Amongst other options, I'm considering buying the Specialized Hardrock Pro Disk. I do both XC and urban/trials type riding. What's this bike like for urban/dirt jumping and freeride, eg 4-5ft drops onto flat pavement? Or is it more an XC bike? It seems to have a fairly good fork, so am I correct that it should be able to handle urban and that kind of rough handling?
The 2004 Brodie Hellion and 2004 Brodie Bruzza seem similar - are they also XC bikes which allow some urban riding? I did notice that they have a bashguard, unlike most XC bikes. I'm assuming that both of these bikes and the Hardrock Pro Disk are lighter than most FR/DJ bikes though.
It would be great to hear from anyone familiar with any of the above bikes! Or if I'm gonna do a lot of urban or FR, am I better off getting a FR/DJ type bike designed for heavy landings, and yet which I can also take on the XC trails??? BTW I'm 6'2", 170lb.
Thanks for any tips!
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