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Mountain Bike Recommendation for Crested Butte, CO

Old 04-09-10, 11:56 AM
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Mountain Bike Recommendation for Crested Butte, CO

Hey all, so I'm finally making the switch from a dept. store crap bikes to a serious Mtb and I'm a bit curious as to what people recommend between two bikes:

2009 Specialized Rockhopper Comp Disc (Used for $500)

2010 Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc (New for $550)

I will need a bike that can handle the terrain in Crested Butte, CO (where mtb first started ) and most likely I will be upgrading the rear derailleur regardless of the bike I get.

The Rockhopper comes with a SRAM X-5 and the Hardrock comes a SRAM X-4. I plan on switching either one with a X-7 so I'm mostly trying to compare these two bikes on their ability to handle rugged terrain. Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 04-09-10, 12:53 PM
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There's tons of threads on the "which bike" to buy thing, or you can go over to mtbr.com where's there's even a whole forum or three (depending on how you view the beginner's, all mountain and "bike and frame" forums). Why on earth would you need to change out the rear derailleur on a new bike, though? Little to no performance gain to be had by doing that...

Enjoy Crested Butte, though, great place to ride.
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You will need a bike with Oxygen cannisters in place of water bottles. Crested Butte, as Bikinfool says, is great. The elevation and climbs will stick in your memory. The fishing at this time of the year is rough, when do you plan on taking your trip.
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Old 04-09-10, 03:29 PM
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i like the look of the hardrock, but i have a rockhopper and that's what i would probably choose. the rock has 20 mm more suspension travel if that counts for anything
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Old 04-09-10, 03:38 PM
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my brother has a hard rock and i can tell that the it is heavier and just doesn't feel as snappy and quick and feels a little slower in turning
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