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Old 03-04-10, 10:56 PM
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Lil help I.D.'ing a Specialized Rockhopper

I'm considering purchasing a Rockhopper from craigslist but the seller is providing little information other than the fact that it IS a Rockhopper.

Can anyone proving me with any information about this bike from this crappy picture? Possible age maybe?

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I had a similar rockhopper though I opted not to get one with a front suspension. I'm going to guess middle-late 90's. There's a site (bikepedia?) that'll give specs and original prices on various models if you have an idea of the year.

Not sure what you're looking for exactly but RockHoppers are nice bikes.

Edit: Maybe it's This one ?

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With the quill stem and front suspension, I'd put it mid 90's but not late. Also the top tube looks pretty level. Not an exact date, but I'd roughly guess '94.

*just looked at a picture of a '94, and it had more of a sloping top tube, so earlier? Maybe it's just a big bike.

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If you're purchasing that bike used, the last thing you need to know is the year. Assess the bike for evidence of fatal frame damage - that's a deal killer. Inspect for corrosion/seized/heavily worn parts.
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I wont be on trails. Urban riding. To the gym, store, around town. Nothing serious.

Guys selling it for $75 bucks. He says "The frame is 20 inch or 51cm it is 20 1/2 inches ground to top bar."

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Price isn't bad but make sure suspension isn't shot, along with operator's suggestions.

It's hard to say from the picture if the top tube is level or not. The front tire is off the concrete apron and that might make it look level when it's just that the front tire is lower. It would seem odd for a bike with a suspension to have a level top tube.

My '96 had a quill stem.
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I wont be on trails. Urban riding. To the gym, store, around town. Nothing serious.

Guys selling it for $75 bucks. He says "The frame is 20 inch or 51cm it is 20 1/2 inches ground to top bar."
Take a tape measure with you.... 20" from the ground to the tobtube is similar to a MBX frame. 20" is probably the distance from the centre of the bottom bracket to the top of the seat tube of the frame.
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That's what I was thinking.

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Ended up finding a great deal on a 2009 Giant Rincon.
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