The Specialized Rockhopper Expert Mountain Bike 2018 is the perfect bike to begin your dive into the XC world. Built to be light, durable, and exceedingly capable, without compromising on how fun it is to ride out on the trails. It starts with the new A1 SL alloy frame that has optimized tube shapes which save weight while dramatically improving aesthetics. To go along with these clean new lines, the new Rockhopper also has internal cable routing to further clean up the frame. Lastly, Sport XC 29 geometry adjusts the reach, angles, and standover height to make for an improved fit across the size range. This is sure to keep you ripping and confident while heading both up and down the trail. The Rockhopper Expert 2018 comes spec'd with a mix of durable Shimano components, powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, grippy Ground Control tires, and an SR Suntour XCR-Air fork with just the right amount of travel. Specialized Rockhopper Expert 2018 Features The frame is constructed from lightweight A1 Aluminium in order to provide a compliant, durable platform to support our acclaimed XC Sport 29 Geometry. Combined, you get a bike that's more than efficient on climbs and descends with equal aplomb. SR Suntour XCR-Air fork features 80/90/100mm (size-specific) of suspension travel that swings well above its weight class. Shimano Deore rear derailleur provides crisp, reliable shifting that you can count on when the going gets rough. With it, you'll be able to precisely move through the wide gear range to make cruising the flats almost as easy climbing those hills.