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So I'm just getting into mountain biking...I want a bike that is OK for a beginner but I won't grow out of as I get better and hit more advanced trails.

One bike shop has a 2008 Specialized Rockhopper for $450 barely used
Another has a 2008 Mojave 8.0 for $500 new

$500 is the price range I'm looking at. What do you guys think about these two bikes? Are there any others I should be looking at. New or used is fine.
 

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All things being equal which I dont think they are I would get the Rockhopper. I like the Mojave because I think it has disc brakes and 27 speeds and the RH might not. Buy which ever bike feels the best and if its the Mojave with disc and 27 speeds i think its the better deal. Lot of bikes out there just make sure you buy the correct fit and not the bargain.
 

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Raleigh over-spec'd the 08s and under priced the big 4, really standing out. Sadly, they didn't keep it up with the 09's. The 08 is sweet.

Raleigh - new with warranty
Rockhopper - used, warranty to original purchaser only.


Raleigh is worth the extra $50.
 
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