Specialized Rockhopper Expert 2012

  • 1020,00 €
Item in Stock | Usually dispatched within 24 hours
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  • Free delivery to Ireland on orders over €50

The Rockhopper Expert 2012 mountain bike riders want a light and capable mountain bike for cruising open fire roads, attacking a sweet stretch of flowy singletrack, or even the occasional weekend event. Since these riders are often enthusiasts looking to get more serious about mountain biking, they're concerned with quality, reliability, and performance, but also a good value.

Fully butted M4 alloy frame for lightweight confidence over the roughest trails. 80 or 100mm-travel RockShox XC30 29'' fork with external rebound/preload adjust for quick fine-tuning and lockout to minimize bobbing on long climbs. Light and durable double-walled 29'' alloy rims are tough enough to handle the rough stuff. Specialized The Captain Control all-terrain tyres are 2Bliss ready and built for speed on the trail. Shimano crankset with forged alloy arms and Octalink-splined BB interface means greater durability and better shifting performance; sealed cartridge bearing BB is reliable and easy to service. Shimano SLX Shadow 9-speed rear derailleur and Rapidfire trigger shifters for reliable, high-end performance; Shadow technology affords additional trail clearance. Shimano 9-speed, 11-34t cassette offers gearing options for a variety of fitness levels. Shimano dual-piston hydraulic disc brakes assure solid, worry-free braking performance under any conditions.


  • Frame Material: Aluminium
  • Frame Description: Specialized M4 fully manipulated alloy frame, fully butted, disc only, externally relieved HT, forged dropouts w/ replaceable derailleur hanger
  • Brake Caliper Front: Shimano BR-M446 hydraulic disc brake, post mount, 180mm 6-bolt rotor
  • Brake Caliper Rear: Shimano BR-M446 hydraulic disc brake, post mount, 160mm 6-bolt rotor
  • Brake Levers: Shimano BR-M446, hydraulic lever
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano, Octalink spline, cartridge bearing, 73mm
  • Cassette (Rear Cogs): Shimano 9-speed, 11-34t
  • Chain: KMC X-9, 9-speed, reusable Missing Link
  • Chainring(s): 44/32/22, replaceable
  • Crank: Shimano Alivio, 3pc, 9-speed, Octalink spline
  • Pedals: Alloy 1pc. body and cage, reflector kit, 9/16"
  • Derailleur Front: Shimano Alivio, 9-speed, 34.9mm clamp, top-swing, dual-pull
  • Derailleur Rear: Shimano SLX Shadow, 9-speed, SGS cage
  • Gears: 27
  • Shifter(s): Shimano Alivio, 9-speed Rapidfire plus, SL type w/ optical display
  • Extras: Chain stay protector, reflectors, clear coat, owners manual
  • Grips: Specialized Body Geometry XCT Men's, dual compound, Kraton rubber, closed end, 130mm
  • Handlebar: XC riser bar, double butted alloy, 8 backsweep, 6 upsweep, 31.8mm
  • Headset: Integrated 1-1/8" threadless, Campy-style, full cartridge bearings
  • Saddle: Specialized Body Geometry Rockhopper, steel rails, 143mm width
  • Seat Post: Forged 6061 alloy, 2 bolt head, 30.9mm, 12.5mm offset, micro adjust
  • Seat Release / Collar: 34.9mm, forged alloy, extruded QR lever
  • Stem: Specialized 3D forged 6061 alloy, 4bolt clamp, 7 rise, 31.8mm
  • Fork Travel: 80 or 100mm
  • Forks: RockShox XC30 TK SL, magnesium lower, 30mm Cr-Mo stanchions, 1-1/8" alloy steerer, coil spring w/ preload adj., TurnKey damping w/ LO & external reb. adj., XS/S: 80mm, M-XXL: 100mm travel
  • Hub Front: Formula disc hub, high-low flange, double-sealed loose ball, polished races, machined disc mount, 21mm contact, QR, 32h
  • Hub Rear: Formula rear disc hub, cassette, double-sealed loose ball, polished races, machined disc mount and flanges, 19mm contact, QR, 32h
  • Inner Tubes: Presta valve
  • Rims: Alex RH Disc 26", alloy double-wall, 28mm, pinned, 32h
  • Spokes: Stainless, 2.0mm (14g)
  • Tire Front: Specialized The Captain Control, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, aramid bead, dual compound, 26x2.0"
  • Tire Rear: Specialized The Captain Control, 60 TPI, 2Bliss Ready, aramid bead, dual compound, 26x2.0"
  • Wheel Size: 26"


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Orders outside of Ireland incur an extra shipping charge, depending on location and total cost.  We subsidise shipping as much as possible, whilst using reputable shipping companies to ensure the best and safest possible delivery to you.

Delivery Schedule

We despatch your order within 24 hours where items are in stock. Orders received before 11.30am that are in stock will be despatched on the same day.  We endeavour to despatch orders received before 2.30pm on the same day but cannot guarantee it.  Overnight delivery is used for Ireland and Northern Ireland.  48 hour delivery as standard to the UK mainland.  International orders are generally received in under 7 working days.

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Back Orders

If your item is not in stock, we will back order for you. You will always be emailed with the option to cancel your order if you would rather not wait.

Tax Charges

For orders made from Ireland or the European Union, 23% VAT is included where applicable. All other orders are VAT free.

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Internet Pricing

As with many retailers, sometimes it is necessary for us to compete with online competition by reducing our online prices.  Thinking logically about it, an internet customer takes up virtually no time in the shop - you are not trying on different sizes (creating mess which has to be tidied by staff), often taking advice .etc. - a service we love providing but it still costs money!  We will endeavour to match internet prices in our shop but this cannot be guaranteed.  Similarly for the bike to work scheme, if a company is using a 3rd party voucher company (see our Bike2Work page) then we cannot match the sale price because we are not actually receiving the sale amount - we are receiving a lot less due to the commission taken.  

Our Contact details

The Edge Sports Ltd
City:21-22 Parnell Place, Cork City
Phone: +353 (0)21 480 6040
Superstore: 37 Kinsale Road Com Centre Kinsale Road, Cork Ireland Ireland
Phone: +353 (0)21 432 0522

Email: info@theedge-sports.com
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