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Originally Posted by g3ck0
What's the difference between the Boulder and the Boulder SE?
at my LBS, the specialized hardrock XC is selling for around $260 and the Boulder for $299...which one's the better deal to go for?
The Boulder has a steel frame and lower-end components. The Boulder SE has a better, lighter aluminum frame and better crankset, rear derailleur (Acera instead of Altus) and I believe the fork is also a bit better.
There is not much difference between the Hardrock XC and the Boulder SE component-wise. The SE just has an Acera rearderailler instead of an Altus but I believe the Hardrock frame is more durable? FWIW, in that price range (maybe a little more) the Haro V2
seems like a good buy. Alivio rear derailleur, 8-speed instead of 7 and Alex DM18 double-wall rims. Anyway, hope this helps.