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Old 01-29-14, 02:29 PM   #1
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Specialized Rockhopper, which one is this?

Keep in mind I know nothing about bikes.
I am shopping for a used bike. I ran across this rockhopper. The add says its a 23inch frame. No other details wear added.
My concern is I do not know which version of the bike it is. I THINK its a 2008 I am trying to find the exact model. If its a comp disc 29, disc, pro disc ect....
http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bik...008/rockhopper

I am a little confused about the speed. The specs say
"CASSETTE FREEWHEEL SRAM PG-830, 8-speed, 11-32t"

So its a 8 speed right?

I have some concerns as well. It seems the front shocks do not match any of the shocks in the photo's in the link above.
If you look at the rear frame there is some kind of black tape rapped around it. By the way what is that section of the bike called?
Is it normal to tape that section?

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Old 01-29-14, 02:49 PM   #2
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Dang, that is a big bike. Looks like way too big for whoever owns it if that's his saddle height and he needed those bar risers.

8x in the rear and 3x in the front = 24-speed.

Without disk brakes, I'm pretty sure it's this one
http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/b...del=Rockhopper

Not sure about the tape.
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Old 01-29-14, 05:51 PM   #3
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Dang, that is a big bike. Looks like way too big for whoever owns it if that's his saddle height and he needed those bar risers.

8x in the rear and 3x in the front = 24-speed.

Without disk brakes, I'm pretty sure it's this one
http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/b...del=Rockhopper

Not sure about the tape.
I just bought it. Its not to bad, but then again I do not know any thing about bikes.
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Old 01-29-14, 06:19 PM   #4
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It's the plain Rockhopper model. All the other models had disc brakes. Go to the Rockhopper page off your link: http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bik...per/rockhopper
. . . and click on the last photo (thumnail is Xed out but the large image will load). There it is.
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It seems the front shocks do not match any of the shocks in the photo's in the link above.
They match.

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If you look at the rear frame there is some kind of black tape rapped around it. By the way what is that section of the bike called?
Is it normal to tape that section?
That part of the frame is called the chainstay and the tape has been put there to protect the frame from chain slap.

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The add says its a 23inch frame
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I do not know any thing about bikes
I hope you're about 6 1/2 feet tall cause a frame of that size is made for a tall person.

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