Specialized Rockhopper Expert 29er 2X mountain Bike 2020 Blue/Black


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The new Specialized Rockhopper Expert 2X, our most capable Rockhopper yet. Light, nimble and responsive handling on tight trails with a position thats ultra comfortable on longer rides.

The new Specialized Rockhopper Expert 2X 2020 Mountain Bike. Stable and agile might seem contradictory, but the Sport XC 29 Geometry on the Rockhopper Comp 1X accomplishes both goals, with nimble, responsive handling for tight trails and superior stability when going fast, plus a rider position that’s comfortable for long rides.

Shimano’s reliable MT200 hydraulic disc brakes keep you under control with less effort at the lever.

With Wide 2.3-inch Ground Control Sport front and Fast Trak rear tyres provide optimal traction and efficiency.

Specialized Rockhopper Expert 2X 2020 Highlights

  • The air-sprung SR SunTour XCR 29 suspension fork features 80/90/100mm of size-specific travel to keep handling consistent no matter what size bike you ride. Adjustable rebound lets you tune ride quality to your preference, and the tapered steerer tube adds lateral stiffness for better handling.
  • Stout 2X Double-chainring drivetrain offers simplicity, precision, and reliability, with a wide-ranging 10-speed cassette that can cover all kinds of terrain. The clutch rear derailleur that keeps the chain properly tensioned all the time for faster, quieter shifts. The Rapidfire Plus™ trigger shifters make for fast shifts with less effort so you’re always in the right gear.
  • Front tires steer; rear tires drive. So we picked the Ground Control Sport, with chunky tread blocks and a wide, 2.3-inch casing for optimal cornering traction up front. The lower-height center tread of the Fast Trak rear is ideal for efficient power transfer, with a durable, cut-resistant casing to fend off flats.
FRAME
A1 SL Aluminum, Sport XC 29 Geometry, tapered head tube, internal cable routing, Boost QR 141x9mm forged dropouts, chainstay-mounted disc brake, replaceable alloy derailleur hanger
FORK
SR Suntour XCR 29, rebound adjust, air spring, 46mm offset, 80/90/100mm of travel (size-specific)
FRONT HUB
Shimano, Center Lock™ disc, 9x100mm spacing, quick-release, 28h
REAR HUB
Shimano FH-MT200, 9x141mm QR, Center Lock™ disc, 32h
SPOKES
Stainless, 14g
RIMS
Specialized XC 29, 25mm internal width, disc-specific
INNER TUBES
Presta, 40mm valve
FRONT TYRE
Ground Control Sport, 29×2.3″
REAR TYRE
Fast Trak Sport, 29×2.3″
CRANKSET
Stout 2x, forged alloy
CHAINRINGS
30T
BOTTOM BRACKET
Square-tapered, 73mm, internal bearings
SHIFT LEVERS
Shimano Deore, 10-speed
FRONT DERAILLEUR
Shimano Deore, 2-speed
REAR DERAILLEUR
Shimano Deore, Shadow Plus, 10-speed
CASSETTE
SunRace, 10-Speed, 11-36t
CHAIN
KMC X10, 10-speed w/ reusable Missing Link™
FRONT BRAKE
Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 160/180mm
REAR BRAKE
Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 160mm
HANDLEBARS
Stout XC, double-butted alloy, 8-degree backsweep, 6-degree upsweep, 10mm rise, 31.8mm
GRIPS
Specialized Trail Grips, lock-on
STEM
Stout 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 6-degree rise
SADDLE
Specialized Bridge, size specific, 143/155mm
SEATPOST
Alloy, 12mm offset, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm
SEAT BINDER
Alloy, quick-release clamp, 34.9mm
Sizing Information

Measure Your Height

Our handy size charts match your height to the appropriate frame size so you need to be sure you’ve measured your height accurately.

  1. Take off your shoes and stand with your back against a wall.
  2. Make sure legs are together and your shoulders are back.
  3. Place a pencil on top of your head and mark the wall (the best and easiest way to do this properly is with a friend to help you).
  4. Measure from the floor to the pencil mark you have just made with a tape measure.

Range of Reach

For most people to get the right frame size, measuring your height will suffice. However, you may find that your height is on the borderline of the range we suggest for a particular frame. If this occurs you need to measure the range of your reach or “Ape Index”. This will ensure you get a comfortable distance between the handlebars and your saddle.

  1. Stand up straight with your back against a wall.
  2. Life your arms out horizontally either side of you.
  3. Measure the distance from fingertip of one hand to fingertip of the other. This will give you your arm span.
  4. Subtract your height from this figure to get your Ape Index.
  5. If the result is positive (your arm span is greater than your height) you should go for the larger size of bike.
  6. If the result is negative (your arm span is less than your height you need the smaller size.

Stand Over Height

You should also consider your inside leg measurement when choosing your bike to ensure adequate stand over height. Stand over height is the clearance between the top tube and the bottom of your crotch. For mountain bikes we recommend a distance of 2-4 inches and for road or hybrid bikes 1-2 inches of clearance is required. This will ensure comfort when you’re stopped and standing astride the bike.

Our bike sizing charts take stand over height into consideration but if you have a particularly long or short inside leg measurement in relation to your height you will need to bear this in mind when selecting your frame size.

Riding Style

The way you ride and the type of bike you are into will also impact the frame size you should choose. For example, a trail devotee looking for an aggressive ride may prefer a smaller, more manoeuvrable bike size. It all comes down to personal preference and how the bike feels to you.

Our sizing charts aim to be as specific as possible so you can look up the particular type, make and model of bike you’re looking for. Remember, the sizes given in our guides are suggestions and should be used for general advice only. For the best possible fit  we recommend popping in to your local Leisure Lakes Bikes store, or call 0800 083 0888 for expert advice tailored to you.

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