would have to be a 98 then, no?
just dismantled mine and the seat clamp area looks very much like it, so was my guess as well, but the only ritchey tubing I can think of on stumpys was on the last steel batch, no? the lovely lovely silver and orange ones.
It is indeed SWMBO's steel framed Rockhopper, post-surgery with the angle grinder; I took off all four superfluous rack mounts to tidy up the stays, and removed the canti-hanger while I was at it as I'm fitting V's and didn't want to raise the ire of the 'redundant canti-hanger brigade' any more than was absolutely necessary!
To compound my felonious approach to this build I have already applied a set of OEM Specialized decals; for a Stumpy! :shock:
Not that I am trying to make it out to be something it isn't; I'm just making it look nice and the decals came up at a bargain price so I couldn't resist...
...and anyway, I do believe that one years' Stumpjumper became anothers' Rockhopper as the models progressed so I feel halfway vindicated :?
The specific colour request was for purple, the closest the powder coaters could get was this 'purply-pink' and it's remarkably close to the Stumpy shade into the bargain, so job done...
...I dare say the purists will still object though