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Old 09-06-02, 05:23 AM   #1
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Specialized Hardrock Uno vs Rockhopper A1 FS

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I am in Australia and I am newish to mountain bikes. I am looking at two Specialized bikes. The full suspension Specialized Hardrock Uno and the hardtail Specialized Rockhopper A1 FS. The prices are:

Specialized Hardrock Uno: AU$900 (US$450)
Specialized Rockhopper A1 FS: AU$1200 (US$600)

In the US Specialized web site, it lists the Uno as being the more expensive bike. Why?

I am looking at doing some offroad (not many jumps). What bike is best value for me?

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Oh I was considering another bike. The Mongoose Rockadile LTD. This is the top of the range Rockadile. It goes for AU$900 or $US 450. This has full Deore componentry.
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Well the uno is more expensive because it is dually. Make sure the local shop you are buying from didn't skimp on any of the parts to make a cheaper bike.

I would go with a rockhopper. Build up your skills and practice with it. In a year or two when you have gotten beyond the 'newish' level get a dually.

You will also know at that point what geometry you like to ride on. This helps when you are intermediate to advanced rider.
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