I think Ive decided on a bike and it is the Rockhopper Pro Disc All Mountain. It cost $1100.00 which is a bit over my limit but Ill make it work. For those that know, what are the pros and cons of this bike? I am mostly going to be riding trails easy and very rough, steep...the works. Lots of miles ahead for me. I also wonder how fast I can get up to on a flat paved surface in top gear with this bike.
Here is the link..." http://specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=12618&bikeTab=techspec".
Please look at it and fill me in. Also is this a 27 speed? The casette says its a 9 speed. 3 gears up front also?? Is this bike tough and reliable? Should I order it from Specialized over the net, or is going through a LBS going to be better? Thanks
For laughs what can I expect to be different if i get this bike compared to my current Mongoose xr250?