Specialized 22' Rockhopper Elite 29

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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 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, 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.

  • 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, Shimano 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-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

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 reusable Missing 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

Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35

Rear Tyre

Specialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35

Spokes

Stainless, 14g

Inner Tubes

Presta, 40mm valve

Seat Post

Alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm

Seat Post Collar

Alloy, quick release, 34.9

Pedals

SBC-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 Elite'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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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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