1. The most important thing about buying a new bike is to make sure it fits. The only way you'll know if the bike is right for you is to size up the bike and make sure that the bike's geometry matches your body's geometry. Ask questions and do some research.
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2. If possible, try to find a shop that will let you demo the bike on real dirt. Five minutes in a parking lot won't cut it. You wouldn't buy a car without a real world test drive, and a bike should be no different.
3. Don't belive the hype. Just because your favorite rider or best friend rides a certain bike, that doesn't mean that's the best one for you. Have an open mind and be realistic about your needs and ability.
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    Newbie bike

    Is a 2008 specialized Hardrock comp disk a good bike? I am able to get one for about 250$.

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    does it ftt you, if yes it's not a bad price though it depends on the components and condition.

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    yes, in general the specialized hardrock is a good solid mtb.

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    LOL, I have the '07 Comp Disc.

    It did pretty well for me until I started banging it around race courses. The frame and seat post are still doing pretty well for me.
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    yeah it really depends on how it was taken care of. it might "look" good, but looking good and being in good condition are two separate things. have you ridden it? does it work? do you know who owns it or is it off craigslist. i had an 05, solid bike build, but it wasn't taken care of at all. had to pretty much strip it down and build another bike out of it.

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    sounds good as long as it fits you and is in good shape

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    I ended up picking it up for only 200$ which I thought was a steal. Newbie bike-imageuploadedbytapatalk1343147507.822763.jpg

    Not the bet picture but you get re idea how it looks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AE Beej View Post
    Is a 2008 specialized Hardrock comp disk a good bike? I am able to get one for about 250$.
    where did you get it?

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    Craigslist but I took it to a LBS and they said it is a great bike for that price

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    You are gonna need a bike rack I know that bike would not fit right in the back seat, I have a Jetta and I tried, good buy AE

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    congratz. bike looks good.

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    I def need a bike rack. I have made it work so far with folding my rear seat down and sliding in into the trunk but now that I have two bikes I def need a roof rack.

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