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Old 05-23-09, 09:02 AM   #1
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2006 Specialized Rockhopper vs 2009 version

Recently decided on the Specialized Rockhopper and my LBS has the 2006 on closeout for $350. Are there major differences between the 2006 and 2009 model that I should pass on this deal? Any changes in the frame itself?
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Old 05-23-09, 09:11 AM   #2
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sierrasnowboard?
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Old 05-23-09, 09:27 AM   #3
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what about sierrasnowboard? I'm on there too...
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just thought I recognized the name is all.. I know nothing about bikes. I'm actually going to look at a rockhopper today, seller isn't sure of the year though =/ guess we'll see..
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You can compare them here. First link is for 06 and second one is for 09

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...006&spid=21754

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...jsp?spid=38432
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Old 05-23-09, 09:42 PM   #6
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Frames are different. The 2009 model is made from a lighter-weight alloy. The geometry is slightly different too. For example, the top-tube length of the 2009 model is longer than that of the 2006 model.
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Loved my 2006 RH..

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Frames are different. The 2009 model is made from a lighter-weight alloy. The geometry is slightly different too. For example, the top-tube length of the 2009 model is longer than that of the 2006 model.
My 2006 RH was perfect...until some dickweed stole it...cable locked too. If I ever find a 06 in red and 21", I buying it just because I had it dialed in. The 2006 geometry was perfect for me.

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