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    Specialized Hardrock Disc 29er- 2012 or 2013

    Hey All,

    I am new to the site and new to MBing, but I have spent a lot of time on this site doing research and I appreciate the knowledge.


    I have decided to purchase the Specialized Hardrock. I will mainly be doing road riding, but I want to try trails this summer.


    Can anyone tell me if the 2013 Hardrock has any upgrades/differences from the 2012. I understand I could probably look up the specs, but I wouldn't truly understand if the upgrades are worthwhile. I have the option of purchasing either.

    Thanks

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    OK, I have found the specs for each (I believe). Could someone please let me know if there is a significant difference. Thanks

    2013
    Specification Description
    Frame Specialized A1 Premium butted-aluminum
    Fork SR Suntour, 80mm-travel
    Rims/Wheels HR disc 29
    Hubs Aluminum
    Spokes 14g stainless-steel
    Tires Specialized Fast Trak Sport, 29 x 2.0
    Crankset SR SunTour
    Chainrings Aluminum
    Front Derailleur Shimano Tourney
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Altus
    Rear Cogs SunRace, 8-speed: 11-34
    Shifters Shimano EF-51
    Handlebars Aluminum riser
    Tape/Grips Specialized Body Geometry XCT
    Stem Aluminum
    Brake Levers Aluminum
    Brakes Tektro Novela mechanical-disc, 6-inch rotors
    Pedals Composite platform
    Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Hardrock
    Seatpost Aluminum

    2012
    Specification Description
    Frame Specialized A1 Premium butted-aluminum
    Fork SR SunTour, 80mm-travel w/lockout
    Rims/Wheels Alex HR disc 29
    Hubs Aluminum
    Spokes 14g stainless-steel
    Tires Specialized Fast Trak LK Sport, 29 x 2.0
    Crankset SR SunTour
    Chainrings 42/32/22
    Front Derailleur Shimano Altus
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X-4
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 8-speed: 11-34
    Shifters SRAM X-4
    Handlebars Aluminum riser
    Tape/Grips Specialized Enduro, dual-compound
    Stem Aluminum
    Brake Levers Aluminum
    Brakes Avid BB5 mechanical-disc
    Pedals Composite platform
    Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Hardrock
    Seatpost Aluminum

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    For 2013 the Hardrock comes in two different frames
    The Hardrock SPORT has the lighter A1 frame, similar to the Rockhopper & Carve.
    If you compare Hardrock Disk next to a Hardrock Sport Disk you will phisically see the difference in frame.
    I vote 2013 Hardrock SPORT Disk 29er
    you get a lighter frame
    Hydro brakes
    Suspension fork w/lockout
    better drive train components (from what I was told, I have no clue yet wich are better)
    Scroll down the main fourm and goto the Specialized fourm, I started a thread "13 Hardrock Sport" and in there you will find pics, miine is black and another memeber posted pics of his white one, I like the white very much too.
    Get the better frame!! Doit
    Ride MORE = Live Longer
    Love Dirt / Hate Pavement

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    Thanks Burt. I appreciate the info. I will check pricing on the Hardrock Sport.

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    Here in Nor Cal they are $640 +tax = 698

    I am loving mine. I have had it about a month and have put 65+ miles on it! Works great and is super fast...I can't hold it at 22mph but I can get it moving that fast!! AWesome
    Ride MORE = Live Longer
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