Mountain Biking - Specialized Hardrock
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10-15-05, 05:48 PM
I am look at getting a new bike sometime before next biking season and i was wondering if i should get the Specialized Hardrock Sport disc, Pro Disc, or the Comp disc. I just want to know if it is worth it to get the Pro or Comp for the better fork or not and if anyone has the prices in CDN that would work too.
10-15-05, 07:13 PM
It's always cheaper to buy the packaged deal compared to a less expensive model + buying parts separately. The only advantage to buying the cheaper model is that if you are short on money, you can afford the entire bike sooner, then upgrade as your budget allows.
10-15-05, 07:20 PM
if you plan on upgrading anyways, you might as well get a sport. if you aren't planning on upgrading, then buy a pro. if you're kidna in between get the comp.
I'm thinkin about getting a hardrock and was thinking the same thing too lol.
10-15-05, 07:59 PM
Yea I think I will probably be upgrading again within a year because I have been pretty hard on bikes. 3 in 3 years but those have been Walmart Specials: CCM, Carrera Legacy, and currently Supercycle Fringe all which i did not like within a couple months and now i want to get a bike to keep until after I get a car. My last bike ive had for 3 months and 90% of the bike is wrecked already so now i figure if i am going to keep pissing away money do it in one shot and then not very much again for a couple years
10-15-05, 09:20 PM
My LBS agreed with majority of the people on the forums, it's better to get a V Break model and upgrade to after market disc breaks.
10-15-05, 09:27 PM
Why do that when you live in the country and to get a new set of good rims for disc brakes would make it very much not worth it cause say you buy $100 rims and then buy $200 disc brakes and bam! your over what you would have spent.
10-15-05, 10:29 PM
hard rock disk pro, will last, some time, if taking smaller jumps, plus parts are better (im thinking 05 so if this is 06 i have no clue)
10-15-05, 11:10 PM
Not sure what type of budget you're dealing with here. But, if you can swing the pro disc, I would like to suggest getting the Rockhopper Comp disc for the extra $100'sh. I've got the Sport disc, and I am glad I didn't get the Comp disc because I will be upgrading a whole new bike after next year anyhow. Most likely to the rockhopper. My 2 cents.
10-16-05, 06:10 AM
well look at his name. dirtjumper.
anyways, i would say go for the sport or sport disk. brakes don't normally just break for random reasons, and the rims are actually quite good and beefy on the '05' model... your main concern here would be fork and frame, and since the frames are the same across the board anyways (with the exception the pro is made in taiwan while the comp and sport are made in china... whup dee doo), i think you should get the sport if your as hard as you say you are on bikes. if you buy and expensive hardrock and break the frame, and consequently break other things, you're screwed because you spent hundreds of extra dollars that you could have saved buy buying cheap.
10-16-05, 03:35 PM
I am acctually think about the 06 models sorry to anyone who posted about the 05 and i have been snooping around and i didnt realized that the 06 pro has Hayes Sole hydraulic disc brakes and does anyone know if there have been any improvements from the 05 Marzochhi MZ fork to the 06 version please let me know.
10-16-05, 03:38 PM
Sorry about the double post but i forgot to add that the components are all SRAM on the Specialized Hardrocks in case any1 never knew, and i still would like some prices in CDN cause all the places i go to only have 05 models.
10-16-05, 03:49 PM
06 isn't out in canada yet.
and to be honest, you might as well go for 05's. its end of season, they're going cheap, and i believe components are at the same level anyways.
10-16-05, 04:33 PM
Yeah and well to be honest i dont think i am going to be buying the bike until next spring... cause then if i can ill try and get one of the last 05s from my LBS or get a new 06 cause i havent been able to ge the money i was expecting...
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