I do like the input for reasons and all but maybe if I do a poll then I'll get more input. Sooo lets try this poll style
Ok so I am looking at a couple bikes and not sure which to get. I plan on doing mostly trail riding and not much hardcore stuff at all. This is my first MTB and I am way amped to get into it.
I am looking at:
1) New, 07 Rockhopper w/disc brakes (bike shop) 799.00
2) Used, 06 Stumpjumper hardtail w/Aivd BB7 disc brakes (private party) 1050.00
3) Used, not sure of year model, Specialized BigHit w hydro disc. I figured I can lockout the rear suspension and ride it like a hardtail. 1000.00
4)Used, not sure of year model, Trek Fuel, the bike has Manatiou black forks, XTR rear Derailer, XT front Derailer, Hayes 6" brakes, Fox rear shock, Rolf Dolimite Race wheels, Thomson Stem, Thomson Seat post, Easton Handle Bars 800.00
5) 2005 SPECIALIZED Rockhopper DISC. $800.00 The bike has a Manitou Axel 100mm travel disc only front fork. A Alex A-class Vetrax D2 disc only ROLF designed wheelset with Specialized Enduro tires that has a 400.00 retail value. Truvativ Firex outboard bearing Crankset w/a 200.00 retail value. Avid bb5 disc brakes with Avid Speed Dial levers 250.00 retail value. SRAM x7 shifters and rear derailler. Shimano deore front derailler...A Specialized beam V groove saddle..Truvativ Hussefelt BAR and STEM.Shimano SPD pedals.ODI lock on grips..Lizard Skins chainstay protector and Brake lever covers.Cane Creek Headset.I got the frame and fork NEW and built the bike up CUSTOM..This is a fine example of a nice All Mountain Hardtail..It is a great bike to do it all on. XC or Freeride..I really like the bike But got a different one recently and do not need TWO bikes..I have only rode this bike twice..I am listing it as new Becuz' it is in better than new condition Mechanically and Cosmetically.If you were to build this bike up it would cost over 1300.00