While carbon often gets all the credit, alloy is far from obsolete, especially the M5 premium aluminum with D'Aluisio Smartweld technology found on the Epic Comp Alloy. It's lightweight, stiff, and can also take a beating. But not only that, you also get a redesigned version of the Brain suspension technology that's made the Epic famous. Race courses have evolved over the past few years. They're more technical, steeper, and simply more challenging to ride. But instead of quivering in their boots, Specialized saw this as an opportunity to make something special—something that both World Cup athletes and XC riders alike can instantly feel the benefit from. They looked at the sum of parts that make a bike handle well, like the head angle, reach, stack, chainstay length, fork offset, etc., and reevaluated all of it. Increasing the reach made a bike that was more stable at speed and generally more comfortable to ride. Dropper posts? Yep, those fit, and not just a short-travel XC option, but full-length droppers that fit in the 30.9mm seat tube. Head angle? Specialized slacked that out, but not without evaluating the overall handling package. It now lands on a custom offset, 42mm fork that works with the slacker head angle in order to behave itself in tight corners and through switchbacks. Next comes the redesigned Brain technology, Brain 2.0. The Brain changed the way the bike world looked at suspension, both its inefficiencies and benefits alike. And oh was it good. It won races and put a flag in the ground for Specialized as a true leader in innovation and suspension development, but they knew they could make it better. Simple physics said that, by moving the Brain closer to the rear axle, it would be in the most sensitive spot. And after countless hours with the RockShox team, the new Brain became more than just a slight upgrade. It's totally new. Now, it reacts seamlessly to bump forces, it has much more consistent damping performance, and finally, it integrates the hoses into the suspension links. This, in turn, improves oil paths, and it creates an incredibly sleek package that outperforms anything on the market. At the heart of the construction, you'll find their M5 alloy with the exclusive D'Aluisio Smartweld Technology, which strategically places more welding material where it's needed, resulting in an aluminum bike that's more compliant and considerably stiffer at nearly every tube juncture. The build of the Epic Comp Alloy is value-packed, featuring an 11-speed SRAM GX groupset, SRAM Level TL brakes, and a Roval Control alloy wheelset. Get ready, because this is going to be Epic. - The M5 Premium Alloy frame with D'Aluisio Smartweld technology finally brings you all the benefits of alloy, like durability, in a lightweight package. - A RockShox Reba RL fork soaks up the bumps up front, and features both compression and rebound adjustments. - An 11-speed SRAM GX groupset handles shifting duties, bringing the convenience of one-by to your XC rig.
It's been said that variety is the spice of life, and the same could be said for riding. After all, life's too short to spend all of your time out on the bike path. It's time to grab your ride by the horns, take it out of the city, and let it roam free. It's time to get on a Pitch Sport. We built it with an aluminum construction that's durable and compliant, while our Sport Trail 27.5 Geometry ensures that you'll remain both comfortable and confident when your wheels hit the dirt. And with corrosion-resistant hardware, and dependable brakes, this Pitch is ready to take you wherever you need to go. - The frame is constructed from lightweight A1 Premium Aluminum in order to provide a compliant, durable platform to support our acclaimed Sport Trail 27.5 Geometry. Combined, you get a bike that's extremely versatile, making it equally capable on the climbs and descents. - Custom SR Suntour 27.5 fork pairs a coil spring with our Multi-Circuit Damping technology to eliminate any "pogo" effect by delivering 80/100mm (size-specific) of hydraulic damped suspension and rebound that smooths out rough terrain. - A Shimano Acera rear derailleur controls the rear shifting with durable aplomb. It shifts along a wide gear range, 11-34t, so you can ride confidently knowing that you'll always have the right gear for the hill at hand.
The trail can be a pretty intimidating place at first. Intimidating, that is, until you find the right bike to start ripping on. The Specialized Rockhopper could be the perfect ride for you to find your confidence on the trail. It starts with an A1 Aluminum frame that has optimized tube shapes which save weight while dramatically improving aesthetics. To go along with these clean new lines, the Rockhopper also has internal cable routing to further clean up the frame. Lastly, the 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. This Rockhopper comes with a build spec that places an emphasis on reliability. This means that it features a full Shimano drivetrain, no-fuss mechanical disc brakes, grippy Ground Control Sport tires that add traction over any trail, and an SR Suntour XCT 29 fork with our custom Multi-Circuit damping that eliminates the "pogo" feel commonly associated with coil forks. - The frame is constructed from lightweight A1 Aluminum in order to provide a compliant, durable platform to support an XC Sport 29 Geometry. Combined, you get a bike that's more than efficient on climbs and descends with equal aplomb. - Custom SR Suntour XCT fork features 80/90/100mm (size-specific) of coil-sprung suspension travel that swings well above its weight class. - The Shimano rear derailleur is built with durability in mind, so you can rest assured that you'll have a reliable shifting partner for the long trails ahead.
Are you ready to level up your mountain bike game? The Rockhopper is like a cheat code for unlimited fun, with a lightweight A1 Aluminum alloy frame. Our Sport XC 29 geometry maximizes the benefits of large 29-inch wheels, while the hardworking parts kit just won't quit. DIALED FOR DIRT Our Sport XC 29 geometry is designed for a comfortable, efficient riding position, with a short stem and longer reach that puts your center of gravity slightly farther back for stability, while the short chainstays keep the rear wheel tucked in for maximum traction. SIR SHIFTS-A-LOT The 16-speed Shimano drivetrain provides reliable shifting that puts you in the right gear every time. A broad gear range flattens out long hills and keeps you cranking on descents, and the rust-resistant KMC chain runs long and strong but won't get the friction on. - SR SunTour XCT 30 suspension fork keeps you in control no matter the terrain. - Powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes give you confidence and control on steep trails. - Ground Control Sport front and Fast Trak Sport rear tires are the perfect combo of efficiency and grip.
"I feel that it's important that the Little Bellas who ride these bikes are reminded to never be afraid, and to go kick some butt going after what they love."— Kayla Clarot, Specialized Women's Graphic Designer. Partnering with Little Bellas, we've created a Limited Edition Women's Pitch to honor, encourage, and empower girls to ride bikes. Together, the Women's Mountain Bike Team developed this custom bike to represent a concept developed exclusively for Little Bellas—Dream in Color. The design will help your little one find their inner spirit animal with a sticker pack of creatures that all have matriarchal, or gender-equal, roles. - Little Bellas limited edition A1 Premium Aluminum frame with our Sport Trail 27.5 Geometry, for the most comfortable, confident platform on mixed terrain. - Custom SR Suntour XCT fork features 80/100mm (size-specific) of coil-sprung suspension travel that swings well above its weight class. - A Shimano Tourney TX rear derailleur is built to with durability in mind, so you can rest assured that you'll have a reliable shifting partner for the long trails ahead.
Maybe you're finding your legs on the singletrack, or perhaps you're just dirt-curious? Either way, the Women's Rockhopper Sport is the only bike you need to live out your trail fantasies. It starts with our new A1 Aluminum 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, our Women's 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. This Rockhopper comes with a build spec that places an emphasis on reliability. This means that it features a full Shimano drivetrain, dependable Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, grippy Ground Control and Fast Trak tires that add traction over any trail, and an SR Suntour XCT 29 fork with our custom Rx Tune and Multi-Circuit damping that eliminates the "pogo" feel commonly associated with coil forks. You'll also find that we paid special attention to the needs of female riders, which is why every width and length of the components are tailored to women, while the Body Geometry Myth Sport saddle is sure to deliver comfort, mile after mile along the trail. - The frame is constructed from lightweight A1 Aluminum 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 just as well. - A custom SR Suntour XCT fork houses our Multi-Circuit damping and features 80/90/100mm (size-specific) of travel. - A Shimano Acera rear derailleur controls the rear shifting along a wide gear range, 11-34t, so you can ride confidently knowing that you'll always have the right gear for the hill at hand.
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