2012 Spesh Rockhopper

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2012 Spesh Rockhopper

Postby Newfish » Fri Nov 30, 2012 15:42 pm

Hello ladies and gents,

Been on here a while and thought I'd share my new toy with you all. Been out of the MTB scene for a good while but have wanted to get a Rockhopper since I was about 12!! Finally manage to get my act together and buy one, so here it is. I made a slight error and decided to but the standard one, but then realised that the kind of riding I was doing was going to require some upgrades. So I have started fettling as we all do, after changing the peddles for some MTB SPD's the first major thing to change was the forks, off came the Suntours and on went some Rockshox Reba's.

Future plans aren't massive, I will replace stuff as it wears out. Brakes will be high on the priority list, 180mm rotor up front and possible something to replace the Tektro's when they die. New lighter crankset, handle bars and seat post, and maybe some improved gear levers, but other than that I love it. Anyhow, enough waffle...

Pics:

As it came -
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After the Fork Upgrade and some bits.
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And with some grime...
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Frame: Specialized M4 fully manipulated alloy frame, fully butted, disc only, externally relieved HT, forged dropouts w/ replaceable derailleur hanger
Forks: Rockshox Reba RLT 100mm
Bars: XC riser bar, double butted alloy, 8º backsweep, 6º upsweep, 31.8mm
Stem: 3D forged 6061 alloy, 4 bolt clamp, 7º rise, 31.8mm
Headset: Integrated 1-1/8" threadless, Campy-style, full cartridge bearings
Grips: Specialized Body Geometry XCT Men's, dual compound, Kraton rubber, closed end, 130mm

Front Brake Lever assy: Tektro Draco hydraulic disc brake, post mount.
Front Caliper: Tektro Draco
Front disc: 160mm 6-bolt rotor
Rear Brake Lever assy: Tektro Draco hydraulic disc brake, post mount.
Rear Caliper: Tektro Draco
Rear Disc: 160mm 6-bolt rotor

Shifters: Shimano Acera, 9-speed Rapidfire plus, SL
Front Mech: Shimano Acera, 9-speed, 34.9mm clamp, top-swing, dual-pull
Rear Mech: Shimano Alivio, 9-speed, SGS cage

Seat: Specialized Body Geometry Rockhopper, steel rails, 143mm width
Seat Post: Alloy, 2 bolt head, 30.9mm, 12.5mm offset, micro adjust
Seat Post Clamp: 34.9mm, forged alloy, extruded QR lever

Cranks: Shimano Acera
Chainring(s): 44/32/22, replaceable outer
Chain: KMC X-9, 9-speed, reusable Missing Link
Cassette: 9 Speed
Pedals: Shimano MTB SPD's
Bottom Bracket: Shimano, Octalink spline, cartridge bearing, 73mm

Front Wheel:
Rim: Alex RH Disc 26", alloy double-wall, 28mm, pinned, 32h
Spokes: Stainless, 2.0mm (14g)
Hub: Formula disc hub, high-low flange, double-sealed loose ball, machined disc mount, QR, 32h
Tube: Presta valve
Tire: Specialized The Captain Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, 26x2.0"

Back Wheel:
Rim: Alex RH Disc 26", alloy double-wall, 28mm, pinned, 32h
Spokes: Stainless, 2.0mm (14g)
Hub: BC rear disc hub, cassette, QR axle, double-sealed loose ball, polished races, machined disc mount
Tube: Presta valve
Tire: Specialized The Captain Sport, 60 TPI, wire bead, 26x2.0"

Weight: Not sure what it started at so can't see what an improvement the changes I have made, have made. Slightly beside the point as I don't know what she weights now any how. Will find out at some point.

Other info:
Crud catcher front mudguard.
Cheers,
Simon.
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Re: 2012 Spesh Rockhopper

Postby chez_m356 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:06 pm

Newfish wrote: I made a slight error and decided to but the standard one

no you didn't, no matter which you got, you would have ended up upgrading the forks, nice looking bike :wink:
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Re: 2012 Spesh Rockhopper

Postby Newfish » Tue Dec 04, 2012 07:50 am

That's true I suppose. Thank you, I absolutely love it. Just need to find a good brake pad now, been getting nuke proof ones and they're only last 11/2 rides at Cannock with some road riding between. 220 miles and I'm on my 3rd set!
Cheers,
Simon.
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Re: 2012 Spesh Rockhopper

Postby Chunkers1980 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 08:44 am

That's not right. My SS Kevlar have been going 7 months and still more, don't go easy on them either with hundreds of miles on them.


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