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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

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

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

Wheels & Tires

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

Spokes

Stainless, 14g

Rear Tire

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

Inner Tubes

Presta, 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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Trainer Usage Addendum to the Bicycle Owner's Manual
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Rider Reviews

  • 4.9
  • 38 Reviews

Incredible bike.

This bike has thus far been flawless for me and all my needs. Before I even rode it I swapped the derailleur and shifter with a GX and put on an x01 chain, then a 180mm one up dropper post shimmed to 160mm on an XL frame. Next I'm doing tubeless with a rear insert. It may not be super slack with 170mm front suspension, or have a tapered head tube and what have you, but this bike rides amazingly well on single track and it an incredibly nice hardtail. I got it for $999 during the spring sale which helped quite a bit. Shifting has been immaculate, braking fantastic, whisper quiet. Tubeless and dropper ready. I love this bike.


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Ali

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Sweet hard tail

My old rig is a 95 Stumpjumper M2 which has served me well. I'm stoked with the purchase of my new Rockhopper 29 expert. I know these hardtails are on the lower end, but this bike is a definite upgrade for me at a sweet price. I look forward to years of riding this rig!


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Pete L.

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Great bike for the money.

Great bike for the money.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

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Stephen B.

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Solid bike

Well this is my first real mountain bike and I’m very pleased. Bike feels great good brakes rides well and looks amazing.

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Yes!

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Brandon

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Rockhopper Expert a great value for recreational riding.

Ordering from the store was straightforward, and I found the web content helpful when researching the features of each model vs. the price. Shipping was reasonable ($75), and the package contained both decent assembly instructions and the tools (small torque wrench and air fork pump) necessary to build the bike. From unboxing to tuned and torqued bike took about three hours, a "well done" to Specialized for delivering a partially-assembled bike that the consumer can finish without taking it to a shop. Paint, frame-welds, and components are first-rate. Bike shifts smoothly on steep (15%) switchbacks, rides smoothy over broken basalt, and brakes are adequate to quick descents, despite my 220lbs and "spirited" ride-style. Overall a great purchase experience, would recommend to a friend, or do it again.

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Yes!

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Craig

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Solid

Great bike for the money. Bike handles great on the trails!

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Yes!

Name:
Delfino

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Happy Customer

Seems all components is a high quality materials, i chose this model to be starting in the MTB segment, the lifetime warranty of the frame make me more comfortable to get the support from specialized

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Yes!

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Carlos R.

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What I wanted

Really like the dark green paint, geometry and size of the XL frame are a good fit for me at 6’2. SRAM components preform well, Judy is good on the road and XC trails, seems well made and should be a dependable bike. Good for fitness but probably not MTB racing.

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Yes!

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Brad C.

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Second rock hopper

I bout the bike couple of weeks ago an its great

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Yes!

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Nicolas

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Smooth-shifting and braking. I love

Smooth-shifting and braking. I love it

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Kevin O.

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