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Rockhopper Sport 29

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Rockhopper Sport 29

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All barn-burner and no benchwarmer, the Rockhopper Sport throws out the playbook when it comes to putting performance points on the board while playing some serious defense on behalf of your wallet.

Game-ready with Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc brakes, MicroSHIFT shifting and an SR SunTour XCM fork that’s built to hustle, the Rockhopper Sport can tack up the win on any given Sunday—and the rest of the week too for that matter.

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

SR Suntour XCM 29, 30mm stanchions, Rx Tune, coil spring, QR, 90/100mm travel (size-specific), 42mm offset

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, 160mm

Drivetrain

Front Derailleur

microSHIFT FD-M462, 2-speed

Rear Derailleur

Microshift RD-M46L, 9spd

Shift Levers

Microshift, SL-M859R, 2x9

Cassette

SunRace, 9-Speed, 11-36t

Chain

KMC X9EPT, 9-speed, anti-corrosion coating w/ reusable Missing Link™

Crankset

Stout 2x, forged alloy

Bottom Bracket

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

Wheels & Tires

Rims

Specialized alloy, disc only, double-wall, 25mm inner width, 32h

Front Hub

Formula 6-Bolt, disc, 100x9mm spacing, quick-release, 32H

Rear Hub

Formula SP-2125, 6-Bolt freehub, disc, 135x9mm spacing, quick-release

Spokes

Stainless, 14g

Front Tire

Fast Trak Sport, 29x2.35"

Rear Tire

Fast Trak Sport, 29x2.35"

Inner Tubes

Schrader, 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 colorway, frame size, and component variation. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Geometry

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SMLXLXXL
Crank Length170mm170mm175mm175mm175mm
Handlebar Width720mm740mm740mm740mm740mm
Stem Length40mm60mm60mm70mm70mm
Saddle Width155mm143mm143mm143mm143mm
Seatpost Length350mm400mm400mm400mm400mm
Front-Center672mm696mm719mm745mm770mm
Reach405mm425mm445mm465mm485mm
Chain-Stay Length440mm440mm440mm440mm440mm
Seat-Tube Length360mm400mm450mm500mm560mm
Stack607mm616mm626mm640mm654mm
Fork Rake/Offset46mm46mm46mm46mm46mm
Bike Stand-Over Height732mm754mm781mm820mm853mm
Head-Tube Length95mm95mm105mm120mm135mm
Top-Tube Length (horizontal)608mm630mm654mm679mm586mm
Seat-Tube Angle73.5°73.5°73.5°73.5°73.5°
Head-Tube Angle68.5°68.5°68.5°68.5°68.5°
B-B Drop62mm62mm62mm62mm62mm
Fork Length (full)505mm515mm515mm515mm515mm
Wheelbase1105mm1128mm1152mm1178mm1203mm
B-B Height310mm310mm310mm310mm310mm
Trail97mm97mm97mm97mm97mm
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Manual Downloads

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2022 Rider/Bike Weight Limits and Terrain Conditions
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Rider Reviews

  • 4.5
  • 44 Reviews
 

All around good bike

Road to woods! inflate them tires for a good day on the road and deflate em for a time in the wood. Well made shocks.


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Elijah R.

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Cheap components

I think this bike was meant to be put in the corner and looked at but not ridden. I bought this bike 2 springs ago and have put less than 200kms of reasonably easy riding (exclusively with my 7y/o) on it. Gears started slipping and took it to the bike shop I bought it from. There were broken internal parts in the shifter, and chain and cassette were worn out and needed replacing. Regret purchasing this bike.


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Gui

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Bought this steed for my

Bought this steed for my daughter, great bike for the price. Rear gears were slipping a bit when new, however the gears are ok now as they seem to have ‘worn in’.


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Marc M.

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Nice bike...but...

I love the bike...just extremely frustrated with the rear derailleur. Just can't dial it in.


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Eric

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Excelent, I like it!!!!!!!

Excelent, I like it!!!!!!!


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Ricardo C.

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The gears are slipping, having

The gears are slipping, having to pay to get it fixed after taking for a test ride.


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Guest G.

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Hit’n the Trails

Trail riding beginner in my early 40’s. This bike is a great place to start. Hardtail and the front suspension is responsive. Microshift drivetrain is amazing and as a novice I’m learning to get the hang of it. I chose the Satin Slate w/Grey lettering paint job, LOVE IT. I chose the “ship to dealer” option for order delivery(local Licensed Specialized dealer), it was hassle-free. The bike assembly was professionally done and I recommend that route when ordering online. I’m having fun with it and cannot wait to travel and hit the trails in Ocala and Gainesville, FL


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Michael M.

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Just the color, not as the image

Hi, cannot really review the bike, did not tried it. Ordered mine orange, the color looked bright and awesome. Quite disappointed when it arrived, it is more like a salmon orange. Not an ugly color, just not what the picture and my expectations where. Even the bike shop warned me when he received it. Now I'm not sure I'll try another as I am done waiting on a bike that might not be the color I expect. I understand it is a photo, and screen, and all of it, but on a Mac and Android color is way off.


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Alexandre

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Excellent bike for my commute

Excellent bike for my commute


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mike h.

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Don't buy the base models

This is probably the best entry level bike you cand find, but if you're planning on riding this more than 2 o 3 times per week or doing some crazy stuff on the trails, you 100% need to buy the elite model. That is by far a better bang for your buck.


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Mel C.

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Great bike for everyday riding

Bought it for my son. He is absolutely loving it. It's a beautiful bike, with components good enough for what he will use it for. Hopefully he will not grow out of it for a few years.


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Tamas K.

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Nice bike for the money.

Nice bike for the money. Great way for me to get back into Mountain biking.


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Jeffrey J.

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Was everything I expected

Was everything I expected


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George S.

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This bike is fun to ride

This bike is fun to ride but slips gears all the time and that caused me to crash and hurt my wrist but other than that it’s durable and fun


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Bryant

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Need a lot of assembly adjustments

Don’t believe for a second that this bike comes correctly preassembled and quality ridden before shipping. Brakes weren’t too bad but gears were horrible. The Rear Derailleur cable was incorrectly installed and the 3 highest gears were not available. Plan to spend considerable time assembling or take to a bike shop. Unfortunately there was no dealer close to me. Wonder, solid bike so far.


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Garth

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Good looking and sturdy

Very well built, good looks, great value for the money. 4 stars instead of 5 because it is a little heavier than I anticipated but still a good touring vehicle


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Daniel H.

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Great bike and amazing price.

Great bike and amazing price. Excellent beginner bike. The Hydrologic breaks are worth the upgrade from the entry level version.


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Robert R.

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Never bought a bike online

Never bought a bike online and thought it was going to be stressful but the experience is just as advertised. Received notifications on the process the entire time from being shipped to the end of assembly. Pick up was extremely quick and was out the door in less than a minute. The bike is assembled by certified mechanics and from my little time riding the bike it is holding up well.


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James R.

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Awesome bike for the money!

Awesome bike for the money!


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Guest G.

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Is what I ordered, Arrived

Is what I ordered, Arrived promptly and intact. Also a shoutout is in order to Dons Bike shop in Grants Pass, OR for having it assembled and ready for pickup sameday.


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Guest G.

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Love it! It's a perfect

Love it! It's a perfect go-surfing bike too!


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Guest G.

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Arrived scratched, slips gears constantly!

Bike arrived with a small scratch on the frame. Gears have been slipping since day one. Frustrated that you spend this sort of money then have to wait so many days for “professionals” to assemble the bike and ship it to you only to realize it’s scratched and slips gears constantly.


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Daniel

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Customer service was exceptional where

Customer service was exceptional where I purchased my bike and the bike itself is absolutely amazing. Quality product and amazing performance!


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Guest G.

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Really fun to ride

Really fun to ride


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Guest G.

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Great bicycle! Fast shipping! Great

Great bicycle! Fast shipping! Great communication!


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Guest G.

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Very good bike, but a

Very good bike, but a little heavy for me. super fun to ride.


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Guest G.

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Received the bike today via

Received the bike today via fed ex . The bike was packaged well and was very easy to finish putting together. The bike seems to be very well built. My son loves it.


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Guest G.

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Lately I've come to prefer

Lately I've come to prefer the gravel roads of state forests, so I needed a tougher bike! I recently got a Sirrus 3 for road riding, found it to be great, so I stuck with Specialized and got this Rockhopper. At this price point, I find the bike to be perfectly satisfactory. It's big! The 29" wheels make rolling a pleasure. I challenged it on some rougher roads and for the first time I could handle these with ease.


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Guest G.

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Amazing products! Outstanding customer service

Amazing products! Outstanding customer service and support! They earned a customer for life. Thank you !


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Guest G.

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Loving my bike so far!

Loving my bike so far! Suspension and frame are awesome.


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Guest G.

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Great Bike for Tall Person

I am 6 feet 4 inches tall and this Rockhopper with 29" tires is the best fitting bike ever! I like its smooth 2x9 shifting and smooth stops with its hydraulic brakes. The dealer (Adventure Cycling) setup and delivery was swift and helpful. They offered to help including initial adjustments as needed. So far, the only minor adjustments needed were to the seat to get the height, tilt, and setback feeling just right. I also slightly rotated the position of the shifters/brake levers on the handlebars. I am enjoying riding confidently on all surfaces from paved to gravel, dirt, wooden bridges. It does well on dry trails plus snow, snowpack, mud, slush, and ice.


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Jim

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My son and I find

My son and I find our bikes very enjoyable to ride and we went on a long trail closed to the house together. The delivery time and assembly time were great and Bikeland on I-45 The Woodlands through whom we ordered was very wonderful. Thanks


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Guest G.

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i love this!

been using this bike for a few years and ive had 0 problems with it. it does exactly what its supposed to and ive never even fallen while riding


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never u.

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Great bike super happy with

Great bike super happy with it came quick and pretty easy to put together highly recommended


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Guest G.

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Bike was delivered on time

Bike was delivered on time and at a fair price. Rides great.


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chris f.

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My first real mountain bike!

Just got the Rockhopper at our local bike store Durst Cycle and I gotta say it’s fantastic! Never heard of the brand before but when I saw it I knew it would be perfect. We have a park with moderate MB trails that it handled with ease. Love how it smoothly shifts and brakes. Very clean blacked-outish design that I love.


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Tony

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Awesome Bike

Fantastic entry level bike if you’re looking to ride some easy to moderate trails. Anything rocky or jumps and you will need to upgrade the fork. I upgraded the fork to a Rockshox recon silver and it rides amazing on rough terrain. Also bought new pedals and it rips up the track now. If you’re looking to upgrade like me just get the elite model which already comes with the upgraded fork I mentioned and a 1x drivetrain. Still a great bike regardless!


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Max

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Love the Rockhopper. Nice lightweight

Love the Rockhopper. Nice lightweight and easy to assemble.


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Marc K.

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Great bike for what I

Great bike for what I need. Haven’t rode in a long time…a lot older now I just wanted something to handle some moderate trails. I’m 5-10, the medium frame with 29’s fit like a glove. Assembly was a bit challenging, not great instructions- I recommend having dealer assemble. Also need to switch levering - backwards from anything I’ve ever rode. I dumped it slowing down a steep incline and hit the front brakes instead of the rear :)


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Guest G.

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Awesome bike!

Awesome bike!


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Nick h.

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Thoroughly enjoy my new ride

Thoroughly enjoy my new ride (Rockhopper)!! Great for on and off road-ing. Smooth and unlike anything I've ever ridden previously - Highly Recommend!!


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John S.

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Well!

I'm a newbie to all this and have no clue what I'm doing. I strength train, backpack, swim, and run, but sadly, haven't owned a bike in a very long time. I was finally able to get one only knowing I wanted something that could be versatile... go on dirt roads, rocks, trails, potholes, bridges, paved bike paths, the highway, and so forth. I just went 23 miles on the thing yesterday along the oceanside of Alaska on all terrain stated above and it did me well! It was a gloriously smooth ride. I am wanting to get upgraded handlebars now. I know I don't have anything to compare it to and still have a lot to learn, but this bike has me so excited to use it, all the time! It listens to me! It's sleek and simple, and if it keeps up as it has it will be lasting me a super long time. I love that I can race with it if triathlons are in my future, too! It truly is a lot of fun to ride! It's peppy =)


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May

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Decent and fun on trail.

This is a very decent entry level bike on trail. OEM, I took this bike on moderate trails and it does fine. I was able to climb 5-15% grade, its challenging, but possible. Descending on the bike is also quick and responsive. Best suited for moderate trails and flat trail riding, nothing too technical.


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David

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Fun All Round Bike

I got this bike when I was shopping for a hybrid model (Trek Verve, FX etc). When I test drove it, it was a joy to ride. It’s more playful and fun to ride and with some road tires slapped on (USD 60) it was fit for riding to work. This is better for commuting to work because it handles bumps and cracks on roads better, climb on and off pavement whenever you want, and is ready to hit take trials if you need to. It’s gearing is fast enough to achieve medium to fast speeds. If you are not sure what bike to get, get this one. It’s plain fun!


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Harsh

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