There is a used 2002 Rockhopper FSR at my LBS for $500 . Deore front and back - Deore shifters and levers - v-brakes round out the componentry. Crappy RockShox judy on the front with a Fox float on the rear. So-so Specialized parts make up the rest.
The bike seems to be in excellent shape with no major scratches or mars anywhere to be found. Original tires with wear in the centers lead me to think it may have seen more pavement than dirt. Either way, its super clean.
My question - Assuming the frame(and rear pivot points) is in great shape , is this a good deal? And is this a frame worth upgrading - especially the fork?
Newbie here who has been lurking for about a month. Great board! You guys really know your stuff.