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    New question here. Rockhopper 2011 vs Rockhopper 2011 Comp

    Hi Guys,

    i was sure someone would have asked this before and did search before posting, but i didnt find anything on it.

    I'm looking to get a new bike soon and have been eyeing up these two bikes:

    Rockhopper 2011 http://www.cyclesurgery.com/speciali...-product/20670 (699.99)

    Specification

    Frame
    Specialized M4SL fully manipulated alloy frame, fully butted, integrated HT, forged dropouts w/ replaceable derailleur hanger, disc only
    Fork
    SR Suntour SF11-XCR-DS-26-LO-SP, 80mm, 1pc. alloy lower, 30mm steel stanchions, hyd. damping w/ mic-tuned spike valve & LO
    Headset
    Integrated 1-1/8" threadless, Campy type full cartridge bearings
    Rear Hub
    Forged alloy, mid flange, double sealed, ground race, machined disc mount and flanges, cassette, QR, 32h
    Front Hub
    Forged alloy, hi/low flange, double sealed, ground race, machined disc mount and flange, QR, 28h
    Spokes
    2mm (14g) stainless
    Rims
    Alex RHD 26", alloy double wall, pinned w/eyelets
    Front Tyre
    Specialized The Captain Sport, 26x2.0", 60TPI, wire bead
    Rear Tyre
    Specialized The Captain Sport, 26x2.0", 60TPI, wire bead
    Shift levers
    Shimano SL-M590 Deore trigger
    Front Derailleur
    Shimano Alivo, 34.9mm clamp, top swing, dual pull
    Rear Derailleur
    Shimano Deore 9sp Shadow Long cage
    Cassette
    Shimano HG50, 9-speed, 11-34t
    Chain
    KMC X9 w/ reusable Missing Link
    Crankset
    Shimano FC-M430-8, Octalink spline
    Bottom bracket
    Shimano BB-ES25, Octalink spline, cartridge bearing, 68mm x 118mm
    Seatpost
    Alloy two bolt, 12.5mm offset, micro adjust, 30.9mm
    Saddle
    Specialized Rockhopper XC, Body Geometry, 143mm width, front and rear bumpers
    Handlebar
    Butted alloy riserbar, 25mm rise, 8 degree back sweep, 6 degree up
    Stem
    3D forged alloy, 7 degree rise, 31.8mm clamp
    Grips
    Specialized Enduro, dual compound Kraton, no flange, 131mm
    Front Brake
    Shimano BR-M505 hydraulic disc brake, dual piston, 160mm rotor
    Rear Brake
    Shimano BR-M505 hydraulic disc brake, dual piston, 160mm rotor
    Brake levers
    Shimano BR-M505 hydraulic


    Rockhopper 2011 Comp http://www.cyclesurgery.com/speciali...-product/20590 (899.99)

    Specification

    Frame
    Specialized M4SL fully manipulated alloy frame, fully butted, integrated HT, forged dropouts w/ replaceable derailleur hanger, disc only
    Fork
    RockShox Recon Silver SL, magnesium lower, 1 1/8" alloy steerer, 32mm Cr-Mo stanchions, coil spring w/ preload, external rebound adj. & LO
    Headset
    Integrated 1-1/8" threadless, Campy type full cartridge bearings
    Rear Hub
    Forged alloy, mid flange, double sealed, ground race, machined disc mount and flanges, cassette, QR, 32h
    Front Hub
    Forged alloy, hi/low flange, double sealed, ground race, machined disc mount and flange, QR, 28h
    Spokes
    2mm (14g) stainless
    Rims
    DT-Swiss 445, 26", alloy double wall disc, pinned w/ eyelets
    Front Tyre
    Specialized The Captain Control, 26x2.0", 60TPI, tubeless ready aramid bead
    Rear Tyre
    Specialized The Captain Control, 26x2.0", 60TPI, tubeless ready aramid bead
    Shift levers
    Shimano SL-M590 Deore trigger
    Front Derailleur
    Shimano Deore, 34.9mm clamp, top swing, dual pull
    Rear Derailleur
    Shimano SLX 9sp Shadow Long cage
    Cassette
    Shimano HG50, 9-speed, 11-34t
    Chain KMC X9L w/ reusable Missing Link
    Crankset
    Shimano FC-M521, Hollowtech, Octalink spline
    Bottom bracket
    Shimano BB-ES25, Octalink spline, cartridge bearing, 68mm x 118mm
    Seatpost
    Alloy two bolt, 12.5mm offset, micro adjust, 30.9mm< dd>
    Saddle
    Specialized Rockhopper XC, Body Geometry, 143mm width, front and rear bumpers
    Handlebar
    Butted alloy riserbar, 25mm rise, 8 degree back sweep, 6 degree up
    Stem
    3D forged alloy, 7 degree rise, 31.8mm clamp
    Grips
    Specialized Enduro, dual compound Kraton, no flange, 131mm
    Front Brake
    Avid Juicy 3 SL hydraulic disc, alloy backed pads, 160mm G2 Clean Sweep Rotor
    Rear Brake
    Avid Juicy 3 SL hydraulic disc, alloy backed pads, 160mm G2 Clean Sweep Rotor
    Brake levers
    Avid Juicy 3 SL hydraulic.


    I have the good ol cycle to work voucher thing so can spend up to 1000. but im torn between getting the rockhopper and then spending 300 on some extra gear (helmet, lock etc) or weather i should just get the 2011 comp - i,e is it definately worth the 200 extra?

    Im new to biking havent had one for years but want to get going and will be taking it to trails when i am ready.

    Thanks in advance for your suggestion guys.

    Stef
    Last edited by sgauntlett; 05-02-2011 at 07:36 AM. Reason: Updated details

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    I'd lean towards the comp. I think the fork is probably better and the drivetrain is better (SLX vs Deore RD, Deore vs Alivio FD). The tires are a bit nicer, although I would get a Purgatory 2.2 for the front and keep the extra Captain for when the rear wears down.

    I think it really comes down to the fork though and I don't know that much about Suntour, but the Rockshox has bigger stanchions. The other thing that seems weird is the Suntour is only 80mm? I'm wondering if the Rockshox is 100.

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    From what i have read after googling the fork, it does have 100mm travel.
    Thanks for your reply and help dundundata, i recon ill go with the comp..

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    2011 Specialized Enduro Comp - Lyrik RC2DH
    Rollin' on 26's

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