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Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29 Mountain Bike 2016 - Hardtail MTB

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The 2016 Specialized Rockhopper Sport 29 is a hardtail mountain bike for taking up your local trail centre and going on cross country adventures with your mates. It is rugged and durable with corrosion resistant frame components for long-lasting performance.

Whether you’re a newbie to mountain biking or an experienced off-roader looking to upgrade frames the Rockhopper Comp 29 with its modern geometry and components has you covered.

Lightweight alloy frame

Key to the ride feel and performance is an A1 SL Premium Aluminium frame which is stiff, strong and lightweight - ideal for a trail bike like this. Extra material in the frame tubes which isn’t needed is removed through a process called butting. This lowers the frame weight whilst keeping it just as strong and stiff as a standard frame.

A tapered head tube makes for a stiffer front end. This improves your steering precision which is very useful on more technical traverses.

Geometry is dialed for stable trail riding with a long and low frame that provides great off-road handling. The 2016 Rockhopper climbs efficiently and descends confidently for the most fun off-road experience possible.

This is the same frame as features on the next level up Rockhopper Expert 29 model.

Custom suspension fork

You get 100mm travel (80mm on the small frame size) from the Custom SR Suntour XCR fork, based on the frame size. The fork remains composed over multiple hits (no pogo effect) thanks to Multi-Circuit Hydraulic Damping technologies.

Hydraulic lockout gives you extra efficiency on smooth climbs by fixing the fork in place. Usually on a hardtail at this price the fork would come with aluminium lowers (lowers slide into the fork stanchions) but the XCR fork comes with lighter magnesium lowers.

Shimano gears

You get a 2x9 speed Shimano drivetrain to play with. The ‘two by’ set up gives you all the gears you need in a much more user friendly system than triples. It is easier to find the right gear at the right time.

Hydraulic disc brakes

Hydraulic disc brakes are more powerful than traditional rim brakes and provide consistent speed control in all weather conditions.

More control

Ground control tyres are fast rolling with decent grip on loose ground. Large 29er wheels smoothly roll over lumps and bumps for a faster and more stable ride. Equipped is also a wider handlebar (compared to most hardtails at this price point) which gives you greater control on technical terrain.

Key Features :

  • The frame is constructed from lightweight A1 SL Aluminium in order to provide a compliant, durable platform to support our acclaimed Trail 29 Geometry. Combined, you get a bike that’s more than efficient on climbs and eager to get down to business on descents.
  • Custom SR Suntour XCR-32 29 fork features our Multi-Circuit Damping technology to eliminate any pogo effect by delivering 80/100mm (size-specific) of hydraulic damped suspension and rebound that smooth’s out rough terrain.
  • 29 alloy Stout XC rims have been laced to our Stout XC hubs to form wheels that allow you mow over everything in sight, climb gracefully, and get to the bottom of the trail eager for more
  • With reliable traction, puncture-resistance, and sheer speed over the dirt, our 29x2.1 Ground Control Sport tyres will keep you rolling with confidence over almost any terrain.

The Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29 2016 Features are:

Frame: Specialized A1 SL Aluminium, Trail 29 Geometry, fully-butted tube sets, ORE down tube, tapered head tube, forged dropouts, disc mount, replaceable derailleur hanger

Fork: Custom SR Suntour XCR-32 29, custom Multi-Circuit Damping, coil/MCU spring, S: 80mm travel, M/L/XL: 100mm travel, hydraulic lockout, preload adjust, mag lowers, Hi-Ten 32mm stanchions, tapered steerer, disc mount

Headset: 1-1/8" upper, 1-1/2" lower, threadless, Campy style, cartridge bearings

Stem: Specialized Stout, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 6-degree rise, anti-corrosion hardware

Speed: 18

Front Mech: SRAM X5, 2x10, high mount

Rear Mech: Shimano Alivio Shadow, 9-speed, SGS cage

Chainset: Specialized Stout, forged alloy, 2x9, square taper spindle, 36/22T, anti-corrosion hardware

Bottom Bracket: Square taper, cartridge bearings

Cassette: Sunrace, 9-speed, 11-36t

Chain: KMC X10, 10-speed, w/ reusable MissingLink

Front Brake: Tektro Auriga, hydraulic disc, resin/metallic pads

Rear Brake: Tektro Auriga, hydraulic disc, resin/metallic pads

Rims: Specialized Stout XC 29, disc, alloy, double-wall, pin joint, 26mm inner width, 28/32h

Front Hub: Specialized Stout XC, Hi Lo disc, alloy, RCC bearing system, QR, 28h

Rear Hub: Specialized Stout XC, Hi Lo disc, alloy, RCC bearing system, QR, 28h

Tyres: Specialized Ground Control Sport, 60TPI, wire bead, 29x2.1" Front Specialized Ground Control Sport, 60TPI, wire bead, 29x2.1" Rear

Seatpost: Alloy, 2-bolt, micro-adjust, 12.5mm offset, 30.9mm, anti-corrosion hardware

Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29 Mountain Bike 2016 - Hardtail MTB Reviews

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This bike is a great bit of kit for the money as an entry level mtb.ive had mine now for a couple of weeks now time and weather permitting I've had a great time on it. This bike is perfect for riding in woodland and trails it takes these conditions with ease really easy to use whether it be aggressive or chilled out its perfect and so well built great components too. front forks are great and smooth out any rough terrain with ease. The tektro hydraulic disk brakes are fab really smooth and very powerful too really good setup accompanied with the specialized 29" tires nice and chunky giving you loads of confidence when it gets slippery and boggy also have great traction all in all a very good all rounded bit of kit would recommend to any one looking too get into trail riding or even an upgrade and it's also a great Road bike as you can lock the front forks and really put the power in to getting some speed. well pleased so far great product and quality.

This bike is a great bit of kit for the money as an entry level mtb.ive had mine now for a couple of weeks now time and weather permitting I've had a great time on it. This bike is perfect for riding in woodland and trails it takes these conditions with ease really easy to use whether it be aggressive or chilled out its perfect and so well built great components too. front forks are great and smooth out any rough terrain with ease. The tektro hydraulic disk brakes are fab really smooth and very powerful too really good setup accompanied with the specialized 29" tires nice and chunky giving you loads of confidence when it gets slippery and boggy also have great traction all in all a very good all rounded bit of kit would recommend to any one looking too get into trail riding or even an upgrade and it's also a great Road bike as you can lock the front forks and really put the power in to getting some speed. well pleased so far great product and quality.

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