Realistic expectations from LBS?
Hey all, been lurking for a while but finally have to ask a question. Recently picked up a base Rockhopper and spent a couple of weeks having some fun on pavement and a local singletrack. Took it back to the LBS to get my free 30 day adjustment. My breaks were a little loose, forks were squeaking like baby squirrels, chain was popping off the bottom ring when hitting the trail. Little things. Got it back, did not have a chance to ride it last night (rained hard). Hopped on it to ride to work this morning, going pretty slow I go over a curb, 4-5 inches, step on the pedals to get going and bite it. Chain popped from the large ring but not all the way to the middle, but the crank spun when I stepped on it and that is why I bought it, (crash).
Is this me? Is something still need tightened? Should I need to be this cautious going over a curb that I need to check things before I start pedaling? I am not being sarcastic, well, maybe a little because I did take this through an ok single track and had few issues with the bike. I don't have the experience to know what I should expect from my LBS and my bike. Do I need to shorten my chain? Just picked up a sram 68 to replace my chain anyway, should I make it a little shorter? I know that for 499 plus tax I did not just by a miracle on wheels but I think it should be more ridable than it is now. Right? Wrong?