2018 Women's Rockhopper Expert
The Women's Rockhopper Expert 29 is the perfect bike to begin your dive into the XC world. That's because we built it to be light, durable, and exceedingly capable, but how we did it is almost as fun as riding it.
It starts with our new A1 SL alloy frame that has optimized tube shapes which save weight while dramatically improving aesthetics. To go along with these clean new lines, the new Rockhopper also has internal cable routing to further clean up the frame. Lastly, our Sport XC 29 geometry adjusts the reach, angles, and standover height to make for an improved fit across the size range. This is sure to keep you ripping and confident while heading both up and down the trail.
This Rockhopper comes spec'd with a mix of durable Shimano components, powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, grippy Ground Control tires, and an SR Suntour XCR-Air fork with just the right amount of travel. You'll also find that we paid special attention to the needs of female riders, which is why every width and length of the components is tailored to women, while the Body Geometry Myth Sport saddle is sure to deliver comfort, mile after mile along the trail.
The frame is constructed from lightweight A1 SL aluminium in order to provide a compliant, durable platform to support our acclaimed Women's XC Sport 29 Geometry. Combined, you get a bike that's more than efficient on climbs and descends with equal aplomb.
SR Suntour XCR-Air fork features 80/90/100mm (size-specific) of suspension travel that swings well above its weight class.
Shimano Deore rear derailleur provides crisp, reliable shifting that you can count on when the going gets rough. With it, you'll be able to precisely move through the wide, 11-36t gear range to make cruising the flats almost as easy climbing those hills.
CHAIN KMC X9EPT, 9-speed, anti-corrosion coating w/ reusable Missing Link™
BOTTOM BRACKET Square taper, 73mm, internal bearings
CRANKSET Stout, forged alloy, 3x9
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Altus FD-M371, 34.9mm clamp, down-swing
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Acera 3x9
CASSETTE Sunrace, 9-speed, 11-34t
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore, 9-speed
FORK SR Suntour XCR-Air 29, rebound adjust, air spring, tapered alloy steerer, QR, 80/90/100mm travel (size-specific), 51mm offset
FRONT BRAKE Shimano BR-M315, hydraulic disc, resin pads, 180/160mm rotor
REAR BRAKE Shimano BR-M315, hydraulic disc, resin pads, 160mm rotor
PEDALS Specialized Dirt
SEAT BINDER Alloy, QR clamp, 34.9mm
FRAME A1 SL Aluminum, Women's Sport XC 29 Geometry, tapered head tube,internal cable routing, 135x9mm forged dropouts, chainstay-mounted disc brake, replaceable alloy derailleur hanger
* Specifications are subject to change without notice