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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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    sierrasnowboard?

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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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    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..

    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanGennick View Post
    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.
    Last edited by jimx200; 05-25-09 at 12:02 AM. Reason: mispelled

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