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Not a rockhopper!

J55TTCJ55TTC Posts: 224
edited September 2009 in Your mountain bikes
Well, I'm either stupid or you lot are useless at convincing me I didn't need a full sus. A huge thanks to the lads at Evans, Woking for taking the rockhopper back in exchange for this (and a few more £££).

Pretty standard apart from my S-Works carbon bars and stem. Wellgo MG1's should be here soon :D

Compulsory kitchen photo:
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A little detail that I though was quite nice where the cable for the front mech passed through a section of the frame.
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Will be over Swinley ASAP!

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  • DanlubeDanlube Posts: 454
    That's a very sexy looking ride...
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    very cool, i thought you were buying an fsr xc, thats an ace bike, good stuff. nice kitchen.
  • J55TTCJ55TTC Posts: 224
    Thanks chaps, was going to but I knew I'd pine for this so just bit the bullet and went for it.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    very nice work, they are gorgeous looking bits of kit. i like those bars too, i used to have a set on one of my old stumpys. i bought ritchey ones for this bike as they are the same shape but were a bit cheaper at the time. i still might get some for my enduro.
  • Steve_b77Steve_b77 Posts: 1,906
    Nice bike, but I'm a bit confuddled by the spec.

    XTR carbon rear mech and a non-series (deore maybe) crankset?
  • BroonsterBroonster Posts: 440
    Mmmmm, nice bike man! :D

    Methinks you made the better choice of the two - it's a stunning looking bike and I dare say it'll perform well.





    * Waits to see J55TTC's thread in a couple of weeks wanting a new hardtail *

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  • Lovely looking bike that :)
  • llamafarmerllamafarmer Posts: 1,893
    Now are you sure that's the one you want? :lol:

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    Sweet bike mate, enjoy it!
  • Biggus86Biggus86 Posts: 385
    The a really nice ride there, makes me wish i'd spent a little more and got a spec. Oh well, few years time i'll have a sweet rig.

    And the kitchen is the perfect place for a bike, i mean, why have a kettle, fridge, oven and NOT a bike... :roll: haha
  • BlackSpurBlackSpur Posts: 4,228
    Steve_b77 wrote:
    Nice bike, but I'm a bit confuddled by the spec.

    XTR carbon rear mech and a non-series (deore maybe) crankset?

    That's just typical Spesh
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  • J55TTCJ55TTC Posts: 224
    Thanks for the comments chaps.

    Went over swinley but it was very short lived... got a puncture that wrecked the tyre and tube, I can only think it was one of those really thin/spikey tree stump thingys :cry:

    I did however have enough time out there to get a feel for the bike... I have made the right decision, the difference the rear shock makes is amazing!
  • llamafarmerllamafarmer Posts: 1,893
    J55TTC wrote:
    I did however have enough time out there to get a feel for the bike... I have made the right decision, the difference the rear shock makes is amazing!

    That's a nice feeling when you've just spunked lots on a new bike isn't it? :D

    Did you rip the tyre wall open?
  • J55TTCJ55TTC Posts: 224
    J55TTC wrote:
    I did however have enough time out there to get a feel for the bike... I have made the right decision, the difference the rear shock makes is amazing!

    That's a nice feeling when you've just spunked lots on a new bike isn't it? :D

    Did you rip the tyre wall open?

    Yup sure is, just glad evans took the hopper back with no fuss at all. I thought the spec of the hopper was good and that upgrading to fox talas rl's, elixr carbons etc would only be noticed to a small degree but boy it all adds up and completely transforms performance!

    Not the sidewall, bang in the centre of the tread directly opposite the valve (coincidence)?
    Was going down a fast decline that was quite stony, just as I got to the bottom ready to shoot up the other side the tyre went. Made a real noise too - pssssft, psssft, pssssft as the hole passed the frame - I thought Id got something stuck in the rim.
  • Great bike, friend of mine has just bought one, really good....

    Plus.....white is the new black... :D
  • J55TTCJ55TTC Posts: 224
    Thanks Chicken, I agree, loving it in white with white MG1's 8)
  • DoombrainDoombrain Posts: 360
    I don't normally like the Specialised frame, but that's a nice bike. love the white
    LOL road riding.
  • DiscoStu73DiscoStu73 Posts: 100
    That's a gorgeous beast!
    Try keeping it clean though...
  • RealManRealMan Posts: 2,166
    J55TTC wrote:
    Thanks chaps, was going to but I knew I'd pine for this so just bit the bullet and went for it.

    +1 for going for it.
  • J55TTCJ55TTC Posts: 224
    RealMan wrote:
    J55TTC wrote:
    Thanks chaps, was going to but I knew I'd pine for this so just bit the bullet and went for it.

    +1 for going for it.

    Ta, been out over swinley a few times on it now, ablosutely-friggin-loving it!!!

    Worth every penny :D
  • I think I was talking to u at the guuley at swinley yesterday. I was on the scott gambler.
  • J55TTCJ55TTC Posts: 224
    There was another chap there at the jumps on a stumpy when I rode past. Might have been him. As I cycled past he commented how common the elites were all of a sudden?
  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    nice bike, you have the same toaster(s) as us :D
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  • J55TTCJ55TTC Posts: 224
    merlie wrote:
    got any close up photos ?

    Of what parts of the bike?

    Will be giving it a good clean up on the weekend and plan to take a few more pics then
  • mate you have to help. in the first pic, whats the tread attached to the clipless pedal. did it come with the bike?
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  • J55TTCJ55TTC Posts: 224
    jackman96 wrote:
    mate you have to help. in the first pic, whats the tread attached to the clipless pedal. did it come with the bike?

    Yes. came as standard with the bike. Its a "flattie" that clips into the pedal.
  • J55TTC wrote:
    jackman96 wrote:
    mate you have to help. in the first pic, whats the tread attached to the clipless pedal. did it come with the bike?

    Yes. came as standard with the bike. Its a "flattie" that clips into the pedal.

    cheers!
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