• 12-09-2012
    jxpowers
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    Theres no disc brake adaptor for my bike?
    Attachment 743739

    So this is a specialized hard rock 2013 bike and i was told those holes were for a kickstand, i thought new bikes like this one should at least have something that i can put a disk calliper adaptor on it
  • 12-09-2012
    HitmenOnlyInc
    You have the entry level Hardrock. You would have had to move up a level to the Hardrock disc 26 in order to have disc brakes or the ability to have them.
  • 12-09-2012
    shwinn8
  • 12-09-2012
    drbelleville
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shwinn8 View Post

    +1 on the Brake Therapy

    The only other option is fabrication and welding of a new bracket onto your frame, and that requires someone with the knowledge of the material and proper prep and heat treatment.
  • 12-09-2012
    NYrr496
    That thing works mint. I've installed it on a couple of bikes. ^^^^
  • 12-09-2012
    cobba
    $440 or so for a bike that doesn't have disc mounts
    $175 for a Brake Therapy converter
    More $ for a disc compatible wheelset
    More $ for a disc compatible fork
    More $ for disc brakes

    If you wanted disc brakes you should of paid the $80 more and got the disc brake version of the Hardrock.

    The cost of converting this bike to disc brakes isn't worth it in my opinion.

    Leave the bike as it is or sell it and get a bike that has disc brakes.

    * There is a cheaper converter then the Brake Therapy converter, the A2Z DM-UNI.
    But I wouldn't even bother put one of those on that frame.


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  • 12-09-2012
    Bike Whisperer
    Check with your Specialized LBS...here is a quote strait from their webpage on the 2013 Hardrock frame.

    Quote:

    Fully butted A1 Premium Aluminum frame with ORE down tube for a lighter, more compliant and durable bike, with disc mounts for upgrading
    Specialized Bicycle Components

    If this isn't the case then Specialized might need to explain themselves.
  • 12-09-2012
    cobba
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bike Whisperer View Post
    Check with your Specialized LBS...here is a quote strait from their webpage on the 2013 Hardrock frame.
    Quote:

    Fully butted A1 Premium Aluminum frame with ORE down tube for a lighter, more compliant and durable bike, with disc mounts for upgrading

    Same thing is written for the 2012 model, it actually has a brake mount on the frame.

    2012 Specialized Hardrock
  • 12-09-2012
    shwinn8
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by cobba View Post
    $440 or so for a bike that doesn't have disc mounts
    $175 for a Brake Therapy converter
    More $ for a disc compatible wheelset
    More $ for a disc compatible fork
    More $ for disc brakes

    If you wanted disc brakes you should of paid the $80 more and got the disc brake version of the Hardrock.

    The cost of converting this bike to disc brakes isn't worth it in my opinion.

    Leave the bike as it is or sell it and get a bike that has disc brakes.

    * There is a cheaper converter then the Brake Therapy converter, the A2Z DM-UNI.
    But I wouldn't even bother put one of those on that frame.


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    i concur... and one can easily find a mid 2000's complete bike on craigslist for about 500-700$ with mechanical or hydraulic brakes..
  • 12-10-2012
    jxpowers
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shwinn8 View Post
    i concur... and one can easily find a mid 2000's complete bike on craigslist for about 500-700$ with mechanical or hydraulic brakes..

    I never wanted to spend that much on a bike, disc brakes are not even a big deal to me, its just a luxury id like to have
  • 12-10-2012
    mitzikatzi
    Is your fork disc brake compatible?
  • 12-10-2012
    jxpowers
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mitzikatzi View Post
    Is your fork disc brake compatible?

    nope but the other bike i was planning to get for parts has hydro disk brakes

    I had everything planned looks like i'll have front disk brakes
  • 12-10-2012
    customfab
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bike Whisperer View Post
    Check with your Specialized LBS...here is a quote strait from their webpage on the 2013 Hardrock frame.



    Specialized Bicycle Components

    If this isn't the case then Specialized might need to explain themselves.

    I'm sure buried in the back of the catalogue is copy saying spec and prices are subject to change without notice. Specialized is known for covering their legal hide after all.
  • 12-10-2012
    Hudnut
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jxpowers View Post
    nope but the other bike i was planning to get for parts has hydro disk brakes

    I had everything planned looks like i'll have front disk brakes

    that's more important anyways
  • 12-11-2012
    Jetta2010
    ^^^

    Agreed, disc up front and just keep what you have in back.
  • 12-11-2012
    justin_amador
    Get yourself a $100 frame from price point? Might need a new bottom bracket, headset, and/or seattube.