Mountain Biking - New to Mountain Biking
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10-16-06, 07:44 PM
I am wanting to get into Mountain Biking but i am on a budget. I dont want to spend more than $500.00. I saw a Specialized Rockhopper for $350.00. Please help me pick a really good bike for the money i want to spend. Also, i live in Miami and am 5'10 290lbs. I am really wanting this to lose weight as well. Thanks guys!:D
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10-16-06, 08:38 PM
a rockhopper for $350 sounds like a good deal to me. Those start at $520, so you're getting a good deal. What year is it? I'm new to the sport as well and picked up a Trek 4300 for about $350, around two months ago. I think if you ride the Rockhopper and like it, then it's a good deal. The rockhopper is better spec'd than my bike, it has a much better fork, and better front derailleur. the other stuff is just like a specialized finishing kit, whereas the bike i got had bontrager.
10-17-06, 09:02 AM
Its a 2007 Rockhopper. I dont know jack abt the sport and need some helpful insight as to what is good and what is not. i dont want to make a bad decision on my first bike. Either way, if there is someone out there who can help please do and thanks for having me in your forums.
10-17-06, 02:36 PM
well i'm quite sure that a rockhopper is a great deal for $350, i don't know why nobody else has replied. I don't know what else to recommend in that price range, but if you ride the rockhopper and like it, then i would buy it. maybe you shoud change the thread title to "rockhopper for $350?"
10-17-06, 02:48 PM
welcome to the forum, and if you can get a new rockhopper for $350 and it fits you, go for it.
10-17-06, 06:35 PM
If you're looking at a leftover 06 demonstrator (rental) Rockhopper, then the $350 price tag is about right, but still a very good deal. I paid $360 for my leftover 05 demonstrator Rockhopper one year ago. I think it was a really good deal despite the paint scratches. If you're looking at a new Rockhopper for $350, check the serial number to be sure it's not stolen. If it isn't grab it, that's a great price.
IMHO the base Rockhopper is a very stable bike/frame for the money. If I had it to do over again, I'd still buy the Rockhopper.
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