Rockhopper SL Expert
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Rockhopper SL Expert

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Rockhopper SL Expert
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For XC hardtail riders looking to upgrade their trail adventures or maybe even nab their first real deal mountain bike, the Rockhopper® is impossible to beat. A lightweight and responsive M4 chassis, capable MTB components and straight-out-of-the-box performance make this bike feel like a much more expensive ride
  • DT Swiss 445D disc-specific rims are double-walled for strength and durability
  • Shimano Deore XT Shadow rear derailleur delivers top-of-the-line shifting performance
  • Fully butted M4 manipulated alloy frame with ORE down tube and asymmetrical seatstays for trail-optimized light weight, durability and compliance
  • Lightweight Shimano Hollowtech II crankset delivers stiffness and efficiency, held firmly together by the integrated Octalink-splined bottom bracket
  • RockShox Recon SLite coil-sprung fork with strong, oversized alloy stanchions uses adjustable preload and rebound plus lockout for fine-tuned performance
  • Avid Elixir 4 hydraulic disc brakes feature organic compound brake pads, reach adjustment and G3 Clean Sweep rotors for unmatched stopping power in any condition

Technical Specifications

DRIVETRAIN
CHAIN KMC X9 w/ reuseable Missing Link
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano BB-ES25, Octalink spline, cartridge bearing, 68mm x 118mm
CRANKSET Shimano FC-M521, Hollowtech, Octalink spline
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore, 34.9mm clamp, top swing, bottom pull
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano SL-M531 Deore trigger
CASSETTE Shimano HG50, 9-speed, 11-34t
CHAINRINGS 44A x 32S x 22S replaceable
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano RD-M772 Deore XT Shadow, long cage
SUSPENSION
FORK RockShox Recon SLite, 80/100mm, 1 piece magnesium lower, alloy steerer, 32mm alloy stanchions, coil spring, preload and rebound adj. w/ LO
WHEELS
FRONT HUB Forged alloy, hi/low flange, double sealed, ground race, machined disc mount, 28h
REAR HUB Forged alloy, double sealed, ground race, machined disc mount, cassette, 32h
INNER TUBES Schraeder valve
SPOKES 2mm (14g) stainless
FRONT TIRE Specialized Fast Trak LK Control, 26x2.0"", 60TPI, tubeless ready aramid bead
RIMS DT-Swiss 445D, 26"", alloy double wall disc, pin joint, eyelets, 28h front and 32h rear
REAR TIRE Specialized Fast Trak LK Control, 26x2.0"", 60TPI, tubeless ready aramid bead
COCKPIT
SADDLE Specialized Rockhopper XC, Body Geometry, 143mm width, front and rear bumpers
SEATPOST Alloy two bolt, 12.5mm offset, micro adjust, 30.9mm
STEM 3D forged alloy, reverse 4-bolt, 7 degree rise, 31.8mm clamp
HANDLEBARS Butted alloy riserbar, 25mm rise, 660mm wide, 8 degree back sweep, 7 degree up sweep
GRIPS Specialized Enduro, dual compound Kraton, no flange, 131mm
BRAKES
FRONT BRAKE Avid Elixir 4 hydraulic disc, alloy backed organic pads, 160mm G3 Clean Sweep rotor
BRAKE LEVERS Avid Elixir 4
REAR BRAKE Avid Elixir 4 hydraulic disc, alloy backed organic pads, 160mm G3 Clean Sweep rotor
ACCESSORIES
PEDALS Alloy body and cage, 9/16""
FRAMESET
HEADSET 1-1/8"" threadless, Campy style semi-cartridge bearings
SEAT BINDER Forged alloy QR, brass washer
FRAME Specialized M4 fully manipulated alloy frame, fully butted, ORE DT, asymmetrical seat stays, forged dropouts w/ replaceable derailleur hanger, disc only

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