Rockhopper Expert

£1,000.00
10 days free insurance available

Introducing the Rockhopper Expert by Specialized; a top choice in affordable trail bikes. Crafted with precision, featuring premium A1 Aluminum frame and top-notch components like RockShox fork and Shimano brakes. Conquer any trail with this masterpiece.

Introducing the Rockhopper Expert by Specialized; a champion in the affordable trail-blasting category, with three decades of innovation and refining the balance of cost-effective quality and performance. The expertly crafted Premium A1 Aluminum frame, which tucks neatly between efficiency and reliable capability, is the sturdy base of our finest Rockhopper yet.

This certified 'ready to fly' model, owing to a carefully curated list of components, including the Judy SoloAir fork by RockShox and MT-200 hydraulic disc brakes by Shimano, is equipped with a tubeless-prepared, 11-speed Shimano Deore M5100.

  • At the core, our lightweight yet robust Premium A1 Aluminum heart boasts hydroformed top and downtubes, ensuring low weight and high strength. Enjoy greater standover clearance, clean internal cable routing, and compatibility with dropper-posts.
  • Not leaving fit and performance to chance, each Rockhopper frame size is partnered with the optimal wheel size. The result? A Rockhopper custom-fitted to every rider, backed by the confidence that they are maneuvering the perfect wheel for their frame size.
  • Unleash your inner wild with beastly Tektro hydraulic disc brakes. Despite their formidable power, these brakes deliver it with a refined, intuitive feel, making the package surprisingly sophisticated for its class.
  • Simple meets durable with an all-terrain ready Shimano drivetrain. Enjoy ample range and a clutter-free ride with a clutch-equipped rear derailleur.
  • Our trusty Formula hubs coupled with our hookless Stout rims of 25-millimeter internal diameter add up to a triumvirate of robustness, lightness, and durability.

Indulge in the rock-solid foundation, refined mechanics, and legendary trails with the Rockhopper Expert by Specialized—because trail-taming capability doesn't have to cost the earth.

Frame Specialized 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
Fork RockShox Judy, Solo Air, Turnkey damper, 46mm offset, QR, 80/90/100mm travel (size-specific), alloy steerer
Crankset Stout 1x, forged alloy
Pedals SBC-54 Flat pedal
Chain Shimano CN-LG500, W/QUICK-LINK
Cassette Shimano Deore, 11spd, 11-51t
Shift Levers Shimano Deore M5100, 11-speed
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore M5100, SGS, 11-speed
Front Brake Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 160,180mm
Rear Brake Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 160mm
Rims Specialized Alloy, hookless, Tubeless ready, 25mm inner width
Front Tyre Ground Control 2BR, 650B/29x2.35, T5
Rear Tyre Ground Control 2BR, 650B/29x2.35, T5
Handlebars Stout Mini Rise, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm
Grips Specialized Trail Grips, lock-on
Saddle Bridge Sport, Steel rails, 155/143mm
Seat Post Alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm
Seat Binder Alloy, quick release, 34.9
Inner Tubes 40mm PV 650B/29x1.75-2.4
Bottom Bracket Square-tapered, 73mm, internal bearings, 122.5mm spindle
Front Hub Formula DC-20, 6-Bolt, disc, 100x9mm spacing, quick-release
Rear Hub Formula DC-22, 6-Bolt freehub, disc, 135x9mm spacing, quick-release
Spokes Stainless, 14g
Stem Stout 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 6-degree rise

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

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.