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    Is this worth it


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    as long as it's got a good fork and rear suspension and it's in good shape all around.
    "Get a bicycle. You will not regret it. If you live." -Mark Twain

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    the rear shock looks suspect to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curt Kurt View Post
    the rear shock looks suspect to me.
    that's what i thought too. the fork looks like a manitou axel, which i've had two of, and i've liked them a lot.

    you'd probably be better off getting a hardtail or replacing the rear shock on this bike. this one's got some pretty nice components though.
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    i would say that its worth it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breitling View Post
    that's what i thought too. the fork looks like a manitou axel, which i've had two of, and i've liked them a lot.
    One came stock on my Rockhopper. It never left the store with it. The damn thing flexed in the parking lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn View Post
    One came stock on my Rockhopper. It never left the store with it. The damn thing flexed in the parking lot.
    are you refering to the forks

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    thank you for your guys help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn View Post
    One came stock on my Rockhopper. It never left the store with it. The damn thing flexed in the parking lot.

    Does your store have a parking lot inside?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    Does your store have a parking lot inside?
    its actually online

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breitling View Post
    that's what i thought too. the fork looks like a manitou axel, which i've had two of, and i've liked them a lot.

    you'd probably be better off getting a hardtail or replacing the rear shock on this bike. this one's got some pretty nice components though.
    The Axel fork is by far the worst most flexy fork I have ever been on. That may be an X-Fusion rear shock. not too bad but far from a nice shock. But for 500 it's still not a bad deal if the drivetrain is in good shape.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    The Axel fork is by far the worst most flexy fork I have ever been on. That may be an X-Fusion rear shock. not too bad but far from a nice shock. But for 500 it's still not a bad deal if the drivetrain is in good shape.
    say what you will, but i jump on my axels all the time and rode the first one really hard. they have yet to fail me. for the price, i think it's a good fork for the money, especially compared to a rockshox dart

    I definitely don't have $500 to drop on a new fork when my current one works fine. i might think about it when i get out of law school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nebucon View Post
    are you referring to the fork
    Yes
    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    Does your store have a parking lot inside?
    Store property. Does that make you feel better Sparky?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn View Post
    Store property. Does that make you feel better Sparky?
    Honestly, yes - I busted out laughing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn View Post
    One came stock on my Rockhopper. It never left the store with it. The damn thing flexed in the parking lot.
    Quote Originally Posted by nebucon View Post
    are you refering to the forks?
    since when have rockhoppers become full suspension bikes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by alumrock12 View Post
    since when have rockhoppers become full suspension bikes?
    Buy a clue newb
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    Quote Originally Posted by alumrock12 View Post
    since when have rockhoppers become full suspension bikes?
    Since 2001, apparently.

    http://flagstaff.craigslist.org/bik/344170543.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breitling View Post
    say what you will, but i jump on my axels all the time.......

    Thats a scary thought. The one I rode would flex so bad the the tire would hit the inside of the fork when braking.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    Thats a scary thought. The one I rode would flex so bad the the tire would hit the inside of the fork when braking.
    I think they've done a good bit of improving them in the last few years.
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    How do you know if your fork or rear is flexing or not?

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