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    HardRock Comp Disc or RockHopper Comp Disc ???

    Which one should i pick for a beginner rider.?

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    Go with the Rockhopper. I am serious. You will not regret it. It's easier to upgrade and has the better frame of the two. Yeah, it's a bit more expensive but it is well worth it.

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    i did rockhopper. u should too.

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    if you're just strolling around town, go for the hardrock, otherwise, do the rockhopper
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    if i pick the rockhopper, do i still need to do upgrades on it. on my LBS its 729$ for an 09 rockhopper comp disc. is that a good deal??

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    Quote Originally Posted by allancold
    if i pick the rockhopper, do i still need to do upgrades on it. on my LBS its 729$ for an 09 rockhopper comp disc. is that a good deal??
    What kind of upgrades are you talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by allancold
    if i pick the rockhopper, do i still need to do upgrades on it. on my LBS its 729$ for an 09 rockhopper comp disc. is that a good deal??
    you really don't "need" upgrades on anything..
    if you wanted a bike with top-shelf components then you'd be looking at a lot more money than what a rockhopper costs.
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    I think either bike would be good.

    If you aren't sure if you will like riding, go with the Hardrock.
    If you have some riding history, go with the Rockhopper.

    I think either bike will be good for a beginner off the shelf. You can begin to upgrade parts as things break or wear out.

    I looked for a HR Comp Disc, but a 2010 isn't on the site. I do like the components on the RH more, less Suntour (based on the 2009).

    What it comes down to is buy what you will ride. Have fun, ride your bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosborn
    What kind of upgrades are you talking about?

    not really sure. i just want to know if i need to or it will work just fine for awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allancold
    not really sure. i just want to know if i need to or it will work just fine for awhile.
    It'll work just fine. Upgrade things as needed (in other words - as they wear out). You might try looking at the closeout 2009 bikes. Specialized is cutting the prices on these and you should be able to find a good deal. For what it's worth, the Rockhopper Comp Disc is a fine bike and, in my opinion, a much nicer bike than the Hardrock Comp Disc. Shoot, the frame alone makes the Rockhopper a better bike. You see, the frame they use on the Rockhopper used to be the frame they used on the Stumpjumper a few years ago. The Stumpjumper is one level up (i.e. higher) than the Rockhopper. That means just a few short years ago the frame that is on the Rockhopper was being used by professional riders.

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    yup, the 09 rockhopper was specialized's flagship hardtail aluminum frame in 07.
    not to mention the hardrock's are now 80mm..
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