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    2009 specialized rockhopper expert 29er question.

    Im almost 100% sure im going to pick up a used 2009 specialized rockhopper expert 29er tomorrow and had a question for all of you. The guy is telling me its a 2009 but when looking on the specialized web site the bike looks a bit different. Did they make two different frames that year? This is going to be my first 29er and for $400 I think im getting a pretty good deal.
    Here's a picture from the website and one from the guy thats selling it.

    I have to post 5 more times then ill post some pictures.

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    Is it just me or is that a 26"?
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    Look on bikepedia....I think it's a regular 26" RH Comp??? That one came in a grey color.
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    Definitely not a 29er. The 29er's came in silver (expert), green and black with red graphics (comp).
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    if it's a 29 it's definitely worth $400, at least around here.

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    I looked but the specs dont match up. This the only picture I have of it.

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    Not sure why, but new posts are posting 4 posts up.
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    I guess I need another post to post pictures again.. kinda weird but here is post number 10 again!

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    TiGeo, I appreciate you help. I'm new to this stuff and dont want to get rigged.

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    thats a nice bike, but its not what you thought it was, and it's not worth $400. those run like $275 on craigslist around here.

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    That's weird, what is it then?

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    2009 RockHopper Comp Disc maybe?

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    Discs yeah, but they should be BB5's. Were the hydraulics added by a previous owner?
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    With hydraulic and disc breaks?

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    Yep, it's not the 29er. Move along.
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    Alright, thanks for all the help guys.

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    Specialized Bicycle Components : Rockhopper Expert Disc

    Colors off, but maybe the blue color scheme is a test-bike color?

    Specs seem right...

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    Was a 26... I called to double check it was a 29er and he told me yes... Drove 30miles to his house to find out it was a 26. Should of listened to you guys... I just want a bike bad! I might just go buy a new 2011 gt karakoram 1.0 for 699 at performance.

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    An easy (not always accurate) way to tell the quality of a stock bike in a picture, is the color of the sanction tubes on the fork. Silver = Not as good as bronze (in most instances).

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    I'll buy all of those Rockhopper Experts with the tektro hydraulics and air tora fork for $275. I sold the Tora off of mine for $200 after riding it for a couple of years. Pretty solid bike, albeit heavy.

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    anyone know the frame weight on the 2009 expert?

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    2009 Rockhopper Expert 29er (size 19") = 30.95 lbs. approx.

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