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Old 08-08-07, 10:45 PM   #1
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2007 Specialized Hardrocks vs 2008 Hardrocks

Tomorrow I'm going to go out and buy a specialized hardrock sport disc but when I went online I saw that they have their new 2008 lineup of hardrocks already up.

I was just wondering which bike would be better the 2007 Sport Disc or the 2008 Comp Disc.

And finally when are the 2008 bikes officially released, how long would I have to wait?
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Old 08-08-07, 11:07 PM   #2
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I would personally go for the 2007's. You'll save probably around $100. They have similar componentry. (and the 2008 actually has a cheaper front derailleur) Don't know how the Suntour compares to the RST forks though. Also, I don't personally like any of the colors that the 2008's come in, they all seem very juvenile. The downside is, unless your lbs has it in stock, it'll be hard to get your hands on one. When I bought my Hardrock (a month ago), I heard they had 4 unites left on the West Coast and 15 left on the East
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Thanks!

I'll probably replace the fork eventually, because I've read RSTs are terrible
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Thanks!

I'll probably replace the fork eventually, because I've read RSTs are terrible
Damn straight!
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I ordered a 2008 Rockhopper, and I have been waiting 2 weeks now. I did notice my LBS has some of the 2008 Hardrocks though.
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I did look at he rockhopper but it was an extra $200 for the version I wanted. I plan on going off 2-3 foot drops/jumps, can the rockhopper handle that?
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the rockhopper is lighter than the Hardrock, and has a less aggressive design. Its geared towards more to true XC while the Hardrock is intended as an all- arounder. But then, i have no experience with the Rockhopper myself. Though I would be disappointed if it couldn't handle a 3 foot drop.
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Thanks again! I'm going out to the bike shop right now!
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My friend has a very old (early 90s i assume) hardrock, he can take a 3ft drop no problem.. Unless your a real big boy, i wouldn't worry too much.
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I only weigh 120....because I'm a distance runner.
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I can do 3' jumps on a Huffy.

Honestly I like the 2008 finishes more than the 2007. But I bought my Trek anyway (I liked it the most!).
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