Just grabbed this ol' Rockhopper from CraigsList for $100. I've been out of the game for over a decade, and wanted a cheap, fun, sturdy, simple (and cool looking) bike to crash into trees as I get my legs under me.
Looks like pretty much everything is original, except for maybe the rear derailleur and the seat. Wanted to see what you guys think of it, and if anyone on here has an idea of what year model this could be, since I cant find another one to compare it to.
Slapped some fat tires on it and lowered the air pressure to absorb some bumps. Gonna spend some time cleaning it up, but am debating whether to upgrade at least the brakes, or just keep it as vintage as possible. I love how it rides, but the brakes are a little sketch. Figure I'll take it to my LBS and get a full tuneup, and take it from there.
That is sweet ! love colour and decals
i would guess maybe 89/90 ish ? i have an 88 hardrock and that has a u brake .
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