Specialized Rockhopper 29

2017
 
5.0 stars
 (10 Reviews)
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Description

Specialized's Rockhopper 29er opens up a whole new world of mountain biking adventure. Its light, agile A1 butted-aluminum frame teams up with a terrain-smoothing Suntour suspension fork and big 29-inch wheels to sail over tricky terrain and keep you pedaling strong. The fun continues with trail-ready components like a 24-speed Shimano drivetrain, powerful Shimano mechanical discs and grippy Specialized tires. You also get Specialized's ergonomic Body Geometry grips and saddle for long-ride comfort on all your adventures.

Consumer Reviews

 
5.0 stars

(10 reviews)

100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable  (8)
  • Lightweight  (7)
  • Versatile  (5)
  • Stylish  (3)
  • Disk brakes 
  • Front suspension lock-out 

Cons

  • Pedals  (3)
  • Seat  (2)
  • Heavy 
  • Slightly Uncomfortable Se 
  • NOTHING 
  • Heavy Bulky 

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking  (6)
  • Commuting/City  (3)
  • Light to ruff trails 
  • Commutingcity 
  • Neighborhood Riding 
  • Trail 

 
5.0
Feb 11, 2017

The Hummer of mountian bikes

Pros:
Lightweight, Front Suspension Lock-out, Durable, Disk Brakes, Stability, Stylish
Cons:
Best Uses:
Light To Ruff Trails
I take this bike on light and ruff trails, it handles very well and very responsive, wide handle bars and wide 29inch tires roll right over an obstacle with ease and its very fast
by JAY JAY from West Palm Beach,Florida

 
5.0
Jun 24, 2016

I Love It!

Pros:
Stylish, Lightweight, Durable, Comfortable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Mountaineering
I have not had a chance to take it out on anything other than pavement so far. I will give it a fair test July 4th weekend when I head home to the Shenandoah Valley. I had a great experience with the staff in Vienna and will be back for everything in the future as I start upgrading.
by C Fravel from Vienna VA

 
5.0
May 21, 2015

A top of the line bike for a decent price

Pros:
Stylish, Durable, Easy to ride, Lightweight, Sturdy
Cons:
Slightly Uncomfortable Se
Best Uses:
Neighborhood Riding, Exercise
I just bought this bike on Friday, and today I picked it up. It is the first bicycle I have owned since I was a teenager. I just turned 40 and have an almost 2 year old daughter. I had gotten very out of shape, so it was a gift to myself to help me get into better shape, so I can be around for her and my wife. This bike is very well built for the price. I was a bit worried when I first started looking for one, that I would have to spend a ridiculous amount of money to get something good. This is an excellent entry level bike, but I feel that it could last me a very long time. Thank you to the staff at the cypress location for all of their help and advice. I am looking forward to many a fun ride.
by Dub from Houston, Texas

 
4.0
May 25, 2014

Great bike for the price.

Pros:
Versatile, Durable
Cons:
Heavy, Heavy Bulky
Best Uses:
Mountain Biking
This is my first bike. After consulting with the guys at the shop, I was convinced that this was the bike for me. I'm 43 YO 6'5"-250 lbs., the bike handles great. I like to ride hard. I've taken some serious falls and the bike is a good as new. If you can spare a few more bucks, get rear suspension - regardless which trail your ride, it will be a more comfortable ride. Moreover, I did some research, I could not find a better price. Purchased at the Southlake, TX store- Great guys.
by Juan from Coppell TX 76262

 
5.0
May 11, 2014

Very nice, i like very much!!!

Pros:
Lightweight, Versatile, Durable
Cons:
Seat, Pedals
Best Uses:
Road Biking, Commuting/City, Mountain Biking
Very good store and was very well attended by Gary, took away all my doubts and sold me a very good bike.
by Marcio Vitelli from Brazil

 
4.0
Oct 23, 2013

Great Bike!

Pros:
Durable, Versatile
Cons:
Best Uses:
Mountain Biking, Commuting/City
Moutain Bike Good
by Mauricio Stellato from Brazil

 
4.0
Sep 26, 2013

Fast, Agile

Pros:
Durable, Versatile, Lightweight
Cons:
Best Uses:
Mountain Biking
This bike is very fast on the single tracks, and handles well. Climbing steep hills is great with the 27 speed trans. I also love the hydraulic brakes. At first I was uncomfortable with the extra wide handle bars and crank diameter, but once I got used to them, the bike is that much more agile. the only downside to such a wide crank is occasionally hitting roots and rocks, and timing pedal strokes to get over logs and large rocks.
by Sheila from Hartland, MI

 
4.0
Aug 19, 2013

Great Bike

Pros:
Durable, Lightweight, Versatile
Cons:
Seat, Pedals
Best Uses:
Mountain Biking, Commuting/City
This is my first mountain bike I have owned it for a month and gone riding every weekend. It has held up well on some pretty rough terrain (smaller drops, big rocks, etc.) Shifting is good and smooth. Climbs very good and descends well. Only problem so far is the plastic pedals are coming apart. Its a Good Bike.
by turbosnail from Montana

 
5.0
Jul 25, 2013

great ergonomics, very light good price

Pros:
Great traction, Precise Shifting, High Quality, Handling, Lightweight
Cons:
NOTHING
Best Uses:
Mountain Biking, Trail riding, Commutingcity, Casual Trails
This bike is the best hard tail bike I have ever ridden, the components are magnificent, and the bike itself handles very smooth.
by jacksn from phoenix

 
5.0
Feb 03, 2013

Worth Every Penny

Pros:
Responsive, Weight, Great Off Road Tires
Cons:
Pedals
Best Uses:
Trail
I'm a true beginner with an MX backround. Getting a Mountain Bike was a compromise. I did quite a bit of research because I didn't want to drop $2k on my first venture, yet didn't want something I'd grow out of in 2 months. This fit the bill perfectly. Bought it Saturday, took it out today. Suspension was responsive and the 29" wheels had no issue going over bigger rocks.My only complaint is the pedals. I recommend getting pedals right away. My feet kept slipping on the stock pedals
by Dwalk from Phoenix

Specifications

Frame
Specialized A1 Premium butted aluminum, Trail 29 Geometry ORE down tube, butted tube sets, externally relieved head tube
Fork
SR Suntour XCT, coil spring, hydraulic lock-out w/Multi-Circuit Damping, 80/100mm-travel
Rims/Wheels
Specialized Stout, 29" disc, aluminum
Hubs
Shimano Center Lock, disc, Front: 9x100mm QR; Rear: 10x135mm QR
Tires
Specialized Ground Control Sport, 29 x 2.1
Crankset
Forged Aluminum
Chainrings
44/32/22
Front Derailleur
Shimano Altus
Rear Derailleur
Shimano Acera Shadow
Rear Cogs
Sunrace, 8-speed: 11-34
Shifters
Shimano EF510, EZ Fire Plus
Handlebars
Specialized Stout, aluminum
Tape/Grips
Specialized MTB lock-on
Stem
Specialized Stout, 3D-forged alloy,
Brake Levers
Shimano
Brakes
Shimano BR-M375, mechanical-disc
Pedals
Specialized Dirt
Saddle
Specialized Body Geometry Henge Sport
Seatpost
Aluminum