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    I need help deciding between two specialized bikes. A Rockhopper or a Hardrock comp with disc brakes. They cost about the same. Ive heard the hardrock is better becasue the frame is stronger. Is that the only advantage???

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    depedns what you wanna do with them...

    the hardrock is a vastly insuperior frame for almost all situations, believe me, i ride one, but the disc's and better componentry would be a nice bonus over the rockhopper

    the rockhopper is a superior frame, but only if you realy wanna do only XC riding, on anything more extreme then light trails the rockhopper loses its advatages over the hardrock

    if you plan to keep the frame for some time, upgrade and ride mostly XC then id go with the rockhopper, if you plan to eventualy get a much better bike or to move into more DH then id go with the hardrock, for now
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    ROFL Insuperior! Lol

    It breaks down to this:

    Hard Rock-More all around frame

    Rockhopper-Good XC Frame, not so good for urban/free ride/big drops

    If you'll be doing jumps or big drops, get the hard rock because the rock hopper is a lighter frame designed to perform better on XC and not jumps and drops.

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    Hardrock is better for Jumps and aggro XC, wheresas the Rockhopper will be lighter and more for the authentic XCross country, depends what you want really, i would go with the Hardrock, simply because you can be a little bit more flexible with what you do on the bike, and it isnt really that heavy anyway...

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    dualie over hardtail, rockhopper over hardrock...
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    neither of these bikes are really made for jumping, the hardrock is better all around, and the rockhopper is more xc. the only bike in either of these that would be good for extremme trails and some jumping is the rock hopper pro disc. Its like 2x as much as all the other rockhoppers, its weird, because it doesnt really fit in the hock hopper series.

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    actually for 2005 the rockhopper is more of a trail bike than an xc bike.
    sorry.

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