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Rockhopper Elite 27.5

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2022 Rockhopper Elite 27.5

Yep, we just re-read the spec sheet and still can’t believe it either. The Rockhopper Elite is one helluva lot of bike.

Air-sprung fork? Let me introduce you to your new friend, Judy. Discerning when it comes to your drivetrain? You’ll find no fault—and no grade too steep—with a wide-range Shimano Deore 1x11 drivetrain. Why stop there? We didn’t, in order to allow you the pleasure of stopping yourself with Shimano’s eager-to-please and oh-so-capable MT200 hydraulic disc brakes.

Each is impressive in their own right, but the magic really lies in how they all come together into a Rockhopper that serves up singletrack with a nice big side of ‘ Whoah, so that’s what a real bike feels like.’

Technical Specifications

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Frameset

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

Seat Binder

Alloy, quick release, 34.9

Suspension

Fork

RockShox Judy, Solo Air, Turnkey damper, 46mm offset, QR, 80/90/100mm travel (size-specific), steel steerer

Cockpit

SeatPost

Alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm

Stem

3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 7-degree rise

Handlebars

Stout Mini Rise, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm

Saddle

Bridge Sport, Steel rails, 155/143mm

Grips

Specialized MTB Grip, lock-on

Brakes

Front Brake

Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm

Rear Brake

Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm

Drivetrain

Shift Levers

Shimano Deore M5100, 11-speed

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Deore M5100, SGS, 11-speed

Cassette

Shimano Deore, 11spd, 11-51t

Chain

KMC X11EPT, 11-speed, anti-corrosion coating w/ reusable Missing Link™

Crankset

Stout 1x, forged alloy

Bottom Bracket

Square-tapered, 73mm, internal bearings, 122.5mm spindle

Wheels & Tires

Rims

Specialized Alloy, hookless, Tubeless ready, 25mm inner width

Front Hub

Formula DC-20, 6-Bolt, disc, 100x9mm spacing, quick-release

Rear Hub

Formula DC-22, 6-Bolt freehub, disc, 135x9mm spacing, quick-release

Front Tire

Fast Trak Control 2Bliss Ready T5, 27.5x2.35"

Spokes

Stainless, 14g

Rear Tire

Fast Trak Control 2Bliss Ready T5, 27.5x2.35"

Inner Tubes

Presta, 40mm valve

Accessories

Pedals

PLATFORM PEDAL,VP,SBC-54,PP (POLYPROPYLENE) BODY,BUSHING BEARING,10B21,9/16 INCH SPINDLE

* Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colourway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Geometry

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XSSM
Crank Length165mm170mm170mm
Handlebar Width700mm720mm740mm
Stem Length40mm40mm60mm
Saddle Width155mm155mm143mm
Seatpost Length300mm350mm400mm
Stack559mm573mm589mm
Fork Length (full)475mm485mm495mm
Fork Rake/Offset42mm42mm42mm
Bike Stand-Over Height658mm695mm735mm
Head-Tube Length95mm100mm105mm
Head-Tube Angle68°68°68°
B-B Height310mm310mm310mm
Trail97mm97mm97mm
B-B Drop43mm43mm43mm
Seat-Tube Length310mm350mm400mm
Front-Centre630mm656mm682mm
Top-Tube Length (horizontal)541mm565mm589mm
Reach375mm395mm415mm
Chain-Stay Length440mm440mm440mm
Wheelbase1067mm1092mm1118mm
Seat-Tube Angle73.5°73.5°73.5°
Geometry

Manual Downloads

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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (World)
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2022 Rider/Bike Weight Limits and Terrain Conditions
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual Addendum: Riding With Kids
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Chinese Simplified)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Dutch)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (English)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Finnish)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (French)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (German)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Greek)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Hungarian)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Italian)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Japanese)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Japanese)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Korean)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Latvian)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Norwegian)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Polish)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Portuguese)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Romanian)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Russian)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Slovakian)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Slovenian)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Spanish)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (Turkish)
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (World)
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Trainer Usage Addendum to the Bicycle Owner's Manual
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Rider Reviews

  • 4.7
  • 15 Reviews

Great bike for a great price!!

I know this is considered an entry level bike, but imo it’s more intermediate to even mid level( w few minor upgrades)! I couldn’t be happier w my purchase and the whole process buying directly from Specialized! I will be purchasing another bike soon for my young son!!

Would Recommend?
Yes!

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Jeff P.

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Fits in my Honda Ridgeline truck bed

This bike is large enough for me and still fits the fork mount system in my Honda Ridgeline truck bed. Great bike with many nice features. Specialized let me return my 29er that was too large to fit in the truck bed. Great customer service.


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Kelley

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Great choice for the money

Things to note: 1) This bike is difficult to bunnyhop but very easy to ride fast on pavement due to being ever-so-slightly more "leaned over" in riding position. 2) The bike is the best dang deal around. Period. But, don't expect the mentions of "light" to be what you would get at a higher price point. 3) The brown and green color options look different in person than they do on the Specialized site (I cannot speak to the light blue). 4) If your legs are strong or you happen to be riding this bike downhill on a paved surface, it is likely that you will be maxing out the gears (riding on the highest gear/smallest rear cog). Overall, I couldn't be happier with the purchase. This bike will get me outside, have me riding happily, and leave my budget friendly to upgrades and adjustments/new parts. Highly recommended!


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Nathan

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Overall good.

Frame checks out as good, though there were a few factory marks QC missed. Stout chainring/crankset is single use only, which is a bit disappointing from a sustainability perspective. The bikes ride well. Hub engagement is the only real letdown and not many options to upgrade with this axle size.


Name:
Mike

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Best bike ever

Rides like glass, can take off of cliffs, and can even pedal uphill relatively easily! Super lightweight bike and it just feels incredible.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

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Name:
Chris C.

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Great Value

11 speed Deore and an air fork is great value at this price point. Thru axles, boost sizing, and modern geometry would be nice to have but no one is offering that at this price. It’s a great bike to get into the sport.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

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Name:
Christopher S.

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Great bike for anything!

Happy with the bike! It is sufficiently capable to handle any trail without being excessively expensive. There is enough low gearing for the steepest of climbs and while there could be another 1/2 gear higher for high speed downhills, it's hardly worth mentioning. I know the industry is leaning towards 29ers but I like the quicker handling of the 27.5s and am glad I got them on a medium frame. The brakes are good and the tires are the perfect size. For personalization mods, I cut down the wide handlebars and put a suspension seat post on. It's not the lightest for being a hardtail, but overall it's a good value.

Would Recommend?
Yes!

Name:
Bill

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AMAZING 5 ⭐️

This bike is so nice and smooth. It is perfect for the price and has a great fork. I would recommend nicer tires or going tubeless. Other than that this bike is amazing on all levels. Would recommend to anyone who is really trying to get into mountain biking!!!

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Yes!

Name:
Mateo

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Good foundation

Overall a well designed and built bike. Front cranks are cheap and throw away when worn out. Worst aspect is the amount of freewheel play. Will upgrade the wheels so maybe be better just to buy a more expensive model in the first instance.


Name:
Mike

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amazing bike

love this bike really like recommend to any one who wants real bike


Name:
Leo

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