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.
•Bottom Bracket: Square taper, 73mm, internal bearings
•Cassette: SunRace, 9-Speed, 11-36t
•Chain: KMC X9EPT, 9-speed, anti-corrosion coating w/ reusable Missing Link™
•Chainrings: Alloy, Steel, 36/22T
•Crankset: Stout, forged alloy, 2x9
•Fork: SR Suntour XCR 29, rebound adjust, air spring, 46mm offset, 80/90/100mm of travel (size-specific)
•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
•Front Brake: Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 160/180mm
•Front Hub: Shimano, Center Lock™ disc, 9x100mm spacing, quick-release, 28h
•Front Derailleur: microSHIFT FD-M462, 2-speed
•Front Tire: Ground Control Sport, 29x2.3"
•Grips: Specialized MTB Grip, lock-on
•Inner Tubes: Presta, 40mm valve
•Rear Brake: Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 160mm
•Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore 9-speed
•Rear Hub: Shimano FH-MT200, 9x141mm QR, Center Lock™ disc, 32h
•Rear Tire: Fast Trak Sport, 29x2.1"
•Rims: Stout XC 29, 25mm internal width, disc-specific, 2Bliss Ready
•Saddle: Henge Sport, steel rails, 143mm
•Seat Binder: Alloy, QR clamp, 34.9mm
•Seatpost: Alloy, 12mm offset, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm
•Shift Levers: Shimano Acera, RapidFire Plus, 9-speed
•Spokes: Stainless, 14g, black
•Stem: Stout 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 6-degree rise
•Pedals: Specialized Dirt