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ROCKHOPPER

REDEFINING BUDGET MTB

PERFORMANCE TO THE PEOPLE

 
 Think it’s tough to reinvent a bike with such a long history of proving true trail talent doesn’t have to break the bank? Sure is. It’s why we swung for the fences, resulting in a lightweight, but heavy-hitting bike with huge capability and unrivaled ride quality, whatever the size, no matter the model. One Rockhopper, with versatility and performance for all.
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NEVER SETTLE FOR LESS.

(OVER)ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 
Continuing a 30-year tradition of never settling for ‘good enough’, Rockhopper starts with a lightweight, butted aluminum frame, and calls on modern gearing, class-leading kit and versatile geometry for capability that’s always on-call. Not stopping there, innovative sizing and custom Rx Tune suspension add big performance without dialing up the price.
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MADE TO FIT YOU

DIALED IN ANY DIMENSION

 
With a goal of making sure that the Rockhopper offers both the best fit and best handling performance for every person, no matter their measurements, we’ve paired each frame size with the optimal wheel size. The result is a Rockhopper to fit every rider and the assurance that every Rockhopper is rolling on the best-handling wheel for its frame size.
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WHICH ROCKHOPPER IS FOR YOU? 

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What do we think? 

"Gone are the days that an entry level mountain bike could only handle light off road trails. The Rockhopper offers great capability and versitility and the ability to get into the Specialized ecosystem for as little as £500. We don't think theres a better entry level MTB for the money!"
- Andy T
 
Just using your bike to get from point A to point B? We think the Specialized Sirrus could be a better option for you here. 
 

Models

Available to pre-order from spring 2022

ROCKHOPPER EXPERT 27.5/29

£1,150

IN STOCK SIZE M

 

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.

  • A heart of gold, presented in our lightweight yet durable Premium A1 Aluminum, the Rockhopper’s butted aluminum frame features hydroformed top and downtubes in order to keep weight low and strength high, all while providing increased standover clearance, slick internal cable routing and dropper-post compatibility. With the goal of making sure that the Rockhopper offers both the best fit and best performance for every person, no matter their measure, we’ve paired each Rockhopper frame size with the optimal wheel size. The result is a Rockhopper to fit every rider and the assurance that every Rockhopper is rolling on the best-handling wheel for its frame size.

  • A breath of fresh air at this price point—and plenty north of it, RockShox’s Judy SoloAir brings air-sprung sensitivity and performance to the masses with a killer value proposition: more bang, less buck. The TurnKey damper deftly dishes out travel letting you focus on what’s ahead.

  • Soar up climbs and dive down descents with SRAM's ultra-wide-range SX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain.

  • Tubeless-ready rims and tires keep your options open and traction on-call.

ROCKHOPPER ELITE 27.5/29

£949

IN STOCK NOW M AND XL

 

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.’

  • A heart of gold, presented in our lightweight yet durable Premium A1 Aluminum, the Rockhopper’s butted aluminum frame features hydroformed top and downtubes in order to keep weight low and strength high, all while providing increased standover clearance, slick internal cable routing and dropper-post compatibility. With the goal of making sure that the Rockhopper offers both the best fit and best performance for every person, no matter their measure, we’ve paired each Rockhopper frame size with the optimal wheel size. The result is a Rockhopper to fit every rider and the assurance that every Rockhopper is rolling on the best-handling wheel for its frame size.

  • A breath of fresh air at this price point—and plenty north of it, RockShox’s Judy SoloAir brings air-sprung sensitivity and performance to the masses with a killer value proposition: more bang, less buck. The TurnKey damper deftly dishes out travel letting you focus on what’s ahead.

  • Shimano's 1x11 wide-range 11-speed Deore shifiting boasts both the pedigree and performance that legends are made of.

  • Tubeless-ready rims and tires keep your options open and traction on-call.

ROCKHOPPER COMP 27.5/29 

£799

IN STOCK SIZE M AND L

A summer blockbuster with an eye for adventure, the Rockhopper Comp lives for high action and fast-paced plot twists and features an all-new, Premium A1 Aluminum frame making its singletrack debut.

Roll the credits to discover an SR SunTour XCM fork with a custom two-way damping circuit, Stout wheelset, SRAM Level hydraulic stoppers and MicroSHIFT’s wide-range 1x9 drivetrain and you have backup provided by a supporting cast that’s all thriller and no filler, but will never leave you hanging.

  • A heart of gold, presented in our lightweight yet durable Premium A1 Aluminum, the Rockhopper’s butted aluminum frame features hydroformed top and downtubes in order to keep weight low and strength high, all while providing increased standover clearance, slick internal cable routing and dropper-post compatibility. With the goal of making sure that the Rockhopper offers both the best fit and best performance for every person, no matter their measure, we’ve paired each Rockhopper frame size with the optimal wheel size. The result is a Rockhopper to fit every rider and the assurance that every Rockhopper is rolling on the best-handling wheel for its frame size

  • Bringing our Rx Tune to Rockhopper for the very first time, the lockout-equipped SR Suntour XCM with custom Multi-Circuit damping brings size-specific travel and spring rates to the show in a performance that’s sure to impress while also ensuring consistent geometry, handling and suspension performance, regardless of frame or wheel size.

  • Beautifully beastly, SRAM Level hydraulic disc brakes pack a mean bite but deliver their power with a refined, intuitive feel to make for a package that punches way above its pay grade.

  • Keep things simple with a durable 1x MicroSHIFT drivetrain that offers plenty of range along with a clutch-equipped rear derailleur that keeps your ride quite—and your chain on.

  • Pair dead-reliable hubs from Formula with our 25-millimeter internal diameter, hookless Stout rims for a wheelset hat-trick: strong, light and durable.

ROCKHOPPER SPORT 27.5/29 

£629

IN STOCK NOW SIZE XS, S, M, L AND XL!

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 Tektro 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.

  • A heart of gold, presented in our lightweight yet durable Premium A1 Aluminum, the Rockhopper’s butted aluminum frame features hydroformed top and downtubes in order to keep weight low and strength high, all while providing increased standover clearance, slick internal cable routing and dropper-post compatibility. With the goal of making sure that the Rockhopper offers both the best fit and best performance for every person, no matter their measure, we’ve paired each Rockhopper frame size with the optimal wheel size. The result is a Rockhopper to fit every rider and the assurance that every Rockhopper is rolling on the best-handling wheel for its frame size.

  • Reign in speed and dial up your confidence with powerful braking from Tektro's M275 hydraulic disc brakes.

  • 2x MicroSHIFT shifting handles drivetrain duties while you focus on the ride.

  • A durable Formula freehub and SunRace 9-speed cassette keep you rolling smoothly and promise countless miles of fuss-free performance.

ROCKHOPPER 27.5/29 

£525

IN STOCK NOW SIZE XS, S AND M

Better performance. Better value. Better Rockhopper. By tapping the fit and handling advantages of pairing each rider with their ideal wheel size and suspension that works its hardest for everyone thanks to our size-specific Rx Tune, we’ve baked in added performance to the all-new Rockhopper without dialing up the price. Shimano and MicroSHIFT team up for drivetrain duties with a robust 2x8 drivetrain that can handle everything you’re throw down while confident braking from Radius CX7 mechanical disc brakes seals the deal of the century.

  • A heart of gold, presented in our lightweight yet durable Premium A1 Aluminum, the Rockhopper’s butted aluminum frame features hydroformed top and downtubes in order to keep weight low and strength high, all while providing increased standover clearance, slick internal cable routing and dropper-post compatibility. With the goal of making sure that the Rockhopper offers both the best fit and best performance for every person, no matter their measure, we’ve paired each Rockhopper frame size with the optimal wheel size. The result is a Rockhopper to fit every rider and the assurance that every Rockhopper is rolling on the best-handling wheel for its frame size.

  • Bringing our Rx Tune to Rockhopper for the very first time, the SR Suntour XCE brings size-specific travel and spring rates to the show in a performance that’s sure to impress while also ensuring consistent geometry, handling and suspension performance, regardless of frame size.

  • Radius CX-7 disc brakes offer confident, consistent braking in any trail condition.

  • A durable Formula freehub and SunRace 8-speed cassette keep you rolling smoothly without putting up a fuss.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

FIND OUT WHAT THESE INDEPENDENT REVIEWERS THINK

"Fast-rolling tyres with plenty of grip for trail centres; solid performance for beginner riders"

- BikeRadar

"The Specialized Rockhopper Expert, with its air spring fork, 1 x 12-speed drivetrain, and tubeless-ready wheels and tires is the new king of cheap mountain bikes "

-bicycling.com

"If you’re riding smooth singletrack or blurring off-road riding with commuting it’s right on the money"

- offroad.cc