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focus fatboy 2010 vs specialized rockhoper SL 2011

androsdarienandrosdarien Posts: 4
edited September 2010 in MTB buying advice
Hey guys, i´m a newbie lookin for a final tip. Looked the focus fatboy 2010 with slx and xt, with a good price, and the 2011 rockhoper SL from specialized. I´m in mexico and both bikes are almost the same price, and really need a good advice and comments about both brands and qualities.

Here the specs:


FOCUS FATBOY
Frame Frame FOCUS Fat Boy zero stack alloy
Fork RST Omega-T RL 100 mm
Tires Tires Schwalbe Nobby Nic
Drivetrain Drivetrain Shimano XT
Gear ratio Gear ratio 11 - 32
Shifter Shifter Shimano SLX
Crankset Crankset Shimano FCM 542
Brakes Brakes Shimano BRM 486 disc
Brake lever Brake lever Shimano BRM 486 disc
Handlebar Handlebar Concept SL Riser
Stem Stem Concept SL alloy
Seatpost Seatpost Concept SL
Saddle Saddle Concept Extreme
Hubs Hubs Shimano RM65 disc
Rims Rims Alex EN24 disc

SPECIALIZED ROCKHOPER SL 2011

FRAME
Specialized M4SL fully manipulated alloy frame, fully butted, integrated HT, forged dropouts w/ replaceable derailleur hanger, disc only
REAR SHOCK
FORK
SR Suntour SF11-XCR-DS-26-LO-SP, 80mm, 1pc. alloy lower, 30mm steel stanchions, hyd. damping w/ mic-tuned spike valve & LO
HEADSET
Integrated 1-1/8" threadless, Campy type full cartridge bearings
STEM
3D forged alloy, 7 degree rise, 31.8mm clamp
HANDLEBARS
Butted alloy riserbar, 25mm rise, 8 degree back sweep, 6 degree up
GRIPS
Specialized Enduro, dual compound Kraton, no flange, 131mm
FRONT BRAKE
Shimano BR-M505 hydraulic disc brake, dual piston, 160mm rotor
REAR BRAKE
Shimano BR-M505 hydraulic disc brake, dual piston, 160mm rotor
BRAKE LEVERS
Shimano BR-M505 hydraulic
FRONT DERAILLEUR
Shimano Alivo, 34.9mm clamp, top swing, dual pull
REAR DERAILLEUR
Shimano Deore 9sp Shadow Long cage
SHIFT LEVERS
Shimano SL-M590 Deore trigger
CASSETTE
Shimano HG50, 9-speed, 11-34t
CHAIN
KMC X9 w/ reusable Missing Link
CRANKSET
Shimano FC-M430-8, Octalink spline
CHAINRINGS
44A x 32S x 22S replaceable
BOTTOM BRACKET
Shimano BB-ES25, Octalink spline, cartridge bearing, 68mm x 118mm
PEDALS
Alloy 1pc. body and cage, reflector kit, 9/16"
RIMS
Alex RHD 26", alloy double wall, pinned w/eyelets
FRONT HUB
Forged alloy, hi/low flange, double sealed, ground race, machined disc mount and flange, QR, 28h
REAR HUB
Forged alloy, mid flange, double sealed, ground race, machined disc mount and flanges, cassette, QR, 32h
SPOKES
2mm (14g) stainless
FRONT TIRE
Specialized The Captain Sport, 26x2.0", 60TPI, wire bead
REAR TIRE
Specialized The Captain Sport, 26x2.0", 60TPI, wire bead
INNER TUBES
Presta valve
SADDLE
Specialized Rockhopper XC, Body Geometry, 143mm width, front and rear bumpers
SEATPOST
Alloy two bolt, 12.5mm offset, micro adjust, 30.9mm
SEAT BINDER
Forged alloy QR, brass washer

Posts

  • PudseypPudseyp Posts: 3,514
    The Focus has the better fork and groupset so that would be my choice...will they be mail order ? or can you try them ? if the later do so....as you may like the Spesh as it feels better.......if not IMO the Focus takes it
    Tomac Synper 140 Giant XTC Alliance 1
    If the world was flat, I wouldn't be riding !
  • The GF got a FatBoy last week (not me, the bike) and i must say its pretty good. Feels planted and steady etc.

    Was a little worried when she said she had bought one from wiggle, but its a good bike imho.

    And wiggle are good to, one of the levers on the Poplock had broke in transit, they sent another in the post the next day.
  • it´s mail order, so, i´m thinkin of focus now.

    thanks guys, i hope to hear more about everybody in the forum....!

    cheers!
  • personally i'd go for the focus, if anything because Everyone has a specialized these days!!!
    Timmo.
    After all, I am Cornish!
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  • good pint allthegear
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