2024 Specialized Rockhopper Sport Hardtail Mountain Bike


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The 2024 Specialized Rockhopper Sport Hardtail Mountain Bike is a high-quality entry-level mountain bike which comes with the parts you need for proper off-road riding. The Rockhopper range have long been the go-to bike for beginner mountain bikers and the 2024 models are no exception.

The Rockhopper is built around a lightweight yet durable Premium A1 Aluminium frame. It features hydroformed top and downtubes to keep weight low and strength high, all while providing increased standover clearance, slick internal cable routing, and dropper-post compatibility. To ensure that the Rockhopper offers both the best fit and best performance for every person the smaller Rockhoppers use a 27.5 inch wheel while the larger bikes use a 29 inch wheel. The front suspension forks also come with size-specific travel and spring rates to ensure consistent geometry, handling, and suspension performance, regardless of frame or wheel size.

The Rockhopper Sport comes fitted with Tektro hydraulic disc brakes and a durable 1x Shimano drivetrain with plenty of range and a clutch-equipped rear derailleur that keeps your ride quiet—and your chain on.

This bike is perfect for

Beginner mountain bikers, or riders looking for an upgrade who want a properly off-road capable bike with quality parts

Key Features

  • Premium A1 Aluminium frame with size specific wheel choice
  • Tektro hydraulic brakes and Shimano CUES 1x9 gearing
  • Formula hubs and Specialized rims for a strong, light, and durable wheelset

Specialized MTB Range Guide

Specialized have been making mountain bikes for nearly as long as there have been mountain bikes. Models like the Rockhopper and Stumpjumper have been staples of the range for decades with the technology being updated and refined every year. The 2022 Specialized mountain bike range has bikes for all kinds of mountain bikers with prices ranging from £500 to over £10,000.

All Specialized mountain bikes are ‘beyond gender’. Although they are technically unisex, Specialized tend to fit more female friendly saddles on the smaller size bikes and more male friendly saddles on the larger bikes. These can easily be swapped out to suit preferences.

Read the full guide to the Specialized MTB Range

Who are Specialized?

Specialized is one of the best-known quality bike brands in the world. Started by a group of riders in 1974. A fact which has guided their decision making ever since.

" Made for riders, by riders."

They strove to make the best quality tires when quality tyres weren't around. When people wanted to ride cruisers in the dirt, they made the first production mountain bike. When roadies wanted to go faster, Specialized doubled down on carbon and built their own wind tunnel.

Bikes like the Allez, Rockhopper and Stumpjumper have developed followings and reputations of their own. Specialized has a reputation for making high-end, high-quality bikes. Specialized bikes always look great with high-quality paint and sensible sizing hel0s you get the right bike each time. If you buy a Specialized bike you can be guaranteed it will do what it is supposed to and will last.

Find our more about Specialized bikes

Mountain Bike Buying Guide

Mountain biking is an incredibly diverse sport. Mountain bikes now come in three main flavours. They are XC, Trail and Enduro.

XC – short for cross country, are quick race bikes. They will normally have 29” wheels and come with 100mm of suspension. If you are mainly going to be riding bridleways and natural trails in the South East of England, where our shops are, an XC bike will be the quickest and most efficient option.

Trail – these bikes are designed to be pedalled up and down hill and for use on bridleways and natural trails, but also at dedicated trail centres. They normally come with 130mm or 140mm of suspension travel and can have either 27.5” or 29” wheels, but 29” is quickly becoming the norm. Trail bikes are good all-rounders. They won’t be as fast as an XC bike on the flat but they can handle a lot more challenging terrain, and a few jumps. If you plan on taking your bike to trail centres in Wales, or to the Alps, then a trail bike may be your best option.

Enduro – enduro racing is a thing in and of itself but many people buy enduro bikes for ‘aggressive’ trail riding and uplift days at places like Bike Park Wales. This generally means challenging downhill trails with some big jumps. With around 160mm of suspension travel enduro bikes can take some big hits. They are designed to be efficient enough to pedal up hills but really come into their own when pointed downhill. You get enduro bikes in either 27.5” or 29” wheel sizes as well as mullet setups of 29 at the front and 27.5 at the back.

Men’s and women’s mountain bikes

Nearly all the mountain bikes we sell are now unisex. All of the big brands have gradually stopped doing dedicated men’s and women’s bikes over the last few years. Instead they are focussed on producing bikes in a bigger range of sizes. So, for instance, the Trek Marlin 5 is a unisex bike that now comes in sizes from XXS to XXL large. This means it will fit riders from 4’ 5” to 6’ 5” and everything in between.

Read our full mountain bike buyers guide

Price Match at Cycles uk

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FRAME - Specialized A1 premium butted alloy, zero-stack head tube, internal cable routing, 135x9mm forged dropouts, chainstay-mounted disc brake, replaceable alloy derailleur hanger, stealth rack mounts, dropper post compatible

FORK - SR Suntour XCM 29, 30mm stanchions, Rx Tune, coil spring, QR, 90/100mm travel (size-specific), 42mm offset

STEM - 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, 7-degree rise

HANDLEBARS - Alloy Mini Rise, 9-degree backsweep, 15mm rise, 31.8mm

SADDLE - Bridge Sport, Steel rails, 155/143mm

GRIPS - Specialized Trail Grips, lock-on

FRONT BRAKE - Tektro BR-M275 Hydraulic Disc, 180/160mm

REAR BRAKE - Tektro BR-M275 Hydraulic Disc, 160mm





CRANKSET - Stout 1x, forged alloy

BOTTOM BRACKET - Square-tapered, 73mm, internal bearings, 122.5mm spindle

RIMS - Specialized alloy, disc only, double-wall, 25mm inner width, 32h

FRONT HUB - Formula SP-2120 6-Bolt, disc, 100x9mm spacing, quick-release

REAR HUB - Formula SP-2125, 6-Bolt freehub, disc, 135x9mm spacing, quick-release

SPOKES - Stainless, 14g

FRONT TYRE - Specialized Fast Trak Sport, 650b/29x2.35"

REAR TYRE - Specialized Fast Trak Sport, 650b/29x2.35"

INNER TUBES - Standard 40mm SV 650B/29x1.75-2.4

SEATPOST - Alloy, 2-bolt clamp, 30.9mm

SEAT BINDER - Alloy, quick release, 34.9

PEDALS - SBC-54 Flat pedal

Weight - 13.38 kg (29 lb, 8.0 oz) for size medium

Sizes 27.5 Wheel - Medium Frame, 27.5 Wheel - Small Frame, 27.5 Wheel - XSmall Frame, 29 Wheel - Large Frame, 29 Wheel - Medium Frame, 29 Wheel - Small Frame, 29 Wheel - XLarge Frame, 29 Wheel - XXLarge Frame
Brand Specialized
Model Year 2024
Barcodes 888818971237, 888818971763, 888818972494, 888818972630, 888818972685, 888818972814, 888818973453, 888818974443, 888818975044, 888818976867, 888818977055, 888818978632, 888818978779, 888818978793, 888818981083, 888818981243, 888818983377, 888818983704, 888818984152, 888818984725, 888818984954, 888818985036, 888818985241, 888818985388
SKUs / Part Numbers 91524-6101, 91524-6102, 91524-6103, 91524-6201, 91524-6202, 91524-6203, 91524-6301, 91524-6302, 91524-6303, 91524-6502, 91524-6503, 91524-6504, 91524-6505, 91524-6506, 91524-6602, 91524-6603, 91524-6604, 91524-6605, 91524-6606, 91524-6702, 91524-6703, 91524-6704, 91524-6705, 91524-6706

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