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Old 04-06-09, 05:20 PM   #1
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08 rockhopper comp disc or 09 trek 6000?

Is there a huge difference between these two? I can get the 08 rh comp disc for $679 in silver and the 09 trek 6000 would be about $750. Should I spring for the 6000 or is it not worth it? Thanks.
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Basically what I'm asking is does one bike have significantly better components than the other? If the answer is no then I'm gonna pick up the rockhopper on Wednesday. My LBS only has one left. I've been on both and they both feel good so it's really a matter of which one has the better components.
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I can't find detailed specs for the 08 comp disc with 26 inch wheels, but it seems like they are VERY similar components wise.

Very similar forks, BB5s, similar quality drive trains, the rockhopper uses more company-brand parts, but being Specialized I figure they're comparable quality to what Trek is offering.


The chief difference I can see is this.... the Trek uses an X.5 derailleur set, the Rockhopper uses Deore. If you need SRAM, then Trek is worth it, but otherwise I don't see a compelling reason in components. Of course, builds can vary a bit depending on the store and the stock, so I would take a look to see what you'd be getting.


There is some confusion over the fork though, both are listed as Dart 3 forks, but some conflicting information for the rockhopper shows a Tora 302, which should be a step up.


I can't say on other factors because I don't have the experience, but from a purely parts point of view they are quite similar.
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I would go for the Rockhopper if I liked the way it rode. The Rockhopper does have a little bit better fork with the Tora. Other than that they do look very similarly equipped. $679 is a good price.

http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkM...008&spid=33092
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Thanks guys.
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If your getting a 08 RH with the tora for $679, you can't go wrong at that price. The bike has a MSRP of $940 If you wait it WILL be gone....So go get that bike before someone else does.
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Why was the MSRP for the '08 $940 and MSRP for the '09 is $770 (for the Rockhopper Comp Disc)?? Was it due to the Tora Fork in '08 v. Dart 3 in '09 or other things as well??
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Go for the rh 08 you will love the shocks on pretty big drops.... I just got my last saturday, and fixing to go ride in um in a couple of min...
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Why was the MSRP for the '08 $940 and MSRP for the '09 is $770 (for the Rockhopper Comp Disc)?? Was it due to the Tora Fork in '08 v. Dart 3 in '09 or other things as well??


Yea,They drop the price to compete with GF-Marlin and one of those Treks. Then they down graded it severly. Maybe SRAM gave'em a good deal on parts. They changed shifters, derail's, and fork, and this and that.
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