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    Specialized Hardrock

    Ok, I've narrowed down my choice of bikes to the Specialized Hardrock. I would like to know if I should get the Regular Hardrock and beef up the wheels, or get the Hardrock Sport and leave the wheels as is (double-walled 32h). I weigh about 330lbs. If I were to get the Regular what would be a good wheel set to swap them with?

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    Sun Rhynolite 36 spoke would be a good choice.
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    It'll be cheaper to just get the Sport to begin with.
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    But would the 32 spoke rims be strong enough to hold me up?

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    What kind of riding are you planning? Road or Cross Country trails, yes. Dirt Jumps and Skate Parks, no.
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    Road and Cross Country only. When I reach my target weight I would love to do some really technical stuff but thats a long way off.

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    Hardrock.

    Nice, and I am not biased in the least..... much.

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    We just today got my partner a Specialized Hardrock. I don't know if it's a sport or not. I do know that it has 36 spoke wheels fore and aft. Glad to hear it's such a great bike. We got it for $50 on Craigslist. And it only needed a new tube on the back!!

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    FYI: The 2010 Hardrocks are cheaper than the 2009 models.

    I just bought a 2010 Hardrock Sport for $440, compared to the MSRP of $500 for the 2009 model.

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    Hexenmeister, where are you located? The LBS here sells them for $480.

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    i just paid full boat on a 2010 hardrock disc. I wne to two different stores and noone woudl budge on price for an 09 or a 2010. I did have to have them order my size however as oppsoed to taking from their stock. Perhaps that was the reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBresson View Post
    Hexenmeister, where are you located? The LBS here sells them for $480.
    I'm in Kansas City. I bought from Epic Bike and Sport.

    I was really close to buying a 2009 model for $500, then the guy mentioned that some 2010s were starting to come in, so I just asked him what the differences were with the newer models. So he got on the computer and looked it up, and the only difference was the 2010 was $60 cheaper.

    After learning that he offered me the 2009 for that price as well, but I decided to go with the new model because it came in red.

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    I pick mine up tomorrow, I got a 2009 Hardrock Sport Disc in Speed Orange for $529.

    I looked at the 2010's and I was not impressed with their look.

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    I've called all the LBS in my area and they all say the hardrocks are going at MSRP. I think im going to have to go into the big cities to get a better deal. Seems like Smaller Town LBS's can sell them at a high price because of no competition.

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    I love my Hardrock Pro. It has Deore rear and XT front deraillers, kevlar slicks, and a Surly Instigator rigid fork.

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