Specialized Rockhopper 2014 Reveiw

Performance, reliability and value for money-The Specialized ROCKHOPPER is designed for stretches of flowing singletrack Ride . With hydraulic disc brakes and 100mm-travel suspension forks  and a lightweight fully butted A1 aluminum Specialized frame, the Specialized  Rockhopper delivers proven performance riders will appreciate on the trail and on the tracks. This specialized is a Fully butted A1 Premium Aluminium  frame with ORE downtube for a lighter, more compliant and durable mountain bike.  Smooth-travel SR Suntour XCM-LO fork with preload adjustment, hydraulic damping, lockout, and size-specific spring rates for more versatility and tunability over varying terrain.  Suntour's fully replaceable ring crankset uses Shimano's Octalink-splined bottom bracket interface for reliable power transfer.

  • Frame - Specialized A1 Premium Aluminium, Trail 29er Geometry, fully butted w/ tapered headtube, forged dropouts, replaceable alloy derailleur hanger
  • Fork - SR Suntour XCM-LO 29", hydraulic damping w/ lockout, coil/MCU spring, 1-1/8" steel steerer, alloy disc only post-mount lower, 30mm stanchion, preload adj., 100mm travel (80mm size Small)
  • Front Derailleur - Shimano Acera, 9-speed, 34.9 clamp, high-mount, bottom-swing
  • Rear Derailleur - Shimano Alivio, 9-speed, SGS cage
  • Number of Gears - 27
  • Shifters - Shimano Acera, 9-speed Rapidfire Plus, SL type w/ optical display
  • Chainset - SR Suntour XCR, 9-speed, Octalink
  • Chainrings - 44/32/22T, steel
  • Bottom Bracket - Shimano, Octalink spline, cartridge bearings, 73mm shell
  • Cassette - Shimano, 9-speed, 11-34
  • Chain - KMC X9
  • Pedals - Composite platform, w/ reflectors, 9/16"
  • Brakeset - Tektro HD-M330, hydraulic disc, dual piston, 180/160mm rotors
  • Brake Levers - Tektro, hydraulic lever
  • Handlebars - Specialized flat bar, double-butted 6061 alloy, 700mm wide, 10-degree backsweep, 4-degree upsweep, 31.8mm
  • Stem - Specialized 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt clamp, 6-degree rise, 31.8mm
  • Headset - 1-1/8" w/ lower bearing reducer, Campy style, integrated full cartridge bearings
  • Grips - Specialized Body Geometry XCT, Kraton w/ gel, closed end, 132mm, lock-on
  • Rims - RH Disc 29", alloy double-wall, 26mm, pin joint, 32h
  • Front Hub - Specialized disc, alloy, Hi Lo flange, RCC ball bearing system, steel axle, QR, 32h
  • Rear Hub - Specialized disc, alloy, Hi Lo flange, RCC ball bearing system, steel axle, steel cassette body, QR, 32h
  • Spokes - Stainless, 14g (2.0mm)
  • Front Tyre - Specialized Ground Control Sport, 29×2.1″, wire bead, 60TPI
  • Rear Tyre - Specialized Ground Control Sport, 29×2.1″, wire bead, 60TPI
  • Tubes - Standard presta valve
  • Saddle - Specialized Body Geometry Rockhopper, steel rails, 143mm
  • Seatpost - Alloy, 2-bolt, micro-adjust, 12.5mm offset, 30.9mm
  • Seat Binder - Forged alloy, 34.9mm, QR, nylon washer