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    Rockhopper????

    Alright I want to upgrade from my hardrock. I have recently discovered an incredibly sweet place to bike. I went yesterday and I have never had that much fun on a bike. I bent my cassette, so I'm really looking at getting a new bike. Its in Toccoa, GA I rode the ATV trails above the college here. One thing is it takes a 3 mile climp to get to them. I really like hardtails, I've never truely ridden a full suspension (only around my uncles bike shop). I think I want a Specialized Rockhopper pro disc all mountain (the one w/ the 130mm Marzocchi Drop Off fork). The ATV trails are mainly 2-4ft jumps, I was wondering if the Rockhopper can hold up to this, I know every one says a HT is better at dirt jumps. But I do so much more than dirt jumps alone.
    I'm going to attempt to show you what the ATV trails are like.
    / = 2-4 jump

    ________/________/__________/_______/_________/_________/

    Then some stuff that looks like a giant rounded stair case.

    Keep in mind that what goes down, must come up. Baisically we have to climb everything if we want to go down it.
    I really need to know if the fram itself will do ok. As parts break/mess up (I hope they don't) I will upgrade to more durable parts.

    Any advice would be great.

    Thanks

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    Do the jumps have landings? If they are fast smooth jumps with little or no landings, then a Full Suspension bike would be great. Hardtails are great for dirt jumps like this:
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    Ok, Well they are more smooth than that I guess. I'll try to find some pics of jumps like the ATV trails have.

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    Well like I said its an ATV Trail, so is like dirt bike jumps, just smaller. If you mean by a landing as in a hill going down then no, you hit the jump, get air, then land on flat ground.

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    You'd be better off looking at the P series from Specialized if you're intending on riding stuff like that.

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    I'm not planning on doing tricks off them. Just getting air is all I wan't, I may eventually start tilting the bike sideways.
    Is the P. Series any good at climbing?
    I'd like to se a mermaid ride a bike...

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    What do you guys think about the Gary Fisher GED, I really want a 19'' ish frame. If I were into xc then I would be on a 21" frame. I currently ride a 19, and I don't want to go smaller than this. What sizes does the P. Series come in?
    I'd like to se a mermaid ride a bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagle897
    What do you guys think about the Gary Fisher GED, I really want a 19'' ish frame. If I were into xc then I would be on a 21" frame. I currently ride a 19, and I don't want to go smaller than this. What sizes does the P. Series come in?
    Try clicking the link I gave you

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    What about the GED, I've heard good stuff about it.
    What do you guys think?

    I still can't find where it tells the frame sizes on the P. Series
    I'd like to se a mermaid ride a bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagle897
    What about the GED, I've heard good stuff about it.
    What do you guys think?

    I still can't find where it tells the frame sizes on the P. Series
    I think you're better off with a High School Diploma.

    As for the frame sizes:

    Which brings this pop up window:


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    Some of the specs for the two different sizes are wrong...the Large is smaller in every spec except for Standover Height and Head Tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by never
    Some of the specs for the two different sizes are wrong...the Large is smaller in every spec except for Standover Height and Head Tube.
    That's a straight unedited screen shot from the Special Zed site. Any errors are their's not mine. The point being there's a Small and a Large size. Probably didn't parse the tables right or smething.

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    Raiyn, Im going to the Bolt's home opener...

    Representin'

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    Well yeah, i saw the large and small, I wanted to see the frame size in inches like all normal bikes.

    Nobody has told me anything about the GED yet.

    By the way I'll have a High School Diploma 2.5 years. I hope it doesn't take me that long to get a bike.
    I'd like to se a mermaid ride a bike...

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    If you want to see the size in inches, just divide the seat tube length (center to top) by 25 to get inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by never
    If you want to see the size in inches, just divide the seat tube length (center to top) by 25 to get inches.
    25.4 actually

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    Bah, close enough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by never
    Bah, close enough!
    You know as well as I do that all those 0.4's add up.

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    Yeah, yeah....I know...just being lazy!

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    HELLO, Anybody have any oppenion on the Gary Fisher GED at all.
    I'd like to se a mermaid ride a bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagle897

    By the way I'll have a High School Diploma 2.5 years. I hope it doesn't take me that long to get a bike.
    Tenth grade then im guessing. Same here, I'm sure you'll get a bike soon enough.

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    wait so the small is 25.4 inches?
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    http://www.konaworld.com/shopping_ca...5&parentid=182

    kona is a front runner in dj bikes. this bike will get you up some climbs too.

    then, the p3 is a great bike and specialized is a great company so its really your call.

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    Well the Kona only comes in frame sizes up to 17.5" and I want bigger than that. I have to get a Gary Fisher, Trek, or Specialized. Because my uncle owns a bike shop, and he only stocks those brands.
    Out of these companies do you really think the P. Series would be best? I mean I do have to climb everything I want to ride down.
    So I need a bike that can climb.
    Can the P. Series do that?
    I'd like to se a mermaid ride a bike...

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    I DO NOT DO TRICKS, well tricks like flips or spins or crazy stunts. I don't intend to do that.
    I guess nobody knows anything about the GED
    I'd like to se a mermaid ride a bike...

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