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I should be picking my up my new '05 Rockhopper Comp (not Hardrock!) next week.

Is there anything I am going to be disappointed with right out of the box? Anything that should be on the "what the hell were you thinking, change this component right away" list?

I ride mostly intermediate trails with very little air time - and no drops. Occasional light hucks, and no extreme flat-out DH's or jumps.

Thanks in advance for your time and advice.


FRAME A1 Premium Aluminum, double-butted front triangle with ORE DT, frame geometry designed for 100mm front travel, reinforced disc mount, externally machined HT, forged alloy drop outs with eyelets and replaceable derailleur hanger

FORK Manitou Splice Comp, 100mm travel, mag lowers, damped, 30mm black nitride coated stanchions, coil spring, disc only, Cr-Mo steerer

HEADSET 1 1/8” threadless, black steel cups, loose ball bearings with seals

STEM Alloy 10 degree rise, forged and TIG welded

HANDLEBARS Alloy, 38mm rise, 9 degree sweep

TAPE / GRIPS Specialized double density Kraton

FRONT BRAKE Shimano M-420 linear pull

REAR BRAKE Shimano M-420 linear pull

BRAKE LEVERS Shimano M-420 linear pull

FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano M-510 Deore, 34.9mm clamp, bottom pull


SHIFT LEVERS Shimano M-510 Deore

CASSETTE Shimano HG-50, 9-speed, 11x34t

CHAIN Shimano HG-53

CRANKSET Truvativ 5-D, forged alloy, capless bolts

CHAINRINGS 44t AL-7075 x 32t heat-treated Cr-Mo x 22t heat-treated Cr-Mo, replaceable

BOTTOM BRACKET Truvativ, 68x118mm, square taper, sealed cartridge bearing with double crank stops

PEDALS Alloy body, alloy cage, toe clips and straps

RIMS SUN Mach 4, CNC’d side wall with eyelets, 32h

FRONT HUB Joy-Tech, 32 hole, ground race double sealed loose ball with alloy QR

REAR HUB Joy-Tech, freehub, 32 hole, ground race double sealed loose ball with alloy QR

SPOKES 1.8mm (15g) black stainless, brass nipples, L260/R263mm front, L261/R260mm rear

FRONT TIRE Specialized Adrenaline 26 x 2.1”, wire bead

REAR TIRE Specialized Adrenaline 26 x 2.1”, wire bead

TUBES Specialized, schraeder valve

SADDLE Specialized Body Geometry Sport MTB

SEAT POST Alloy 30.9mmx350/400mm, micro adjust

SEAT BINDER Alloy QR, 36mm I.D.

NOTES Chain stay protector, reflectors, clear coat, owners manual
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