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    Looking for new Mountain Bike suggestions...

    I currently own a specialized Rock Hopper cheapest incarnation but I need a new bike...

    Most important qualification is durability while still being relatively light. I love to street ride and do lots of jumps... A lot of jumps, off curbs over obstacles etc. I'm 6'2" and way 215lbs.

    Looking to spend $1000 and down... but would be willing to stretch a bit if someone was very passionate about a suggestion...

    Was going to just buy the better and never version of the Specialized I already own which would be the Rockhopper 29er comp for around $990.00

    Just wanted to know if there is a must have that I'm not aware of that would be a better option.

    Thanks for any and all help!

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    i would go with the better and never version you talked about. expessially if you are over 6 foot and way 215, a 29er would be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablosnazzy View Post
    i would go with the better and never version you talked about. expessially if you are over 6 foot and way 215, a 29er would be good.
    Thanks for your time... Do you know anything about this bike or are you wasting my time?

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    it's a good solid bike, and seriously, for a taller guy, a 29er is good.

    i hate to waste your valuable time, so i'll do the research for you..

    http://www.mtbr.com/cat/bikes/29er/s...7_1548crx.aspx

    for a wee bit more you can get a decent upgrade...

    http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...cname=Mountain

    i personally think if you are gonna be jumping around a lot, a 26" wheel is better, more nimble, so i would suggest the trek 6000

    http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes.../6_series/6000
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    I'm 6' 3" and been riding since the 90's. I have only ever known the 26er. There is a ton of good press on 29ers for taller people, but I'm sticking to what I know. I like having a more compact ride, it feels like I have more control. For the price range, I would check out Craigslist bikes. You can get better components and lighter frames if you carefully go over a bike. Compare the asking price on CL with bikepedia.com. I like Scott and Norco for names, but all the bikes in the range you are talking about are welded in pretty much the same 5 factories in China and will have similar SRAM and Shimano components.

    BTW-don't take pablosnaz lightly. He lives and works inside the industry and has been know to sprinkle the ashes of arrogant newbies on his COCO Crispys.
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

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    Thanks man, much appreciated!

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    I will definitely check out the scott and norco models... Trying to stay away from craigslist because of the hassles I've dealt with in the past but thanks a lot for the information...

    Wasn't being arrogant, I dont know anything about these bikes... First to admit... Just wanted to make sure the advice was real and not just someone messing around. Again, you guys have been great... Much appreciated!

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    Hey welcome aboard! This is a great bunch of riders. Tons of knowledge and experience here. I'm an old know it all and these guys teach me a ton. This is the best way to ride, get dusty and enjoy the clean air. Post some pics of your bike whenever it lands.
    I think its disgusting and terrible how people treat Lance Armstrong, especially after winning 7 Tour de France Titles while on drugs!

    I can't even find my bike when I'm on drugs. -Willie N.

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    Maybe wait for just one more month?

    I used to rent out a demo stumpjumper 29 comp from LBS and love it very much. It's a $2050 bike but they were saying they could cut it down to around $1200 when it comes to July and August when the season ends. It is definitely a step up from Rockhopper 29, extremely light and fast. Should worth the wait (it's already July!)

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