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The Rockhopper is a time-tested XC hardtail built for cruising fire roads and slicing through singletrack. Equipped with Tektro disc brakes and a custom-tuned SR Suntour suspension fork with lockout, the Rockhopper combines performance with value in a package every rider will appreciate.

  • Fully butted M4 alloy frame for lightweight confidence over the roughest trails
  • Custom-tuned SR Suntour 80 or 100mm-travel suspension fork with hydraulic damping, proprietary Spike Valve, lockout with lightweight magnesium lowers, and alloy steerer delivers the supple ride qualities of a high-end fork
  • Light and durable double-walled alloy rims are tough enough to handle the rough stuff.
  • Specialized The Captain Sport tyres lend a perfect knob pattern for diverse conditions
  • SR Suntour replaceable-ring crankset uses Shimano’s sealed cartridge bearing, Octalink-splined, BB interface for reliable power transfer and ease of service
  • Tektro Draco hydraulic disc brakes with dual pistons and forged callipers assure precision braking and durability
  • Shimano Alivio 9-speed rear derailleur and Rapidfire trigger shifters for reliable, high-end performance; Shimano 9-speed, 11-34t cassette offers gearing options for a variety of terrain types
  • Shimano 9-speed, 11-34t cassette offers gearing options for a variety of fitness levels

FRAME Specialized M4 fully manipulated alloy frame, fully butted, disc only, externally relieved HT, forged dropouts w/ replaceable derailleur hanger
FORK SR Suntour XCR (SF11-XCR-DS-26-LO-SP), magnesium lower, 30mm steel stanchions, 1-1/8″ alloy steerer, hyd. damping w/ Specialized Spike Valve and alloy LO cartridge, XS/S: 80mm, M-XXL: 100mm travel
HEADSET Integrated 1-1/8″ threadless, Campy-style, full cartridge bearings
STEM 3D forged 6061 alloy, 4 bolt clamp, 7º rise, 31.8mm
HANDLEBARS XC riser bar, double butted alloy, 8º backsweep, 6º upsweep, 31.8mm
GRIPS Specialized Body Geometry XCT Men’s, dual compound, Kraton rubber, closed end, 130mm
FRONT BRAKE Tektro Draco hydraulic disc brake, post mount, 160mm 6-bolt rotor
REAR BRAKE Tektro Draco hydraulic disc brake, post mount, 160mm 6-bolt rotor
BRAKE LEVERS Tektro Draco hydraulic
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Acera, 9-speed, 34.9mm clamp, top-swing, dual-pull
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Alivio, 9-speed, SGS cage
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Acera, 9-speed Rapidfire plus, SL type w/ optical display
CASSETTE Shimano 9-speed, 11-34t
CHAIN KMC X-9, 9-speed, reusable Missing Link
CRANKSET SR Suntour, 9-speed, Octalink spline
CHAINRINGS 44/32/22, replaceable outer
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano, Octalink spline, cartridge bearing, 73mm
PEDALS Composite plastic body, loose ball w/ reflectors
RIMS Alex RH Disc 26″, alloy double-wall, 28mm, pinned, 32h
FRONT HUB Formula disc hub, high-low flange, double-sealed loose ball, machined disc mount, QR, 32h
REAR HUB SBC rear disc hub, cassette, QR axle, double-sealed loose ball, polished races, machined disc mount and flanges, 19mm contact, 32h
SPOKES Stainless, 2.0mm (14g)
FRONT TYRE Specialized The Captain Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, 26×2.0″
REAR TYRE Specialized The Captain Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, 26×2.0″
INNER TUBES Presta valve
SADDLE Specialized Body Geometry Rockhopper, steel rails, 143mm width
SEATPOST Alloy, 2 bolt head, 30.9mm, 12.5mm offset, micro adjust
SEAT BINDER 34.9mm, forged alloy, extruded QR lever
NOTES Chainstay protector, reflectors, clear coat, owner’s manual
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Rockhopper riders want a light and capable mountain bike for cruising open fire roads, attacking a sweet stretch of flowy singletrack, or even the occasional weekend event. Since these riders are often enthusiasts looking to get more serious about mountain biking, they’re concerned with quality, reliability, and performance, but also a good value.

Fully formed and butted, lightweight M4 alloy frame with balanced XC Trail geometry in dedicated 26” and 29” models.

Delivers faster acceleration and climbing, remains stable on descents, and offers increased comfort and durability. The combination of forming and butting produces the lightest frame possible, without sacrificing strength.

Fully formed tubes are individually shaped for their unique purpose, allowing our engineers to optimise tube sets for specific performance characteristics. The butting process shaves excess material and weight in low-stress areas of each tube.

Hydraulic disc brakes equipped on every model.

More consistent stopping power, brake modulation, and overall control in any weather and all trail conditions.

A master cylinder pumps hydraulic oil to the calliper, which pushes the pistons into contact with the disc rotor. Hydraulic systems produce more power than mechanical brakes, which means increased power at the calliper and a more positive touch on the levers.

Lightweight fork with magnesium lowers and an alloy steerer, plus hydraulic lockout and damping.

Reduces weight and improves bump absorption, steering precision, and tunability.

Magnesium and alloy parts are much stiffer and lighter than steel, for quicker handling, while oil-regulated compression and rebound damping provides a smoother, more controlled ride over rough terrain. With the fork-mounted lever, riders can lock out the fork for increased efficiency on hardpack or smooth climbs.

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Specifications subject to change without notice.


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65-67 Woodhouse Road



N12 9ET

020 8445 9182

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    27 Barnet Road

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