That's right! Today was Bike Day! Picked up the Rockhopper Comp Disc I've been eyeing for some time and I'm very happy
Got a good deal on it too (cash is king). After the final test ride i decided the 17" felt too small, but knew that the 19" was too big. So we talked about it and we ended up doing a straight swap on the stock 60mm stem for a 90mm Ritchey Comp stem and that solved the fit problems as well as leaving me with a nicer stem. Still have the risers which i swore i was going to swap out for a flat bar, but i decided to try them out for a while before i dismiss them outright. Wasnt too keen on the stock 2.0 tires so i swapped them out for a set of 2.3 Kenda K-rads and will be picking up a set of real knobbies in a few days.
Overall im very happy with the bike. Bought all the accessories and gear i wanted (CO-2 pump, cartridges, helmet, saddle bag, patch kit, multitool, tire levers, tube etc) while staying well under budget. Want to give a big thanks to all you guys for all the great knowledge i've picked up on here, and thanks to all that answered my questions over the last couple of months. Without you guys, I'd probably be putting around on the Giant Yukon i was looking at last year.
Pics, must include pics!
First attempt at a wheelie in about 7 years -
Sloppy, awkward, somewhat ******** these days, but can still do it for about 30 feet -
Now im REALLY looking forward to getting down to the trails and getting the thing filthy