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2013 Specialized Rock Hopper 29er Reviewed by Bicycle World RGV - Now in Stock
Specialize Bicycles started the mountain bike craze, and with the introduction of the 2013 Rock Hopper 29er, they show no signs of giving up their leadership position in the mountain and trail bike word. Bicycle World RGV reviews the new bike.
By: Randy Kirk & Associates
What do you want in a Rockhopper? If you are anything like the staff at Bicycle World, you want the bike to be light and tough. Owner, Henry Roberts believes: "You want to be able to handle open fire roads, attack a sweet stretch of singletrack, or even challenge a course. Since you might be at the enthusiast level and looking to get more serious about mountain biking, you are concerned with quality, reliability, and performance, but also a good value.
"We can tell you that the 2013 Rock Hopper 29er delivers. With a smooth SR Suntour 29er fork with lockout, powerful Avid BB5 disc brakes, and double-walled 29" alloy wheels, the Hardrock Sport Disc 29er is prepared for rugged trails and urban jungles."
The Bike has the following amazing features:
How about smooth-travel SR Suntour fork with preload adjustment, hydraulic damping, lockout, and size-specific spring rates. All designed to give you more versatility and tunability over every kind of terrain.
Then there's Suntour's fully replaceable ring crankset uses Shimano's Octalink-splined BB interface that translates into reliable power transfer for more performance with less effort.
Check out the fully butted A1 Premium Aluminum frame with ORE down tube designed to give you a lighter, more compliant but still durable bike.
The Tektro hydraulic disc brakes/levers with Light Wave rotors provide fantastic control and superior stopping power for more confident braking in all situations.
Shimano Alivio 9-speed rear derailleur and Acera Rapidfire shifters are super reliable, easy to use, and provide high-end performance.
What are you waiting for. You can test ride one at any of the Bicycle World Stores in Harlingen, Brownwville, or McAllen. For directions and store hours, please visit the website at http://www.BicycleWorldRGV.com or call (956) 682-7454.