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Specialized Rockhopper Mountain bike £339.31 at Edinburgh bike co op.

£339.31 @ Edinburgh Bicycle
The Ford Mondeo of the cycling world. Rockhoppers are decent bikes, usually £500. A great starter bike. I posted a couple of months back at £350 but notice they are now a bit cheaper, really go…
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8y, 1m agoFound 8 years, 1 month ago
The Ford Mondeo of the cycling world.

Rockhoppers are decent bikes, usually £500. A great starter bike.
I posted a couple of months back at £350 but notice they are now a bit cheaper, really good with the expected price rise on 2009 bikes.

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
Good deal. Hot
#2
Excellent Price - voted hot! I bought one last year for £500 and it's the best bike I've ever owned! The deal only applies to 19" models in Red although they did do a silver verion in 08 also!
Voted hot!
banned#3
Yummy lil bike this. HOT from me. Well done
#4
Voted semi hot! Explanation why, i'm after a new bike but i did'nt want this colour + i'm 6ft and normally buy 20/20.5in frame.

Hot if you like red and it's your size though!
#5
Rona7do
Voted semi hot! Explanation why, i'm after a new bike but i did'nt want this colour + i'm 6ft and normally buy 20/20.5in frame.

Hot if you like red and it's your size though!


6ft and want a 20/20.5 frame! You must have massive legs and a tiny body.

For peoples info. Good way to test if your mate's frame size is right. When he's sat on the seat but stationary just give his a quick push in the back so he fall's off his seat. If you here a scream, it's too big. (This way told to me years ago by a Team Alpinestars rider)


Ps my Kona is 18" and I'm just shy of 6ft. TBH it's about half an inch too big for me.
#6
Great bike for the money. Im 6ft and ride a 19.5" Trek, so this 19" would be fine for a 6ft person. After all the smaller the frame, the lighter it is!
#7
yikes - i'm 6'2 and have never ridden anything bigger than an 18.5" frame - do you people ever go off-road?
#8
Hot :)
Lets just hope more people buy these than the ****** £40 tesco jobbies!
#9
I'm 6 foot 1 and have the silver 21" version of this bike (though with the disk brakes). Absolutely lovely bike to ride. I mainly use it for commuting as I purchased though the cycle to work scheme. Can't wait for the light evenings to come back so that I can start riding it again!
#10
If you want a commuter bike can i suggest the Courier for£220, perfect for the job.
http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/ebwPNLqrymode.a4p?f_ProductID=9449&f_SupersetQRY=C355&f_SortOrderID=1&f_bct=c008921c008922
#11
Bargain! BTW I found these come up a lot smaller than most other MTB's. I ride a 17 but a 19 Rocky fits me just fine. Shame I don't need another bike...
#12
Off topic but I am looking for a sports hybrid under 300. Looking at the Kona Dew 2009 - any feedback or other recommendations? Thanks

Bry
#13
dales cycles in Glasgow have it with hydraulic discs for £50 more
#14
effpee
yikes - i'm 6'2 and have never ridden anything bigger than an 18.5" frame - do you people ever go off-road?


Depends what sort of riding position you are after, I dont like to be too hunched over the bars.
#15
winchman
If you want a commuter bike can i suggest the Courier for£220, perfect for the job.
http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/ebwPNLqrymode.a4p?f_ProductID=9449&f_SupersetQRY=C355&f_SortOrderID=1&f_bct=c008921c008922


Really depends on where you are commuting doesn't it. From their website: "Conti tyres for city speed". This has semi-slicks. Great in london, but completely useless for country lanes and other challenging routes.
#16
worth noting the disc compatibile wheels frame and forks making it easy to upgrade, the M4 metal matrix frames are very good and this has the same frame as the top of the range Rockhopper (circa £1000)
#17
hi
Coould any of you guys recomend hyybrid bike ?
I will prob use it mainly for commuting but also on lanes and trails

thanks in advance
andrew
#18
masterblaster
hi
Coould any of you guys recomend hyybrid bike ?
I will prob use it mainly for commuting but also on lanes and trails

thanks in advance
andrew


My advice would not to buy a hybrid as they don't get the discounts hardtrails do, so you get less for your money. Go to your bike shop and talk to the guys. So you have 2 main options

1) Buy a bike and ask if you can change the suspension forks on the hardtrail for rigid (my personal choice is Kona project2's) and have fit hybrid tyres rather than mountain bike ones.

Or and the better option over all.

2) Just buy a mountain bike (2008 one in sale non disk brake) and some project2's a spare set of wheels off ebay, Gumtree, local bike club or even the shop and then buy some hybrid tyres. Now you have the best of both worlds at hardly any more than buying the hybrid in the first place. You may think changing the forks and wheels is a pain and takes ages but I can do it in less than 10 min now.

So you have a hybrid for the week and mountain bike for the weekend. So am guessing your looking around the price of the bike here and if you can stretch a little more I recommend the BeOne Aspire 1 at £270-£300(depending on size) project2's £40, some hybrid tyres at £15 each and some secondhand wheels and cassette for £50. So for around £400 you will have 2 bikes that will be better than any hybrid bike at that price.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=25443
#19
GAVINLEWISHUKD
My advice would not to buy a hybrid as they don't get the discounts hardtrails do, so you get less for your money. Go to your bike shop and talk to the guys. So you have 2 main options

1) Buy a bike and ask if you can change the suspension forks on the hardtrail for rigid (my personal choice is Kona project2's) and have fit hybrid tyres rather than mountain bike ones.

Or and the better option over all.

2) Just buy a mountain bike (2008 one in sale non disk brake) and some project2's a spare set of wheels off ebay, Gumtree, local bike club or even the shop and then buy some hybrid tyres. Now you have the best of both worlds at hardly any more than buying the hybrid in the first place. You may think changing the forks and wheels is a pain and takes ages but I can do it in less than 10 min now.

So you have a hybrid for the week and mountain bike for the weekend. So am guessing your looking around the price of the bike here and if you can stretch a little more I recommend the BeOne Aspire 1 at £270-£300(depending on size) project2's £40, some hybrid tyres at £15 each and some secondhand wheels and cassette for £50. So for around £400 you will have 2 bikes that will be better than any hybrid bike at that price.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=25443



Two sets of wheels, one bike? I would get annoyed with having to retune my rear mech each time I swap wheels.

In the long term your chain and cassettes will wear unevenly.
Most people on here though will be 99% onroad!

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