Well, I finally did it today-I crashed my 3 month old Hardrock (08) hard enough to break a bunch of stuff. I assume that Specialized's warranty will not cover the damage, so I'm thinking about upgrading some of the parts I will be replacing...open to suggestions
Here's the damage list:
-shattered factory pedal (will be replaced by SPDs anyway)
-Bent right-side crank arm
-bent large chainring
-bent rear derailleur hanger (rear derailleur is fine )
-seriously tweaked rear wheel (fixable)
-possibly bent front derailleur
-front tube blown
-cheapo Bell bike computer's cable snapped
I'm thinking about upgrading the crank arms, it currently has the factory SR Suntour arms on it. I'm having a hard time finding any info on reasonably priced (Deore LX, SLX, etc) upgrades that will fit it, same for the large chainring. Any ideas?
Also, are derailleur hangers all alike as far as quality?