2021 Specialized Rockhopper Elite 29

A 29″ aluminum frame hardtail crosscountry bike with upper mid-range components, priced near the middle of the Rockhopper model range.

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2021 Specialized Rockhopper Elite 29
MSRP$1,100
SuspensionHardtail
Travel100mm front
Framealuminum
ForkRockShox Judy
Wheels29″
GroupsetDeore
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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May 2021

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Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29 2x review

Perfectly adequate for blue-graded trails, but its geometry limits its potential to help you progress

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May 2020

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Specialized's new Rockhopper is the best they've ever made - affordable singletrack MTB performance for everyone, in 9 size range across all wheel sizes!

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May 2020

Bicycling
The Specialized Rockhopper Expert Takes the Title of Best Cheap Mountain Bike

Updated geometry, an air spring fork, and a 1 x 12-speed drivetrain are the highlights of this budget-friendly hardtail.

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Geometry

Specs
Build
Frame

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

ColorsSatin Cast Black / Gloss Black; Gloss Redwood / Spruce; Gloss Blush / Tarmac Black

Fork

RockShox Judy, Solo Air, Turnkey damper, 46mm offset, QR, 80/90/100mm travel (size-specific), steel steerer

Bottom Bracket

Square-tapered, 73mm, internal bearings, 122.5mm spindle

Stem

Stout 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 6-degree rise

Handlebar

Stout Mini Rise, alloy, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm

Saddle

Bridge Sport, steel rails

Seatpost

Alloy, 12mm offset, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm

Grips

Specialized Trail Grips, lock-on

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano Deore, Shadow Plus, GS cage, 10-speed

Crank

Stout 1x, forged alloy

Shifters

Shimano Deore, RapidFire Plus, 10-speed w/ Optical Gear Display

Cassette

SunRace, 11-42t, 10-speed

Chain

KMC, X10, EPT anti-corrosion coating, 10-speed w/ Missing Link™

Brakes

Shimano BR-MT200, hydraulic disc, 180mm

Wheels
Rims

Alloy, Offset Design, Tubeless Ready, 25mm internal width, 28h

Spokes

Stainless, 14g

Front Hub

Shimano HB-RM35, Center Lock™ disc, 9x100mm spacing, quick-release, 28h

Rear Hub

Shimano FH-RM35, Center Lock™ disc, 9x135mm spacing, quick-release, 32h

Tires

Front: Ground Control, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3", Rear: Ground Control, Control casing, GRIPTON® compound, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, 29x2.3"

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