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.
When the trail calls, you gotta answer, which means having the right bike for the ride. That's the Rockhopper Comp 1X, with a light, strong A1 Alloy frame, a simple, efficient single-chainring drivetrain, and quality suspension that keeps you shredding stronger, longer. SINGLE-RING SIMPLICITY We swept aside unnecessary complexity with a simple, reliable MicroSHIFT single-chainring drivetrain. With just a single shifter to control, you can intuitively pick the right gear so you can concentrate on the trail, while the wide gear range lets you tackle the steepest climbs. LIGHTWEIGHT MEETS DURABLE The A1 Alloy sport frame on the Rockhopper Comp 1X is built for durability and stability, with a lightweight, rugged aluminum tubeset for a smooth ride and efficient climbing. - Internal cable routing offers attractive visuals and makes it easier to keep sparkling clean. - MicroSHIFT Advent 1X9 drivetrain with clutch rear derailleur to limit chain slap and derailments. - SR SunTour XCM suspension fork features size-specific travel for consistent handling. - Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc brakes offer reliable, powerful, easily controlled braking.
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.
A mountain bike is freedom: the ability to pick a spot on the map and say, "Let's go there," or maybe go off the map altogether. With a lightweight frame, responsive front suspension, and powerful hydraulic disc brakes, the Pitch 27.5 is your perfect adventure partner. Best of both worlds Riders have long debated whether fast-rolling 29er wheels were better than nimble 26ers. Turns out, the sweet spot for many is right in between, so the Pitch rolls on 27.5-inch wheels that keep much of a 29er's confident handling in a tighter, lighter package. Strong yet smooth The A1 Premium Aluminum is burlier than a brontosaurus's backbone. But strong doesn't have to mean harsh or heavy. Our engineers went over every tube, tweaking, pinching, nipping and tucking to make sure it offers a smooth ride no matter what the trail conditions are. Top to bottom quality The Pitch's sure-handling Sport Trail 27.5 Geometry provides unrivaled stability. SR SunTour XCE suspension fork keeps you grounded on the most technical trails. Shimano hydraulic disc brakes offer best-in-class power and reliability. - Braking isn't just about power; it's about how that power is used. The Shimano hydraulic disc brakes on the Pitch feature best-in-class modulation, so you can apply exactly the right amount of stopping power, without a death grip on the lever. - Control means keeping those tires firmly planted. That's where great suspension comes in, like the SR SunTour XCE 28 suspension fork on the Pitch, which features a coil spring for unparalleled small-bump responsiveness. Size-specific travel (80mm or 100mm) keeps geometry and handling consistent for riders of all sizes. - The best mountain bikes are the ones that let you tackle any terrain with confidence. The Pitch's sure-handling Sport Trail 27.5 Geometry is designed for ultimate stability, whether you're railing down a flowy singletrack or picking your way through a technical section.
You've thought about it—probably even got out on the dirt or gravel a few times—and now's the time to pull the trigger on a fully-fledged mountain bike. Well, you're in the right place. The Pitch 27.5 features everything you need to start getting off the road and out on some trails. It features a light aluminum frame that's equal parts performance-driven and durable, while all of the components have been mindfully selected for their capability and long term strength. And when you factor in a geometry that's going to leave you feeling confident and ready to get after it, it's safe to say that the Pitch is the perfect starting point for your life of playing in the dirt. - 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 XCT fork features 80/100mm (size-specific) of coil-sprung suspension travel that swings well above its weight class. - A Shimano TX800 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.
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