Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Mountain Biking
Reload this Page >

What year is this Rockhopper?

Notices
Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

What year is this Rockhopper?

Old 08-21-21, 01:18 PM
  #1  
maagg
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
What year is this Rockhopper?

Hi, I got a rockhopper recently and I am not sure if this is correct
It looks like this

2000 Specialized Rockhopper A1 FS from bikepedia


what I got is black and silver
But mine doesn't have the same fork, mine is just a normal fork what looks like really original and matching the bike and it says (direct drive) in red in one of the sides
I did research to see if maybe they also did this one without suspension but looks like they didn't (or I didn't found anything about it)
I also wonder if its true that this bike is one of those "nitanium" ones

sorry I cant put any photos yet, pretty new around here

Thanks for any help
maagg is offline  
Old 08-21-21, 01:59 PM
  #2  
DMC707 
Senior Member
 
DMC707's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Norman, Oklahoma
Posts: 5,179

Bikes: Too many to list

Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1691 Post(s)
Liked 979 Times in 657 Posts
Im almost positive those were nitanium
DMC707 is offline  
Old 08-21-21, 07:25 PM
  #3  
maagg
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
how you know that? I mean, there is any old catalog online to finde these things??
still not sure if is 2000
Thx
maagg is offline  
Old 08-22-21, 08:27 PM
  #4  
veganbikes
Clark W. Griswold
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ,location, location
Posts: 10,233

Bikes: Foundry Chilkoot Ti W/Ultegra Di2, Salsa Timberjack Ti, Cinelli Mash Work RandoCross Fun Time Machine, 1x9 XT Parts Hybrid, Co-Motion Cascadia, Specialized Langster, Phil Wood Apple VeloXS Frame (w/DA 7400), R+M Supercharger2 Rohloff, Habanero Ti 26

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2990 Post(s)
Liked 2,217 Times in 1,467 Posts
You should post photos assuming you are interested in bikes and want to be part of this forum. Otherwise you probably are going to be set with Google or Ask Jeeves they are super helpful.
veganbikes is offline  
Old 08-28-21, 03:40 AM
  #5  
maagg
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I am trying but I am still dont have the right amount of post for it
maagg is offline  
Old 08-29-21, 07:11 PM
  #6  
veganbikes
Clark W. Griswold
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: ,location, location
Posts: 10,233

Bikes: Foundry Chilkoot Ti W/Ultegra Di2, Salsa Timberjack Ti, Cinelli Mash Work RandoCross Fun Time Machine, 1x9 XT Parts Hybrid, Co-Motion Cascadia, Specialized Langster, Phil Wood Apple VeloXS Frame (w/DA 7400), R+M Supercharger2 Rohloff, Habanero Ti 26

Mentioned: 42 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2990 Post(s)
Liked 2,217 Times in 1,467 Posts
Originally Posted by maagg View Post
I am trying but I am still dont have the right amount of post for it
Start posting in the forum in other threads. Get involved and pretty soon you will have enough posts and you can post photos and then you will post more and be here a while and enjoy the fun.
veganbikes is offline  
Old 09-05-21, 01:09 PM
  #7  
maagg
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Finally

So, this is my bike









And I really thought was one of these but looks like is not
https://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/...spx?item=45143

I would really like to know

Also, looks like I can unscrew the the chainrings from the crankset so I wonder if I can just try to get a 76mm BCD 34 or 36t chainring and done (I did google a bit and is hard to find one haha oh god)

Thanks
maagg is offline  
Old 09-05-21, 01:20 PM
  #8  
Darth Lefty 
Disco Infiltrator
 
Darth Lefty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Folsom CA
Posts: 13,065

Bikes: Stormchaser, Paramount, Timberjack, Expert TG, Samba tandem

Mentioned: 68 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2824 Post(s)
Liked 1,656 Times in 1,088 Posts
A bit before Y2K I think. Late steel. The paint looks like Y2K, though. Leftovers? Suspension corrected and 1-1/8 steerer but does not have disc tab.

In Specialized model names, "FS" bikes were front suspension and "FSR" are full suspension. This is counter to everyone everywhere else using "FS" for full suspension. "Comp" and "Pro" are different builds on the same frame. "A1" bikes are aluminum. Steel and aluminum models overlapped around this time, late 90's.

Here's a Y2K Rockhopper Comp A1 FS bike. You can see that the paint is the same style. But the big toothpaste welds, the gussets, the rack mounts built into the seat stay instead of spools brazed on, big dropouts that look like they are cut from plate, lots of other differences. No disc brake mount yet. My 02 Hardrock had disc mounts so the Rockhopper likely got them in 2001

https://bikesheaven.com/2000-special...9-silver-blue/
__________________
Genesis 49:16-17

Last edited by Darth Lefty; 09-05-21 at 01:50 PM.
Darth Lefty is offline  
Likes For Darth Lefty:
Old 09-13-21, 02:36 PM
  #9  
c_m_shooter
Senior Member
 
c_m_shooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Paradise, TX
Posts: 2,062

Bikes: Soma Pescadero, Surly Pugsley, Salsa Fargo, Schwinn Klunker, Gravity SS 27.5, Monocog 29er

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 176 Post(s)
Liked 223 Times in 157 Posts
The rust means steal. I bought a new Rockhopper FS in 1998 that was similar style, but aluminum with a Rockshox front suspension fork. Yours must be older than that. It had a wheelset that was the same as your front wheel. It was only an 8 speed though; your shifters, derailer, and rear wheel may have been changed at some point.

I had a 1993 Hardrock. It was steel, with forward facing semi-horizontal dropouts. 7 speed thread on freewheel, not a modern cassette. Yours would be in between those somewhere.

Last edited by c_m_shooter; 09-13-21 at 02:42 PM.
c_m_shooter is offline  
Old 09-13-21, 02:48 PM
  #10  
Darth Lefty 
Disco Infiltrator
 
Darth Lefty's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Folsom CA
Posts: 13,065

Bikes: Stormchaser, Paramount, Timberjack, Expert TG, Samba tandem

Mentioned: 68 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2824 Post(s)
Liked 1,656 Times in 1,088 Posts
It's weird that there would be a steel rigid Rockhopper in Y2K but the paint and components both say Y2K. 99 and earlier bikes were solid color. It's a fun head scratcher! But close enough unless it's super important.
__________________
Genesis 49:16-17
Darth Lefty is offline  
Old 09-16-21, 06:26 AM
  #11  
cobba
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,867
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 166 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 52 Times in 41 Posts
It's a 2001 model according to someone who has owned the same bike since new.

https://singletrackworld.com/forum/t...ration-needed/

* Bikepedia & BicycleBlueBook don't have every bike model on their websites
* Some bike models might of only been available in certain countries
.

Last edited by cobba; 09-16-21 at 06:30 AM.
cobba is offline  
Old 09-16-21, 06:40 AM
  #12  
Jeff Neese
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 747
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 404 Post(s)
Liked 275 Times in 185 Posts
Integrated rear derailleur hanger means it's steel. Those are excellent frames. I had mine stripped and powder-coated and did a full custom build. It's a keeper.
Jeff Neese is offline  
Old 09-29-21, 08:05 AM
  #13  
VegasTriker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Sin City, Nevada
Posts: 2,713

Bikes: Catrike 700, Greenspeed GTO trike, , Linear LWB recumbent, Haluzak Horizon SWB recumbent, Balance 450 MTB, Cannondale SM800 Beast of the East

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 484 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 180 Times in 140 Posts
Date codes on components

I owned one of these as my first attempt at buying a mountain bike. I think mine had Shimano drive train components so there is a very easy way to tell within a few months of the date it was manufactured. Look for the two letter date code on the inside of the crank arms. Then find the key to interpreting the date here Shimano date codes. You can bet the bike was made within a few months of the date codes. Here is where it appears on my Balance AL450 MTB.


You can verify the frame is steel with any magnet.
VegasTriker is offline  
Likes For VegasTriker:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.