I recently purchased a Specialized Rockhopper (base 09 model). I've had it a few months and done about 2000km nearly all on road. To begin with, it was great, but I seem to have three problems:
There is a lot of friction through the gears, so much so, one time I couldn't freewheel anymore. I seem to be oiling up the gears every week to keep them moving.
There is occasional noise coming from the crank, sounds like bearings.
This weekend, I noticed three spokes on the rear wheel broken.
I'm a big guy, 2m tall, 105Kg but I bought a big bike, 23" frame. Should I have bought something more substantial ? I thought Specialized were foolproof ? What should I do with the above problems, go back to the dealer & request a service or upgrade the spokes myself ? I am tempted to buy a better bike, something stronger with better gears, still a hardtail. What would you recommend for around 1000euros, ($1500) ?