Model of mountain bike manufactured by bicycle company Specialized. Good midrange bike, with a nice balance of price and features. Most retail for between $450 and $550 for a basic bike. Probably my favorite mountain bike; it's sturdy, reliable, and easy to maintain, so you don't need to worry too much if you mess it up. I did manage to total a Rockhopper once, but I had to bend the frame to do so. Amazingly, I walked away from that one.

Rockhopper features (from Specialized website):

  • Ritchey Nitanium mainframe, Specialized DirectDrive Cr-Mo stays, Ritchey forged dropouts, fully butted
  • Rock Shox Judy C fork, 1 1-8" threadless
  • Shimano PD-M515 clipless pedals
  • Mavic X-139 double wall alloy rims with machined sidewalls
  • Specialized Sport saddle with Body Geometry technology Colors: Black-Silver, Red-Black

Specialized's website is located at

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