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I used to own a Rockhopper comp pro 09 and it was great, But the 2011 Rockhoppers are an absolute disgrace in my opinion. The entry level Rockhopper 2011 is priced at £699 this is so overpriced it's a joke, You don't get a lot of bike for the money at all, Check the fork and brakes out.... I expect this on a £400 bike not £700.
The Carrera however has an RRP of £599 and is on sale right now for £440 which is built up from decent to quality components all over the bike, With a good fork and colour scheme to boot.
Absolute no brainer, Don't let the Halfords name put you off they sell some damn good bikes, Have you also checked the Boardman comp?, It's £650 but it still puts the competition to shame except the Fury. You might want to take a look at the boardmans and GT range.
...the best thing for you to do though is to test both bikes yourself to see if either feels right to you.
I own a Rockhopper and have borrowed a Fury.. The Rockhopper feels very good, is faster and is very manoeuvrable for light XC.. The Fury felt strong but big and heavy compared to the RH. On a shorter more testing ride it may have faired better. I would have to take a hacksaw to the bars of the fury to make it feel better
Not a fair comparison coz the Hopper is very upgraded 09 Comp against a bolt standard Fury. The Boardman would make a far better compassion but Id still prefer the Hopper.
The specialized has a better frame but the equipment on the carrera and hoodoo is much better, so the general concensus is that if you're going to spend a bit of money tarting it up then get the specialized as the frame is lighter but if you're keeping it stock and not going to buy new forks/gears etc then go for one of the others. Specialized and Carrera frames are even built in the same factory so I can't see them being a million miles apart!
Originally posted by Silcone Synapse
reply to post by digital01anarchy
That is an insane bicycle.
I love it.
But cannot afford it sadly.
Plus I would break it trying to do tricks-I know its tough,but trust me I would break it.