I just began biking last August and I love it. I have 1991 trek 820 and love the bike. It's a nice firm ride and feels tight. The frame is a little small, so I'm looking for a new one that I can ride in the spring. Aside from that I have a Trek 950, which I paid $50 for that needs a little work to it. I've never really ridden it and I'm not sure if I want to invest the money in that or look for something different.
I've been shopping around craigslist to see if I could find a well priced trek 930, when I came across an older Rockhopper for $130. The sellers think the bike is about 10yrs old, however according to the frame style, it's definitely 1998 or older.
Does anyone have experience with these older Rockhoppers? How would you compare with something like a trek 930 or 950? In the event that this bike is a 98 (which I believe it just might be), those frames were nitanium. Has anyone heard of these? How does that metal compare to the older chromoly Rockhopper/ Trek frames?
Also, any comments on the components of the bike would be great:
Need to sell this custom built 26'' Specialized Rockhopper bike, including
- Specialized Rockhopper direct drive frame
- Sram Srt 600 Grip Shift set
- Shimano Cranks
- Shimano Deore XT/M65T brake
- Vetta C20
- Continental tire
- Profile BOA headset
The front wheel brake is not functional but should be easy to replace.