Rockhopper Expert 29

From £969.00
10 days free insurance available

The 'Specialized Rockhopper Expert' is the ultimate mountain bike. With a premium A1 Aluminium frame, modern geometry, RockShox Judy SoloAir fork, SRAM Level hydraulic disc brakes, and SRAM Eagle 1x12 gearing, this tubeless-ready bike is ready to conquer any trail.

Excuse the brag, but we've really outdone ourselves here. Proving that true trail-taming capability doesn't have to come at an intimidating price, the Rockhopper Expert is the culmination of 30 years of redefining the relationship between value and performance.Start with a painstakingly engineered Premium A1 Aluminum frame, add in modern geometry that keeps one eye on efficiency and the other on confident capability and you have the rock-solid foundation of our best Rockhopper yet.Pair that with a parts list that just doesn't quit (...can we get a shoutout for RockShox's Judy SoloAir fork and SRAM's always-in-charge Level hydraulic disc brakes?) and you have a tubeless-ready, SRAM Eagle 1x12-equipped Rockhopper that's absolutely prepared to fly.

FrameSpecialized A1 premium butted alloy, zero-stack head tube, internal cable routing, 135x9mm forged dropouts, chainstay-mounted disc brake, replaceable alloy derailleur hanger, stealth rack mounts, dropper post compatible
ForkRockShox Judy, Solo Air, Turnkey damper, 46mm offset, QR, 80/90/100mm travel (size-specific), alloy steerer
Stem3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 7-degree rise
SaddleBridge Sport, Steel rails, 155/143mm
HandlebarsStout Mini Rise, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm
GripsSpecialized MTB Grip, lock-on
Front BrakeSRAM Level, hydraulic disc, 180/160mm
Rear BrakeSRAM Level, hydraulic disc, 160mm
Rear DerailleurSRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
Shift LeversSRAM SX Eagle, trigger, 12-speed
CassetteSRAM PG-1210 Eagle, 11-50t
ChainSRAM SX Eagle, 12-speed
CranksetSRAM SX Eagle, Powerspline
Bottom BracketSRAM Powerspline
PedalsSBC-54 Flat pedal
RimsSpecialized Alloy, hookless, Tubeless ready, 25mm inner width
Front HubFormula DC-20, 6-Bolt, disc, 100x9mm spacing, quick-release
Rear HubFormula DC-22, 6-Bolt freehub, disc, 135x9mm spacing, quick-release
Front TireSpecialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35
Rear TireSpecialized Fast Trak, Control Casing, T5 Compound, 29x2.35
SpokesStainless, 14g
Inner TubesPresta, 40mm valve
SeatPostAlloy, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm
Seat BinderAlloy, quick release, 34.9

Please note: Manufacturers can sometimes change the specification of the products from time to time.

Size S M L XL XXL
B-B Drop 62 62 62 62 62
B-B Height 310 310 310 310 310
Bike Stand-Over Height 732 754 781 820 853
Chain-Stay Length 440 440 440 440 440
Fork Length (full) 505 515 515 515 515
Fork Rake/Offset 46 46 46 46 46
Front-Center 672 696 719 745 770
Head-Tube Angle 68.5 68.5 68.5 68.5 68.5
Head-Tube Length 95 95 105 120 135
Reach 405 425 445 465 485
Seat-Tube Angle 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.5
Seat-Tube Length 360 400 450 500 560
Stack 607 616 626 640 654
Top-Tube Length (horizontal) 586 608 630 654 679
Trail 97 97 97 97 97
Wheelbase 1105 1128 1152 1178 1203

Lifetime warranty* to the original owner against structural defects in material or workmanship on ALL models of Specialized-branded frames and forks

  • Includes seatstays and chainstays on full-suspension bikes
  • Does not include suspension forks and suspension parts
  • Does not include paint and graphics (these are covered below)

* Register your bike, frameset, or Roval wheels within the first 90 days of purchase for a lifetime warranty to the original owner.

Read the full warranty here

When you purchase a bike from Specialized Concept Stores, you'll receive a complimentary tune-up service at your nearest store within 6 weeks of bike delivery.

This free service is designed to ensure that the bike you've chosen is operating optimally and to make any necessary adjustments, such as cable stretching, common with new bikes.

However, if you encounter any issues with your bike at any point, we strongly advise you to cease riding and promptly book your bike in for its complimentary service to ensure your safety and riding pleasure.

When you receive your bike, you'll be pleasantly surprised at how effortless it is to get it road-ready. We've designed the assembly process to be as straightforward as possible, so you can start enjoying your new ride without delays.

All you need to do is install the handlebars, pedals, and wheels. It's a quick and hassle-free process that requires no advanced technical skills. Our user-friendly instructions and included tools will guide you through each step, ensuring a smooth and secure assembly.

Whether you're an experienced cyclist or new to bike assembly, you can trust that the process will be a breeze. Within no time, your bike will be fully assembled, and you'll be ready to hit the road, trail, or bike path with confidence.

We offer 10 days free cover with all new bikes purchased, provided by our insurance partner VeloLife. You will be covered for the first 10 days of ownership against theft and accidental damage, so you can purchase with confidence.

Give yourself the comfort of no obligation free insurance, make sure you have peace of mind from the moment you leave the store. If anything happens to the bike in the first 10 days of ownership, know you are covered!

Cycle to Work Scheme: Affordable Riding for UK Employees

Unlock a cost-effective way to own the bike of your dreams through the Cycle to Work Scheme. This initiative, available to employees in the UK, lets you enjoy the benefits of cycling while saving on your bike purchase.

With the Cycle to Work Scheme, you can use your pre-tax salary to acquire a brand-new bicycle and essential cycling accessories. This means significant savings for you, as your salary sacrifice reduces both your income tax and National Insurance contributions.

The process is seamless: Choose the bike that suits your needs and budget from our extensive range. Your employer will then set up a salary sacrifice arrangement, spreading the cost of your bike over a specified period, typically 12 to 18 months.

Once the salary sacrifice period ends, you have the option to own the bike outright for a nominal fee, ensuring you get to keep and enjoy your trusted two-wheeled companion for years to come.

Experience the freedom of cycling, save money, and reduce your carbon footprint with the Cycle to Work Scheme. Join countless UK employees who have already embraced this eco-friendly and wallet-friendly way of commuting.