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Old 03-12-12, 08:27 AM   #1
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Buying a new bike what to get.

I'm getting a new specialized mountain bike and decided to get a hardrock disc 29er. I went to another place to check prices and the guy recommended spending the extra 100 bucks to get the sport disc 29er. Don't really have the extra cash right now nor do i want to spend the extra money because i'm fine with upgrading later. What do you guys think should i pay the extra for the sport disc. Here's the links
disc 29er http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...cname=Mountain
sport disc 29er http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...cname=Mountain

Also my friends got to this mounatin http://www.7springs.com/page/categor...Bike-Park.html to ride sometimes. They say i should rent a bike cause thats what they did because are bikes can't handle it. Do you think it owuld be right to take that specialized or are they just wasting there money. I'm sure its recommended to rent one but with the pass and rental its over a 100 bucks just for the day.

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Old 03-12-12, 08:44 AM   #2
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IMHO, the Hardrock Sport Disc would definitely be worth the extra $100. Just be patient and wait until you can better afford it. I say this because your components are better all the way around. Your drivetrain is better, your disc brakes are much better, and your fork is better too. Even your shifters are better!

Don't be crazy! Don't take a risk! Do the right thing and get the Sport Disc!

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What do you plan on doing? It looks like they rent out XC bikes and downhill bikes, so there must be XC terrain too. Your bike will be fine for the XC terrain, but if you're hitting the downhill terrain, a 29er XC bike isn't going to be the best choice. I'll let the downhill boys weigh in here, but suffice it to say that you'll have a better experience with the right tools.
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What do you plan on doing? It looks like they rent out XC bikes and downhill bikes, so there must be XC terrain too. Your bike will be fine for the XC terrain, but if you're hitting the downhill terrain, a 29er XC bike isn't going to be the best choice. I'll let the downhill boys weigh in here, but suffice it to say that you'll have a better experience with the right tools.
+1 ^This^ Is Excellent Advice!...You'd need a better fork than what's on either of those Specialized bikes above. You'd also fair better with a genuine DH FS MTB!
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My friends already said ill probably won't to get new front forks so i'm planning on getting those anyway thats why i'm hestitany to pay extra. Plus they only go to that place i posted once i year and we dont have any crazy downhill trails around here. Mostly ill just be riding around town and local wood trails like said are pretty tame.
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My friends already said ill probably won't to get new front forks so i'm planning on getting those anyway thats why i'm hestitany to pay extra. Plus they only go to that place i posted once i year and we dont have any crazy downhill trails around here. Mostly ill just be riding around town and local wood trails like said are pretty tame.

Hey there Pensfan112!

Only pay for what you need. One trip per year is definitely NOT worth any extra added expense, unless you have way too much money.

If most of your MTB cycling consists of just riding around town and on the local hard packed wooded dirt trails, then you most probably don't even need a MTB. You would most probably fair better with a hybrid bicycle with a rigid fork. As for right now, if you like the Hardrock Disc 29, then get that bike. It will last just as long as Hardrock Sport Disc.
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