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8-yr-old Specialized Hard Rock Comp FS-steel frame?

Old 04-28-08, 01:58 PM
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8-yr-old Specialized Hard Rock Comp FS-steel frame?

Spotted on craigslist: an 8-yr-old(according to seller) Specialized Hard Rock Comp mountain bike, 19" frame, with front suspension(=FS). The Specialized website archives only go back to 2002, & show this model name with oval aluminum frame downtube. The pics for this bike seem to show vg-exc condition bike with no extras(seat replaced when bike bought new), good knobby tires(may be original), and *round* frame tubes, specifically the downtube. I assume that means it has a steel frame- true or not?

Asking price is $150, owner claims it was ridden amost exclusively on pavement, even has the original owners manual. The Specialized Hard Rock seems to have a good rep for an entry level mountain bike, the frames in particular. This one's only about 50 miles away, & if I could talk him down on price - well, it would give me a decent mountain bike for all those old dirt roads close by. Nothing radical, at age 54 I'd better keep both wheels on the ground at al times!

So- is this one a steel frame version? And what's a good ball-park estimate of standover height on a 19" Hard Rock w/Front Suspension(or should it be the same as the current 19" model, if they have one?)? Any & all help appreciated.
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Old 04-29-08, 08:22 AM
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Detailed photos would help ID the year and frame material.
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Old 04-30-08, 07:33 PM
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Doh! I should have posted this earlier- here's a link to the ad: http://dallas.craigslist.org/bik/656846965.html
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Looks like a 1999...DB cromo steel. http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...p+FS&Type=bike

Standover height should be less than the current models, as the fork on this one has less travel.
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IMHO, go for it. If the condition of that bike is as good as it looks, that's a fair price for it. If your concerned, make him an offer slightly less. I don't think the owner will have much trouble selling it. Just make sure it's the right frame size for you.
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Listen to Rocco. That's the bike we all talk about when we say you could get a good used bike for the same money as an X-mart bike and be much, much happier. If it's the right size for you, it's a steal.... or steel....whatever.
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I think youre better off getting a brand new or an 07 for $300.
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