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Rockhopper Expert 27.5

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Rockhopper Expert 27.5

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Excuse the brag, but we’ve really outdone ourselves here. Proving that true trail-taming capability doesn’t have to come at an intimidating price, the Rockhopper Expert is the culmination of 30 years of redefining the relationship between value and performance.

Start with a painstakingly engineered Premium A1 Aluminum frame, add in modern geometry that keeps one eye on efficiency and the other on confident capability and you have the rock-solid foundation of our best Rockhopper yet.

Pair that with a parts list that just doesn’t quit (...can we get a shoutout for RockShox’s Judy SoloAir fork and SRAM’s always-in-charge Level hydraulic disc brakes?) and you have a tubeless-ready, SRAM Eagle 1x12-equipped Rockhopper that’s absolutely prepared to fly.

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, 42mm offset, QR, 80/90/100mm travel (size-specific), alloy steerer

Cockpit

Stem

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

Handlebars

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

Grips

Specialized MTB Grip, lock-on

Saddle

Bridge Sport, Steel rails, 155/143mm

SeatPost

Alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm

Brakes

Front Brake

SRAM Level, hydraulic disc, 180/160mm

Rear Brake

SRAM Level, 2-piston caliper, hydraulic disc, 180mm

Drivetrain

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

Bottom Bracket

SRAM Powerspline

Accessories

Pedals

SBC-54 Flat pedal

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

Spokes

Stainless, 14g

Front Tire

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

Rear Tire

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

Inner Tubes

Presta, 40mm valve

* Weights based on production painted frames as pictured. Actual weights will vary based on colorway, 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
Reach375mm395mm415mm
Head-Tube Length95mm100mm105mm
Head-Tube Angle68°68°68°
B-B Height310mm310mm310mm
B-B Drop43mm43mm43mm
Trail97mm97mm97mm
Fork Length (full)475mm485mm495mm
Fork Rake/Offset42mm42mm42mm
Front-Center630mm656mm682mm
Chain-Stay Length440mm440mm440mm
Wheelbase1067mm1092mm1118mm
Top-Tube Length (horizontal)541mm565mm589mm
Bike Stand-Over Height658mm695mm735mm
Seat-Tube Length310mm350mm400mm
Seat-Tube Angle73.5°73.5°73.5°
Geometry

Manual Downloads

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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual Addendum: Riding With Kids
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Trainer Usage Addendum to the Bicycle Owner's Manual
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Dodatek - POUŽITÍ TRENAŽÉRU
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2022 Rider/Bike Weight Limits and Terrain Conditions
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Specialized Bicycle Owner's Manual (All Languages)
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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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Rider Reviews

  • 4.8
  • 8 Reviews

Perfect entry level bike

I have had this bike for 2 years now, have given it lots of upgrades and it just seems to do everything a hardtail needs to do. you can wheelie, hit jumps, ride xc, trails or street and it handles everything. This bike is the best hairtail in my opinion around this price range. 100% recommend to go more expensive with this model being the highest and best. Its well worth it.

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Linc

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Great bike!

First new MTB in 10 years and what an upgrade in components and technology. I have owned other major brand MTB and road bikes but Specialized seems to offer a really superior product for the price.

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Yes!

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Jeff C.

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Bang for buck

From components to suspension you can’t find a better value. Purchased for my daughter and bike is lighter than those with similar pricing.

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Shawn W.

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Nice bike, but 1 chainring doesn't suit me

For dynamic terrain, one front chainring is not enough. Looking for upgrade to 2x, if possible.

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Kosir

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Very happy with this bike!

Very happy with this bike! The price, quality, and customer service from our local shop that assembled and delivered all exceeded expectations.

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Yes!

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Loren W.

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great bike

lovely bicycle

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Yes!

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Evan M.

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Awesome bike. Awesome service. 10/10

Awesome bike. Awesome service. 10/10 would buy again.

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Yes!

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Guest G.

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