Specialized 22' Rockhopper 27.5

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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 the size-specific Rx Tune. Added performance to the all-new Rockhopper without dialling up the price. Shimano and MicroShift team up for drivetrain duties with a robust 2x8 drivetrain that can handle everything you’ll 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 aluminium, the Rockhopper’s butted aluminium frame features hydro-formed 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, each Rockhopper frame size is paired 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 the 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.

  • Radius mechanical disc brakes introduce you to the power and longevity of a disc braking system. Gone are the days of riding with your heart in your mouth and white-knuckling your way downhill.

  • The durable 2x8 MicroShift drivetrain 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 the 25-millimetre internal diameter, hookless Stout rims for a wheelset hat-trick: strong, light and durable.

Specifications:

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

Fork

SR Suntour XCE 27.5, 28mm stanchions, Rx Tune, coil spring, QR, 80/90/100mm travel (size-specific), 42mm offset

Stem

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

Handlebars

Alloy Mini Rise, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm

Saddle

Bridge Sport, Steel rails, 155/143mm

Grips

Specialized MTB Grip, lock-on

Front Brake

Radius CX7, mechanical disc, 160mm

Rear Brake

Radius CX7, mechanical disc, 160mm

Front Derailleur

MicroShift FD-M462, 2-speed

Rear Derailleur

MicroShift Mezzo, 8spd

Shift Levers

MicroShift, TS39-8R, 2x8-speed

Cassette

SunRace, 8-speed, 11-34t

Chain

KMC X8 EPT, anti-rust coating, 8-speed with quick-link

Crankset

Stout 2x, forged alloy

Bottom Bracket

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

Rims

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

Front Hub

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

Rear Hub

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

Spokes

Stainless, 14g

Front Tyre

Fast Trak Sport, Flak Jacket puncture protection, 27.5 x 2.35"

Rear Tyre

Fast Trak Sport, Flak Jacket puncture protection, 27.5 x 2.35"

Inner Tubes

Schrader, 40mm valve

Seat Post

Alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm

Seat Post Collar

Alloy, quick release, 34.9

Pedals

Specialized-54 Flat pedal

 

Geometry & Sizing:

XS

S

M

B-B Drop

43

43

43

B-B Height

310

310

310

Bike Stand-Over Height

658

695

735

Chain-Stay Length

440

440

440

Crank Length

165

170

170

Fork Length (full)

475

485

495

Fork Rake/Offset

42

42

42

Front-Center

630

656

682

Handlebar Width

700

720

740

Head-Tube Angle

68°

68°

68°

Head-Tube Length

95

100

105

Reach

375

395

415

Saddle Width

155

155

143

Seat-Tube Angle

73.5°

73.5°

73.5°

Seat-Tube Length

310

350

400

Seatpost Length

300

350

400

Stack

559

573

589

Stem Length

40

40

60

Top-Tube Length (horizontal)

541

565

589

Trail

97

97

97

Wheelbase

1067

1092

1118

*Barring angle values marked by their degree symbol (°), all chart measurements above are listed in millimetres (mm).

Detailed below are the 2022 Rockhopper 27.5's sizes, with their respective rider's height ranges to which they suit:

Extra Small - 142cm to 156cm (4'8" to 5'1")

Small - 152cm to 165cm (5'0" to 5'5")

Medium - 162cm to 178cm (5'4" to 5'10")

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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.

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