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Went to an LBS I found a while away from here and it was like bike heaven there.

To make this post short, I ended up test riding a RockHopper SL Pro on a test track they have out back. He told me I would buy the bike if I rode it lol, and I think he is right, because I am in love with it.

It seemed easier to ride than my Response and it's soooo light... I'm thinking really hard about buying it..... Expensive, but wer'e talking about fitness and a lot of fun here, so It will be worth that money IMO...

What a bueatiful bike and the brakes are freakin awesome.... the ride is so mellow and predictable too. I hardly broke a sweat on it.
 

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seems like a fair price. what are you waiting for?

I've been looking at a Scott Scale 50 myself...
 

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jdreher55 said:
seems like a fair price. what are you waiting for?

I've been looking at a Scott Scale 50 myself...
The usual crap..I owe taxes, should fix the truck and I need to think about getting a new heating system in my house before the freeze.

So hard to resist the toys though:madman:
 

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Eric2.0 said:
The usual crap..I owe taxes, should fix the truck and I need to think about getting a new heating system in my house before the freeze.

So hard to resist the toys though:madman:
You need to get your priorities together... bike first.:p
 

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carlos91 said:
go for it .. huge step up from the DB
The DB is a tough, good bike(won't break) but I noticed three things about the RockHopper I liked better than the DB... First the obvious...It is a lot lighter than the DB, the front forks feel more plush and like they are actually working rather than just that pogo stick feel and third, the gearing is way better. I think I could make it up that hill on the RockHopper..... I felt good on the RockHopper like I could throw it around a bit.

I think the DB was to big for me, now that I have rode the RockHopper.
 

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Sure you want to replace your super rad DB? I thought that bike was the bomb diggity, the best bike ever, the shizzle, as the kids might say?
 

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jdreher55 said:
You need to get your priorities together... bike first.:p
I used to have that attitude, but now approaching mid-30's I gots ta get smarter with my spending.

I once spent 3,000 dollars on a radio control helicopter, got up in the air with it, panicked and it hit a tree...bent everything.... Also in that same month....I was two months behind in rent:rolleyes:

I'm starting to smartin up though..plus it feels better when you buy a toy when you know yo ucan afford it rather than having that guilty feeling knowing you shouldn't have.

I'l get it eventually, but at least I know what I want.....that bike is awesome.
 

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Eric2.0 said:
I used to have that attitude, but now approaching mid-30's I gots ta get smarter with my spending.

I once spent 3,000 dollars on a radio control helicopter, got up in the air with it, panicked and it hit a tree...bent everything.... Also in that same month....I was two months behind in rent:rolleyes:

I'm starting to smartin up though..plus it feels better when you buy a toy when you know yo ucan afford it rather than having that guilty feeling knowing you shouldn't have.

I'l get it eventually, but at least I know what I want.....that bike is awesome.
lol I certainly agree. best to have things paid for rather than using your rent money to buy toys... if I didn't have to make a house payment I'd have a room full of toys.
 

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nachomc said:
Sure you want to replace your super rad DB? I thought that bike was the bomb diggity, the best bike ever, the shizzle, as the kids might say?
Oh shat up:rolleyes:

For a bike under 400 bucks, being new to the sport and that bullett proof frame..it is a good bike and could be a rockhopper with the better forks and things on it. It's a starter bike though for people who don't want to spend 1200 bucks or more only because it has the cheaper stuff on it..quality, but the cheaper line to make it affordable to the average person. Pro's however like the DB frame and custom build them up.

I never bragged the DB up that much...errrrr
 

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Eric2.0 said:
Oh shat up:rolleyes:

For a bike under 400 bucks, being new to the sport and that bullett proof frame..it is a good bike and could be a rockhopper with the better forks and things on it. It's a starter bike though for people who don't want to spend 1200 bucks or more only because it has the cheaper stuff on it..quality, but the cheaper line to make it affordable to the average person. Pro's however like the DB frame and custom build them up.

I never bragged the DB up that much...errrrr
You made a whole thread about how super rad mega pimp it was

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=632351
 

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You've already got a bike.

What size stem does it have? Does it feel too big or too small?

If the Response can be made to fit you well without compromising handling, you should price a nice suspension fork and wheelset before you get too worried about getting a whole new bike. Putting a better fork on my Hardrock made it feel like a whole new bike. You won't recover much of the purchase cost of the Response - it's basically a sunk cost at this point.
 

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AndrwSwitch said:
You've already got a bike.

What size stem does it have? Does it feel too big or too small?

If the Response can be made to fit you well without compromising handling, you should price a nice suspension fork and wheelset before you get too worried about getting a whole new bike. Putting a better fork on my Hardrock made it feel like a whole new bike. You won't recover much of the purchase cost of the Response - it's basically a sunk cost at this point.
what fork did you put on your hardrock?
 

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jdreher55 said:
what fork did you put on your hardrock?
It's the '07 Comp Disc. I found an '06 80mm Manitou R7 Platinum on EBay.

The '07 Hardrocks were still speced with 100mm forks. So mine is a little twitchy, but it still tracks better than it did with the RST, and I've had a 2.2" front tire lately that mellows the handling a little. The weight difference was huge - I'm normally not a weight weenie, but I think it was multiple pounds. My heavy front end suddenly became easy to pop up. And while the travel is nominally less, being able to tune spring rate and having less stiction means I use all the travel I have - I decided to buy a new fork after the RST froze up. I also really love the SPV damper. There aren't many suspension settings to mess around with, and none to remember to play with during a ride.
 

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I am bidding on a 2007 Hardrock for my wife right now and noticed the 100mm travel. My hardrock is a '10 with 80mm travel and I don't want to replace the fork, rather replace the bike but I think i'll kill this fork before I have the money for a whole new bike. I guess most forks are going to be better than this sweet Suntour. Still watching ebay for a good deal on a used fork.
 

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nachomc said:
You made a whole thread about how super rad mega pimp it was

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=632351
Notice how I said "I know better bang for the buck is out there" and "it is a great bike, just geared toward the bulk market as an entry into sport biking" and to whoever thinks it's junk "I didn't care what they said"
In no way did I say it was the greatest thing ever, pimp out, mega awesome THE BEST out there:rolleyes: The rest of that post describes how it handled...I never been on a bike that could wheelie and move like the Response could.
The SL Rockhopper is a far more expensive bike and has better stuff on it stock...It's an intermediate bike that I like to ride...Of course it will be a better bike than the Response.

Your Twit post has no substance and don't E-**** with me, boy....take your grudge and shove it up your ass, because I eat cyber **** like you for breakfast...don't test me, now BACK OFF!:madmax:
 
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