I’m in the market for a Hardtail.
Top of my budget is 1700 cannoli’s
So far the strongest contenders are the
2021 Specialized Rockhopper Expert.
Specs look good; Judy fork, SRAM SX 1x12,
Tubeless ready (req)
2021 Specialized Rockhopper Elite, mostly the same, except Judy has a steel steerer (as opposed to the Alu on the expert) and 1x10 Deore.
Cannondale Trail 3
Basically same specs as the Rockhopper Expert but cheaper.
I also looked at a Giant, but it had a Pressfit BB and I’m not really into that. Looked at the Trek Roscoe but the geometry seemed a bit old-school.
Do any of you know other bikes in that in spec/price range you would recommend?