I just bought a 1994 specialized rockhopper from my friend, and it is in great shape except for the shocks are busted, so I'll have to get a new fork.
Trouble is, I can't figure out whether it takes a 1" or a 1-1/8" steerer tube. Anybody know which it is? I fear it is a 1". In that case, does anybody have suggestions for 1" forks that won't break the bank?
someone has also asked this this week. They were asking for one that is not RST. BUT, nashbar has a 1" RST shock in this months catalog for a decent price and it should be on their website as well. I don't know much about this shock.
edit: you should measure the steering tube. I think the 94 hopper should be a 1 1/8' but others could tell you for sure.
in case it helps i have 2 specialized bikes somewhere between 92 and 96, a hardrock and a street stomper and both have 1 1/8" threaded "quill" stems. which means stuff is kinda hard to find locally but ebay is full of cheap stuff. if you wanna get a cheap suntour or rst or low grade rockshox it should be no trouble. but a good medium-to-high end shock will be hard to find.