Specialized Rockhopper Expert 2012

  • 918,00 €
  • RRP 1020,00 €
Item out of Stock | Usually dispatched within 24 hours

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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Warranty Returns Policy
Please either call into the shop or email internet@theedge-sports.com with details of your purchase as follows:

  • Date and Time of Purchase
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