Specialized Rockhopper Comp

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    So does anybody have a Specialized Rockhopper? Specificly the Comp level. I went on a test ride on one today. The only problem I had was that it didn't feel long enough. This would be easily solved by a longer stem and sliding the seat back a bit. But how do they hold up? I just got to ride around a parking lot and jump over some curbs and stuff. How do they perform on the trails?
     
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    "aTmSpectre" <[email protected]> wrote in
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    > So does anybody have a Specialized Rockhopper? Specificly the Comp
    > level. I went on a test ride on one today. The only problem I had was
    > that it didn't feel long enough. This would be easily solved by a
    > longer stem and sliding the seat back a bit. But how do they hold up?
    > I just got to ride around a parking lot and jump over some curbs and
    > stuff. How do they perform on the trails?
    >
    >


    Awesome. I've had mine for 3+ years and beat the holy hell out of it. It's
    an awesome all-around bike, and hasn't given me any mechanical trouble
    whatsoever. As for performance, I just took it to Downieville last weekend,
    where I felt somewhat out of place without a 5" duallie, and had a great
    time. With the exception of two pinch flats in the first two miles (which
    were my fault for not properly inflating) it did a superb job.

    As for size, the RH was my first mountain bike. I came from BMX and am ~6',
    so I'm used to a smaller frame that I can throw around. I picked up a 17"
    and am only now starting to realize that I need a *slightly* bigger bike for
    full leg extension and more comfortable long distance riding. I'll probably
    still buy a medium when I get my Stumpie.

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    > So does anybody have a Specialized Rockhopper? Specificly the Comp
    > level. I went on a test ride on one today. The only problem I had was
    > that it didn't feel long enough. This would be easily solved by a
    > longer stem and sliding the seat back a bit. But how do they hold up?
    > I just got to ride around a parking lot and jump over some curbs and
    > stuff. How do they perform on the trails?
    >
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    > aTmSpectre
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    That would more easily solved by buying the correct size bike. As
    hardtails go they are pretty good, I wouldn't spend the money on a
    Stumpjumper hard tail these days.
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