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    Specialized Hardrock Sport

    Hey, what do you guys think about the specialized hardrock sport? I have been very happy with but I just wanted to hear your thoughts.

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    I think its a great entry level rig for those not looking to spend a whole lot of money and not use it for anything too crazy. If I was just getting into riding and those were my requirements it would be one of my considerations.

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    Yeah thats kinda what I was thinking. Its my first "real" bike.

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    I've tried other bikes in that price range including the Trek 4500, KHS Alite 500, several Norcos, and and Ironhorse. I ended up buying the Hardrock because it felt better than the other ones. Get yourself to a lbs and try different bikes. Bikes in the price range all have similar components, its all about personal preference.

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    Is it worth it to get the Hardrock Sport Disc, or just to get a Hardrock Sport and then add better discs myself, using BB7's?

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    Good bike, good price.

    Good for figuring out what you want to do with riding...whether it's XC/AM/FR/DH. It will give you a taste of all without performing overly well in any, yet it will still get you home at the end of the day.

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    I had a Hardrock as my first real mountain bike. I actually raced the Sea Otter Classic when I was about 13 on it. It was definitely great as my first foray into mountain biking. The new Hardrocks look like they're a better deal than when i got mine.

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    I just bought an '07 Hardrock sport disc and so far love it. As a new rider, it exceeds the requirements of my rusty abilities and is sturdy enough for my not-so-skinny self. I was comparing the HR sport to Giant Rincon based on price and features. One LBS has Spec. and the other has Giant, the Spec. store sold me a disc model for a few bucks more than the non-disc price. It seems like the HR is treated as the runt of the Spec litter, but still great bike to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grun View Post
    Is it worth it to get the Hardrock Sport Disc, or just to get a Hardrock Sport and then add better discs myself, using BB7's?

    If the Sport is disk ready, ie hubs and hanging points, get it without. The only thing I don't like
    about my Hardrock Sport Disk is the fact the rotors are rivetted on the hub instead of screwed
    on. So if you want to change rotors you will likely have to change hubs as well. Not sure if there
    are threads under those rivets or not but may just take it apart to see. If it's not, then I'm going
    to put new wheel sets on it then. If it is, I'll straighten them up and put on a different set of
    rotors to combat the noise issue. I'm going to try something to quiet them down before that
    and if it works I'll post my fix. Great bike other than that and I've been hard on this one since
    April. No easy rides for this one and it's taking it well.

    ODN
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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoornut View Post
    If the Sport is disk ready, ie hubs and hanging points, get it without. The only thing I don't like
    about my Hardrock Sport Disk is the fact the rotors are rivetted on the hub instead of screwed
    on. So if you want to change rotors you will likely have to change hubs as well. Not sure if there
    are threads under those rivets or not but may just take it apart to see. If it's not, then I'm going
    to put new wheel sets on it then. If it is, I'll straighten them up and put on a different set of
    rotors to combat the noise issue. I'm going to try something to quiet them down before that
    and if it works I'll post my fix. Great bike other than that and I've been hard on this one since
    April. No easy rides for this one and it's taking it well.

    ODN
    WHAT?! I have a Hardrock SD and I've been told they're centerlocks, the 6 rivets things are just for looks I think.

    To Grun: I would get it without the discs. You'll that you'll probably want more after getting them. You should either add the bb7s yourself after (which will only cost like 180). Or, take the 500 you spend on the hardrock sport disc and get a rockhopper

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    Quote Originally Posted by outdoornut View Post
    The only thing I don't like about my Hardrock Sport Disk is the fact the rotors are rivetted on the hub instead of screwed
    on. So if you want to change rotors you will likely have to change hubs as well. Not sure if there
    are threads under those rivets or not but may just take it apart to see. ODN
    WOW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenLi View Post
    WHAT?! I have a Hardrock SD and I've been told they're centerlocks, the 6 rivets things are just for looks I think.
    Dude ! I hope you're right. I haven't pulled them off but it didn't look like
    any centerlocks I'd seen. Thanks for the heads up, I'll check that out
    because I definately want different rotors at a minimum. The BB7's you
    mention are nice, I may even go that way after the season is over.

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    "BUMP"

    I really want to keep this one in play...I gotta find out if this is true.

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    Upgrading Brakes

    I started this a while ago. Somebody confirmed they were centerlocks. Look at the thread to see if your rotors look like that

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    Well, I feel about this bigright now !


    I went to the basement and pulled the front wheel (first time since I've owned it) and
    sure enough it's Centerlock. No worries folks, I'm stoked ! Thanks BenLi for advising me
    the error in my ways Love the bike anyway, this just makes it better. I see you
    posted a link in reference to this but actually looking at my hub is all I actually needed
    to do. All I can say is Daahhh ! and ride on !

    ODN
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenLi View Post
    Upgrading Brakes

    I started this a while ago. Somebody confirmed they were centerlocks. Look at the thread to see if your rotors look like that
    BenLi, your previous post has some great information in it. Thanks for the link.


    ODN
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    I just sold my Hardrock.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    what will your kid ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenLi View Post
    what will your kid ride?
    He has an Enduro/Cane Creek Duros/Fox Vanilla/X9 set up. He buys his own bikes.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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