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    My 1st SS Conversion - '05 Specialized Hardrock Disc Pro

    Shopped long and hard, trying to decide which bike to convert to a single speed. In the end, I selected a 2005 Specialized Hardrock Disc Pro that is blue with black flames.

    Many standard features include:
    Marzocchi MZ Comp 100mm travel forks
    Avid BB5 mechanical disc brakes, 6" rotors
    Avid FR-5 brake levers
    Truvativ Blaze Power Spline cranks
    Truvativ, 68x113mm, Power Spline bottom bracket
    SUN “DitchWitch” 26"x1.75 rims

    For my SS conversion, I went with the following components:
    Chris King 16t stainless steel cog
    4.5mm aluminum spacers (7 total)
    SRAM PC-58 8-speed chain w/ Powerlink
    Truvativ 33T chainring and bash guard
    Surly Singleator chain tensioner

    I also have added the following as well:
    Odi lock-on grips/clamps Oury black
    Crank Bros, 5050x platform pedals black/silver
    db4lw wireless cycle computer

    I have a set of Maxxis Hookworms, but am not sure if I want to put them on there or not (this bike is primarily used on the street).

    Scott






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    Very nice looking bike. What do you use this bike for mostly? Jumping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toyota200x
    Very nice looking bike. What do you use this bike for mostly? Jumping?
    Thanks! No, it is more of a "rip around town" type of bike. Something I can do some mild jumping on but still comfortable enough to be out on for hours with the kids.

    Here is an updated picture with the Hookworms mounted on 'er:

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    Cost

    What was the total cost? what about weight? I am trying to put together a ss for commuting and trail riding but I am on a budget

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZOOM
    What was the total cost? what about weight? I am trying to put together a ss for commuting and trail riding but I am on a budget
    The bike itself was about $580 out the door and with the rest of the components, I have about $850 into it after selling off the "geared" components on eBay. All of the items on the bike are brand new, so you could save a bit by looking for used components and/or bike.

    A local bike shop in my area (southern Michigan) has a leftover '04 HardRock SS right now for $350! Seemed like a good price to me.

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