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Old 02-05-15, 04:19 PM
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Rockhopper Age

Hi

Can anyone help me I have just got this from a friend and it has only been used a few times

Looking back on the Specialized archive I can't a similar bike

It has Rockshock solo air forks and Hayes Stroker Ride.

Makes me think it quite old as it have v brake mounts on the back.

Just would like to get a idea of age

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Old 02-05-15, 05:34 PM
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Don't know what you mean by quite old, but without putting forth any effort, I'd say 10-15 years at the most. Good source of info: BikePedia
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Old 02-05-15, 05:56 PM
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my guess would be 05 - 08. not that old!
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Old 02-05-15, 06:03 PM
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Definitely Neolithic , not that old. being Aluminum.
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Old 02-05-15, 07:18 PM
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Unless it has a great big wheel on the front I consider it to be relatively new.
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Old 02-05-15, 08:07 PM
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Yep 2005ish. Bike companies sell bikes today with v-brakes.
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Old 02-05-15, 09:02 PM
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That bike looks nothing like an old Rockhopper. On the market since the mid-80's.
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Old 02-06-15, 09:41 AM
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The Hayes 'Stroker' series of brakes came on the market in the mid-to-late 00s, I think.
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Old 02-06-15, 10:19 AM
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With a shock, it is nowhere near what I would call old... The early Rockhoppers didn't have suspension forks, and came with cantilever brakes.

Don't want to post pic without permission, but one example of a vintage Rockhopper is on the following page.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rosswog/8498696916/

I have an "in between" Rockhopper with thicker tubes and V-brakes, with a rigid fork that I guess I would consider old if pressed, but that bike you have is a baby in the world of cycling, and a pre-teen at best in the realm of mountain bikes.
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Thanks for the replys shame the specialied archive doesn't go back past 2007
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Managed to check on the U.S. specialized website

frame works out 2005/6

thanks and some good guesses
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Old 02-06-15, 12:56 PM
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Decent bike. Might be upgraded from stock. Sport XC MTB's of this vintage often had both a disk bracket and V-brake studs so the same frame could be sold at different component levels for several years as cheaper forks and disks became available. My 02 Hardrock is similar. I'm not finding anything exactly the same on the Bikepedia site but the swoosh at the back of the top tube is shared by a lot of the 2005 bikes.
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Thanks for the replys shame the specialied archive doesn't go back past 2007
Goes back to 2002.
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