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Old 08-26-06, 01:06 PM   #1
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I recently bought a Specialized hardrock sport and this morning i took it for its first real trail ride, and i must say, im in love. The fork isnt as effective as id like, but what can i expect on a 400 dollar bike? I think that will be my second upgrade, after clipless pedals. Seriosly cant wait to get back on the trail.
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Old 08-26-06, 01:23 PM   #3
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Did you get the 06, or the 05 model? And i was wondering how the fork isnt as effective as youd like? At my local shop, the hardrock sport 05 is $300 and the 06 is $330. Thanks For the small review!
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the fork is just a bit stiff for me. I weigh 150 pounds, i got an 06 i do beleive, i love the bike though, it rides realy nice. I owuld deffinantly (with my limited experiance) recomend it, from what i hear its a good frame and wheelset, so if you dont like the fork its pretty fixable.
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Old 08-26-06, 04:09 PM   #5
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if you get clipless make sure you get used to them on a road or something before taking them off into the trails. may i recommend crank brothers?
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Old 08-26-06, 04:37 PM   #7
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ive used clipless on the road before, For a while i was on a road cycling team, jsut wasnt my gig, well, it would have been alot better if we'd had somewhere better to train, as it were we were riding in the BLAZING south carolina sun at fort jackson (no shade what so ever) on the worst pavement ive ever born witness to.
and yess you may recoment crank brothers, ive already got some egg beaters lined up for 47 bucks new
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i have a fork that isn't quite as active as i like either, there's no sag, and i have to lean on it pretty hard to get it to move, but if i hit anything bigger than 1 inch it will work, i kinda like it that way because i don't have to adjust the preload on most hills, it doesn't suck up efficiency when i try to climb, i still adjust it on really nasty hills but for most hills it pretends its a rigid, once it breaks i might get a better fork, but for now i pretend its an "automatic dynamic intelligent lockout" haha if you justify cheap stuff its easier to not want to upgrade..
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