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  1. #1
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    Trek 6000, Trek 4500, Specialized Rockhopper Components & Price

    Which of these 3 bikes have the best components? They are all within my price range and I have narrowed several mountain bikes at my LBS down to these as they fit pretty well.

    How good are the forks on each?? I've used the shifters on bike #3 for years and like them quite a bit. Are they very different from the shifters on these other bikes??



    BIKE #1 price: $719

    Frame:

    WSD Alpha Black Aluminum w/semi-integrated head tube, twin taper down tube w/integrated gusset, formed top tube, wishbone seatstay, forged dropouts w/rack and fender mounts, replaceable derailleur hanger

    Front Suspension

    RockShox Dart 3 w/coil spring, rebound, TurnKey lockout, alloy steerer, WSD Rider Right spring weight, 100mm


    Wheels

    Shimano M475-L hubs; Bontrager Ranger rims
    Tires Bontrager Jones XR, 26x2.25" front, 26x2.20" rear

    Drivetrain

    Shifters SRAM X.5 trigger
    Front Derailleur SRAM X.5
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X.5
    Crank Shimano M442 44/32/22
    Cassette SRAM PG950 11-34, 9 speed
    Pedals Wellgo alloy platform

    Components

    Saddle Bontrager SSR WSD
    Seat Post Bontrager SSR, 31.6mm, 20mm offset
    Handlebars Bontrager Approved Riser, 25mm rise
    Stem Bontrager SSR, 10 degree
    Headset VP-A42E, 1-1/8" semi-integrated, sealed
    Brakeset Avid BB-5, mechanical disc w/Pro Max levers

    BIKE #2 Price: $679

    FRAME Specialized M4 fully manipulated alloy frame, fully butted, externally relieved HT, forged dropouts w/ replaceable derailleur hanger, disc only

    FORK SR Suntour SF11-XCR-DS-26-LO-SP, mag. lower, 30mm steel stanchions, hyd. damping w/ lock out and custom tuned spike valve

    HEADSET 1-1/8" threadless, loose ball
    STEM 3D forged alloy, 7 degree rise, 31.8mm clamp

    HANDLEBARS Butted alloy riserbar, 25mm rise, 8 degree back sweep, 6 degree up

    GRIPS Specialized Enduro, dual compound Kraton, no flange, 131mm

    FRONT BRAKE Avid BB5, mechanical disc, 160mm G2 Clean Sweep rotor

    REAR BRAKE Avid BB5, mechanical disc, 160mm G2 Clean Sweep rotor

    BRAKE LEVERS Alloy, linear pull

    FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Altus, 34.9mm clamp

    REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM X.5 8sp Mid cage

    SHIFT LEVERS SRAM X.4 trigger

    CASSETTE SRAM PG-830, 8-speed, 11-32t

    CHAIN KMC X8 w/ reusable Missing Link

    CRANKSET SR SunTour, Octalink spline

    CHAINRINGS 42S x 32S x 22S replaceable

    BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano BB-ES25, Octalink spline, cartridge bearing, 68mm x 118mm

    PEDALS Plastic platform, toe-clip compatible, reflectors, 9/16"

    RIMS Alex RHD 26", alloy double wall, pinned w/eyelets

    FRONT HUB Forged alloy, hi/low flange, double sealed, ground race, machined disc mount and flange, QR, 28h

    REAR HUB Forged alloy, mid flange, double sealed, ground race, machined disc mount and flanges, cassette, QR, 32h

    SPOKES 2mm (14g) stainless

    FRONT TIRE Specialized The Captain Sport, 26x2.0", 60TPI, wire bead

    REAR TIRE Specialized The Captain Sport, 26x2.0", 60TPI, wire bead

    INNER TUBES Presta valve

    SADDLE Specialized Rockhopper XC, Body Geometry, 143mm width, front and rear bumpers

    SEATPOST Alloy two bolt, 12.5mm offset, micro adjust, 30.9mm

    SEAT BINDER Alloy QR, nylon washer



    BIKE #3 Price: $591

    Frame

    Alpha Black Aluminum w/semi-integrated head tube, formed down tube w/integrated gusset, formed top tube, monostay seatstay, forged dropouts w/rack and fender mounts, replaceable derailleur hanger

    Front Suspension

    Suntour SF10-XCM-PM-HLO w/coil spring, preload, lockout, 100mm

    Wheels

    Wheels Shimano M475-L hubs; Bontrager Ranger rims
    Tires Bontrager Jones XR, 26x2.25" front, 26x2.20" rear

    Drivetrain

    Shifters Shimano M410, 8 speed
    Front Derailleur Shimano M310
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore
    Crank Shimano M361 42/32/22
    Cassette SRAM PG830 11-32, 8 speed
    Pedals Wellgo alloy platform

    Components

    Saddle Bontrager Race Lux
    Seat Post Bontrager SSR, 31.6mm, 20mm offset
    Handlebars Bontrager SSR, 25mm rise, 6 degree bend
    Stem Bontrager SSR, 10 degree
    Headset VP-A42E, 1-1/8" semi-integrated, sealed
    Brakeset Avid BB-5, mechanical disc w/Pro Max levers

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    Hi, are you looking at the 2012 model specs and is this in US? I have a 2011 Trek 4500 d and the specs look different.

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    I bought a Rockhopper Pro SL 29 this year and have been very impressed with the bike. Very upgradeable frame. It has a bit higher spec, so swapped the shifters for X-7 aluminum and zowie - fun HT to mess around with. The Rockhopper was my choice for a first 29, but the frame is pretty functional (I mounted a child seat for my baby daughter - Rockhopper has the braze ons for it in back).

    Good frame, M4 aluminum very nice. Which bike FITS best when you're on it? Forget spec and go with geometry first. I could just never get comfortable on a Trek. My other bike was a Rocky Mtn ETS-X50, but just built up an Intense Tracer. My Rockhopper can feel pretty stretched out, so flipped the stem upward to be a bit more upright. Fun Bike...

    Trek 6000 has best components, but I like the Specialized Frame and fork. If you like the Rockhopper, talk the the LBS guy about some upgrades to it - Fork (RockShox Recon is excellent) shifters, derailleur, even hydraulic brakes maybe for same price as the Trek or a couple bucks extra. depends on what parts he has around...

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    I picked up a 2011 Rockhopper a few months ago. I've been riding it XC/All Mountain and around town. Great bike that can handle a variety of different types of rides. I can't compare with the Treks since I've never ridden them but I can attest to the RH being a good solid bike.

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    HrznRider: Thanks for the input. I went w/the Trek 6000 as it fit better and component wise I think it made sense for me. I've only been able to ride in the city so far...it keeps raining right before I planned rides on the weekends Dying to get out there and really test her out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanjayc View Post
    Hi, are you looking at the 2012 model specs and is this in US? I have a 2011 Trek 4500 d and the specs look different.
    Actually I was looking and ended up buying the 2010 Trek WSD in US. I had a 4500 some years back and liked it but frame was too big for me. Stand over height is always an issue with me for mountain bikes as I'm short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by csrjr View Post
    I bought a Rockhopper Pro SL 29 this year and have been very impressed with the bike. Very upgradeable frame. It has a bit higher spec, so swapped the shifters for X-7 aluminum and zowie - fun HT to mess around with. The Rockhopper was my choice for a first 29, but the frame is pretty functional (I mounted a child seat for my baby daughter - Rockhopper has the braze ons for it in back).

    Good frame, M4 aluminum very nice. Which bike FITS best when you're on it? Forget spec and go with geometry first. I could just never get comfortable on a Trek. My other bike was a Rocky Mtn ETS-X50, but just built up an Intense Tracer. My Rockhopper can feel pretty stretched out, so flipped the stem upward to be a bit more upright. Fun Bike...

    Trek 6000 has best components, but I like the Specialized Frame and fork. If you like the Rockhopper, talk the the LBS guy about some upgrades to it - Fork (RockShox Recon is excellent) shifters, derailleur, even hydraulic brakes maybe for same price as the Trek or a couple bucks extra. depends on what parts he has around...
    Yeah, after I rode the RH around I found the geometry didn't quite fit me. I'll wear out this fork a bit and then upgrade. Thanks for all of the guidance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicago Ryder View Post
    Yeah, after I rode the RH around I found the geometry didn't quite fit me. I'll wear out this fork a bit and then upgrade. Thanks for all of the guidance!
    That's the best decision - the bike has to fit. Enjoy!

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    its a MTB, not a piece of paper. go ride in the rain!

    ps, the 6000 is the best of the 3
    2010 GT Avalanche Expert

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    I have a 08 6000, it served me well but haven't been back on it since I bought my Mojo. The 6000 was definitely worth the money. I beat the hell out of it and it just took it all. Congrats on the new bike, get out there!


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