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Specialized Rockhopper Expert 2019 Mountain Bike

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Product Details

Specialized Rockhopper Expert 2019

The Rockhopper Expert is the expert version of the venerable Rockhopper - upgraded with the lighter weight SL version of Specialized's A1 aluminium alloy frame with boost QR 141x9mm forged dropouts.

Upgrades from Rockhopper Comp

  • A1 aluminium frame with boost rear spacing.
  • 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 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 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
  • Real Shimano hubs and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes help ensure exceptional performance and reliability for a bike in this price range
  • Why you want hydraulic disc brakes

Here's how Specialized describe the Rockhopper Expert
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.

Specialized Rockhopper Expert Size Guide

The sizing below is a guide only, so please get in touch if you're unsure or between sizes. Height is in feet and inches.

  • Extra Small: 5' 0" - 5' 3"
  • Small: 5' 2" - 5' 6"
  • Medium: 5' 6” - 5' 10"
  • Large: 5' 10" - 6' 1"
  • Extra Large: 6' 1" - 6' 4"
  • Extra Extra Large: 6’ 4” - 6’ 6”

Why Buy From Us?

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  • No fuss returns
  • Bikes arrive built by expert bike mechanics
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Technical Specifications

Specialized Rockhopper Expert 2019 Mountain Bike 
FrameA1 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
ForkSR Suntour XCR-Air 29, rebound adjust, air spring, 46mm offset, 80/90/100mm of travel (size-specific)
ShiftersShimano Acera, RapidFire Plus, 9-speed
Rear DerailleurShimano Deore 9-speed
Front DerailleurmicroSHIFT FD-M462, 2-speed
ChainsetStout, forged alloy, 2x9 36/22T
Bottom BracketSquare taper, 73mm, internal bearings
ChainKMC X9EPT, 9-speed, anti-corrosion coating w/ reusable Missing Link™
Cassette / FreewheelSunRace, 9-Speed, 11-36t
RimsStout XC 29, 25mm internal width, disc-specific, 2Bliss Ready
HubsShimano, Center Lock™ disc, Front - 9x100mm spacing, quick-release, 28h, Rear - 9x141mm spacing, quick-release, 32h
SpokesStainless, 14g, black
TyresFront - Ground Control Sport, 29x2.3", Rear - Fast Trak Sport, 29x2.1"
BrakesShimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc
Brake leversShimano BR-MT200
HandlebarsStout XC, double-butted alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 31.8mm
Grips / TapeSpecialized Sip Grip, half-waffle, S/M: regular thickness, L/XL: XL thickness
StemStout 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 6-degree rise
SaddleHenge Sport, steel rails, 143mm
SeatpostAlloy, 12mm offset, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm

Disclaimer

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