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  1. #1
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    '13 HardRock 29 Disc vs '13 Rockhopper 29

    I'm going to the LBS tomorrow to re-ride the Hardrock in XL and hopefully try the XXL if they have it in stock. I've been researching things and I was content buying the Hardrock, but willing to spend the extra cash if it's worthwhile on the Rockhopper.

    Are the Rockhopper parts worth the upgrade for me at 6'6 / 6'7 and 260 lbs? Or should I stick with the Hardrock Disc 29 and have less money into it for when the need to repair/upgrade arises?

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    Well comparing the $700 Hardrock Sport Disc 29 @ $700 with the Rockhopper 29 @ $880

    -The fork is a little better
    -The frame is a little more reinforced
    - The drivetrain is quite better
    - Most importantly, the wheelset is better

    And the paintjob is IMO way better on the Rockhopper.

    The crankset on the Hard Rock is cheap square taper, no thanks. The shifters and derrailleurs on both bikes are weak, as is the fork and the brakes. I wouldn't put a 260 on either one personally.

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