Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-12-05, 10:39 PM   #1
Daniel L
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If anyone needs a particular shot, let me know.

The tires were changed at my request.
Daniel L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-05, 10:40 PM   #2
Binda
Newbie Girl
 
Binda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Marquette, Michigan
Bikes: Gary Fisher Wahoo
Posts: 51
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It's entirely too shiny. Go get some dirt on it.

- b
Binda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-05, 10:42 PM   #3
Daniel L
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Binda
It's entirely too shiny. Go get some dirt on it.

- b
There's a tiny bit in the chains. Will do though.
Daniel L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-05, 10:54 PM   #4
specializedp2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i like the frame alot
specializedp2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-05, 10:59 PM   #5
[bEn]
Just Ride
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Melbourne - Australia
Bikes: 2005 Giant Yukon with the works.
Posts: 1,343
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have a few questions for you. Have you got specs for the Hardrock Sport? Does the sport come with discs? What about the comp and pro? Bike does look nice.
[bEn] is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-05, 11:07 PM   #6
Siu Blue Wind
Flowers for mom
 
Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 10,950
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 60 Post(s)
What a beeeyewwwwteefull bike! Lucky you! Enjoy your new ride!!
Siu Blue Wind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-12-05, 11:29 PM   #7
MadMan2k
Canon fiend
 
MadMan2k's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: old peugot frankenbike
Posts: 3,914
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Looks cooler than the 05 one.

It's nice they decided to use sram shifters/derraileurs on it, they look better even if they work about the same.
__________________
jonbuder.com
MadMan2k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-05, 12:41 AM   #8
Daniel L
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sS-bEn
I have a few questions for you. Have you got specs for the Hardrock Sport? Does the sport come with discs? What about the comp and pro? Bike does look nice.
They didn't have the Comp and Pro at the bike shop. The sport comes with the Tektro V Brakes. I'll post the specs for you.

Frame Premium A1 Aluminum
Fork RST Gilla Plus-T-6, 100mm
Headset 1-1/8" Threadless, selaed ball retainer
Rims/Wheels Specialized HR26 made by Alex, 36h, double wall, CNC sidewalls
Hubs Joy-Tech, double-sealed
Spokes 20mm stainless-steel
Tires Enduro Sport, 26 x 2.2 wire bead *changed to Crossroad EX on mine
Crankset TruVativ X-Flow
Chainwheel 42/32/22
Bottom Bracket TruVativ Power Spline
Chain Shimano IG-31
Front Derailleur SRAM 3.0
Rear Derailleur SRAM SX-4
Shifters SRAM SX-4 Trigger
Handlebars Alloy, 38mm rise
Tape/Grips Specialized Enduro
Stem Specialized Mobius Alloy
Brake Levers Tektro RS-360
Brakes Tektro "V" linear spring
Pedals Dual sided, composite body, steel cage
Saddle Body Geometry Sport ATB
Seat Post Alloy micro-adjust
Seat Binder Alloy Collar with Quick Release
Accessories & Extras Chain stay protector, reflectors, clear coat

They changed the frame and graphics. Components are new SRAM 06' stuff with an updated RST fork. I'm barely getting into biking but from research on this website, I decided on the Hardrock. The bikeshop had the 05 and 06 next to each other and I noticed the saddle was changed as well. Price was raised ~$10 dollars as well, it was $360.
Daniel L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-05, 12:50 AM   #9
chis51hd
Senior Member
 
chis51hd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Davao City, Philippines
Bikes:
Posts: 182
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A very nice bike, you have.
chis51hd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-05, 01:22 AM   #10
Elisdad
Bike rider
 
Elisdad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: SW Chicago suburbs
Bikes: Redline D460, Redline Monocog Flight 29er, IRO Rob Roy, Specialized P1
Posts: 353
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Your bike looks sweet. It almost makes me wish I'd waited three more months to buy a bike. I like the look of the bike a lot more than my '05. I also like the SRAM stuff on your bike over the Acera stuff on mine.

Why did you switch tires?
Elisdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-05, 02:16 AM   #11
Daniel L
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elisdad
Your bike looks sweet. It almost makes me wish I'd waited three more months to buy a bike. I like the look of the bike a lot more than my '05. I also like the SRAM stuff on your bike over the Acera stuff on mine.

Why did you switch tires?
Thanks for the compliments guys. I switched tires because these tires offer less rolling resistance for on road commutes while still having some knobs on the side for some off road excursions. The enduro knobbies make for a rough ride on road. The bike store did it free of charge.

Last edited by Daniel L; 07-13-05 at 06:41 AM.
Daniel L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-05, 02:34 AM   #12
ZERO94
SPAWN!!!
 
ZERO94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Boise, Idaho
Bikes: 05 Rock Hopper
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nice BIKE!!!! I like the look of it better then the 05 hardrock forsure.
ZERO94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-05, 10:07 AM   #13
willtsmith_nwi
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 1,398
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daniel L
They didn't have the Comp and Pro at the bike shop. The sport comes with the Tektro V Brakes. I'll post the specs for you.

Frame Premium A1 Aluminum
Fork RST Gilla Plus-T-6, 100mm
Headset 1-1/8" Threadless, selaed ball retainer
Rims/Wheels Specialized HR26 made by Alex, 36h, double wall, CNC sidewalls
Hubs Joy-Tech, double-sealed
Spokes 20mm stainless-steel
Tires Enduro Sport, 26 x 2.2 wire bead *changed to Crossroad EX on mine
Crankset TruVativ X-Flow
Chainwheel 42/32/22
Bottom Bracket TruVativ Power Spline
Chain Shimano IG-31
Front Derailleur SRAM 3.0
Rear Derailleur SRAM SX-4
Shifters SRAM SX-4 Trigger
Handlebars Alloy, 38mm rise
Tape/Grips Specialized Enduro
Stem Specialized Mobius Alloy
Brake Levers Tektro RS-360
Brakes Tektro "V" linear spring
Pedals Dual sided, composite body, steel cage
Saddle Body Geometry Sport ATB
Seat Post Alloy micro-adjust
Seat Binder Alloy Collar with Quick Release
Accessories & Extras Chain stay protector, reflectors, clear coat

They changed the frame and graphics. Components are new SRAM 06' stuff with an updated RST fork. I'm barely getting into biking but from research on this website, I decided on the Hardrock. The bikeshop had the 05 and 06 next to each other and I noticed the saddle was changed as well. Price was raised ~$10 dollars as well, it was $360.
You'll have to give us a report on how this X-4 stuff performs. X-7 considered the cutoff for "quality" in the SRAM lines.

X-4 looks like an Alivio equivalent.

All things being said, having a 1:1 derailleur is still better. You can upgrade to X-7 grips or thumbies without having to replace the derailleur.
willtsmith_nwi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-05, 10:32 PM   #14
joelsp
Wildman
 
joelsp's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Pennsylvania
Bikes: 2005 Trek 4500 Disc
Posts: 138
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Very Cool, I just Bought a 2005 bike, and the 2006 ones are already looking better. I guess thats normal though. Conrats on a pretty sweet ride there.
joelsp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-05, 01:27 PM   #15
x550x
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Some of the specs I remember from the 06 Hardrock Pro...

Avid BB5 mechanicals
SRAM X-7 drivetrain (short cage rear)
9 Speed Cassette
Sun Single Track Rims!
Sweet black and white splatter paint job!
Truvativ cranks/splined BB
dual front chainrings with bashguard

It is one sweet looking bike!

Awesome specs and the price went up like ten bucks???!!!
x550x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-05, 01:32 PM   #16
Drunken Chicken
Senior Member
 
Drunken Chicken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Spain, although I'm Hungarian
Bikes: Check signature
Posts: 1,855
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This is truly strange... I went to my LBS for a 'Zokes fender (not for me, but that's not the point) and I checked out the '06 Hardrock Sport and the drivetrain was all Shimano, no SRAM!
Drunken Chicken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-05, 02:29 PM   #17
RT
The Weird Beard
 
RT's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: COS
Bikes:
Posts: 8,554
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Dude, clean your room! No, seriously - nice ride. I have bike envy.
RT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-05, 03:19 PM   #18
SFV Rider.
search function user.
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 26
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
very nice. I like the look of the 05 frame better for some reason.
SFV Rider. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-05, 03:37 PM   #19
Drunken Chicken
Senior Member
 
Drunken Chicken's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Spain, although I'm Hungarian
Bikes: Check signature
Posts: 1,855
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SFV Rider.
very nice. I like the look of the 05 frame better for some reason.
I think the '05 looks (and is?) stronger than the '06, but the '06 has a sort of slick look about it.
Drunken Chicken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-05, 07:52 PM   #20
nickatnite
Newbie
 
nickatnite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Nawlins'
Bikes: 2006 Specialized Hardrock
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I like my red 06 Hardrock..
nickatnite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-05, 08:21 PM   #21
Dirtbike
Giggity giggity!
 
Dirtbike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Danville, Ca
Bikes: Yeti DJ Custom build. X.9, Marzocchi, RaceFace, Gamut, DT, Truvativ, Michelin, Hope.
Posts: 1,800
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
For 06, I think Specialized is using SRAM because Shimano has run out of non-rapid demise.

Good decision for Specialized. SRAM rocks!
Dirtbike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-05, 08:34 PM   #22
cryptid01
one less horse
 
cryptid01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: East Jesus NY
Bikes: are better than yours
Posts: 5,600
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Love the collage.
cryptid01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-05, 11:25 PM   #23
Daniel L
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by gastro
Love the collage.
Haha, you can thank my girlfriend for that one. Yes, the room is a mess but hey, the bikes are the things taking up the room.
Daniel L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-05, 12:16 PM   #24
Qwert
Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 42
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daniel L
They changed the frame and graphics. Components are new SRAM 06' stuff with an updated RST fork. I'm barely getting into biking but from research on this website, I decided on the Hardrock. The bikeshop had the 05 and 06 next to each other and I noticed the saddle was changed as well. Price was raised ~$10 dollars as well, it was $360.
$360 American?
Qwert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-05, 12:36 PM   #25
Elisdad
Bike rider
 
Elisdad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: SW Chicago suburbs
Bikes: Redline D460, Redline Monocog Flight 29er, IRO Rob Roy, Specialized P1
Posts: 353
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Qwert
$360 American?
That sounds about right. In comparison, my '05 Hardrock Sport cost me $340 USD.
Elisdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:28 AM.