Welcome to the wonderful sport of mountain biking. Unlike other forums on MTBR...you'll find very few, if any, people getting down on you for your bike choice in the beginner's forum. In fact, the Hardrock is an excellent entry level bike. It has a great amount of trickle down technology from higher end Specialized bikes of the past and is legendary for its durability.
Enjoy the ride!
Your bike is excelent. I have had my hardrcok comp disc for three years now. I have only had some minor maintenance problems so far. I actualy like the fit and geometry of the bike so much i am just rebuilding it. Here is the future rig on an 04 hardrock comp frame:
-xt 761 front/rear drlrs
-shimano mega range 34 tooth caset
-Avid Ball Bearing Seven Disc Brake '06
-Shimano Alivio ST-MC20 8SP Shifter/Bl
-:Easton EA70 MTN Seatpost '07
- FSA OS-150/ 90 Degree Stem
-Rock Shox Tora 318 Coil U-Turn Fork '07
- Shimano XT Disc/Rhyno Lite XL Wheelset
-FSA xc 190 handle bars.
gunna be sweet. if anyone has any sugestions I would appreciate it. I still consider myself a nub at this sport.
I have an 02 Hardrock that I still ride. I replaced the fork and plan on upgrading the components as time and money allow. I know by the time I'm done upgrading I can get a "better" bike for a little bit more money but I like the bike.
Welcome to the forums. You bought a very nice bike to get into the sport with. Very sturdy frame, and a good reputation. Ride it in good health!
'If Wal-Mart sold parachutes, who would jump?' Frank Havnoonian (quoting his father) Drexel Hill Cyclery
My brother has a Pro Flex. Simmilar to your buddies. It is ancient, but it still works. He got it for somewhere in the range of $200 like 6 years ago. Bought it used off a friend.
Originally Posted by brattbrian
The Hardrock is a great ride and should give you years of fun filled service.
...the wave won't brek
Enjoy the Hardrock there is not much that bike won't take. They have a reputation for being Bomb proof.
Keep your wits about you and you should enjoy many satisfying and safe rides.
2008 Santa Cruz Superlight SPX-XC Kit
2003 Specialized Rockhopper FSR-XC Comp
2006 Specialized Allez Sport Double