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Specialized Rockhopper Sport 2018

Specialized Rockhopper Sport 2018

  • The classic Rockhopper mountain bike
  • With new trail geometry
  • One of the best regarded 29er MTBs
£550.00
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Specialized Rockhopper Sport 2018

One of the most respected mountain bikes in the history of the sport, the Specialized Rockhopper, upgraded for 2018 with a more trail-friendly geometry.

  • 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 for faster climbs
  • 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 Specialized Ground Control Sport front and rear specific 29er tyres with Flak Jacket flat protection, which Specialized spec on their Rockhoppers, are legendary in mountain bike circles
  • 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 Body Geometry saddle - one of the best guarantees you'll cycle in comfort

Here's how Specialized describe the Rockhopper Sport
Maybe you're finding your legs on the singletrack, or perhaps you're just dirt-curious? Either way, the Rockhopper Sport is the only bike you need to live out your trail fantasies.

It starts with our new A1 Aluminium 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 with a build spec that places an emphasis on reliability. This means that it features a full Shimano drivetrain, dependable Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, grippy Ground Control tyres that add traction over any trail, and an SR Suntour XCT 29 fork with our custom Multi-Circuit damping that eliminates the "pogo" feel commonly associated with coil forks.

  • 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.
  • Custom SR Suntour XCT fork features 80/90/100mm (size-specific) of coil-sprung suspension travel that swings well above its weight class.
  • A Shimano Acera rear derailleur controls the rear shifting with durable aplomb. It shifts along a wide gear range, 11-34t, so you can ride confidently knowing that you'll always have the right gear for the hill at hand.

Mountain Bike Sizing Guide.

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Specialized Rockhopper Sport 2018 
FRAMEA1 alloy, Sport XC 29 Geometry, zero-stack head tube, internal cable routing, 135x9mm forged dropouts, chainstay-mounted disc brake, replaceable alloy derailleur hanger
FORKSR Suntour XCT w/ MCD 29, coil spring, custom Multi-Circuit damping, QR, 80/90/100mm travel (size-specific), 51mm offset
FRONT HUBShimano Center Lock, disc, 100x9mm QR, 32h
REAR HUBShimano Center Lock, disc, 135x9mm QR, 32h
SPOKESStainless, 14g
RIMSStout XC 25 29, alloy, disc only, double-wall, 25mm internal width, 32h
INNER TUBESPresta, 40mm valve
FRONT TYRESpecialized Ground Control Sport, Flak Jacket flat protection, wire bead, 29x2.1"
REAR TYRESpecialized Fast Trak Sport, Flak Jacket flat protection, wire bead, 29x2.0"
CRANKSETStout 3x8, forged alloy
CHAINRINGS44/32/22T
BOTTOM BRACKETSquare taper, 73mm, internal bearings
SHIFT LEVERSShimano Altus 3x8
FRONT DERAILLEURShimano Altus FD-M313, 34.9mm clamp, down-swing
REAR DERAILLEURShimano Acera 9-speed
CASSETTESunrace, 8-speed, 11-34t
CHAINKMC X8EPT, 8-speed, anti-corrosion coating w/ reusable Missing Link™
FRONT BRAKEShimano BR-M315, hydraulic disc, resin pads, 180/160mm rotor
REAR BRAKEShimano BR-M315, hydraulic disc, resin pads, 160mm rotor
HANDLEBARSStout double-butted alloy, 10mm rise, 10-degree backsweep, 4-degree upsweep, 720mm width, 31.8mm
GRIPSSpecialized MTB Grip, lock-on
STEMStout 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 6-degree rise
SADDLESpecialized Body Geometry Henge Sport, steel rails, 143mm
SEATPOSTAlloy, 12mm offset, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm
SEAT BINDERAlloy, QR clamp, 34.9mm
PEDALSSpecialized Dirt

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