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    2008 Specialized HRXC Disc

    Anyone have this bike? I'm a noob and looking to get my first bike. My LBS carries this bike for $379. What do you think?



    FRAME A1 Premium Aluminum, ORE DT, externally relieved HT, reinforced disc mount, forged dropouts w/ replaceable 98954020 alloy hanger, disc only
    REAR SHOCK N/A
    FORK RST Capa T26, 80mm, 25.4mm stanchions and 1 1/8" steerer, one piece alloy lower, forged crown, coil spring mcu w/ preload adj.
    HEADSET 1 1/8" threadless
    STEM Alloy A-head
    HANDLEBARS Hi-Ten 25.4mm, 640mm wide, 32mm rise, 8 degree back, 6 degree up sweep
    TAPE/GRIPS Kraton, Revo type
    FRONT BRAKE Tektro IOX, mechanical disc w/ 6" rotor
    REAR BRAKE Tektro IOX, mechanical disc w/ 6" rotor
    BRAKE LEVERS Tektro alloy 2 finger
    FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano FD-C050, 34.9mm clamp
    REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Altus RD-M310
    SHIFT LEVERS Shimano RS-43 Revo Twist
    CASSETTE FREEWHEEL Shimano MFHG-37, 7-speed, 13-34t mega range
    CHAIN KMC Z7, 1/2" x 3/32" w/ reusable Missing Link
    CRANKSET Shimano FC-TX70, square taper
    CHAINRINGS 42S/34S/24S (riveted c'rings)
    BOTTOM BRACKET TH cartridge, square taper, 68 x 122.5mm for 47.5mm chain line
    PEDALS Steel cage, composite body, 9/16"
    RIMS Alex Z-1000, 26", alloy
    FRONT HUB Specialized, forged alloy, disc, 32h, polished races, alloy QR
    REAR HUB Specialized, forged alloy, freewheel, disc, 32h, polished races, alloy QR
    SPOKES 1.8mm (15g) stainless
    FRONT TIRE Specialized Fast Trak LK Sport, 26x2.0", 60TPI, wire bead
    REAR TIRE Specialized Fast Trak LK Sport, 26x2.0", 60TPI, wire bead
    TUBES Specialized schraeder valve
    SADDLE Specialized XC, kevlar sides, front and rear bumpers, 143mm width
    SEAT POST Specialized alloy two bolt micro adjust head, 30.9mm
    SEAT BINDER Specialized alloy w/ QR
    NOTES Chain stay protector, reflectors, clear coat, owners manual

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    everything seems ok, im not crazy on grip shifters but ive met people that love them, i also dont like the rst capa fork, i had one of those on my old hardtail, the preload doesnt really do anything and it felt a bit like a pogo stick, tektro brakes also dont get great reviews on this forum, dont make the mistake of buying the bike just because it has disc brakes, loads of peope new to mountain bikes do that, dont fall into that trap!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkest_fugue
    everything seems ok, im not crazy on grip shifters but ive met people that love them, i also dont like the rst capa fork, i had one of those on my old hardtail, the preload doesnt really do anything and it felt a bit like a pogo stick, tektro brakes also dont get great reviews on this forum, dont make the mistake of buying the bike just because it has disc brakes, loads of peope new to mountain bikes do that, dont fall into that trap!!
    It just looks so cool. Plus you can upgrade to better brakes later. Converting to disc brakes would cost much more if I plan to do that in the future. As far as forks, all entry level forks that come with these bikes are gonna be like pogo sticks. I've come to terms that I'll get what I pay for and my budget is below $400. I'm looking at this vs. the Motobecane 600HT. I know the Moto has better components but Specialized is Specialized!

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    i took a look at that motobecane, thats a way better bike!!! much better componants i'm betting that its lighter too, i would go for that over the specialized anyday, if you want a specialized id be looking around for a second hand rockhopper, hell for 400 you could even pick up an older hardtail stumpjumper, and as i said dont be concerned about disc brakes, a good rim brake is better than a cheap disc brake anyday

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkest_fugue
    i took a look at that motobecane, thats a way better bike!!! much better componants i'm betting that its lighter too, i would go for that over the specialized anyday, if you want a specialized id be looking around for a second hand rockhopper, hell for 400 you could even pick up an older hardtail stumpjumper, and as i said dont be concerned about disc brakes, a good rim brake is better than a cheap disc brake anyday
    Yeah the Moto definately has better components but I'm just weary about buying it online and having to tune it myself. I've never trued a wheel and everyone says that new wheels will go out of true a few times before they settle. My LBS charges $15 per wheel to true the wheels. The Specialized on the other hand is from a local bike shop so I can just take it in free of charge. Other than the Specialized name and better frame design, I'd take the Moto any day.

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    i dont know anything about bikes either but id still go for the motobecane or a better specialized bike second hand, worst case scenario you have to get it tuned up and itll cost you around 40 dollars, you were talking earlier about uprading the bike, whats 40 dollars for a pro tune up then you have a far superior bike which is actually worth upgrading!!! that specialized is truly an entry level bike not really worth upgrading anything on it, thats just my opinion though its your money at the end of the day, id like to hear somebody elses opinion on this, anyone????

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