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Old 10-29-09, 05:46 PM
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Newbie looking for help

Hello everyone. I have recently gotten into biking and have been borrowing a Trek 4100 and am getting ready to purchase my own bike. I will ride pretty much everyday 4 miles one way to work, and use it offroad quite a bit during hunting season. I have narrowed it down to a Specialzed Rockhopper Comp Disc, Cannondale F7, and Giant Yukon. The Specialized seems to fit me the best, I was just wondering of the three which is the best and why? Thanks for any help.
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So is the Rockhopper a good sturdy bike? Are there any flaws in its components?
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Originally Posted by mudskpr View Post
The Specialized seems to fit me the best
There's your answer. It's a solid bike, now go get it and ride the heck out of it!
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I would go with the bike that fits best. I'm not familiar with the F7, but my son owned a Yukon a few years ago. I recall the Yukon frame being heavy when compared to my Rockhopper frame. But otherwise, I had no issues with either bike.

You could look at components. My battery's about to die though, so I can't look them up right now.

Fit is really important. It's the #1 consideration, imho. And the Rockhopper frame is something you can build on. Specialized uses that same frame for a range of bikes extending up towards the $1000 mark.
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The Rockhopper is the best bike of that lot. There's no problems with it's components, although the gear indicator window on the X4 shifters has a habit of popping off on trails. I would epoxy or tape that sucker in. Other than that, good solid bike. You won't be disappointed.
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