10-speed w/ Optical Gear Display

Cassette

SunRace, 11-42t, 10-speed

Chain

KMC, X10, EPT anti-corrosion coating, 10-speed w/ Missing Link™

Crankset

Stout 1x, forged alloy

Bottom Bracket

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

Wheels & Tires

Rims

Specialized Alloy, hookless, Tubeless ready, 25mm inner width

Front Hub

Shimano HB-RM35, Center Lock™ disc, 9x100mm spacing, quick-release, 28h

Rear Hub

Shimano FH-RM35, Center Lock™ disc, 9x135mm spacing, quick-release, 32h

Front Tire

Ground Control, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"

Spokes

Stainless, 14g

Rear Tire

Ground Control, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"

Inner Tubes

Presta, 40mm valve

* 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 Length45mm60mm60mm70mm70mm
Saddle Width155mm143mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length350mm400mm400mm400mm400mm
Stack607mm616mm626mm640mm654mm
Reach405mm425mm445mm465mm485mm
Head-Tube Length95mm95mm105mm120mm135mm
Head-Tube Angle68.5°68.5°68.5°68.5°68.5°
B-B Height310mm310mm310mm310mm310mm
B-B Drop62mm62mm62mm62mm62mm
Trail97mm97mm97mm97mm97mm
Fork Length (full)505mm515mm515mm515mm515mm
Fork Rake/Offset46mm46mm46mm46mm46mm
Front-Center672mm696mm719mm745mm770mm
Chain-Stay Length440mm440mm440mm440mm440mm
Wheelbase1105mm1128mm1152mm1178mm1203mm
Top-Tube Length (horizontal)586mm608mm630mm654mm679mm
Bike Stand-Over Height732mm754mm781mm820mm853mm
Seat-Tube Length360mm400mm450mm500mm560mm
Seat-Tube Angle73.5°73.5°73.5°73.5°73.5°
Geometry

Rider Reviews

  • 4.9
  • 14 Reviews
 

Killer Bike

Man this bike is durable and my son has loved it. Light, great brakes, and forkes are fine for a light kid.


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Matthew

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Great components for the Money

Smooth cadillac style ride nor a non-carbon bike. my setup is not compact enough so need to make a few. changes, like shorten the neck. turn the handlebars closer. Needs a gas adjusttable fork unless your a light kid. Bottoms out easy, even on 2-3’ drops. also needs an adjustable seat. get a good one. brakes and gears are good to go. Maybe get at least one aggressive carbon wheel and some bigger tires

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Yes!

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Wesley

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1 year review

I never knew how far I could get with this bike. I have replaced, upgraded, or damaged everything on this bike. I have won 1 state championship with this bike so far. I admire this thing’s capability. I have race against and beaten other riders who ride the specialized epic speed of light which is a $15,000 race bike. This thing has became a cross country beast of a bike.

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Yes!

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Garrett

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Love it

I used to only ride 20” bmx bikes religiously until i got my specialized rockhopper 29 inch i have to stand on my tippy toes when i stop cuz im so short but ill never go back to 20” bmx bikes again!!

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Yes!

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Matt

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Beautifully built and extremely satisfying

Beautifully built and extremely satisfying to ride!

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Yes!

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Sirish S.

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Everything you expect out of

Everything you expect out of a hardtail and the some for this price

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Yes!

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Guest G.

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Have not ridden much yet

Have not ridden much yet but is a nice bike

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Yes!

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Rodney M.

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Great bike

I searched and searched for a mountain bike with specific features I wanted in a bike. The Rockhopper Elite had everything I was looking for in a bike and more. It has a comfortable ride for a hardtail and handles excellent. I’m going on my second year with this bike and it still rides like It is new.

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Yes!

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Terrence

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Sturdy well built bike, we

Sturdy well built bike, we can’t wait to get out and put it to use.

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Yes!

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Heath S.

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Great bike, great clolor

Great bike, great clolor

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Yes!

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Guest G.

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Love my Rockhopper Elite 29

I went shopping for my Rockhopper Elite 29 in December 2020 and none were in stock. So, I put $300 down at my local dealer and waited 11 months for the bike to arrive. I am so happy I was patient. I am a weekend rider and this hardtail is sooo nimble, quick and fast. The one handed Deore shifting is excellent, as the braking. I can find no issue with this bike. I highly recommend this bike. Specialized has more expensive and elaborate bike but his one hit the sweet spot

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Yes!

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Gary H.

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Excellent Upgrade!!

Just recently upgraded from the RockHopper Sport to the Elite and what a difference! The Elite is lighter and seems a bit more nimble to me and there's no comparison between the coil spring forks and the Judy Air Forks, WOW!! The Deore is also a fantastic upgrade. Would highly recommend this bike for any one looking to get into the sport or simply upgrading from a basic model. Well worth the investment for the price of this product. Thank you Specialized!

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Yes!

Name:
Rudy

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Rockhopper elite 2021

In my opinion the Rockhopper series of hardtails is one of the most capable bikes I’ve ever ridden. I bought a redwood colored Rockhopper elite for $1,100 dollars. To me the Rockhopper elite is much better than the Rockhopper comp. Mainly because the elite has a lot better components to offer, like the Rockshox Judy silver TK Air Fork and the tubeless ready rims and tires. For anyone who mountain bikes often almost as much as I do, going tubeless is a desired choice especially since pinchflats where quite common in my brothers Rockhopper comp that I borrowed for a few months before I got the Rockhopper elite. But anyways I also preferred the Rockhopper more than other bikes mainly because it’s more slacker and faster than say the Trek Marlin series. But for someone who rides for fun every day year-round the Rockhopper was a Great choice for someone on a budget.

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Yes!

Name:
Garrett

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Wonderful bike

Excellent bike, highly recommended to buy one, they will be delighted.

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Yes!

Name:
Damian M.

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