The Rockhopper Comp 2012 mountain bike riders want a light and capable mountain bike for cruising open fire roads, attacking a sweet stretch of flowy singletrack, or even the occasional weekend event. Since these riders are often enthusiasts looking to get more serious about mountain biking, they're concerned with quality, reliability, and performance, but also a good value.
Fully butted M4 alloy frame for lightweight confidence over the roughest trails. Custom-tuned SR Suntour 80 or 100mm-travel suspension fork with hydraulic damping and proprietary Spike Valve, lockout with lightweight magnesium lowers, and alloy steerer deliver the supple ride qualities of a high-end fork. Light and durable double-walled alloy rims are tough enough to handle the rough stuff. Specialized The Captain Sport tyres lend a perfect knob pattern for diverse conditions. Shimano crankset with forged alloy arms and Octalink-splined BB interface means greater durability and better shifting performance; sealed cartridge bearing BB is reliable and easy to service. Avid Elixir 1 hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm G2 Clean Sweep rotors for controlled, maintenance-free stopping power in any condition. Shimano Deore Shadow 9-speed rear derailleur and Rapidfire trigger shifters for reliable, high-end performance. Shimano 9-speed, 11-34t cassette offers gearing options for a variety of fitness levels; Shadow technology affords additional trail clearance.