Specialized Hardrock Comp Disc.04
I am a new member to this forum and am currently looking to buy an inexpensive Bike (Speacialized hardrock Comp Disc. I was wondering if the Forks are interchangeable I think they come stock with MZ 100mm travel./ I have really never had a bike over 300 dollars and Need addvice to what parts can be changed to make my riding experience even Better.
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It depends what you're doing... the Hardrock isn't a good cross country bike just so you know. Its geometry is too aggressive and closer to dirtjump/freeride geometry than XC geometry. The thing you can do best to improve your riding experience is to get out, get in shape and practice your technique, strength and skill. That being said the fork on the Comp is fine, its a pretty good fork for a bike in that price range... though pretty heavy. If you do get the Comp and want to do some XC riding I would recommend a longer stem for better handling and climbing. Any fork with a 1 1/8" steerer tube will fit the bike.
To add to that you should really stay around 100mm of travel for the fork, don't go too much higher. Also, while the Hardrock may not be the best XC bike it is still decent and somewhat more versatile.
Originally Posted by seely