"The unicorn of affordable mountain bikes, the Rockhopper Expert boasts three key components—tubeless-ready wheels and tires, a 1 x 12-speed drivetrain, and an air spring fork—so rare in this category that the presence of just one would be enough to set a rig apart from the $1,000 pack. Factor in the wheels and drivetrain, and you have a special bike on your hands." - Bobby Lea
The Rockhopper frame carries down all the way to $749 and you can't beat this bike with department store knockoffs. This Bike is make to go fast, be fun, and even offer some fun crossover appeal to former Dirt Jumpers with it's modernized geometry.
PERFORMANCE TO THE PEOPLE
Think it’s tough to reinvent a bike with such a long history of proving true trail talent doesn’t have to break the bank? Sure is. It’s why we swung for the fences, resulting in a lightweight, but heavy-hitting bike with huge capability and unrivaled ride quality, whatever the size, no matter the model. One Rockhopper, with versatility and performance for all.
Continuing a 30-year tradition of never settling for ‘good enough’, Rockhopper starts with a lightweight, butted aluminum frame, and calls on modern gearing, class-leading kit and versatile geometry for capability that’s always on-call. Not stopping there, innovative sizing and custom Rx Tune suspension add big performance without dialing up the price.
Decked out in performance-focused components at every level, the new Rockhopper fits right in at any occasion. Air-sprung RockShox forks, tubeless-ready rims and tires, and 1x drivetrains on the Expert and Elite will certainly turn heads, while powerful disc brakes and a whole host of dependable Shimano bits across the entire line will always be in fashion.