'12 Spec Hardrock or '13 Trek 820?
I'm thinking about one of these two bikes. My LBS has both the Trek and the Hardrock for $370. Given the choice of one of those two bikes for the same price which would you choose and why?
I'd buy the Specialized because the trek 820 is a steel frame which tends to be way heavier and not worth it to upgrade in the long run. I believe they are spec'd about the same, so the difference only in the frame. All in all, Specialized over Trek in this comparison.
ok, i took a look at the specialized specs.
I would get the costco bike. $379
why it's better:
3x8 vs 3x7
disc breaks! this a big deal. if u ever want to upgrade, doing so on non disc bike is unfeasible
higher end shifters and derailleurs
why it's worse:
you'll have to assemble and tune yourself. youtube and time and some basic tools is what you'll need.
Northrock XC6 bike 3x8, 18" and 19.5" only $379 at costco
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