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 1x10 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.'
FRAME - 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), steel steerer
FRONT HUB - Shimano HB-RM35, Center Lock™ disc, 9x100mm spacing, quick-release, 28h
REAR HUB - Shimano FH-RM35, Center Lock™ disc, 9x135mm spacing, quick-release, 32h
SPOKES - Stainless, 14g
RIMS - Alloy, Offset Design, Tubeless Ready, 25mm internal width, 28h
INNER TUBES - Presta, 40mm valve
FRONT TYRE - Ground Control, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
REAR TYRE - Ground Control, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"
CRANKSET - Stout 1x, forged alloy
CHAINRINGS - 30T
BOTTOM BRACKET - Square-tapered, 73mm, internal bearings, 122.5mm spindle
SHIFT LEVERS - Shimano Deore, RapidFire Plus, 10-speed w/ Optical Gear Display
REAR DERAILLEUR - Shimano Deore, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 10-speed
CASSETTE - SunRace, 11-42t, 10-speed
CHAIN - KMC, X10, EPT anti-corrosion coating, 10-speed w/ Missing Link™
FRONT BRAKE - Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm
REAR BRAKE - Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 160mm
HANDLEBARS - Stout Mini Rise, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm
GRIPS - Specialized Trail Grips, lock-on
STEM - Stout 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 6-degree rise
SADDLE - Bridge Sport, Steel rails, 155/143mm
SEATPOST - Alloy, 12mm offset, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm
SEAT BINDER - Alloy, quick release, 34.9
With over 17 years experience offering quality bikes and service, you can rest assured we have deeply considered the quality of the products we sell and have the technical skills to assist if any possible problems arise.
Along with being the ‘local’ bike store to many riders in Auckland, we also have an extensive customer base of riders nationwide. Believe it or not we even have riders from overseas come to us for our quality products and expertise!
Lastly, we are riders ourselves. We are in this business because we are genuinely passionate about riding all types of bikes and are here to share our knowledge to help enhance your riding experience.