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Rockhopper - still as good as the day I bought?

CoolnickCoolnick Posts: 380
edited July 2011 in MTB buying advice
Hi all, I have a 2004 Rockhopper which I have since upgraded with deore disc brakes, Marzocchi MX air forks, shimano clip pedals, charge spoon saddle and Panaracer Fire XC tyres......my question is, does this bike still stand up well versus something like the current Hardrock Pro Disc, Carrera Fury etc or is the frame now dated? Weighing up if its worth selling and replacing with similar bikes to above.

Cheers.
Boardman HT Comp 2012>
Spesh Rockhopper 2004 - 2012

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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    In a word, yes! As good as the HR Pro, a bit different to the Fury. Do not think a bike for thatmoney would improve on what you have.
  • CoolnickCoolnick Posts: 380
    Thanks, that was what I was hoping to hear. Wasn't sure how well it compared to new models being 7yrs since I bought it and the bikes look better than they used to. Sounds like its well up to task still. I need to replace the Fire XC's soon, can you recommend an all round fast tyre or the Fire's worth sticking with?

    Cheers, Nick
    Boardman HT Comp 2012>
    Spesh Rockhopper 2004 - 2012
  • maxxis do good tyres so i hear.
    but it depends on your riding style and what you want from a tyre?
    If in doubt - flat out!
  • stuisnewstuisnew Posts: 366
    Bikes offer less value for money yours is better than those u list IMO. Some cheap deals on types on on-one, bobby nice half price which always get top ratings as an all rounder.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    stuisnew wrote:
    Bikes offer less value for money yours is better than those u list IMO. Some cheap deals on types on on-one, bobby nice half price which always get top ratings as an all rounder.

    Not confusing at all.
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  • stuisnewstuisnew Posts: 366
    cooldad wrote:
    stuisnew wrote:
    Bikes offer less value for money yours is better than those u list IMO. Some cheap deals on types on on-one, bobby nice half price which always get top ratings as an all rounder.

    Not confusing at all.

    Fair play! Written on my phone with fat fingers :oops:

    What I meant to say was a few years ago was a golden era for bikes, and you could get a lot more at any given price point than you can today. And you can get some decent tyres at on-one half price at the moment, like the nobby nics.

    My first post was a bit pointless really wasn't it?! :oops:
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    I managed to work that out.
    Bobby nice half price.

    Sometimes I wish I did smilies.
    I don't do smileys.

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  • stuisnewstuisnew Posts: 366
    cooldad wrote:
    I managed to work that out.
    Bobby nice half price.

    Sometimes I wish I did smilies.
    :lol:
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Thank you.
    I don't do smileys.

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  • CoolnickCoolnick Posts: 380
    Just checked out On-one, thanks for tip off Stu, bought some Nobby Nic's £20 :D
    Boardman HT Comp 2012>
    Spesh Rockhopper 2004 - 2012
  • dhutchdhutch Posts: 343
    I would certainly keep my 07 rockhopper disk, over my 09 hardrock disk.

    its like asking if you would have a 4 year old audi, or a new kia.


    Daniel
  • 70s_kid70s_kid Posts: 56
    dhutch wrote:
    I would certainly keep my 07 rockhopper disk, over my 09 hardrock disk.

    its like asking if you would have a 4 year old audi, or a new kia.


    Daniel

    New Kia please - with a 7 year warranty - no badge snobbery from me!
  • ToastyToasty Posts: 2,598
    stuisnew wrote:
    bobby nice

    hehe, top typo :)
  • dhutchdhutch Posts: 343
    70s_kid wrote:
    New Kia please - with a 7 year warranty - no badge snobbery from me!
    I raise your 7 year warranty, to the handling and performance of a A3 and A4 quatto....
  • Lars1974Lars1974 Posts: 105
    i have got an 08 rockhopper and its still a beauty...just upgraded the wheels and have also added clip-in pedals - otherwise still as it was... :shock:
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    dhutch wrote:
    70s_kid wrote:
    New Kia please - with a 7 year warranty - no badge snobbery from me!
    I raise your 7 year warranty, to the grip and performance of a A3 and A4 quatto....
    Corrected for you, everyone knows Audi's don't handle well (4.2 RS4 and R8 excepted), they just grip well.

    Simon
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