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  1. #1
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    New question here. Rockhopper Pro or Carve .. HELP !!!

    Hi all,
    Noob here. Looking for my first real (not off the shelf) mountain bike. I am a larger guy at 6'3 and 290lbs. I am down to two bikes in my $1300-$1600 price range. The 2013 Rockhopper Pro or spend the extra on the Carve Comp. I will be doing light to moderate trail riding and a little bit on roads. Any help or advise about these two bikes or even other bikes they may work/last better for me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance....

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    Feb 2013
    I was in the same boat between those two models. I picked the carve comp for the better stock wheel set and the recon air fork as I don't plan on upgrading anything for a while.

  3. #3
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    Jul 2012
    both 2X10, both bikes have same brakes, one is X7 carbon rear mid cage derailer (carve), other is SLX, fork goes to the carve. I do not see "2 Bliss" on ether spec sheet. I would buy what you can afford, if possible go for the expert, you get XT derailer and better brakes.

    2012 XXL Carve Expert

  4. #4
    Trail Rider
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    Jun 2009
    Carve comes with Ground Controls, which are tubeless... wheels are ready for tubeless conversion too.

    Go Carve, if its in your budget.

  5. #5
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    Apr 2012
    Carve. Now has a significantly better frame than the Rockhopper (lighter alloy), in addition to the better fork and wheels.

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