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    RockHopper Comp 2011 VS RockHopper 2012

    I believe they both have MSRP of $880 but RH 2011 will be at least $50 to $80 cheaper than the 2012 since it's an older model.

    Is the $50-$80 more worth it for the 2012 model?

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    The specs look pretty much the EXACT same........pick a color scheme....and buy it.

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    Is there much difference between Acera and Alivio components? I'm looking at either a 2011 or 2012 RH Comp 29 and this is the main difference (also Tektro Draco vs Avid Elixir 1 brakes).

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    Very interested in this question as well... I have my eye on a 2011 RH Comp 29, and the LBS wont budge on the price ($989)

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    Get the 2011 RH Comp 29. I picked one up yesterday and it's awesome. The thing that swayed it for me was the sliding dropout frame which adds future versatility that no other RH has. Also, the satin finish is lovely. Just bear in mind that it doesn't have rack mounts. The Tektro brakes seem fine - they stop me when I'm moving so they do the job. I tried some Avids on another bike at the shop and they didn't really work for me. The Alivio components are smooth and work perfectly.

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    I have a 2010 RH SS 29er with EBB. It is actually my second bike to my Bandersnatch 1x10 custom build that I just completed. I love the bike so much that I bought a derailleur hanger and am about to hang my 1x set up and most of the parts from the Bander build on the RH. If I like it as much as I think I will, I will have a 29er that I can swap back and forth fairly easily from 1x to SS. The RH would go from a stock spec to a Manitou Tower fork, white Stan's Flows, SLX Crank, X.9 10sp RD/shifters, and an Easton Haven Cockpit. Looking forward to getting started on the swap on Wednesday hopefully.

    Done deal....

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    Having the same problem myself with the RH 2010 SL and th 2011 Comp

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    My wonderful wife surprised me and picked up the 2011 for me. I was SUPER surprised and am extremely happy with it.
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    Well done to your wife. It's a great bike.

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    Wifes.

    Can your wife call mine to give her some ideas?

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    My wonderful wife surprised me and picked up the 2011 for me. I was SUPER surprised and am extremely happy with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HalFliP View Post
    I have a 2010 RH SS 29er with EBB. It is actually my second bike to my Bandersnatch 1x10 custom build that I just completed. I love the bike so much that I bought a derailleur hanger and am about to hang my 1x set up and most of the parts from the Bander build on the RH. If I like it as much as I think I will, I will have a 29er that I can swap back and forth fairly easily from 1x to SS. The RH would go from a stock spec to a Manitou Tower fork, white Stan's Flows, SLX Crank, X.9 10sp RD/shifters, and an Easton Haven Cockpit. Looking forward to getting started on the swap on Wednesday hopefully.

    Done deal....

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    How do you like the ride of the RH with the Tower Pro? I'm thinking of swapping out the Suntour on my 2012 for a Tower Pro. What travel did you get?

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