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Specialized Rockhopper £350.00 (was £500) at Edinburgh Bicycle Co op

£350.00 @ Edinburgh Bicycle
Great bike for the price. Rockhoppers are great bikes and usually come out top of the £500 pack. At £350 it is silly. Still THE mid-priced hardtail against which all others must be judged. For… Read More
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8y, 7m agoFound 8 years, 7 months ago
Great bike for the price. Rockhoppers are great bikes and usually come out top of the £500 pack. At £350 it is silly.

Still THE mid-priced hardtail against which all others must be judged.

For more than 2 decades, the Specialized Rockhopper has been the vehicle that has got more of our customers into serious (and fun) mountain biking than any other single model of bicycle. Judging by this year's spec, the Specialized Rockhopper remains THE mid-priced hardtail against which all others must be judged.

* Fully butted M4 manipulated alloy frame with butted ORE down tube. Up till a couple of years ago, this quality of frame was reserved for Specialized's £1,000+ Stumpjumper range.
* RockShox Tora 302 SL - best fork at this price range.
* Avid V-brakes.
* Shimano FC-M442-8 crankset with Octalink splined bottom bracket.

SPECIALIZED ROCKHOPPER '08
2008
FRAME M4 manipulated alloy frame, butted ORE DT, forged dropouts w/ replaceable 98954020 alloy hanger
REAR SHOCK N/A
FORK RockShox Tora 302 SL, 100mm, 32mm Cr-Mo stanchions and alloy steerer, Mag lower, coil spring, preload adj., LO w/ reb. adj.
HEADSET 1 1/8" threadless
STEM Specialized 3D forged alloy, four bolt, 31.8mm, 7 degree rise
HANDLEBARS Specialized alloy butted 31.8mm XC rise w/ graphic, 640mm wide, 8 degree back, 8 degree up sweep
GRIPS Specialized Enduro, dual density Kraton
FRONT BRAKE Avid SD3, forged alloy "V"
REAR BRAKE Avid SD3, forged alloy "V"
BRAKE LEVERS Avid FR-5
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore FD-M530, 34.9mm clamp
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano LX RD-M581, SGS cage
SHIFT LEVERS Shimano Deore SL-M530 trigger
CASSETTE Shimano HG-50, 9-speed, 11-34t
CHAIN KMC X9, 1/2" x 3/32" w/ reusable Missing Link
CRANKSET Shimano FC-M442-8, replaceable rings w/ alloy outer, Octalink Spline
CHAINRINGS 44A/32S/22S
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano BB-ES25, Octalink spline, cartridge bearing, 68 x 118mm for 50mm chainline
PEDALS Specialized alloy 1pc body and cage, 9/16"
RIMS Specialized/Alex RH 26, double wall, CNC w/ eyelets
FRONT HUB Specialized Hi Lo disc, 28h, CNC flange and disc mount, polished races, alloy QR
REAR HUB Specialized Hi Lo disc, cassette, 32h, CNC flanges and disc mount, polished races, alloy QR
SPOKES 1.8mm (15g) stainless, alloy nipples, black
FRONT TYRES Specialized Fast Trak LK Sport, 26x2.0", 60TPI, wire bead
REAR TYRES Specialized Fast Trak LK Sport, 26x2.0", 60TPI, wire bead
TUBES Specialized schraeder valve
SADDLE Specialized Indie XC, 143mm width
SEAT POST Specialized butted alloy, two bolt micro adjust head, 30.9mm
SEAT BINDER Specialized alloy w/ QR, brass washer
WEIGHT 13kg / 28.5lb
NOTES Chain stay protector, reflectors, clear coat, owner's manual
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#1
Next cheapest I can find is £399 at evans cycles - good saving. No idea why its being voted cold? heat added
#2
anybody know much about bikes here?

looking to buy something could do with bit of advice
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casparwhite
anybody know much about bikes here?

looking to buy something could do with bit of advice


This is the defacto choice for a 'first decent bike', its the ford mondeo of the mountain bike world.

People voting cold are the people who get excited about £50 Tesco bikes that weigh as much as a car and are useless for anything other than decorating sheds.
#4
just had a quick search and found last years model of this for same price so must be decent price!

i saw a bike a few weeks ago in like dark graphite grey which looked the bullocks not sure if it was a gt or specialized?

is this a good bike for just riding about on then, nothing too serious at the mo but maybe later
#5
casparwhite
just had a quick search and found last years model of this for same price so must be decent price!

i saw a bike a few weeks ago in like dark graphite grey which looked the bullocks not sure if it was a gt or specialized?

is this a good bike for just riding about on then, nothing too serious at the mo but maybe later


This bike is excellent for a beginner, its not bad for someone who's casually into cycling. What seperates at £500 bike from a £300 bike is its ability to such the rider into the world of cycling.
It will handle better, be lighter, and generally be a pleasure to use. The fact you can get this for £350 is good news.

If you did get bitten by the cycling bug this would only need new brakes and a better set of wheels to stand up against £700-800 bikes in my opinion.
#6
Shame about the V brakes, would want hydraulic disc personally but still a great bike. This is the 08 model, 09 should be out soon if not already.

My GT Avalanche 2.0 only cost £400, not sure if I would pay the extra £50 for hydro discs....

Still well worth H & R
#7
so which is better avalanche or this?
#8
I just bought one of these a month ago for £499(RRP £599) but it is the Disc brake version (the only difference) and it is brillliant, Ive really caught the bikein bug.
Hot deal:thumbsup:
#9
I'm well into my bikes and if I was spending this budget I'd probably buy the Cannondale myself - Avid hydraulic brakes far superior to the V brakes on the Spesh.
http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/ebwPNLqrymode.a4p?f%5FProductID=9812&f%5FSupersetQRY=C106&f%5FSortOrderID=1&f%5Fbct=c003155c002909
#10
I'd go for this bike if I were you casparwhite. Specialized bikes are very good quality and depending on how much riding you end up doing you could change components further down the line or you may just decide to sell this bike and get a better spec'd bike.

The only downside I would say are the brakes, disc brakes are much better for stopping in the wet, produce extra stopping power and don't erode your rims. If your only using the bike occasionaly though then its something I wouldn't worry about.

Its worth looking around at bikes though as there are a number of '09 models out so there are quite a few discounts on '08 bikes. Giant and Trek are two other makes amongst others I'd recommend for starting out as they have huge ranges on offer at decent prices.
#11
for anyone wondering: this is indeed a great bike, well worth the money. if you are not a cyclist now, but fancy trying a bit of mountain biking, this is perfect. don't worry about the lack of disc brakes, v brakes will do you just fine and you can always add disc brakes fairly cheaply later. rest of the spec (forks, deraillers etc) looks mostly better on the rockhopper. buy - you won;t go wrong!
#12
I aint got a clue about bikes, and as I'm 6'3", and ~16.5 stone (currently), does anyone have an opinion on whether this bike would be ok for someone of my size\weight?
#13
TopBear
I aint got a clue about bikes, and as I'm 6'3", and ~16.5 stone (currently), does anyone have an opinion on whether this bike would be ok for someone of my size\weight?


I think its more a case of looking for a bike that will match your height rather than worry about weight so there would be no problems with you getting this bike. I'd advise getting measured up at a bike shop to get the correct frame size that's comfortable for you.
#14
19" frame is for people around 6' - *might* be a touch small for you. 21" might be better, but I would go to a Specialized dealer and try one out for size before I took a chance
#15
I wouldn't go too much with what the manufacturers say size wise, its worth trying the bike as you need to see if the reach is ok to reach the handlebars also!

My bike is a 21" and I'm 6'2" so that may be helpful as a guide although I've got long limbs.
#16
Applied head - this is a better bike then some posters are suggesting. I used to have a bottom-of-the-range 2001 Specialized Hardrock. That was a really nice bike, if a little heavy. OK for bashing about in Epping Forest though. The Rockhopper at this price is great.
#17
didnt realise this dint have disc brakes on it already!

ive always had in back of my mind that any bike i get has gotta have discs front n back, if it doesnt i wont be 100% happy with my purchase somehow

looks like i better check out frame sizes also before ordering
#18
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#19
u know u dont have to order it just cos its on hotdealsuk :)

my advice if u want a bike do some research vist a local bike shop and go for some test drives any bike around 500 quid will be much the same and at this time of year they always discount them to clear the old stock out..
of course some people (specialized) didnt make enough last year so they introduced the 2009 range very early surprised to still see this model knocking around

is it any good yes - is it worth the money yes - should u buy it ...complicated :) picking a bike takes time
#20
Yet again I spend two whole weeks searching for a good bike before finally deciding to get one off ebay. I got my Kona Lavadome tonight and then this deal comes along..... I really am starting to wonder why this always happens to me!

To anyone who thinks this is a lot of money to pay for a bike (I was the same last week - I was trying to find a £50 bike - but after doing extensive research realised that the more you pay the better you get and £350 is a good price to pay) My mates bike cost him £2,200!
#21
SOSAGES1
u know u dont have to order it just cos its on hotdealsuk


and theres me stocking up on every deal listed on hukd

gonna have to rent out that second aircraft hanger soon, especially with the aston martin n slk on the way! doh
#22
casparwhite
anybody know much about bikes here?

looking to buy something could do with bit of advice


I've had a couple of specialized mountain bikes, a rockhopper & stumpjumper, both bought new. Brilliant bikes & well built, they tend not to put silly faddish stuff on them that other manufacturers do.
I've had my stumpjuper 12yrs now, ok its out of date but its still going strong.

O'k not everyone can afford these over the stuff you can get for £100 or less but if you can affortd it you won't regret it.
Voted hot
#23
I used to ride a Specialized all the time - fantastic bike - until I got the old 'car door in the face' near death experience - from which I guess my bike riding career ended.

Great deal.
#24
Great bikes voted hot

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