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Old 10-29-08, 03:37 PM   #1
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Bike Comparison

Like many that come here, I am looking to purchase my first mountain bike. I know you folks get hit up a bunch by these type of questions, but I have been researching and I am still confused about the different equipment and frames. I have a road bike and a city/urban bike, now I am looking to expand my riding. I know a lot about the road bikes, but mountain bikes are a bit of a mystery to me. I am looking at two specific bikes and would like to get opinions, any constructive comments would be welcome.

I know it is best to test ride both, and I will, but test riding doesn't help me a bunch. I have to ride for quite a few hours to determine which is best, it just doesn't come to me very fast.

The two bikes are about the same price, about $900, but have very different equipment. Plus there isn't much info on the Raleigh at all, other than the manufacturers web site.

Rockhopper Comp Disc 29
Raleigh Mojave 29

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Old 10-29-08, 07:23 PM   #2
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Like many that come here, I am looking to purchase my first mountain bike. I know you folks get hit up a bunch by these type of questions, but I have been researching and I am still confused about the different equipment and frames. I have a road bike and a city/urban bike, now I am looking to expand my riding. I know a lot about the road bikes, but mountain bikes are a bit of a mystery to me. I am looking at two specific bikes and would like to get opinions, any constructive comments would be welcome.

I know it is best to test ride both, and I will, but test riding doesn't help me a bunch. I have to ride for quite a few hours to determine which is best, it just doesn't come to me very fast.

The two bikes are about the same price, about $900, but have very different equipment. Plus there isn't much info on the Raleigh at all, other than the manufacturers web site.

Rockhopper Comp Disc 29
Raleigh Mojave 29

Thanks.
i have not test rode any of my bikes. everyone just likes to repeat those words over and over again here. road bikes are important to fit. mtn bikes aren't as "touchy".

the rock hopper might be a safer bet....although i don't know what's up with raleigh either.

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Old 10-29-08, 07:24 PM   #3
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i think you're over thinking it. they're just hard tails, right? it's a pedal bike, i am sure you will be happy with either

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