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Specialized Rockhopper Expert Mountain Bike 2021

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Rockhopper Expert Mountain Bike 2021

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Specialized Rockhopper Expert Mountain Bike 2021

The Specialized Rockhopper Expert Mountain Bike is the latest version of the brands stalwart, ultimately versatile, alloy hardtail. Receiving a complete redesign for 2021, an already lofty level of ride quality is enhanced while the attractive price-to-performance ratio is maintained, enabling riders of all standards to attack trails, fire roads and downhill tracks with complete confidence and style.

The new frame is very much at the heart of the Rockhopper. A1 Premium Alloy is utilised due to its resilience, reliability and responsiveness and features a pinpoint butted configuration throughout the tube sections to reduce weight while preserving integrity. Presented with cross country inspired geometry, the ride character is punctuated by liveliness and composure over a complete spectrum of off-road terrain before the RockShox Judy SoloAir fork complements with its plush level of suspension to amplify trail accuracy and rider confidence.

The wheelset comprises robust alloy rims with a strength-enhancing offset design and smooth, well-sealed hubs that are laced together with durable stainless steel spokes to grant reliability and low-maintenance. Clever frame specific wheel sizing, either 27.5 or 29-inch, ensures optimal handling and poise, whatever the rider's size before tubeless-ready tyres bestow grip and compliance whatever the terrain.

A SRAM SX Eagle 1 x 12-speed gear setup provides a huge range of ratios to play with and allows any topography to be conquered with consummate ease before a full Shimano hydraulic disc brake platform bestows composed stopping power under any weather condition.

An easily maintained, threaded bottom bracket, internal cable routing, dropper post compatibility and discreet rack and kickstand mount complete the build by offering further versatility and convenience to an already comprehensive steed.

Read more about the Specialized Rockhopper 2021 mountain bike range.


  • Re-designed from the ground up the venerable Rockhopper is now lighter, better handling, more service friendly and more versatile
  • All-new frame design with A1 Alloy and butted tubing
  • Cross country-inspired geometry
  • RockShox Judy SoloAir suspension fork
  • Frame size-specific wheel sizing, either 27.5 or 29-inch, to optimise handling regardless of frame size
  • Tubeless-Ready rims and tyres
  • SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed gear set up with service friendly, threaded bottom bracket
  • Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc brake configuration

Technical Specification

Frame Specialized A1 premium butted alloy | zero-stack head tube | internal cable routing | 135x9mm forged dropouts | chainstay-mounted disc brake | replaceable alloy derailleur hanger | stealth rack mounts | dropper post compatible
Fork RockShox Judy, Solo Air | Turnkey damper | 46mm offset | QR | 80/90/100mm travel (size-specific) | alloy steerer
Stem Race Face Aeffect R 50mm
Handlebar Stout 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 6-degree rise
Grips Specialized Trail Grips, lock-on
Front Brake Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm
Rear brake Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 160mm
Rear Derailleur SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
Shift Levers SRAM SX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
Cassette SRAM PG-1210 Eagle, 11-50t
Chain SRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
Crankset SRAM SX Eagle, Powerspline, 30T
Bottom Bracket SRAM Powerspline
Front Wheel Specialized Alloy rim, Offset Design, Tubeless Ready, 25mm internal width, 28h | Shimano HB-RM35, Center Lock™ disc hub, 9x100mm spacing, quick-release, 28h | Stainless, 14g spokes
Rear Wheel Specialized Alloy rim, Offset Design, Tubeless Ready, 25mm internal width, 32h | Shimano FH-RM35, Center Lock™ disc hub, 9x135mm spacing, quick-release, 32h | Stainless, 14g spokes
Front Tyre Specialized Ground Control, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3” | Tubeless Ready
Rear Tyre Specialized Ground Control, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3” |Tubeless Ready
Saddle Specialized Bridge Sport, steel rails
Seatpost Specialized alloy, 12mm offset, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm
Pedals Specialized Dirt
Manufacturer Claimed Weight 13kg / 28.66lbs (size M, 29")

Built, Checked, Tuned and Tested

All our bikes are fully built, checked, tuned and tested by our Cytech qualified mechanics and then securely packaged, ready for delivery. All you have to do is add the pedals (if included), attach the handlebars to the stem and tighten them following the included detailed instructions or by watching our video and using the provided FREE tools. Visit our Bike Assembly page to see how you assemble your new bike once you receive it.

All bikes collected from our shop, are built, tested and ready to ride.

Please note, occasionally, manufacturers may change the specification without notice. Bicycles do not come with pedals unless otherwise specified. Bikes ordered for delivery will not arrive with the pedals installed, please refer to the owners manual and pedal installation guides provided for guidance. We do not install accessories to bikes, including mudguards. Bikes ordered for delivery that have tubeless compatible tyres and rims will arrive with inner tubes installed or with tubeless valves installed, this will be brand dependent. Sealant is available to be purchased separately.

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