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Old 01-26-2023, 06:46 PM
d_douglas d_douglas is offline
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Specialized Rockhopper 29er SS

I bought this locally on a whim. I have wanted to have a SS bike (for no good reason) for years and this was so cheap that I thought I would try it out. Its an XL and fits me great (I have long legs, but more standover would have been better!)

It came with a Deore 9speed drivetrain in pretty good shape, so I stripped it off and am using that on my sons bike (recycling!). The fork is cheap but it kinda works. A local person was selling a set of SS dedicated 29er wheels for very little, so I bought those as well.

The rear has sliding dropouts that seem to work perfectly! The crankset and/or BB is creaking and annoying, so I will likely need to switch that out to save me sanity. The tires are Sworks Purgatory 2.3 and a Fastrak 2.0 rear - could use a wider rear, but keeping costs to a minimum.

It was dirt cheap and isnt very practical for offroading here, but I feel like it could be fun for tearing about with kids and/or the odd flattish offroad ride. I think I need a 32t ring to make it offroadable. Its a fun purchase for what it is worth.
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