The Specialized Rockhopper is one of Specialized longest running bikes in there line up and it as seen a few changes over the years.
In it's latest guise the Rockhopper is a fast riding bike designed for hitting fast single track or just going out and exploring dirt paths and tracks. An efficient mile-muncher. The stretched riding position, lightweight 29er wheels and stiff frame means climbs are dispatched efficiently and boring stretches disappear beneath your wheels.
The frame is made from Specialized's A1 Aluminium, Just like the 650b Specialized Pitch platform, but features their XC Sport 29 Geometry. The result is you get a bike that's more than efficient on climbs and descents
As with some of their other lines Specialized have used a custome tuned SR Suntour fork that provides the rider with 80mm/ 100mm of coil sprung travel(size dependant). Controlled by their custom tuned hydraulic damper which gives a sturdy lock out feel but when in open mode prodvides an supportive daming and smooth rebound stroke
The cockpit is slightly longer front center than previous years putting you in a more aggressive yet still comfortable riding position. Specialized Stout bar and stem are a good length and sweep but i personally would like to see a 750mm bar over the 720mm but this is something that is easily upgradable The Drivetrain is Shimano's excellent 9-speed Shimano Acera rear derailleur, Specialized Stout chainset, combined with an 11-34t cassette means that the Rockhopper is ready to go and conquer those steep climbs.
Specialized's excellent 29x2.1" Ground Control front tyre and 29x 2.02 Fast Trak rear tyre are a perfect blend of speed and grip and the addition of the flak jacket protection should ward of any unwanted punctures.
If you would like to purchase a 2018 Specialized Rockhopper Sport or any other Hardtails please contact our sales team on 01704 835 720 or buy direct on our website www.formbycycles.co.uk