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The Rockhopper Expert 29 is the perfect bike to begin your dive into the XC world. That's because we built it to be light, durable, and exceedingly capable, but how we did it is almost as fun as riding it.
It starts with our new A1 SL alloy frame that features Boost™ QR 141 spacing, internal cable routing, and optimized tube shapes that save weight and give clean lines to the frame. Lastly, our Sport XC 29 geometry adjusts the reach, angles, and standover height to make for an improved fit across the size range. This is sure to keep you ripping and confident while heading both up and down the trail.
This Rockhopper comes spec'd with a mix of durable Shimano components, powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, a grippy Ground Control front tire and Fast Trak at the rear, and an SR Suntour XCR-Air fork with just the right amount of travel.
- The frame is constructed from lightweight A1 SL Aluminum in order to provide a compliant, durable platform to support our acclaimed XC Sport 29 Geometry. Combined, you get a bike that's more than efficient on climbs and descends just as well.
- SR Suntour XCR-Air fork features 80/90/100mm (size-specific) of suspension travel that swings well above its weight class.
- Shimano Deore rear derailleur provides crisp, reliable shifting that you can count on when the going gets rough. With it, you'll be able to precisely move through the wide gear range to make cruising the flats almost as easy climbing those hills.
|CHAIN||KMC X9EPT, 9-speed, anti-corrosion coating w/ reusable Missing Link™|
|BOTTOM BRACKET||Square taper, 73mm, internal bearings|
|CRANKSET||Stout, forged alloy, 2x9|
|FRONT DERAILLEUR||microSHIFT FD-M462, 2-speed|
|SHIFT LEVERS||Shimano Acera, RapidFire Plus, 9-speed|
|CASSETTE||SunRace, 9-Speed, 11-36t|
|CHAINRINGS||Alloy, Steel, 36/22T|
|REAR DERAILLEUR||Shimano Deore 9-speed|
|FORK||SR Suntour XCR-Air 29, rebound adjust, air spring, 46mm offset, 80/90/100mm of travel (size-specific)|
|SEAT BINDER||Alloy, QR clamp, 34.9mm|
|SADDLE||Henge Sport, steel rails, 143mm|
|SEATPOST||Alloy, 12mm offset, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm|
|STEM||Stout 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 6-degree rise|
|HANDLEBARS||Stout XC, double-butted alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 31.8mm|
|GRIPS||Specialized MTB Grip, lock-on|
|FRONT HUB||Shimano, Center Lock™ disc, 9x100mm spacing, quick-release, 28h|
|REAR HUB||Shimano, Center Lock™ disc, 9x141mm spacing, quick-release, 32h|
|INNER TUBES||Presta, 40mm valve|
|SPOKES||Stainless, 14g, black|
|RIMS||Stout XC 29, 25mm internal width, disc-specific, 2Bliss Ready|
|FRONT TIRE||Ground Control Sport, 29x2.3"|
|REAR TIRE||Fast Trak Sport, 29x2.1"|
|FRONT BRAKE||Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 160/180mm|
|REAR BRAKE||Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 160mm|
|FRAME||A1 SL Aluminum, Sport XC 29 Geometry, tapered head tube, internal cable routing, Boost QR 141x9mm forged dropouts, chainstay-mounted disc brake, replaceable alloy derailleur hanger|
Rockhopper - Geometry
|Top Tube Length, Horizontal||548mm||567mm||594mm||622mm||648mm||660mm|
|Seat Tube Angle||74°||73.9°||73.8°||73.7°||73.6°||73.6°|
|Head Tube Angle||69.8°||69.8°||69.8°||69.8°||69.8°||69.8°|
|Seat Tube Length||370mm||400mm||430mm||470mm||520mm||560mm|
|Head Tube Length||95mm||95mm||95mm||110mm||125mm||125mm|
|Bike Standover Height||719mm||765mm||776mm||807mm||837mm||861mm|
|Fork Length, Full||486mm||496mm||506mm||506mm||506mm||506mm|