• 06-28-2011
    FL_rider
    2010 Specialized Rockhopper Comp vs 2011 Rockhopper
    Hey guys, I've been reading this forum for a while now and I need some input. I've basically narrowed my choices down to a Trek 4300, Trek Gary Fisher Marlin, and the Specialized Rockhopper. I went to the LBS today to test ride the Rockhopper. I did not get a chance to ride them because I wanted to ride a 19" (I'm 5'-10) and they had to order one, so I'm going back on Friday to ride a 17" / 17.5" / 19". I plan on test riding the Trek and GF tomorrow. However, the LBS with the Specialized has a 2010 Comp @ $699 and a 2011 (regular) @ $629. The guy mentioned that they could make me a deal on the 2010 Comp if I was interested (he didn't say how much). From looking online, I can really only see that the major difference is the better front fork on the Comp. Is there any other real significant differences between the two other than the color schemes? What kind of discount should I be looking for in a two year old new bike? Thanks for any input.

    2010
    Specialized M4 fully manipulated alloy frame, fully butted, ORE DT, externally relieved HT, forged dropouts w/ replaceable derailleur hanger, disc only
    REAR SHOCK
    FORK
    RockShox Dart 3 SL, 80/100mm, 1 piece magnesium lower, alloy steerer, adj. reb. damping w/ LO and preload adj., size-specific spring rates, disc only
    HEADSET
    1-1/8" threadless, loose ball
    STEM
    3D forged alloy, 7 degree rise, 31.8mm clamp
    HANDLEBARS
    Butted alloy riserbar, 25mm rise, 660mm wide, 8 degree back sweep, 7 degree up sweep
    GRIPS
    Specialized Enduro, dual compound Kraton, no flange, 131mm
    FRONT BRAKE
    Avid BB5, mechanical disc, 160mm G2 Clean Sweep rotor
    REAR BRAKE
    Avid BB5, mechanical disc, 160mm G2 Clean Sweep rotor
    BRAKE LEVERS
    Avid FR-5, alloy, two-finger linear pull
    FRONT DERAILLEUR
    Shimano Altus, 34.9mm clamp
    REAR DERAILLEUR
    SRAM X-5, mid cage
    SHIFT LEVERS
    SRAM X4-R trigger
    CASSETTE
    SRAM PG-830, 8-speed, 11-32t
    CHAIN
    KMC X8 w/ reuseable Missing Link
    CRANKSET
    SR SunTour, Octalink spline
    CHAINRINGS
    42S x 32S x 22S replaceable
    BOTTOM BRACKET
    Shimano BB-ES25, Octalink spline, cartridge bearing, 68mm x 118mm
    PEDALS
    Steel cage, composite body, 9/16"
    RIMS
    Alex RHD 26", pinned, alloy double wall, eyelets, 28h front and 32h rear
    FRONT HUB
    Forged alloy, hi/low flange, double sealed, ground race, machined disc mount, 32h
    REAR HUB
    Forged alloy, double sealed, ground race, machined disc mount, cassette, 32h
    SPOKES
    2mm (14g) stainless
    FRONT TIRE
    Specialized Fast Trak LK Sport, 26x2.0", 60TPI, wire bead
    REAR TIRE
    Specialized Fast Trak LK Sport, 26x2.0", 60TPI, wire bead
    INNER TUBES
    Schraeder valve
    SADDLE
    Specialized Rockhopper XC, Body Geometry, 143mm width, front and rear bumpers
    SEATPOST
    Alloy two bolt, 12.5mm offset, micro adjust, 30.9mm

    2011
    FRAME Specialized M4 fully manipulated alloy frame, fully butted, externally relieved HT, forged dropouts w/ replaceable derailleur hanger, disc only
    FORK SR Suntour SF11-XCR-DS-26-LO-SP, mag. lower, 30mm steel stanchions, hyd. damping w/ lock out and custom tuned spike valve
    HEADSET 1-1/8" threadless, loose ball
    STEM 3D forged alloy, 7 degree rise, 31.8mm clamp
    HANDLEBARS Butted alloy riserbar, 25mm rise, 8 degree back sweep, 6 degree up
    GRIPS Specialized Enduro, dual compound Kraton, no flange, 131mm
    FRONT BRAKE Avid BB5, mechanical disc, 160mm G2 Clean Sweep rotor
    REAR BRAKE Avid BB5, mechanical disc, 160mm G2 Clean Sweep rotor
    BRAKE LEVERS Alloy, linear pull
    FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Altus, 34.9mm clamp
    REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM X.5 8sp Mid cage
    SHIFT LEVERS SRAM X.4 trigger
    CASSETTE SRAM PG-830, 8-speed, 11-32t
    CHAIN KMC X8 w/ reusable Missing Link
    CRANKSET SR SunTour, Octalink spline
    CHAINRINGS 42S x 32S x 22S replaceable
    BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano BB-ES25, Octalink spline, cartridge bearing, 68mm x 118mm
    PEDALS Plastic platform, toe-clip compatible, reflectors, 9/16"
    RIMS Alex RHD 26", alloy double wall, pinned w/eyelets
    FRONT HUB Forged alloy, hi/low flange, double sealed, ground race, machined disc mount and flange, QR, 28h
    REAR HUB Forged alloy, mid flange, double sealed, ground race, machined disc mount and flanges, cassette, QR, 32h
    SPOKES 2mm (14g) stainless
    FRONT TIRE Specialized The Captain Sport, 26x2.0", 60TPI, wire bead
    REAR TIRE Specialized The Captain Sport, 26x2.0", 60TPI, wire bead
    INNER TUBES Presta valve
    SADDLE Specialized Rockhopper XC, Body Geometry, 143mm width, front and rear bumpers
    SEATPOST Alloy two bolt, 12.5mm offset, micro adjust, 30.9mm