I just picked up an '08 Specialized Rockhopper. I used to ride bmx when i was in high school and now that im in college i wanted to get back into riding but wanted a mountain bike instead. Anyways i just have a few concerns about the bike... starting to think this bike wont hold up like i thought...
First off the first time i went over the bars i bent the front rim... caught something that caused me to go over... kinda pissed me off cause i expected stronger parts on a 600 dollar bike ( i know that might not seem expensive to some but im a broke college kid). it didnt bent it much but it wobbled noticeably. It has alex double wall rims ( RHD's possibly) are these weak rims or did i really hit that hard? I just pissed with the spokes to get it good enough to ride some more... ill take it in soon to get my one free tune up and tell them about what i did and hope they can fix it better.
Second, if im braking fairly hard with the front brakes the front wheel seems to get sucked back from the braking force but also to the left (im assuming it goes to the left because the brakes on that side and it sucks it over for some reason). I just hate the feeling of the front end having play... the fork is a rock shox dart 3 so is this fork just not that strong or do most all forks have play like this?
Lastly if i go backwards at all on the bike it likes to change gears... does it just need adjusted or do all bikes tend to do that?... or i could always go single speed...
sorry its kinda long but thanks to those that took the time to read through and try to help
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