Depending on your budget and riding preferences, you may also consider looking at the Specialized Fuse. From there, it’s easier to narrow things down further. The hardtail Turbo Levo Hardtail Comp 6fattie costs £3,250 and comes in a Men’s version and a Women’s version. Fork travel varies from 90mm and 100mm. They made a brand loyalist out of me after I bought an entry level hardtail from them that I used for around 7 years of hard riding before an upgrade. The wheels see an improvement to Specialized’s lighter Stout XC SL 25 rims. Prices: £3,500 to £8,999. The frames all feature internal cable routing (where the brake and gear cables run inside the frame’s main tubes), as well as routing for a dropper post, should you want to fit one at a later date. Enjoy the luxury of home delivery and never miss an issue <<. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. This model’s SR Suntour XCM fork comes with a lockout for improved performance on roads. Specialized overhauls classic Rockhopper hardtail for 2021, New entry-level bikes rarely get much attention, with press launches and media news-pieces dominated by top-level bikes, dripping in carbon this and electronic that (, With bikes priced from £379 to £899, the Rockhopper will be a key model in the competitive. The Specialized Rockhopper remains one of the most popular choices for beginners and riders wishing to indulge in their first real mountain bike. Weight reduction and refinement is the name of the game with the Expert. US and Euro pricing is currently TBC. The Men’s Camber is a 120mm travel full sus 29er trail bike par excellence, available in aluminium or carbon versions. I'm quite new to mountain biking, 5'8, 60kg so I'm under the impression that 27.5" wheels would be better. Price ranging from £2,500 up to £7,999. From XS to XXL, and across the two wheel sizes, there’s a huge range of bike sizes being offered, with seat tubes ranging from 310mm to 560mm, and reaches from 375mm to 485mm. September 2019 edited September 2019 in MTB buying advice. The tyre volume comes down from full-on Plus; the frame uses 27.5 x 2.6in rubber. Five models make up the Rockhopper range. Giant Talon 2 posted this on the Specialized subred but am hoping for more opinions as I want to make a move today, especially since the Rockhopper expert is pretty much out of stock everywhere but one place locally I found. Shimano Acera/Altus drivetrain, 3×9 speed. Shimano BR-M365 hydraulic disc brakes, 180/160mm front rotor (frame size dependent), 160mm rear. Which would be better to buy and why? With an air sprung fork, the rider uses a shock pump to adjust the air pressure in the fork for their individual weight, rather than relying on a pre-set coil spring. In a further nod towards versatility, the Rockhopper frames will come with both mudguard (or fender) mounts, as well as those for kickstands – both are ‘hidden’, so not obvious with a passing glance. Within these guises there are aluminium models and carbon fibre models. It’s still made by SR Suntour but this time it’s the XCR model. The Rockhopper name has been around for over 30 years. Locking out the fork prevents it moving when you’re pedalling hard, so less energy is wasted. Specialized has taken the Rockhopper and Pitch models and merged them for model year 2021, and in doing so has broadened the model with eight (!) Already have an account with us? Roscoe 7 2019 Vs Specialized Rockhopper Expert Vs Nukeproof. The major difference is once again the fork. It’s lighter, has better quality internals and a remote, handlebar located lockout for quick adjustment to suit the terrain. Four-bar designs isolate the drivetrain and braking forces from affecting how the suspension behaves. ‘trail full-suspension’ or ‘cross-country hardtail’. Cables run inside the down tube for smooth lines. This is a reflection on their intended use, as a bike for getting the miles in cross country and trail riding and for general, recreational off-road use. They are aluminium hardtail frame bikes with 120mm suspension forks, 27.5 x 3in Plus tyres and trail bike geometry that is more capable than you might expect for an electric hardtail. This makes the fork more adjustable, as well as lighter, and is (generally speaking) seen as an upgrade in performance. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. Making sure there’s a Rockhopper for every rider is clearly important for Specialized. Cable routing on the latest frame is internal to create a smooth silhouette but this does make maintenance a little more involved. Only available in carbon fibre the prices range from £2,500 up to a mind-boggling £7,500 for the S-Works version. A very popular model but arguably OTT for a lot of riders. Even the tyres feature a healthy boost of girth and tread, with a more appropriate 29×2.3″ front tyre for added handling confidence and a grippier rear tyre. Shimano Centre Lock hubs, Specialized Stout XC 25 alloy rims, Specialized Ground Control Sport 29×2.1″ front tyre/Specialized Fast Trak Sport 29×2.0″ rear tyre. Turbo Levo FSR bikes are electric-assist trail bikes with geometry and kit capable of almost anything. The Specialized Stumpjumper might take pride of place as Specialized’s most recognised model but the Specialized Rockhopper name has been synonymous with mid-point hardtails almost as long. The Expert has a lighter fork and improved shifting. Once you’ve chosen your bike type and your main riding style, you’ll be faced with a greatly slimmed down shortlist of potential bikes to pick from eg. If all this talk of drivetrains is confusing, check out our guide to mountain bike drivetrains. Finally the brakes are upgraded to Shimano BR-M365 with better lever ergonomics and lighter callipers. Specialized’s new Rockhopper is designed to be a versatile, pocket-friendly mountain bike. Hi. Fork travel also ranges from 80mm to 100mm across the three sizes. A tube that is butted has varying wall thickness along its length. With multiple wheel diameters being offered, the key geometry figures below are for both 27.5in and 29in models in a size Medium for comparison. The full suspension Specialized Turbo Levo FSR 6fattie/29 range all* have 135mm of rear travel with 150mm travel forks up front. Nee, een fiets waarmee je cross-coun. With the Covid-19 pandemic on-going, we have suspended our testing process until it is safe and responsible to start again. With bikes priced from £379 to £899, the Rockhopper will be a key model in the competitive sub-£500, sub-£750 and sub-£1,000 mountain bike markets. Shimano Centre Lock hubs, Specialized Stout XC SL 25 alloy rims, Specialized Ground Control Sport 29×2.3″ front tyre/Specialized Ground Control Sport 29×2.1″ rear tyre. New entry-level bikes rarely get much attention, with press launches and media news-pieces dominated by top-level bikes, dripping in carbon this and electronic that (take its new Diverge, for example). It’s also available in a female specific version with a lighter damping tune for the suspension fork, specific saddle and narrower handlebar. Shimano BR-M315 hydraulic disc brakes, 180/160mm front rotor (frame size dependent), 160mm rear. Specialized’s entry level mountain bike, the Rockhopper, has had a full redesign for 2021, taking a cross-country inspired alloy chassis and giving it a few tweaks to make it real-world ready. The drivetrain is boosted to 3×9 speed. 180mm of suspension at either end and progressive geometry that is more often found on pro enduro race bikes than trail e-bikes. Don't miss out on MBUK – get your next 3 issues for just £5, Get the next 3 issues of the UK's number one cycling magazine for just £5. Both are solid, XC oriented trail bikes. the £1,300 Chisel Comp and the £1,700 Chisel Expert 1x. >> Get Christmas sorted with an MBR subscription and you get a £5 M&S gift card. Geometry plays a key part in how a bike rides, so if you want to learn more, The alloy rims and the tyres are tubeless ready, so ditching puncture-prone inner tubes should be easy on this bike. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Shimano BR-M315 hydraulic disc brakes. Shimano is still in charge of the drivetrain but the Rockhopper Pro goes to more up-to-date, 2×10 speed shifting controlled by ‘proper’, MTB proof Deore and SLX components. Yes, the frame stays the same but there are significant changes with the fork, wheels, drivetrain and brakes. Moving up to the Comp sees a major improvement to the suspension fork, moving to an air sprung SR Suntour XCM. The 2018 range of Specialized mountain bikes contains a total of 59 different models. Available in £3,500 alloy version and two carbon versions (£5,500 or £8,000) and also as a frame only for custom builds. Rockhopper Expert £899. The lower priced models are aluminium framed while the more expensive Levos are carbon fibre. The price for such a beast is £5,500. Specialized Rockhopper Comp vs. expert vs. Specialized has also equipped the Expert with a durable Shimano Deore rear derailleur. I have filtered my choices of a new bike down to 3 Trek Roscoe 7 (2019) Rockhopper Expert (2019) and NukeProof Scout (2019) 2 questions really. Befitting the top of the line model, it’s all change with the Pro. Prices: £3,500 to £8,500 for the top end bonkers-bling S-Works Epic. Despite the general growing attitude that women’s bikes don’t really need to be any different to men’s bikes – apart from the saddle – Specialized do still offer various ranges in a women’s version. Stumpjumper is the archetypal Spesh trail bike and there are nine models in total (Stumpjumper Comp Alloy 650b, Stumpjumper Comp Carbon 650b, Stumpjumper Expert 650b, S-Works Stumpjumper 650b, Stumpjumper Comp Alloy 29/6fattie, Stumpjumper Comp Carbon 29/6fattie, Stumpjumper Expert 29/6fattie, Stumpjumper Coil Carbon 29/6fattie, S-Works Stumpjumper 29/6fattie). The entry into the Rockhopper range combines the A1 aluminium frame with a budget SR Suntour suspension fork. Only major difference I can see is that the Rockhopper has a higher quality RockShox fork over the entry level Suntour. Geometry plays a key part in how a bike rides, so if you want to learn more, read our ultimate guide to mountain bike geometry and handling. Home Webshop Fietsen ... 2020 Specialized Rockhopper Expert 29 They all share the same frame in terms of material and geometry but each has differing levels of componentry, reflecting varying price points.