Specialized Rockhopper Expert 29er
The Specialized Rockhopper Expert 29 mountain bike is aimed towards the more experienced seasoned rider or the adventurous beginner with its hi-spec trail 29” geometry and lightweight design.
Speaking of geometry Specialized have used their A1 Premium Smart Formed butted tubing to build this frame for its durability and stiffness whilst not compromising on weight making the Specialized Rockhopper Expert more than efficient on climbs and eager to get down to business on the descents.
The front end of this bike features the lovely all black “stealth looking” Manitou M30 suspension forks which are a nice touch from Specialized this year as most competitors use Rockshox suspension on similar priced bikes. These forks feature 100mm travel, 30mm stanchions and rebound damping adjustment with the nice feature of the “pop lock” remote lever on the handlebars for locking out the fork. But the most important feature of the forks is they are lovely and plush!
The Specialized Rockhopper Expert 29 doesn't stop there, it has Shimano hydraulic brakes, Shimano SLX Shadow Plus rear derailleur and is running the now popular 2x10 gear setup with a 11-36 rear cassette so it as enough high and low gears for the most demanding cross country rides. Also it can easily be changed to a 1x10 setup due to the rear derailleur being compatible. The wheels on the Rockhopper Expert mountain bike are laced with 32 spokes on Shimano hubs and feature double walled rims for strength. To top of this awesome bike Specialized have fitted an all-black finishing kit of stem, bars, seat and seat post as a nice contrast to the excellent gloss hyper green paint job.
To summarize the Specialized Rockhopper Expert 29 mountain bike is a great bike for having fun on or to race in competitions and at it price point it's the best of both worlds being fast on the flat to nimble on the single track!