My beloved and dependable 2001 Specialized RockHopper A1 were stolen by some lowlife about two weeks ago. After filing a complaint with the local police dept. I filed a claim with my insurance company. They ask for a valuation of a replacement bikes.
Looking at the Specialized website I was kind of amazed to see how the variety of bicycle types and models grew with the years. It is a whole zoo, and it really is hard to tell the differences between models in different but similar categories (but that's probably for another question).
My stolen RockHopper had aluminum frame, 26" wheels, Shimano Deore / Deore-LX derailleur, RockShox Judy front suspension, V-brakes, thin metallic pedals, and that's what I remember in terms of components.
The current entry level RockHoppers offer SR Suntour fork, Altus & Tourney derailleurs and more entry level components.
What model would be considered the equivalent to my old RockHoppers?