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    good jumping bike

    which is better for jumping, the iron horse maverick or the specialized hardrock comp, or the diamondback response comp.

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    Hardrock. The Iron horse is a Cross Country bike, if u jump that you WILL DIE or you will break something and not be able to have children.

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    which one has better specs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason222
    Hardrock. The Iron horse is a Cross Country bike, if u jump that you WILL DIE or you will break something and not be able to have children.
    yeah i woudl agree
    hardrock may be the enty level line but, they are great bikes, the frame is like bombproof, especially for the price
    i would do 6 ft. drops to flat on my hardrock comp. even tho its not so good for the bike
    good luck

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    Look at the P. series or some bikes from Kona(Cowan,Stuff,ect)
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    As much as I get peed off with all the Specialized fans here, of all the bikes you have listed I would have to say that the Hardrock gets my vote.

    Gromitz49948: what kind of jumping would you be doing ?
    Last edited by Agent B; 11-26-05 at 10:06 AM. Reason: added question to reply

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    I wish I could have a Kona Hoss

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent B
    As much as I get peed off with all the Specialized fans here, of all the bikes you have listed I would have to say that the Hardrock gets my vote.

    Gromitz49948: what kind of jumping would you be doing ?
    4ft tops, probaly to flat

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    Quote Originally Posted by gromitz49948
    4ft tops, probaly to flat
    If you're going to be dropping to flat, you best invest in a really good set of body armour and a full faced helmet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KonaRider24
    If you're going to be dropping to flat, you best invest in a really good set of body armour and a full faced helmet.
    4ft to flat????? Thats no big deal,sure not big enough to need body armour or a full face. I hit some stuff bigger than that today whith just my mullet and gloves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66
    4ft to flat????? Thats no big deal,sure not big enough to need body armour or a full face. I hit some stuff bigger than that today whith just my mullet and gloves.
    You know what you're doing though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KonaRider24
    If you're going to be dropping to flat, you best invest in a really good set of body armour and a full faced helmet.
    yep, i would second that
    when i first started taking 4 footers to flat
    ouch. thats all i had to say

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    Do you think i could do it on a hardrock sport disc, or sport, and is the rockhopper better for jumping than the hardrock sport disc

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    Hi Gtomitz,

    My suggestion would be to go for the Hardrock Sport Disc. As said above this are not all that big, but big enough for a beginner. For this riding you want a good strong frame, and although the frames are similar between the Hardrock and Rockhopper the Hardrock has a stronger rear triangle. The components are not as good but these can be later upgraded. The reason I suggest the Disc Sport is that it already has all the disc brake mounts and would be easier to upgrade the brakes.
    I like mtnbiker66 suggestion about the P. Series of bike from Specialized, have you looked at them ?

    PS take on the suggestion of gaurds and a decent helmet, lets not learn the hard way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gromitz49948
    Do you think i could do it on a hardrock sport disc, or sport, and is the rockhopper better for jumping than the hardrock sport disc
    I do it on a Sport and I'm a bit of a hack so you should be fine.
    I'd take the Hardrock over the Rockhopper.
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    If you were going to spend the money for a Rochopper why not buy a bike more specifically made for jumping/drops/anything else? What is your price range? But out of the bikes listed definitely a rockhopper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruiser2
    If you were going to spend the money for a Rochopper why not buy a bike more specifically made for jumping/drops/anything else? What is your price range? But out of the bikes listed definitely a rockhopper.
    The dj bikes i saw were +$600 and i was hoping to spend a max 0f $500

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    Quote Originally Posted by KonaRider24
    You know what you're doing though.

    BWAAAAHAHAHA! Don't let the internet fool you. He's clueless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro
    BWAAAAHAHAHA! Don't let the internet fool you. He's clueless.
    What????? Clueless.....about what?
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66
    What????? Clueless.....about what?
    exactly

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    If your just gonna do 4ft and under get the hardrock and go at it.I'm 180 and I've been pretty hard on mine with no problems. Here's a pic of a little 8 footer we warm up on in a local park then we go into town and ride......... Heck I'm clueless, I'm just making this stuff up.

    Last edited by mtnbiker66; 11-27-05 at 08:14 PM.
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    Well thats about the smallest 3 feet ive ever seen. It looks to be basically the same size as your tire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruiser2
    Well thats about the smallest 3 feet ive ever seen. It looks to be basically the same size as your tire.
    Its the angle.........well no its only about 6". No.......its 8Ft realllllly.......yeah 8 Ft
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruiser2
    Well thats about the smallest 3 feet ive ever seen. It looks to be basically the same size as your tire.
    Yea, I agree. And mtnbiker66, that is the most ugly ass landing I have ever seen done by someone who claimed to know what they were doing. When you are landing on flat, you want both your tires to hit at about the same time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by harris
    Yea, I agree. And mtnbiker66, that is the most ugly ass landing I have ever seen done by someone who claimed to know what they were doing. When you are landing on flat, you want both your tires to hit at about the same time.


    peace
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    You should pay attention, I've never claimed to know what I was doing. Thats the reason for the pic. If you will read the post by gastro you will see the humor.But you'll need to pull your head out of your butt to see it.
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