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Specialized Rockhopper Expert 2018

Specialized Rockhopper Expert 2018

  • Expert version of one Specialized's most popular MTBs
  • Lighter weight SL A1 aluminium frame
  • Lighter weight air sprung fork

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£750.00
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Specialized Rockhopper Expert 2018

The expert version of the venerable Rockhopper is upgraded with the lighter weight SL version of Specialized's A1 aluminium alloy frame.

Upgrades from Rockhopper Comp

  • Lighter weight SL A1 aluminium frame
  • Lighter weight air sprung fork
  • Shimano Deore rear derailleur

Same as Rockhopper Comp

  • Slimmer frame tubes with internal cable routing for cleaner lines makes for a more compliant, lighter weight, better looking bike
  • The frame has been further upgraded for 2018 with a more trail-friendly geometry
  • The head tube angle is a more shallow 69.8 degrees (was 71˚ last year) to facilitate downhill control
  • The seat tube angle is a tad steeper (73.8 degrees in size medium) to position you over the cranks to help power you uphill
  • The frame is constructed from lightweight A1 Premium aluminium in order to provide a compliant, durable platform to support Specialized's acclaimed Trail 29 Geometry
  • The result is a bike that's more than efficient on climbs and eager to get down to business on descents
  • Every 2018 Rockhopper rolls on 29 inch tyres as an alternative to the consensus that 27.5/650B tyres are best for most riders
  • This Rockhopper offers convincing evidence that bigger tyres still have their advantages, especially for faster courses and taller riders, and Specialized have to be congratulated for continuing to produce great value 29ers as good as this
  • The Rockhopper's Specialized Ground Control Sport front and rear specific 29er tyres with Flak Jacket flat protection are legendary in the mountain bike community
  • Real Shimano hubs and Shimano hydraulicdisc brakes help ensure exceptional performance and reliability for a bike in this price range
  • Why you want hydraulic disc brakes
  • Specialized's Body Geometry saddle is one of the best guarantees you'll cycle in comfort.

Here's how Specialized describe the Rockhopper Expert
The Rockhopper Expert 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 has optimized tube shapes which save weight while dramatically improving aesthetics. To go along with these clean new lines, the new Rockhopper also has internal cable routing to further clean up 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, grippy Ground Control tyres, and an SR Suntour XCR-Air fork with just the right amount of travel.

  • The frame is constructed from lightweight A1 Aluminium 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 with equal aplomb.
  • 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 climbing those hills almost as easy cruising the flats .

Mountain Bike Sizing Guide.

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Technical Data

Specialized Rockhopper Expert 2018
BOTTOM BRACKETSquare taper, 73mm, internal bearings
BRAKE LEVERSShimano BR-M315
CASSETTESunrace, 9-speed, 11-34t
CHAINKMC X9EPT, 9-speed, anti-corrosion coating w/ reusable Missing Link‚Ñ¢
CHAINRINGS44/32/22T
CRANKSETStout, forged alloy, 3x9
FORKSR Suntour XCR-Air 29, rebound adjust, air spring, tapered alloy steerer, QR, 80/90/100mm travel (size-specific), 51mm offset
FRAMEA1 SL Aluminum, Sport XC 29 Geometry, tapered head tube, internal cable routing, 135x9mm forged dropouts, chainstay-mounted disc brake, replaceable alloy derailleur hanger
FRONT BRAKEShimano BR-M315, hydraulic disc, resin pads, 180/160mm rotor
FRONT DERAILLEURShimano Altus FD-M371, 34.9mm clamp, down-swing
FRONT HUBShimano Center Lock, disc, 100x9mm QR, 28h
FRONT TYREGround Control Sport, Flak Jacket flat protection, wire bead, 29x2.3"
GRIPSSpecialized MTB Grip, lock-on
HANDLEBARSStout double-butted alloy, 10mm rise, 10-degree backsweep, 4-degree upsweep, 720mm width, 31.8mm
INNER TUBESPresta, 40mm valve
PEDALSSpecialized Dirt
REAR BRAKEShimano BR-M315, hydraulic disc, resin pads, 160mm rotor
REAR DERAILLEURShimano Deore, 9-speed
REAR HUBShimano Center Lock, disc, 135x9mm QR, 32h
REAR TYREGround Control Sport, Flak Jacket flat protection, wire bead, 29x2.1"
RIMSStout XC 25 29, alloy, disc only, double-wall, 25mm internal width, 28/32h
SADDLEHenge Sport, steel rails, 143mm
SEAT BINDERAlloy, QR clamp, 34.9mm
SEATPOSTAlloy, 12mm offset, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm
SHIFT LEVERSShimano Acera 3x9
SPOKESStainless, 14g, black
STEMStout 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 6-degree rise

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