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    2010 specialized rockhopper 29er singlespeed

    Well i just made the plunge and bought this bike only the one I got was the 17" size. I am a newcomer coming with heavy experience in BMX. Totally looking forward to getting on this thing unfortunately I have to wat about 2 weeks since they didnt have one in stock. I talked to a few people at the place where I bought the bike who have made the switch to SS 29ers and they said it was amazing to ride.

    If anyone has any opinions in regards to this bike then feel free to let me know. Just looking for any and all feedback.

    Also looking for some suggestions on what type of pedals I should go for. Lemme know!!

    HOLLA!!
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    eww , is that aluminum? I like how they made the chain stand out
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    "eww" as in ugly...thanks for the feedback i think?

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    My prediction: you will like it.

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    Yeah, you can do really neat things with Aluminum tubing. Although I'm still a big fan of plain Jane steel.

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    It looks nice but I dont likve aluminum frames
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    You will love it!!!! I have a ROCKHOPPER COMP 29r 2009 geared version which I SSpeeded and put PRO xcr carbon fork on it, RRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.... Greetz from Finland!

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    http://velospace.org/node/24822

    i love my '09
    although they did go to ebb for '10...i love my sliders.

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    http://twentynineinches.com/2010/03/...t-impressions/

    I have a couple of weeks left before the SS 'Hopper goes home to Specialized. It has been a fun ride. Not that it is perfect and all that, but for the $$ it is a sweet bike. I will have final thoughts in a week or so.

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    what is "ebb"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmxking45
    what is "ebb"?
    fits in the bottom bracket shell and serves as a tensioner for the chain instead of horizontal drops or sliding drops
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    Wow that is a very interesting concept!! I feel like so much torque happens down there that this could be a weak spot in my own experiences with BMX....interesting concept none-the-less!

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    YAY it came finally!! Couldnt be happier with the bike!! The fit is perfect and the ride is a dream!! I am gonna kill it on the trails with this thing. I allready took it offroading around town taking it off big ass rocks and some nice drop-offs....i even aired it out a few times on the ride home as well as taking it down a nice 20 step set of stairs!! When I got home I made my first mod to it by putting on my old BMX pedals (anodized blue) that were much grippy'r that the stockers that were on there. Cant wait to hit the woods with this thing and get on some real trails!!

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    Sounds like a good way to baptise your bike! Watch out with the "drops" and "airs", though: you're not riding a bmx

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    so should I avoid that kind of stuff on 29 inch wheels?

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    Just don't do any huge drops and you'll be ok. 3 foot, 6 foot to a tranny, etc... should be ok.

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    EBB vs. Sliders

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny the boy
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    i love my '09
    although they did go to ebb for '10...i love my sliders.
    I had the 09 stumpy 29er with sliders, and "traded" for the Black and Tan 2010 Stumpy SS with EBB. The sliders provided more adjustability than the EBB, I have to add/remove chain links to go from the 17 to 21 cogs on the EBB; the sliders traveled enough.

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    That's a sweet lookin' ride!!
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    Now I just need to invest in a bash guard. I would like one that has the red anodized look to it....any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmxking45
    Now I just need to invest in a bash guard. I would like one that has the red anodized look to it....any suggestions?
    I think Home brewed components makes one
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    e-13 red clear plexiglass bashguard.
    looks the 'nads!

    don't listen to anyone telling you not to drop on this bike, it's just a frikking bicycle, enjoy it.
    just remember, it's not a bmx, more like a regular xc mountain bike, so until you get beefier wheels they're the weak point.
    years of bmx probably means you don't land like a dead monkey so as long as you're carrying speed or have decent transitions, shouldn't be a problem.
    I'd also expect you to start noticing the wheel flex when things get hairy so I'm confident you'll find your own limits.

    EDIT: oh yeah, rock a shorter stem to get the front end up more easily!
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by byknuts
    EDIT: oh yeah, rock a shorter stem to get the front end up more easily!
    hmmmm....now that is something I have noticed is my lack of ability to get the front wheel higher off the ground when i pull up as well as my inability to manual the bike. Perhaps the shorter stem would help the situation. Thanks for the tips!!

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