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    What year is my Rockhopper?

    Can anyone help me determine the year of my Specialized Rockhopper I just picked up? All Diacomp/Shimano. I have the serial number as well if there is a database.


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    Nice set-up on that bike, did you pay for a bike fitting?

    I think your bike is a 1995 Rockhopper A1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mechagouki View Post
    Nice set-up on that bike, did you pay for a bike fitting?

    I think your bike is a 1995 Rockhopper A1.
    15yard penalty, unnecessary roughness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mechagouki View Post
    Nice set-up on that bike, did you pay for a bike fitting?

    I think your bike is a 1995 Rockhopper A1.
    Um, yea. I just brought it home and mocked it up.

    And thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Smedley View Post
    15yard penalty, unnecessary roughness.
    penalty declined.

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    I think its a '96.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mechagouki View Post
    Nice set-up on that bike, did you pay for a bike fitting?

    I think your bike is a 1995 Rockhopper A1.
    A1's were only made in 95&96.

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    Funny there's no serial number database for Rockhoppers. Maybe someone should start one. There can't be that many out there, right?
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    Saddle position is Devilock approved!
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    i think a suspension seatpost would look at home on that bike.

    another good upgrade would be grip shift x rays.

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    Is that aluminium or chromoly?

    Grumps

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    Interesting old bike.I can see gripshift and cantilever brakes.
    My best No.1 bike is Trek fuel ex8 with Rockshox Reba Race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    Is that aluminium or chromoly?

    Grumps
    Aluminum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimbruess View Post
    Interesting old bike.I can see gripshift and cantilever brakes.
    Whty is that?

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    Omfg
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    Are you sure? It looks ti to me.

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    Took it for a shall down run today. I have a couple of bugs to work out but man I love this bike !


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    Quote Originally Posted by Drummerboy1975 View Post
    Took it for a shall down run today. I have a couple of bugs to work out but man I love this bike !

    What's not to like? Solid bike, not too different from my Rockhopper FS ('98 or '99) with "nitanium" tubing, it rides a lot like steel. yours is aluminum. ride it the way it is, put some miles on it, adjust it so it feels right. ride the bike it will last a long time, enjoy!

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    I'd like to see more pictures but from a different angle.
    Does it have shimano deore XT rear derailuer?Brakes?
    I love old bikes.
    You don't have to get the latest and greatest to enjoy mountain biking.
    Not everyone can "keep up with the Jonses"
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    i like the pyrex chain thingy.
    everything sucks but my vacuum cleaner.

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    As you wish.










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    Thanks for granting my wish!
    There is good people on this forum!
    I love your new photos.They are excellent!
    What brand and model of digital camera did you use to take them?
    Now everybody can see more details of the bike.
    My best No.1 bike is Trek fuel ex8 with Rockshox Reba Race.

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    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimbruess View Post
    Thanks for granting my wish!
    There is good people on this forum!
    I love your new photos.They are excellent!
    What brand and model of digital camera did you use to take them?
    Now everybody can see more details of the bike.
    That's the 8mp camera on my Samsung Galaxy SII

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    I'm stoked you fixed the saddle angel and got some dirt on those tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    I'm stoked you fixed the saddle angel and got some dirt on those tires.
    Haha, yes sir. And loved every minute of it.

    I also brought the bars down bit. Fits and rides great!

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    Also a good move.
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    Thanks for the photos. I've never seen altus and stx up close like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Thanks for the photos. I've never seen altus and stx up close like that.
    LOL, we can start a new thread......

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    800 times nicer than many other MBs

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    I'm amazed those plastic spring retainers on the Altass cantis haven't exploded yet. When they do, you may as well chuck the calipers.

    The original Shimano pads seem to be doing a great job of sand papering the rims. I'd replace them with Kool Stops.

    Put end caps in those bars.
    They had to replace my metal plate with a plastic one

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    Did the crank set get worse between photo sessions?

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    Good move to remove the reflectors, too. They just get in the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cegrover View Post
    Did the crank set get worse between photo sessions?
    Looks like it went from an Acera/Alivio crank to an Altus.
    They had to replace my metal plate with a plastic one

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    Quote Originally Posted by cousineddie View Post
    Looks like it went from an Acera/Alivio crank to an Altus.
    so is that an upgrade? I didn't even know Altus had a full grouppo.

    It's so nice to learn about these things. I always get so confused when I pass bike racks at my local community college.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    so is that an upgrade? I didn't even know Altus had a full grouppo.

    It's so nice to learn about these things. I always get so confused when I pass bike racks at my local community college.
    Altus is a step down from Acera. It could be considered an upgrade if you're safety-minded and wanted a chainguard.
    They had to replace my metal plate with a plastic one

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    what's below an Altus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    what's below an Altus?
    Nobody even knows. And it doesn't matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    what's below an Altus?
    It used to be Tourney, back in the 90's.
    They had to replace my metal plate with a plastic one

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    now it's.....nothing? Excellent! I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    so is that an upgrade? I didn't even know Altus had a full grouppo.

    It's so nice to learn about these things. I always get so confused when I pass bike racks at my local community college.
    This is subtle snobbery at it's finest!

    Chapeau!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mechagouki View Post
    This is subtle snobbery at it's finest!

    Chapeau!

    Seriously, I almost spit out coffee reading her comment. Love it .

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    Geez.

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    Hang in there Dboy. It only hurts at first. It will get better.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    For the record, here are your original specs!

    BikePedia - 1996 Specialized Rockhopper A1 Complete Bicycle

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    We the people ... Whats Mine?

    my bike looks like that, dont know if its a 99' i was told it was a 99'.
    anyone have a mind to find out?
    i will post a picture if someone is interested in helping

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    Sigh.

    Lot of memories on a '96 Rockhopper A1 Comp. Stiff as heck, but she soldiered on a long time for me.
    Gunnar Rockhound - Hardtails in Reynolds 853 and True Temper OX Platinum are still a great idea.

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    Man I did a search to find out the year of this older rockhopper I have kicking around and didnt realize how many noodles are on here. Rippin this dude for gettin into riding thats sick! Keep shredding. And I thought only road bikers were tools....

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    Quote Originally Posted by njoypow View Post
    Man I did a search to find out the year of this older rockhopper I have kicking around and didnt realize how many noodles are on here. Rippin this dude for gettin into riding thats sick! Keep shredding. And I thought only road bikers were tools....
    'My two favorite things. Noodles and tools. Wait, I also like string cheese.

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