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Specialised Rockhopper Disc (Hardtail) or the 'Comp'

Captain CautiousCaptain Cautious Posts: 11
edited June 2009 in MTB buying advice
Ok, new to MTB, just rang Evans to order Spec RH Disc (£587) after seeing review in MBR, and have been asked if I want to upgrade to the Comp (£684) for better brakes, gears and wheels

As I say, very new to this, trail riding only, no downhill in my area, and I can afford it..

Question is should I upgrade or stick to the Spec RH Disc and learn to ride first

Any help or advice would be greatley appreciated

The Captain

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  • Daz555Daz555 Posts: 4,040
    Well, as always if you go higher end when you buy the bike, it works out better value for money - upgrading the Dart 3 on the Disc would cost more than the difference ijn price between the two bikes for example.

    If you've go the extra hundred then I'd say go for it. The Tora is a significant upgrade over the Dart 3 as a starting point.
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  • scottoscotto Posts: 381
    yeah go for it, only £100.00 more
  • juankerrjuankerr Posts: 1,099
    Get the Comp.
  • Mickey EyeMickey Eye Posts: 590
    If you can afford to spend the extra money then it wouldn't be wasted.
  • VimeousVimeous Posts: 21
    Both fab but I went with the Comp for the very reasons mentioned above.

    One warning: You may spend more time staring at it that on the trails if you go for the Comp in silver.

    I love it :)
    '89 Hardrock Comp
    '09 Rockhopper Comp
  • Thanks to everyone for your comments, it helped me make my mind up and i bought a Raleigh!!

    Na, only joking, I ordered the Specialized Rockhopper Comp

    :D
  • RealManRealMan Posts: 2,166
    Thanks to everyone for your comments, it helped me make my mind up and i bought a Raleigh!!

    Na, only joking, I ordered the Specialized Rockhopper Comp

    :D


    lol.

    Good choice though, I used to have one of those. Very nice bike for the price.
  • mattfefcmattfefc Posts: 71
    I got a comp 2008 a couple of months ago for my first bike. I think its great, I don't think you will be disappointed.
    Specialized Rockhopper Comp 2008
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