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    Pimped out Hard rocks

    I know alot of people dont think hard rocks are any good but some of us started out on them and have actually upgraded them to a point were thay actually a avery capable all around MTB so please no bashing just upgrade and info on how the upgrades worked for you i currently still hav a Green 09 hard rock disk and it gets bashed every chance i get.
    He who succeeds in gaining the mastery of the bicycle will gain the mastery of life. NO BIG DEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    You can pimp out a hardrock by swapping the frame to a SJ hardtail sworks...


    hehe jk
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    2011 Stumpy FSR Carbon Comp

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    Here is mine when I was done with it, started out as a 2011 Hardrock 29er disc.....
    -Tora Race air fork
    -1x9 drive train with pg990 cassette, pc990 chain, X9 shifter and rear der
    -MRP bb mounted chain guide
    -Stans Flows with X7 hubs and Captain Control 29x2.0 tubeless
    -Formula RX brakes with 160 rotors front/rear
    -Sunline V1 flat bar cut down to about 650mm with ESI chunky grips and Specialized 100mm stem
    -Truvativ Stylo 1.1 gxp crankset with Odyssey platforms
    -Stylo team seatpost with Bontrager RX saddle

    Anyone got a Hardrock more pimped out than that? It was light when we were done with it, in the 25 or 26# range, started out at like 31.5# stock.
    Hardrock 29er, Niner EMD9, Cannondale F29, Camber Expert, 650b Nickel all gone.
    2014 Giant Anthem 27.5 here.

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    Good job!


    Wow i dont think anybody is going to top that. That is a very well built ride

    Anyone got a Hardrock more pimped out than that? It was light when we were done with it, in the 25 or 26# range, started out at like 31.5# stock.[/QUOTE]
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    I must preface this by saying I've never actually rented my Hardrock out for sweet lovin...

    That being said,













    2010 Hardrock Sport Disc

    Stans Flows w/ZTR Hubs(and red nips!)
    Specialized 2Bliss Fast Trak Controls in front
    Specialized 2Bliss Renegade Controls in back
    Specialized BG Contour Locking Grips
    Ergonomic Carbon(ish) Bar-Ends
    Truvativ Stylo Race Flatbar
    Truvativ Stylo Team Stem
    Rock Shox Reba SL
    Specialized Rib Cage
    Truvativ Stylo 1.1 Cranks
    Deda Dog Fang Chainstop
    Welgo MG1
    Sram 9speed Chain
    Sram PG980 Cassette(went 1x9)
    Sram X-7 short cage rear Derailier
    Sram X-7 Shifters
    Avid Speed Dial 7s
    Specialized Phenom Comp


    Some that I find notable going through the Hardrock Pic Thread:
    clynch's '06 Hardrock
    AndrewSwitch's Hardrock
    tgonzo182's '09 Hardrock
    Pininfarina599's '11 Hardrock Disc
    beebop's Hardrock
    zx11kllr's Hardrock
    08hardrockmiami's '10 Hardrock
    Divino's '09 Hardrock
    brucoh's '05 Hardrock Sport
    cbieh589's '10 Hardrock
    anesthesia-matt's '05 Hardrock Pro
    Last edited by SuPrBuGmAn; 11-18-2011 at 02:20 PM.

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    This was several years ago. Frame is currently unbuilt and parts have migrated to newer rides.

    05 HR Pro (19")
    Fox F100
    X.9 Shifters/RD
    XT Cranks/FD/Cassette
    Easton AM Havoc wheels
    IRC Mibro tires
    BB7 brakes w/SD7 levers & Alligator rotors
    Thomson post
    Other random bits


    Weighed around 27lbs IIRC. Not bad for a 4.6lb frame (with headset)
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    That is a sick looking bike how much $$$ in the upgrades, If you don't ming the inquiry.

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    I'm procrastinating. My Hardrock, as set up for a 50-mile race at the end of this summer.


    race prep 001 by Andrew183, on Flickr

    This picture's a little clearer, but not quite as up to date.


    bww wheels 011 by Andrew183, on Flickr

    It's an '07 Hardrock Comp. At this point, the seatpost, frame, and a couple (not all) of the headset spacers are the only stock components.

    The usual fitting changes were the most significant - "my" pedals, although it's now on its second pair of those, a stem to make it fit me right, again it's been through a couple, and on this bike also handlebars and bar ends, "my" saddle, second one of those too. New brakes, tires, and suspension are next. But this bike also has an entirely aftermarket drivetrain now. I was thinking about moving everything over to a 26" carbon hardtail frame, but after some demo days, I think I'd like my next racer to be a 29er. Since the suspension and wheels are pretty large-ticket items, I don't think it really makes sense. I'll (hopefully) cycle out my competition bikes when I get my master's.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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    Single speed $100 bike but I ride the everloving sheet out of it.


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    Hardrock's are nice. Perfect for the recreational rider that gets out a few times a week. The only thing that brings them down is the components that they put on them. I bet that more hardrocks than rockhoppers would be sold to serious riders if they had a couple nicer spec'd models.

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    my 05' SS




    new fork will be here thursday and swapped on some shimano m540 pedals today. since those pictures i also threw a set of mavic xm317 wheels on.
    05 specialized hardrock SS.

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    Inspiration for a SS especially after the fork update, looking forward to the pics.
    Last edited by SuPrBuGmAn; 11-16-2011 at 07:43 AM.

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    Not really pimped out, but some upgrades and converted to SS, my 2010 29er Sport Disc...


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    Quote Originally Posted by SuPrBuGmAn View Post
    Inspiration for a SS especially after the fork update, looking forward to the pics.
    Thanks, the fork will be here tomorrow. I should have some updated pics by the weekend
    05 specialized hardrock SS.

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    Got the new fork on tonight, wow what a difference.

    Set at 130mm travel it only raised the front about a1/4 inch.

    Hoping I can sneak out of work a little early tomorrow and try it on the trails.
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    05 specialized hardrock SS.

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    Why do most people not like hardrocks?

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    I think Specialized did a great job with the frame, but like every bike at its pricepoint, you can replace literally every component on the Hardrock trying to get a reliable, good handling bike.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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    I wouldn't say most people don't like them, on the contrary, most people like them fine, its just that for a few hundred more you can get more bike.
    I bought it simply because it was my first bike purchase and I had no idea when I walked into the shop just how expensive a decent bike would be. In restrospect I likely should have spend another $300 on a rockhopper with some better components but I still had fun on the Hardrock and learned allot about the bikes by replacing the broke parts. And when I went out for a ride some of the other guys would marvel at how cool the entry level bike was after an idiot dumped a grip of cash on it.

    You get what you pay for.
    Hardrock 29er, Niner EMD9, Cannondale F29, Camber Expert, 650b Nickel all gone.
    2014 Giant Anthem 27.5 here.

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    Me and my son just bought two hard rocks to get into the sport, were pretty new to all this so the hardrock was a good choice for us noobs. My fat a$$ needs to upgrade the front shock thou, need a little more adjustment not just preload. Just doing some easy trails to get us up to speed and use to trial riding, the cardio exercise sure kicks my behind also.

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    Good ol' Hardrock frames..speaking of this I finally got the fixed gear done (for now)


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    Looks pretty awesome, me thinks

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    09 disk

    09 disk i got used and have rode it preety hard and it just wont quit i love this this its my back up bike for now

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    ^^ I always loved that green colorway. Tried to get my brother to get one for awhile

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    Didnt really love the color at first but it grew on me now i kinda want to paint my other bike the same color
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    Quote Originally Posted by madsedan View Post
    Here is mine when I was done with it, started out as a 2011 Hardrock 29er disc.....
    -Tora Race air fork
    -1x9 drive train with pg990 cassette, pc990 chain, X9 shifter and rear der
    -MRP bb mounted chain guide
    -Stans Flows with X7 hubs and Captain Control 29x2.0 tubeless
    -Formula RX brakes with 160 rotors front/rear
    -Sunline V1 flat bar cut down to about 650mm with ESI chunky grips and Specialized 100mm stem
    -Truvativ Stylo 1.1 gxp crankset with Odyssey platforms
    -Stylo team seatpost with Bontrager RX saddle

    Anyone got a Hardrock more pimped out than that? It was light when we were done with it, in the 25 or 26# range, started out at like 31.5# stock.
    Working on it.

    2007 Hardrock Comp Disc Satin Bronze Distressed
    2010 Reba RL fork
    Shimano SLX M660 Crankset
    Shimano Deore XT M770 Front Derailleur
    Shimano SLX M662 Shadow Rear Derailleur
    Shimano XTR 7701 9 Speed Chain
    Avid BB7 Brake Calipers
    Avid G3 CleanSweep Rotors (203 front, 185 rear)
    Avid Speed Dial 7 Brake Levers
    Hutchinson Barracuda tires 2.3"
    Specialized Henge Comp Seat

    I'll try to get some pictures up for the thread.

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