Specialized Rockhopper 2014
The New Specialized Rockhopper 29er is a trail-capable machine equipped with Tektro hydraulic disc brakes, 29-inch wheels, and a Shimano drivetrain, allowing you to ride deep into your favorite trails with confidence.
Like so many of our fantastic Specialized Mountain Bikes here at Formby Cycles, the 2014 Specialized Rockhopper is available on 0% Finance, with only a 10% deposit, and also qualifies for many Cycle to Work Schemes.
This size chart shows you which size of Specialized Rockhopper you would need. Call us on 01704 835720 for more information.
- Fully butted A1 Premium Aluminum 29er frame with ORE downtube for a lighter, more compliant and durable 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
- Tektro hydraulic disc brakes with Light Wave rotors create increased control and superior stopping power for more confident braking
- Shimano Alivio 9-speed rear derailleur and Acera Rapidfire shifters for reliable high-end performance
Specialized was founded in 1974 by Mike Sinyard,a cycling enthusiast who sold his Volkswagen Bus for $1,500 to fund a cycle tour of Europe, where he bought handlebars and stems made by Cinelli to take back to the US. Sinyard started out importing Italian bike components that were difficult to find in the United States, but the company began to produce its own bike parts by 1976, starting with the Specialized Touring Tire. In 1981, the company introduced its first two bikes, the Sequoia, a sport-touring design and the Specialized Allez, a road bike. Specialized also introduced the first major production mountain bike in the world, the Stumpjumper, in 1981. Like the Sequoia and Allez, the Stumpjumper was designed by Tim Neenan and based on an early Tom Ritchey design. Specialized continues to produce bikes under the Stumpjumper name, including both hardtail and full-suspension models. An original Stumpjumper is displayed in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. In 1989, Specialized introduced the Epic, the world's second mass-production carbon fibre mountain bike.