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    Noob to bikes... Need help deciding which to buy...


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    Specialized Hardrock Comp Disc. I'm biased.

    It's worth saving for, if you have to do that.

    But if not, get the Spec'd that you can get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WrenchDevil6 View Post
    Specialized Hardrock Comp Disc. I'm biased.

    It's worth saving for, if you have to do that.

    But if not, get the Spec'd that you can get.
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    I vote for the Trek 4300 Disk but I'm biased as well. Whatever you get, you should get it with disk brakes, they're just cooler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowbee View Post
    you should get it with disk brakes, they're just cooler.
    No. Low end mechs are garbage. The V's will stop just as well, and you'll get better components with them since those crappy mechs cost more money.



    However, you could get the disc version and then buy BB7s as an upgrade. Also, Specialized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProFail View Post
    However, you could get the disc version and then buy BB7s as an upgrade. Also, Specialized.
    That's what I did.

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    Normally i would start this post off by making fun of your canadian funny money but U.S. economy is a piece...

    Go for the hardrock disc.
    elf 232 contra mundum.

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    the hardrock has a more agressvie feel/frame than the trek.

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    Get the 4300.

    Rim brakes will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elf 232 View Post
    Normally i would start this post off by making fun of your canadian funny money but U.S. economy is a piece...

    Go for the hardrock disc.
    CADs are like 97 cents now.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProFail View Post
    No. Low end mechs are garbage. The V's will stop just as well, and you'll get better components with them since those crappy mechs cost more money.
    Really? Avid mechanicals are garbage?

    (Have you checked the Hardrock Comp Disc component list?)

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    Dilemma between an unknown bike and LBS bikes

    The spec for this bike reads:
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    Frameset
    Size: 17" FRAME / STAND-OVER 30.9"
    Color: SILVER / BLUE
    Frame: 6061 DOUBLE-BUTTED ALUMINUM, HYDROFORMED GUSSET, WITH DISC AND RACK/ FENDER MOUNTS
    Front Suspension: ROCKSHOX DART 1 W/ADJUSTABLE PRELOAD, 80MM TRAVEL
    Wheels
    Rims: WTB SPEEDDISC 559X17, 541ERD, 24MM, PRESTA VALVES
    Hubs: JOYTECH ALLOY QR DISC 32H
    Spokes: 14G STAINLESS STEEL
    Tires: KENDA K890 26X2.1"
    Drivetrain
    Speed: 27
    Shifters: SHIMANO DEORE SL-M511
    Front Derailleur: SHIMANO ALIVIO FD-M410
    Rear Derailleur: SHIMANO DEORE RD-M531
    Crankset: TRUVATIV ISOFLOW ALUMINUM TRIPLE 22/32/42T
    Bottom Bracket: VP SEALED CARTRIDGE
    Cassete: SRAM PG950, 34-11T, 9 SPEED
    Chain: SHIMANO HG73
    Pedals: ALLOY PLATFORM
    Components
    Saddle: WTB PURE V SPORT
    Seat Post: ALLOY 30.8X350MM, ADJUST WITH QUICK RELEASE
    Handlebar: MTB �ALLOY 600MM
    Stem: MA � ALLOY 105MM
    Grips: WTB MOTO W175
    Brake Set: HAYES MX2 MECHANICAL, 6"� ROTORS
    Brake Levers: TEKTRO ALLOY
    Extras: PRESTA VALVES, CATEYE REFLECTOR SET, WATER BOTTLE MOUNT, STORAGE RACK & FENDER MOUNTS CLEAR COAT PAINT FINISH AND OWNERS MANUAL
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    This costs me around $320 online, minus shipping & Taxes

    LBS guys too agree that the specs are good and they can't provide anything closer for that price!
    The hindrance is that it's "unknown"...no one has heard about it (except couple of threads on mtbr)
    Should I still go for it!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenLi View Post
    Really? Avid mechanicals are garbage?

    (Have you checked the Hardrock Comp Disc component list?)
    Ewps. I assumed they were generic Tektro trash.





    Get the Specialized.
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    QUOTE "No. Low end mechs are garbage. The V's will stop just as well, and you'll get better components with them since those crappy mechs cost more money."


    Oh I don't know, My brakes have been working damn well for me. I suppose if and when they do fail, I'll upgrade.


    And in reality, both of the bikes you're looking at are pretty much equal. Pick the one you like, I don't think you can go wrong with either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowbee View Post
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    And in reality, both of the bikes you're looking at are pretty much equal. Pick the one you like, I don't think you can go wrong with either.

    I'd agree, it's what feels more comfortable under you - not what people say. I love my 4300 Disc though.

    -Roger

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