Older or Newer Hardrock???
So I have been wanting to get into mountain biking for a while but I am on a budget. I have decided to get a used Specialized Hardrock and have ran into one problem. I keep hearing that "they never make bikes like they used to" and that older bikes are more durable. I have also heard that bikes now a days have better technology, etc. I just want a mountain bike that will mostly be used for commuting and occasional screwing around with that will not break down. So my main priority is durability. I've always hated dealing with and adjusting derailleurs and i have had 1 of them snap on me and will be turning my Hardrock into a singlespeed if that becomes a problem.