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Hi all.
I am looking forward to buying a new mountain bike and have narrowed the choices down to the Specialized Rockhopper and the Trek 4500 Disc models. They are both for around $700 at my local bike shop. I was just wondering what bike has better overall parts and which bike is the better of the two. I have test ridden both and I don't think I could go wrong with either, I just want to know what you guys think.
Thanks!!
 

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I would go with a Rockhopper. It's a better all around bike, and will still perform excellent on the trails. I have a '10 RH comp and can't complain.
 

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I second the suggestion to negotiate. You have nothing to lose, and you might find that he may be more eager to make a sale than he's letting on...
 

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I bought a new bike last year. I road both and ended up with the RH. I just liked the way it handled better.

Go ride both again...

And Yes don't be afraid to ask for a better price. The worst that can happen is a No...
 

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I had the exactly the same question. I have been looking at those two same bikes. But I can't find anyone in that actually has Specialized Rockhopper stock for a test ride.
 

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google it

try
Specialized {{your area}}

then call those people

I did that with my search and found the cannondale and specialized dealers
also, checkout the mfg websites
 

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skewe said:
google it

try
Specialized {{your area}}

then call those people

I did that with my search and found the cannondale and specialized dealers
also, checkout the mfg websites
oh I've done that - but none of the austin,texas dealer have it in stock in a 19" or 21".
 

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Thanks for all your help.
I went into my LBS, Pauls cycling, and struck a super deal. I purchased a Specialized Rockhopper comp 29er new with a helmet for $800. Mainly because of a military discount. I get the bike tomorrow and can not wait to try it out!!
 

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Good choice bluehornet18!

Make sure you post some pictures up!
 
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