Specialized 22' Rockhopper Elite 27.5

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Heck yeah, Specialized has 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 1x11 drivetrain. Why stop there? They 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 single track with a nice big side of "Whoah, so that’s what a real bike feels like."

  • A heart of gold, presented in the 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, Specialized has 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.

  • RockShox's Judy air fork brings with it plush, reliable, supple and responsive suspension up front. Steer your bike in any which direction, knowing you'll have the confidence to absorb what the trail offers up.

  • Shimano hydraulic disc brakes front and rear allow you to stop in an instant or smoothly deliver braking power under refined modulation.

  • Keep things simple with a durable 1x Stout chainring paired with a Deore 11-speed, 11-51t cassette. A drivetrain that revolves around simplicity, reliability and crispness of shifting.

  • Pair dead-reliable hubs from Formula with a 25-millimetre internal diameter, hookless Specialized 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

RockShox Judy, Solo Air, Turnkey damper, 46mm offset, QR, 80/90/100mm travel (size-specific), steel steerer

Stem

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

Saddle

Bridge Sport, Steel rails, 155/143mm

Handlebars

Stout Mini Rise, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm

Grips

Specialized MTB Grip, lock-on

Front Brake

Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm

Rear Brake

Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm

Shift Levers

Shimano Deore M5100, 11-speed

Rear Derailleur

Shimano Deore M5100, SGS, 11-speed

Cassette

Shimano Deore, 11spd, 11-51t

Chain

KMC X11EPT, 11-speed, anti-corrosion coating with quick link

Crankset

Stout 1x, forged alloy

Bottom Bracket

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

Rims

Specialized Alloy, hookless, Tubeless ready, 25mm inner width

Front Hub

Formula DC-20, 6-Bolt, disc, 100x9mm spacing, quick-release

Rear Hub

Formula DC-22, 6-Bolt freehub, disc, 135x9mm spacing, quick-release

Front Tyre

Fast Trak Control 2Bliss Ready T5, 27.5x2.35"

Rear Tyre

Fast Trak Control 2Bliss Ready T5, 27.5x2.35"

Spokes

Stainless, 14g

Inner Tubes

Presta, 40mm valve

Seat Post

Alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm

Pedals

Specialized-54 Flat pedal

Seat Post Collar

Alloy, quick release, 34.9


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 Elite'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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