Specialized 22' Rockhopper 29

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Today's entry level performance carries yesterday's trickle down advancements. The Rockhopper 29er brings with her great leaps in welding, size-specific design and powerful disc brakes. Clearing the way for years of exuberant riding.

  • A quiet performer, the Rockhopper's butted, premium 'A1' aluminium frame provides an exemplary platform for the remainder of the bike to build upon. The top tube and down tube are hydro-formed to keep weight low and strength high. Standover height kept low for bikes of this nature and proportion. Slick internal cable routing and  dropper-post compatibility round off this robust, well performing chassis.

  • Each frame sized is specifically combined with size-orientated components, notably wheel size for consistent ride experience regardless of size, for every rider. That too of the Suntour fork, offering size-specific spring rates and travel, while being able to be locked out. Regardless of your size, there's a Rockhopper for you with sweet-spot fitting and makes for the right tool for the job!

  • Mechanical disc brakes are a sound entry point into the world of disc braking. Disc brakes provide greater power, modulation (consistent engagement across the lever pull) and longevity.

  • The 2x9-speed MicroShift drivetrain provides a range of gearing for every terrain, every gradient. Crisp and reliable shifting for trouble-free days out on trail. The rear derailleur is clutch-equipped, keeping the chain quiet and from being dropped.

  • Modern wide rims (25mm internal diameter) clear the way for running lower tyre pressures and increased traction. These 27.5" (650B) wheels accelerate fast and are agility through tight corners, making for a fun and playful bike.

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 29, 28mm stanchions, Rx Tune, coil spring, QR, 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, 8-speed

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 29, 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, 29 x 2.35"

Rear Tyre

Fast Trak Sport, Flak Jacket puncture protection, 29 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:

S

M

L

XL

XXL

B-B Drop

62

62

62

62

62

B-B Height

310

310

310

310

310

Bike Stand-Over Height

732

754

781

820

853

Chain-Stay Length

440

440

440

440

440

Crank Length

170

170

175

175

175

Fork Length (full)

505

515

515

515

515

Fork Rake/Offset

46

46

46

46

46

Front-Center

672

696

719

745

770

Handlebar Width

720

740

740

740

740

Head-Tube Angle

68.5°

68.5°

68.5°

68.5°

68.5°

Head-Tube Length

95

95

105

120

135

Reach

405

425

445

465

485

Saddle Width

155

143

143

143

143

Seat-Tube Angle

73.5°

73.5°

73.5°

73.5°

73.5°

Seat-Tube Length

360

400

450

500

560

Seatpost Length

350

400

400

400

400

Stack

607

616

626

640

654

Stem Length

40

60

60

70

70

Top-Tube Length (horizontal)

586

608

630

654

679

Trail

97

97

97

97

97

Wheelbase

1105

1128

1152

1178

1203

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

Detailed below are the 2022 Rockhopper 29er's sizes, with their respective rider's height ranges to which they suit:

Small - 158cm to 165cm (5'2" to 5'5")

Medium - 165cm to 178cm (5'5" to 5'10")

Large - 178cm to 185cm (5'10" to 6'1")

Extra Large - 185cm to 193cm (6'1" to 6'4")

Double Extra Large - 191cm to 200cm (6'3" to 6'6")

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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!

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