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09-05-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,316
Posted By jrhoneOC

that post was from late April. I picked up the...

that post was from late April. I picked up the nee bike in early May.

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07-04-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,743
Posted By jrhoneOC

Unless there is something magnificent about your...

Unless there is something magnificent about your lever id get an entire upgrade. I would bet levers have improved as well as the droppers.
06-30-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,743
Posted By jrhoneOC

I use mine ALL the time on steep and fast...

I use mine ALL the time on steep and fast downhills....allows me to lower my center of gravity. I also will lower it when going off jumps to have better control of the bike.
06-22-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,688
Posted By jrhoneOC

use the Strava App for the watch instead of the...

use the Strava App for the watch instead of the fitness app. Has auto pause and a few more cycling benefits. Automatically syncs with all your health data.

The one thing no one is talking...
06-14-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,688
Posted By jrhoneOC

I LOVE my Apple Watch series 6. I dont track...

I LOVE my Apple Watch series 6. I dont track sleep. I use the Strava app with it and track all my rides with it. I love the fall detection and emergency 911 calling if I am unconscious. It has...
05-25-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,321
Posted By jrhoneOC

Climbing is phenomenal. Descents are FAST. ...

Climbing is phenomenal. Descents are FAST. Agile. They did an amazing job on this one.
05-25-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,321
Posted By jrhoneOC

well technically its almost 2 years. Lol. Thx...

well technically its almost 2 years. Lol. Thx for the help!
05-23-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,327
Posted By jrhoneOC

Chisel for sure. The chisel is in a completely...

Chisel for sure. The chisel is in a completely different league. The Specialized Rockhopper Comp is the bike that’s equivalent to the Talon 1. If compared to the Rockhopper, I’d go with the...
05-23-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,321
Posted By jrhoneOC

New Bike…2021 Chisel

I had a deposit on one and it came in..somI made a 700 mile round trip drive and picked it up. It’s a base Chisel in Gloss Raspberry. I REALLY like the color, I am sully a black or dark blue kinda...
04-21-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,316
Posted By jrhoneOC

i found one that will be available for delivery...

i found one that will be available for delivery in a few weeks.
04-20-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,316
Posted By jrhoneOC

2022 Specialized Chisel colors?

I just put a deposit on a 2021 Specialized Chisel in Gloss Raspberry. I’m more of a blue or black guy myself but i think the raspberry is a cool color. Because of the bike shortage most shops say...
01-27-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By jrhoneOC

Where to look for a specific bike?

I have a 2020 Rockhopper Comp 1x...love just about everything about it. Specialized made a 2020 Rockhopper Expert that had a tapered head tube and a boost spaced rear, and it came with tubeless...
08-20-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By jrhoneOC

true thats a third option but if im getting...

true thats a third option but if im getting tubeless ready tires should i just get a conversion kit and go tubeless? The tubeless tires are twice the price of the standard tires.
08-20-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By jrhoneOC

Need a new rear tire...Time to go Tubeless?

Why isn't anything simple and easy anymore...lol. Ok so I have a 2020 Rockhopper Comp that I ride on Bothe paved and off-road about 3 days a week. The Fast Trak Sport rear tire is nearly free of...
06-21-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,304
Posted By jrhoneOC

Where do u normally ride? What trails? Im in...

Where do u normally ride? What trails? Im in OC...
06-21-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,304
Posted By jrhoneOC

NOW...I am getting more riding in...I could have...

NOW...I am getting more riding in...I could have but the switch to work from home and probably the emotional aspect of it had an effect on me...made me a bit lethargic...plus I started eating lots of...
06-21-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,193
Posted By jrhoneOC

I'm no expert...and other may chime in...but...

I'm no expert...and other may chime in...but maybe swept back bars and shorter stem, maybe slightly narrower bars as well. I would think the bars would have the least effect on handling as geometry...
06-21-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,193
Posted By jrhoneOC

100bikes has some excellent info ....also did you...

100bikes has some excellent info ....also did you ride a M? I rode lots of bikes. I narrowed it down to 3 or 4 bikes and rode all of them M and L. Specialized has a fit calculator where they take...
06-21-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,304
Posted By jrhoneOC

Covid Pounds and Motivation

I'm 51 and last year I bought a MTB and lost about 50 pounds and got into great shape. I began to shred (for a 50 year old guy) the trails and was pushing the limits of the bike. Nice. Started...
06-18-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,193
Posted By jrhoneOC

Depends on the geometry of the bike...but most...

Depends on the geometry of the bike...but most MTBs you either have to move WAY back behind the seat...or you get a dropper post...which drops the seat just for that reason. Question...when you are...
06-10-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,788
Posted By jrhoneOC

Update 2: After the system got adjusted...

Update 2:
After the system got adjusted properly...I went back to my normal trail. WOW.....this system is VERY nice. The shifter feel is completely different. Box sent me a replacement when I...
06-09-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,788
Posted By jrhoneOC

Update: Once I git the system dialed in..the...

Update: Once I git the system dialed in..the shifter feel is pretty light...dont notice any difference in effort to the MicroShift Advent it replaced.
06-09-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By jrhoneOC

FIXED.....took it to the LBS. A few things were...

FIXED.....took it to the LBS. A few things were addressed. Another bike shop that installed the cassette for me didnt torque it down so it was slightly loose. Hub had a bit of play in it. Hanger...
06-08-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By jrhoneOC

Its the stock chainring on my Rockhopper...the...

Its the stock chainring on my Rockhopper...the cranks and chainring are Stout and its a 30T.
06-07-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By jrhoneOC

Great question...I sized it 2 different ways.... ...

Great question...I sized it 2 different ways....

The first way was to put the chain on the big gear and front sprocket and add 2 links. This made for what I thought was a tighter chain.

I...
06-07-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By jrhoneOC

Well the only way I know to do this is to buy an...

Well the only way I know to do this is to buy an adapter. It goes at the bottom of the head tube and is a bugger diameter to accept a tapered fork...this will raise the front of the bike higher...
06-07-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By jrhoneOC

RD adjustment help...

Just went from a MicroShift Advent 1x9 to a Box One 1x11 (11-50) drivetrain on my 2020 Rockhopper Comp. The system installed easily enough. I took my wheel to the LBS and had them put the rear...
06-05-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,788
Posted By jrhoneOC

yes. I should say when I decide to switch, i will...

yes. I should say when I decide to switch, i will just grab an XT shifter. Its low on the priority list and after a ride of putting it through its paces its not horrible at all. I do like how you can...
06-05-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,788
Posted By jrhoneOC

The clutch thing doesnt bother me as I just...

The clutch thing doesnt bother me as I just pulled the RD back with one hand and pulled the wheel up with the other. Not a huge deal at all.

The shifter...its a little plasticky...but it can be...
06-04-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,788
Posted By jrhoneOC

Box One 11speed 11-50 First Ride

I have a 2020 Rockhopper Comp 1x bike that came with a MicroShift Advent 1x9 drivetrain. That drivetrain was a workhorse and just plain worked. Never needed an adjustment, never missed a shift,...
05-24-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By jrhoneOC

OK...I will jump in and hijack the thread with my...

OK...I will jump in and hijack the thread with my specs...I am looking for a new rear tire. The bike is a 2020 Rockhopper Comp 1x hardtail. I ride mostly XC and some pavement. Rides are usually...
05-23-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 663
Posted By jrhoneOC

Fork options for Straight steerer and QR

Looking to upgrade my 2020 Rockhopper Comp 1x with a new fork. Its got a Suntour XCM coil spring now. So far I have looking into the SR Suntour upgrade program to get a Raidon or Epixon. Rockshox...
05-22-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,759
Posted By jrhoneOC

Just pulled the trigger on the Box On 1x11...

Just pulled the trigger on the Box On 1x11 groupset. Comes with everything I need at a great price...plus its heavily discounted. Its like I am getting a higher level of components at a great...
05-22-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By jrhoneOC

FYI...Specialized just dropped the Pitch line. ...

FYI...Specialized just dropped the Pitch line. Well kinda...The Pitch and Rockhopper were the EXACT same bikes with the only difference being wheel size. The Pitch was 27.5 and the Rockhopper 29. ...
05-22-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,226
Posted By jrhoneOC

Specialized Rockhopper Comp. Its $750 brand new...

Specialized Rockhopper Comp. Its $750 brand new with a 1x drivetrain. Great bike. I am biased though....
...
05-21-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,759
Posted By jrhoneOC

just looked into it. Not bad at all. Have u had...

just looked into it. Not bad at all. Have u had issues with dropping the chain and do u use a chain guard? I saw a review of maybe an older model and their only gripe was it dropped the chain...
05-13-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,759
Posted By jrhoneOC

That's the plan now.

That's the plan now.
05-13-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,759
Posted By jrhoneOC

Thanks Lefty...I put a Specialized Command Post...

Thanks Lefty...I put a Specialized Command Post Dropper on my current Rockhopper so if I got a new bike, I would swap it over. 11-42 is mostly good..there is one really section that gets me every...
05-13-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,759
Posted By jrhoneOC

New Rockhopper or Upgrade Last years Rockhopper?

I thought I had it ALL figured out. I bought my bike in Sept last year and was just getting into MT biking. I realize I LOVE it for the exercise and have gotten very comfortable on the bike racking...
12-07-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By jrhoneOC

Thanks for the concern...yes I am...

Thanks for the concern...yes I am eating...working out daily too. At least an hour of cardio a day. Basically 3 pounds a week has come off. Drink tons of water...eat more protein, cut out...
12-06-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By jrhoneOC

Over 500 miles...Over 45 pounds since 9/1/19

Bought my bike on September first. It was a purchase to jump start my exercise and activity. I was 50, 5’ 10” tall and 230 pounds. Ihaf lost weight before and got down to 170 (which was too thin)...
11-22-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,738
Posted By jrhoneOC

Strava, Its free for the basic stuff which is...

Strava, Its free for the basic stuff which is what you are asking and can be run from your phone...I would say to look into one more thing. Apple Watch. I run Strava from my watch. Doesnt even...
11-22-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,820
Posted By jrhoneOC

I got some Baleaf shorts on Amazon ...

I got some Baleaf shorts on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Baleaf-Padded-Bicycle-Cycling-Underwear/dp/B00MTE6PU4/ref=sr_1_32?dchild=1&keywords=baleaf+shorts&qid=1574477571&sr=8-32

I use those...
11-13-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,428
Posted By jrhoneOC

Installed the Specialized IRCC Command Post and...

Installed the Specialized IRCC Command Post and it all went well. The only issue is the post is about 10-15mm higher than my rigid post with the post fully extended and it as far down as it will go...
11-11-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,563
Posted By jrhoneOC

Thanks foe all the responses. Im still learning...

Thanks foe all the responses. Im still learning alot about mountain biking and was wondering if weight would make a huge difference with all other things being equal or close to it. For my riding...
11-11-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By jrhoneOC

thats hat i was thinking. thats why i didnt try...

thats hat i was thinking. thats why i didnt try it yet.
11-11-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By jrhoneOC

I weigh 190. I will dial in more rebound and see...

I weigh 190. I will dial in more rebound and see if that helps with that.
11-10-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By jrhoneOC

Big Clunk from the front end....shock??

I have a Rockhopper Comp 1X with a Suntour XCM coil shock. I was riding down a pretty steep grade that was bumpy and fast. Everything was good then suddenly BANG. Sounded like a metallic clunk. ...
11-04-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,428
Posted By jrhoneOC

Just an update. I found a new Specialized IRCC...

Just an update. I found a new Specialized IRCC Command Post at a crazy price. $150. Its reviewed well and has a great remote and it will match the bike well. Will report back to how it works on...
11-03-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,373
Posted By jrhoneOC

I have the Advent in a 9 speed system....I think...

I have the Advent in a 9 speed system....I think its the minimum amount of gears for Mt Biking.
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