Specialized Rockhopper SL Comp 2010

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MiGuEl_82
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Specialized Rockhopper SL Comp 2010

Postby MiGuEl_82 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 15:33 pm

Hi everyone,

Meet my 2010 Rockhopper... initially she looked like this...

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Now she looks like this (except for all that dirt)...

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Frame: Specialized M4 fully manipulated alloy frame, fully butted, ORE Downtube, asymmetrical seat stays, forged dropouts with replaceable derailleur hanger, disc only

Fork: Rock Shox Tora SLite, 80/100mm travel, 1 piece magnesium lower, 32mm Cr-Mo stanchions, alloy steerer, rebound and preload adjust with LO, size-specific spring rates => SR Suntour Epicon X2 RLD 2012 with 100 mm travel
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore, 34.9mm clamp, top swing, bottom pull

Rear Derailleur: Shimano RD-M662 SLX Shadow, long cage

Shifters: Shimano SL-M531 Deore trigger

Chainset: Shimano FC-M442, Octalink Spline

Chainrings: 44/32/22 tooth chainrings

Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-ES25, Octalink spline, cartridge bearing, 68mm x 118mm

Cassette: Shimano HG50, 9-speed, 11-34 tooth range

Chain: KMC X9 with reusable Missing Link => SRAM PC971 with reusable Missing Link

Pedals: Alloy body and cage, 9/16 inch => Shimano M520 White

Front Brake: Avid Juicy 3 SL hydraulic disc, alloy backed pads, 160mm G2 Clean Sweep rotor

Rear Brake: Avid Juicy 3 SL hydraulic disc, alloy backed pads, 160mm G2 Clean Sweep rotor

Brake Levers: Avid Juicy 3 SL

Handlebars: Butted alloy riser bar, 25mm rise, 660mm wide, 8 degree back sweep, 7 degree up sweep => Ritchey Pro Mountain Flat Bar

Stem: 3D forged alloy, reverse 4-bolt, 7 degree rise, 31.8mm clamp

Headset: 1-1/8 inch threadless, Campy style semi-cartridge bearings

Grips: Specialized Enduro, dual compound Kraton, no flange, 131mm => Specialized Sidewinder Red

Rims: Alex RHD 26 inch, pinned, alloy double wall, eyelets, 28h front and 32h rear => DT Swiss 420SL Black

Front Hub: Forged alloy, hi/low flange, sealed cartridge bearing, machined disc mount, 28hole => DT Swiss

Rear Hub: Forged alloy, double sealed cartridge bearing, machined disc mount, cassette, QR, 32hole => DT Swiss

Spokes: 2mm (14g) stainless

Front Tyre: Specialized Fast Trak LK Control, 26x2.0", 60TPI, tubeless ready aramid bead

Rear Tyre: Specialized Fast Trak LK Control, 26x2.0", 60TPI, tubeless ready aramid bead => Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.10

Saddle: Specialized Rockhopper XC, Body Geometry, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm width, front and rear bumpers => Selle Italia SL XC Flow White

Seatpost: Alloy two bolt, double butted quill, micro adjust, 30.9mm

Seat Binder: Forged alloy QR, brass washer

Next upgrade: Chainset... probably a Shimano Deore or SLX...

Greetings from sunny Portugal ;)

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Re: Specialized Rockhopper SL Comp 2010

Postby FatMikeUK » Sun Jan 20, 2013 21:17 pm

Love my Rockhopper. I have that very same model...sort of. I realised the other day whilst replacing my wheels (after smashing the originals when I misjudged a double and plowed into the landing) that the only things left on my bike that I haven't replaced are the bars, fork, stem and brakes. That's it. I had the frame replaced after cracks appeared in the chainstays and Spesh were good enough to send me a brand new expert frame, even though I was just outside the limited warranty date. Excellent customer service! Everything else has been replaced and upgraded as the originals have worn out after getting on for multiple thousands of miles of near flawless service.

It's funny when I look at yours and then mine, you'd never know that they started off as the same bike. It's great how a well loved bike evolves and grows and ages along side its rider. If I get hold of a camera at some point I'll post a pic at some point.

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Re: Specialized Rockhopper SL Comp 2010

Postby MiGuEl_82 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:29 pm

Your frame warranty was limited? Mine has frame warranty for life! I thought that happened for every Specialized bike...

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Re: Specialized Rockhopper SL Comp 2010

Postby FatMikeUK » Mon Feb 18, 2013 15:18 pm

It's unlimited for component failures that are spesh' fault (if the welds are bad quality or whatever), but for just general wear and tear it's got a limit. Basically since I'd been smashing it around the Peal District for 2 years I just assumed that I'd killed it from overuse, which I wouldn't have been particularly upset about, but was extremely happy when spesh just replaced it no questions asked.


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