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Old 11-25-05, 12:13 AM   #1
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new 06' hardrock?

I was just wondering if the new hardrock models were good for dirt jumping...?

I looked at the frame and looked pretty sturdy
just need an opinion from ya guys...

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Old 11-25-05, 12:26 AM   #2
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Well, the hardrocks aren't exactly designed for dirt jumping. They'll hold up to a good bit, but it might be best to get a freeride bike to begin with.

Something like a Specialized P series, Giant STP series, Kona Cowan/Stuff/Shred/Scrap, Cannondale Chase series.
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they'll probably do if you aren't obese. no guarantees, and they're more likely to break than a designed-for-dj bike, not to mention the geometry's more for trail riding, but for 99% of their riders they will do just fine. i've borrowed a friend's hardrock to go jumping with, and it served its purpose. I was the one that didn't hold up (mild concussion...i'm an idiot)
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Well, the hardrocks aren't exactly designed for dirt jumping. They'll hold up to a good bit, but it might be best to get a freeride bike to begin with.

Something like a Specialized P series, Giant STP series, Kona Cowan/Stuff/Shred/Scrap, Cannondale Chase series.
though that may be true, that isn't to say that a hardrock can't take a BIG hit over and over again. because it can. watch thevishfiles and you'll know what i mean.
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though that may be true, that isn't to say that a hardrock can't take a BIG hit over and over again. because it can. watch thevishfiles and you'll know what i mean.
Seen every one of his videos. He takes some hard hits on that thing.
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Seen every one of his videos. He takes some hard hits on that thing.
Yeah, he really does put it through hell, and sometimes Vish is a bit of a hack.
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watch the first one

www.thevishfiles.com/thevishfiles.wmv

and just so you know, even to this day he still has that frame (he doesn't ride it anymore though, because recently he got a demo) and its still in rideable condition.
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wait thats a hardrock yes?

wow it can take pretty hard hits
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Yeah, my friend has a hard rock. There is a few things that I would change, but I think its a really smooth bike to dirt jump with.
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That's also not an 06 hardrock he's riding. Just becvause he had good luck with it doesnt mean everyone will.
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