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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...

    thanks

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by MadMan2k
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by revmonkey
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by madbiker555
    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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    Shreddin' heaven on his 20" the wonginator's Avatar
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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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