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    *Help! **Is this a good deal (Rockhopper)

    Hi guys,

    I'm keen to get into mountainbiking and am after a bike to commute to work (5km) and ride recreationally on weekends.

    A friend of mine is offering me his Specialized Rockhopper Comp (2006) details here.

    It's had only about 6 months use, and has been sitting around for over a year after he upgraded to a dual suspension.

    Cost him $900AU, selling for $400AU. What are these bikes like? Sound like a good deal?

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    If it's solid it a pretty good deal.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    If it's solid it a pretty good deal.
    What do you mean solid? What should I look for?

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    If it changes shape to conform to its container, it may not be a solid. For information about that, check out the Gaseous and Liquid Mountain Biking forums...
    '08 Giant OCR3

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    If it isn't beat up. Check under the top and down tubes, right before the head tube. If you feel a bump it could have had a head on crash, be weary. And of course, check for cracks and the like.

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