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I have seen almost every other specialized bike on here but I have never seen a Rockhopper thread. I'll start

07 Rockhopper
-BB7 brakes
-Thompson seat post
-Easton Monkeylite bars
-Hope Skewers and seat clamp
 

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08 RH. Nothing added on yet but need a good set of BB7's.
The M4 frame is pretty damm light. I think they weighed it in at 26lbs which feels a bit lighter than the A1.
 

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07 Rockhopper, not too many upgrades, I just replace as I go. My wife surprised me with it for my B-day last year.
 

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I have an 08 white rockhopper. Its all stock at the moment. I like it alot. any upgrade options?
Wheels, wheels, wheels! I can't stress it enough! You would be amazed at the difference! I swapped mine out for just some Crossrides and you wouldn't believe the difference between them and the stock wheels. They are soooo much lighter and I have yet to true them!
 

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The wife and I just got two 07 hoppers. She got the punk berry and I got the black one. Just basic bikes but I have lots of parts for upgrades. The last hopper I had was 1985 and it still gets ridden today by my dad.
 

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I dont have one yet but it is one of my top considerations for my first bike. Im lookin at the rockhopper disc as well as the hardrock pro disc. was kinda wonderin what you guys recommend. they are the same price pretty much.... i am interested in hitting some drops and jumps so i would say im looking more at AM rather than XC. any help would be appreciated. sorry to jack the thread a bit.
 

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I looked at both as well. I went with the Rockhopper disc because I wanted a lighter bike for XC riding and IIRC, it came with better forks. I would not hesitate to get the HR either. It seems like an overbuilt bike that would be at home with AM riding.
 

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Pics later.

'04 Rockhopper, base model in blue

"Upgrades" (some of them are kind of sideways moves)

Sun Rhynolite rims with Deore disk hubs
Avid bb7 front brake
Deore rear rim brake (cause I stripped the threading on the stock brake)
Marz MX Comp with ETA (big, big improvement over the Manitou Six that was stock)
Single speed conversion (Forte converter kit, magic ratio achieved after a little chain stretch at 34x18)
New seatpost (I forget the brand)
Raceface Bashguard and chainring

I gotta get some new grips, and some day I'll get around to removing the granny gear. Given the bike weighs about 38 pounds, I'm not to worried about that little thing slowing me down. It's a brute, and since my road bike had a severe rear wheel issue, I've been using it to commute which means towing my daughter in the trailer. I'm getting pretty strong hauling her up hills in 34x18.
 

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i dunno what is considered a good deal $$ wise but it was alittle less than the msrp on the website. got a year's worth of adjustments and 2 tune up's.
the color in the picture doesnt do it any justice its a lot less red. looks great i just cant wait for it to warm up a bit so i can ride it around
 

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An oldie but goldie! 1996 rockhopper

1996 Rockhopper Comp A1 FS

- with a monster chunk of paint missing from the top tube forward of the seat post. I still ride it, here it's in it's winter home, on my trainer! It's still mostly original. Just replaced the wear items and gripshifts for Shimano Ailivio shfter/brake levers. I know, I know, but it's my commuter now so I don't want it to have any bling that might get it stollen

Oh and in it's stock config... 25 lbs
 

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upgrade as you break things

kersh13 said:
Wheels, wheels, wheels! I can't stress it enough! You would be amazed at the difference! I swapped mine out for just some Crossrides and you wouldn't believe the difference between them and the stock wheels. They are soooo much lighter and I have yet to true them!
I'd wait until you taco one, before upgrading!!! I'm still running the Orginal wheelset on my 96 (yep that's right) rockhopper, they're plenlty tough Mavic 238's and light enough. I've only trued them up once, and it was only a minor job as the wheels weren't tru when I bought the bike new. I'm not the most agressive rider I try to use more finesse than brute force, I also don't like breaking stuff when I'm out on the trail (walking back sucks!!)
 
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