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    specialized! finally bought it!

    i bought a specialized hardrock sport today i love it its so much fun! so i got a question also what should i upgrade first? (ps it has v brakes but a disc frame)

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    break the component then upgrade it. if you are questioning the specs already, maybe you shouldve went with a higher model. like the disc model.

    as far as disc brakes go. if you are big, disc would be smart. if you are medium or small, vee brakes should be fine.

    im 5'2 and 135lbs. and my LBS said i would be ok with vee brakes because im light enough and dont need the extra stopping power.

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    kk ty for the help and im happy with it i have just had lots of people aske me about discs and im only 5'7 and 152 lbs so vee will work.. ty again

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    You really don't need disc brakes. At least ride it for a while first and see how the brakes are for you. Some kool stop pads will improve the braking. You should upgrade the pedals, saddle, and grips if you don't like the stock ones.

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    i love the grips and pedals i might get bigger platforms but i really dont like clipless they kinda scare me... and i dont want to have to change shoes to ride.

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    A fork with lockout would be my first upgrade.

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    kk what can i do to get my adjuster to start working it feels like its jammed i cant move it either way or its just really hard to move?

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    Iv got the 08 HR sport to and its a great bike. It will handle the abuse and it performs. Honestly i dont think you could get a better entry level hardtail.

    On on mine iv upgraded the seat and i just picked up some oury grips, velociraptor tires, and a set of kool stop brake pads.

    Just worry about upgrading the contact points. Seat, grips, pedals, tires. Forget about the fork upgrade thats absurd. The fork works just fine for XC riding and i even take it to my local DH course and it does great, just dont tell nobody.

    Upgrade the bike to make it comfortable for you to ride and have fun.

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    kk ty for info

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    The hardrock sport has a disc frame? I always thought the hardrock sport needed to have the hubs swapped out to support disc. Is this new with the 08 model?

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    It has disc mounts on the frame and on the fork, however it does still require the hubs to be changed to disc hubs in order to mount the rotars.

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    what would be a good shock upgrade?

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    if you wanted to upgrade the shock right off the bat why in the world didt you just buy a better bike. Your gonna end up spending 200 on any kind of improvement shock. You could have bought a bike with a better fork and componets for that.

    Stick with what you got. Replacing now makes no sense.

    If you dont like the performance of it check into getting a new coil.

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    the biggest upgrade right now would be to go and ride it. When stuff starts breaking or wearing out, then start thinking upgrades.

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    well i cant get the left side of the fork adjustment to moe its annoying

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    If you didn't have the money to buy the disc model, why do you have the money to spend a bunch more than you would have to upgrade the parts one by one?
    :wq

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    Go to your local LBS and replace the brake pads with KoolStop MTB Dual Compound pads. Work as well as most Disk Brakes, except in mud.

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    kk ty on the brake pads i might try them out and im not looking to upgrade now im looking like into the future

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    yimmer, if you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay for the hardrock and what year was it (08 or 09)?

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    lol not even new and i think like a 2005 and $200 lol it was just a bike i bought to get into the ssport more.

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    what the heck does "kk ty" mean?

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    "kk ty" means "OK, thank you"

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanen
    "kk ty" means "OK, thank you"
    "Double-plus good."

    I've ridden similar levels of Hardrocks, and to be honest, I would leave the fork adjustment alone. They tend to get stuck, and honestly don't seem to make much difference.

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    okay well i finally got it it was just a bit tight

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    i have a 07 hard rock and the rear hub went out ,so i got Shimano Deore Disc/Rhyno Lite Wheelset and got disk brakes. cant beat that wheel set for 95 bucks p.s. love the bike

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    I got the Hardrock Comp Disc. The discs are Avid BB5's they aren't too bad. Personally, I'm saving my pesos for a front shock. Was thinking about Rock Shox Tora 318. If you visit some of the vendors linked in mtbr.com, you can find some pretty good shox at closeout prices. But I'm probably not gonna drop $500 on a shock. My biggest complaint about the Suntour shock is excessive squatting when climbing. I'm looking for something with a lockout


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    "squatting" or compressing is good when climbing because it drops the front end and weights you forward. If you're bobbing, it can largely be resolved with changing your technique, in terms of body language.

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    I recently picked up a basically new HR sport as well. W/ gas prices lookin foolish I started having bmx flashbacks, but my area has too many hills so mtb it is.

    Great bike for the $$$ Seems to be holding up pretty well, solid and well balanced on jumps, and it gets me around town. Only drawbacks are the tires, which suck on the street, its not quite as light as the rockhopper, which sucks for daily commute but gives me a lil more confidence mid-flight, and the fork, which was clearly designed for bantam weights lol.

    I thought the V-brakes were decent, then it rained yesterday.....yea, about that... Disks will be in the future, at least a rear disk anyway, but I'm in no rush. I'll just break earlier when its raining: fool me once V brakes, fool me once ....../menacing stare

    I don't see why everyone is so quick to upgrade the grips and pedals? The grips are decent, actually pretty sticky if they get warm, the only drawback I've fond is if they get wet. The pedals feel just a tid bit narrow, but I figured thats cuz I was wearing the wrong type of shoes. ?

    The only parts that I'm looking into replacing in the near future are:
    Tires - knobs are way too tall and have no grip on pavement. SB 8's? holly rollers?
    Fork - way too soft and the adjustment knobs do nothing!!! Anything more than a relaxed pace and it bobs up and down like a hooker in an Hyundai. New one on the way
    Wheels - haven't hurt them yet, but I've only built a 4' jump so far... plus my new fork is
    20mm so might as well find a nice combo

    For the record I'm 5' 9" 190-195lbs. Its an 06' HR and for what I paid for the bike and the fork (thank u eBay) I couldn't have even gotten a 08 HR sport for.

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    If your just going to put one disc on I would suggest you do your front brake; most of your stopping with your front brake. As far as tires I'm a big fan of velicoraptors, I get decent grip through lots of different surfaces.

    Anthony

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    Quote Originally Posted by yimer999
    i bought a specialized hardrock sport today i love it its so much fun! so i got a question also what should i upgrade first? (ps it has v brakes but a disc frame)

    Reading through all your posts, you keep asking, should I upgrade this, should I upgrade that. If the bike needs so much attention, why did you even buy it? Could have bought a higher end bike with better components right out of the box and spent less money than you are going to by swapping out parts a new, cheaper bike.

    Or you're just a troll farming for posts?

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