Specialized Rockhopper Mountain Bike Review

4.37 out of 5
By Aaron Chamberlain    on Sep 5, 2017

By Brian Gerow    on Jan 14, 2019

By SarahBrown    on Apr 11, 2018

Rider Questions


Q: weight -Guest

No answers yet.


Member Bikes
168 bikes
on Sep 15, 2019
on Sep 11, 2019
on Aug 24, 2019
on Aug 21, 2019
on Aug 6, 2019
Product Options (13)
Specialized Rockhopper Pro Disc
Specialized Rockhopper Comp Disc
Specialized Rockhopper Disc
Specialized Rockhopper Expert Disc 29er
Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29
Specialized Rockhopper Pro EVO 29
Specialized Rockhopper 29
Specialized Rockhopper Pro 29
Specialized Rockhopper A1 Comp FSR
Specialized Rockhopper Sport 29
Specialized Specialized Rockhopper Pro Evo 650b
Specialized Rockhopper 29 sport
Women's Rockhopper Pro

January 29, 2019
Model/Year: 2019 rockhopper comp

Pros: Good solid entry level bike

Cons: That Specialized couldn't be bothered to install a gear shifter representing the 2x9 gear configuration. Using "1 . 3" off the 27 gear models is just lazy, and shows lack of detail

Recommendation: Yes

July 23, 2018
Model/Year: 2018

Pros: Favorable customer feedback if we can set up without breaking something

Cons: terrible for rentals - too many seat adjustment problems. always in repair

Recommendation: Don't use as rental

March 2, 2017
Model/Year: 2016

Pros: Durable comfortable Relatively solid components Affordable

Cons: Heavy Basic

Recommendation: This bike is an awesome beginner bike. No expensive components, although a drawback, means you can use and abuse this bike while you learn and not feel guilty about scratching it. The frame is durable and plenty snappy to make any trail enjoyable. This bike wont do you as many favors as a $5000 bike, but it definitely wont hold you back.

February 17, 2017
Pros: Priced well. I got mine for $600 from Bikes and Moore in Hopkinsville, KY. Rides well and not overly heavy. Good grips, derailers, and bars.

Cons: The SR shock is garage. I had to adjust it to the max and it still bottomed out on me and I'm only 195 lbs. First thing to go get replaced.

Recommendation: Good bike if your not into bumpy trails or pump tracks.

February 1, 2017
Pros: Price. My entry bike into mountain biking. Serves as a nice XC/Trail hardtail or a bike to ride gently while with your family.

Cons: Horrible stock SR Suntour XCR fork, Should be updated quickly. Head tube angle of 71 degrees is too steep for any serious fun.

Recommendation: I would recommend this bike. But be aware, once you get it, you will want to make several quick upgrades to make it a smoother ride.

October 29, 2016
Model/Year: 2015

Pros: Lightweight, smooth gear selection, handles well, front air suspension lockout

Cons: cheep pedals, a must to upgrade

July 30, 2016
Model/Year: Specialized Rockhopper 29/2014

Pros: Very solid bike.

Recommendation: It's my first mountain bike as an adult. I love it. As soon as my cracked rib heals I'll be hitting the trails again.

July 12, 2016
Pros: Good starter bike, easy to get used to and rolls over roots, rocks, and other things easily. Easily to upgrade when you're ready.

Cons: A little heavy, stock fork leaves a lot to be desired. Components should be updated over time.

Recommendation: Love this bike and would definitely recommend it.

March 27, 2016
Pros: The price is a definite plus on this bike. You get quite a bit of bike for our buck. High quality with a more reasonable price.

Cons: Would love a bit more adjustable suspension on the fork.

Recommendation: Fun bike, love its ride-ability and multifunctional capabilities to take on the trail or a paved path.

March 15, 2016
Model/Year: 2009 Rockhopper SL SS

Pros: Great cross country geo, light, eccentric pinch bolt BB

Cons: RS Recon is a bit heavy

Recommendation: I converted mine to rigid with a PRO carbon fork. It was a good bike

Specialized Rockhopper 4.37 out of 5 based on 74 ratings. 74 user reviews.