Post date: Jun 17, 2010 8:04:50 PM

Have been doing training rides on an Aluminium Specialized Rockhopper. It's been doing a great job, but wheels need to be stronger as rear one's spokes keep snapping. Worried about the Aluminium frame for a long ride as can't fix it so am gonna try to get a steel frame. If I can't get one donated to me, I'll do the ride on the Specialized and hope it survives. Would also like an internal gear hub, like the Rohloff but it's expensive!