First day on my new Specialized HardRock
So I took my new rig out for a spin. Went kinda intense today. From Blue Diamond to Las Vegas (my house) its roughly 22 miles. Thats the first time I have ever ridden that much mileage in my life. It was a fun experience. Very scenic route. Are all roadies overly friendly? Everytime I took a break on side of the road a roadie would ask if I was okay.
Anyway, the bike handle very well. I can feel the "lightness" of the bike when Im in every gear. The riser bar helped me alot too, lower back didnt hurt so much. I already swapped out the pedals for some Primo Tenderizers, they look sweet.
I need to take it to shop though, they need to tune the gears in a little bit. At 1-8, I can hear the chain hitting the deraileur. Shifting the left gear from 2 to 3 makes a jumpy motion, not very smooth. Brakes are awesome, good stopping power and not a sqeak. The seat was comfortable and narrow. I cant stand those wide seats. I dont see why everyone complains about RST forks, it handled just fine.
Ill be taking it on a dirt path next weekend to see how it handles off-road. Its a hardtail, so I was considering getting a seatpost with suspension. any suggestions?