2021 Specialized Rockhopper 27.5

Modest component level aluminum frame crosscountry bike

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2021 Specialized Rockhopper 27.5
  • MSRP $500
  • Suspension Hardtail
  • Front Travel 100mm
  • Frame Aluminum
  • Fork SunTour
  • Wheels 27.5″
  • Drivetrain 2 × 8
  • Groupset Tourney, Altus
  • Brakes Mechanical Disc

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2 × 8 — 16 speed

2021 Specialized Rockhopper 27.5
27 mph
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The 2021 Rockhopper 27.5 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The 2021 Rockhopper 27.5 is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.

Estimated Spec Level

Estimated spec level of the Rockhopper 27.5 compared to other crosscountry bikes. 99 Spokes analyzes the build material and quality level of the frame, fork, wheelset, groupset, suspension system, and more to estimate the overall spec level of each bike.

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FrameA1 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
ForkSR Suntour XCE 27.5, 28mm stanchions, Rx Tune, coil spring, QR, 80/90/100mm travel (size-specific), 42mm offset
Bottom BracketSquare-tapered, 73mm, internal bearings, 122.5mm spindle
StemStout 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 6-degree rise
HandlebarStout Mini Rise, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm
SaddleBridge Sport, Steel rails, 155/143mm
SeatpostAlloy, 12mm offset, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm
PedalsSpecialized Dirt
GripsSpecialized Trail Grips, lock-on
Rear DerailleurShimano Tourney RD-TX800, 8-speed
Front DerailleurShimano Altus FD-M315
CrankStout 2x, forged alloy, 22/36T
ShiftersmicroSHIFT, TS39-8R, 8-speed
CassetteSunRace, 8-speed, 11-34t
ChainKMC X8 EPT, anti-rust coating, 8-speed w/ reusable Missing Link™
BrakesRadius CX7, mechanical disc, 160mm
RimsSpecialized alloy, disc only, double-wall, 25mm inner width, 32h
SpokesStainless, 14g
Front HubFormula 6-Bolt, disc, 100x9mm spacing, quick-release, 32H
Rear HubFormula 6-Bolt freehub, disc, 135x9mm spacing, quick-release, 32H
TiresGround Control Sport, 27.5x2.3"
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