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.