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


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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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    For all you guys sporting pimped out Hardrocks. I have an 08' that I purchased in 09. Have done some moderate riding with it, but would appreciate some advice on a few cost effective upgrades based on your experience. Main complaints thus far is that the transmission seems clunky to me and the fork is pretty poor. I purchased my son a motobecane 600HT and it shifts sooo much smoother and even his lower level RockShox Dart 2 is has loads better feel than my RST fork.

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    There are some great deals on RockShox Recon Silvers on the web right now that would get you an airsprung fork that would be loads better(and lighter!) than your RST or your sons Dart 2. Check out Pricepoint.com

    Ask for your clunky tranny, you may just need a good tuneup. If thats not the case, then perhaps an upgrade is due for it as well.

    Another great upgrade would be a good wheelset and going tubeless. You can knock a pound off each wheel easily(and its rotational mass) which is gonna getcha more accelleration and likely a stronger wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuPrBuGmAn View Post
    There are some great deals on RockShox Recon Silvers on the web right now that would get you an airsprung fork that would be loads better(and lighter!) than your RST or your sons Dart 2. Check out Pricepoint.com

    Ask for your clunky tranny, you may just need a good tuneup. If thats not the case, then perhaps an upgrade is due for it as well.

    Another great upgrade would be a good wheelset and going tubeless. You can knock a pound off each wheel easily(and its rotational mass) which is gonna getcha more accelleration and likely a stronger wheel.
    Thanks, I'll check out those Recons. I had a tune a while back that did not seem to correct my shifting woe's, but whose to say that the technician did his job or not, I am pretty sure that even those the parts are not upper tier, they should work better than they do now.

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    I don't know what you consider pimped out lol but here is my bike






    mavic xm117 front rim
    sram pg-820 chain
    rock shox recon solo air fork
    giant unity seat
    kenda nevegal 2.1 stick-e
    crank brothers egg beater 1's
    avid elixir 1's
    wtb weirwolf 2.1

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    I'll have to take some pics but this is what I have done to my Hardrock '11 Sport 29 disc.

    Hayes prime pro brakes.
    Avid 180mm HSX 2 piece rotor up front.
    Manitou tower pro fork.
    truvativ noir carbon bars
    truvativ noir stem
    Ergon gx1 grips
    WTB Pure V saddle
    Truvativ seat post
    Azonic 420 flat pedals

    Maxxis tires (Ardent front/Ignitor rear).

    Misc titanuim and anodized alumiunum hardware.

    Figure my $600ish new from LBS Hardrock is now about $1700is, LMAO. Love it though, pretty much bombproof frame!

    J-

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    2012 Hardrock Disc 29er
    Rock Shox Recon Sliver
    Bronson 2.2 tubeless
    Stans Arch Wheels with X9 hubs
    Truvativ AKA crank, single 32t
    Sram PG 980 cassette
    PC 971 9 speed chain
    X9 short cage rear derailer
    X9 shifter
    Bontrager single clamp grips
    cheap riser bar
    Eventually getting BB7 brakes and a saddle
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    I like it!

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    On behalf of my 13 year old son, here is his 2012 Hardrock Disc. I have told the story/mentioned the bike before on here but not in this thread, so here you go:

    He had wanted a Hardrock for a while, since we went to a bike shop that used to be fairly close to where we live (it's closed down now) and it had a pump track/few dirt jumps, etc out back. Loads of the young guys ran Hardrocks with beefed up forks and bar/stem combo's and my son (who was too young to ride the course back then) was impressed. They were mainly around 2005-2007 HR's iirc.

    Anyway as soon as he out grew his old mtb he wanted the next one to be a HR. So this year he got one.

    Mods aren't massive but here is the lot:
    Easton EA30 midrise bars (685mm)
    Kona Wah Wah pedals
    Maxxis High Rollers 2.35" front and rear
    WTB Volt saddle

    Other little things - Spesh bottle cage, MBUK (uk mag) valve caps and a neoprene chainstay protector.

    Here is a pic


    He loves it. The colourway is called black/red punk and although you can't see it in the pic, the hubs and part of the stem are also the same red as the seatpost Q/R.

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    Updated parts list
    Rockshox recon solo,air
    Avid elixir 1's (f&b)
    Sram x-9 rear shifter
    Giant unity seat
    Shimano deore crankset (hollow tech 2)
    Sram pg-970 cassette
    Rhyno lite rims/ deore hubs
    Odi lock on grips
    Wtb weir wolf 2.1 rear tire
    Kenda nevegal stic-e 2.1

    Parts waiting to put on
    Bbg 32T bash guard
    Truvativ Holzfeller SL Handlebar

    Race Face Deus XC Stem

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    Got my bars and stem on and now waiting for my lizard skin chain stay protector and my Kendall nevegal 26x2.1 dual tread compound version for the rear of my bike.

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    Has anyone sold a "pimped out hardrock" and able to get more for the bike than the MSRP?

    on my 2011 29er the only thing stock is the frame im looking to sell it and just dont know what i could get for it.
    Upgrades i did:
    x5 2x10 crank 38/26
    shimano m540 clipless pedals
    sram 1070 cassette 11-36
    sram 10speed chain
    x9 rear derauilour 10 speed mid cage
    x7 front derailour 2x10
    elixir code R Hydro brakes
    180mm Rotors front and back
    Roval rim w/ spesh hi/lo hub (new take offs from SJ HT)
    Captain sport tires 29".2.0 tubeless
    WTB pure V saddle
    Easton ec 30 seat post
    Easton ec50 100mm stem
    Easton ec50 580mm flar xc bar
    spesh grips, sarfas bar ends
    rock shox recon gold tk 100mm front fork

    Id like to sell if to get cash together for a FS 29er
    What Do you think the bike is worth?
    has about 1,400 trail miles on it
    ill try and post pics

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    I don't see why you couldn't try and get full msrp with all the parts on it. Worst thing to happen is it doesn't sell

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    I really like your set up. Props to a good build!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    2012 hard rock sport disc 29
    Rockshox Reba dual air
    Shimano xt II crank
    SRAM pp990 cassette
    X9 shifters
    X0 rear derailleur
    SLX front derailleur
    Crankbrothers cobalt 3 stem
    Crankbrothers cobalt 11 carbon bars
    Shimano hydraulics
    Dt Swiss 450sl wheels

    (The hydraulic brakes are a new add, so they aren't pictured)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Booyakasha View Post
    2012 Hardrock Disc 29er
    Rock Shox Recon Sliver
    Bronson 2.2 tubeless
    Stans Arch Wheels with X9 hubs
    Truvativ AKA crank, single 32t
    Sram PG 980 cassette
    PC 971 9 speed chain
    X9 short cage rear derailer
    X9 shifter
    Bontrager single clamp grips
    cheap riser bar
    Eventually getting BB7 brakes and a saddle
    I would recommend getting the shimano 395 hydraulic brakes
    I just bought them and they are really inexpensive and they are phenomenal for the money you spend on them. We have tons of people around town running them and have had no complaints whatsoever!

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    Like the specs on your guys bikes got any pictures

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    added some pics to mine

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    Your picture doesn't work

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    Posted the pics to my original post with all the mods

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrich88 View Post
    I would recommend getting the shimano 395 hydraulic brakes
    I just bought them and they are really inexpensive and they are phenomenal for the money you spend on them. We have tons of people around town running them and have had no complaints whatsoever!
    Thanks for the advice. I'll check them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shreddin22 View Post
    Like the specs on your guys bikes got any pictures
    Posted a pic to mine too

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    Rockshox recon solo air (set to 100mm)
    Avid elixir 1 hydraulic brakes (160 F&R)
    Ryhno lite wheel set on deore hubs
    Sram x-9 rear shifter
    Sram pg970 cassette
    Sram pc951 chain
    Shimano deore crankset
    Bbg bashguard
    Odi lock on grips
    RACE FACE DEUS XC STEM
    TRUVATIV HOLZFELLER SL HANDLEBAR
    Kenda nevegal tomac stick-e 2.1
    Kenda nevegal Tomac DTC 2.1
    Lizard skin chainstay protector

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ksousa81 View Post
    Posted the pics to my original post with all the mods
    Part it out to get more money, you wont get much for it as a whole.

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    I was thinking that also.... I'm going to make a parts list with reasonable prices and see what the total amounts to

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    Let us know what you are getting rid of. And prices and where you post them i would like to check out wheat you got for sale

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    Quote Originally Posted by shreddin22 View Post
    Let us know what you are getting rid of. And prices and where you post them i would like to check out wheat you got for sale
    What all are you looking for? I may have some stuff ill sell

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    Possible upgrades I am looking for are front shifter, rear derailleur, I am running my sram x-4 on a 9 speed cassette. Maybe a mid cage since I went with a 2x9 setup. Front derailleur possible still running the stock shimano that has 3 years on it. But I'm always curious to se what people have laying around.

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    My Hardrock sport disk 29 on a snow ride

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    my sons 11 hardrock in ss


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    Here is my hardrock to date. Extended my fork to 120mm and switched to a 10weight Honda suspension fluid. With my chainstay protector I just got in.

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    [excavation] pimped mine too over time, great quality ride.



    commuter mostly, a bit of XC with swapping ring to 36t and fitting NN2.25/RoRo2.1 tyres. the mtb version when i'll swap again

    parts:

    dtswiss xrr carbon forks (meant for 100mm frames so i get a "more comfort" geometry) the former forks are a pity, 1rst part to change imho with pedals (v12 wellgo copy here)

    dt swiss x1600 wheels (with a 36t star ratchet incoming). helps a lot to have fairly good wheels. mounted with conti supersinic tubes and marathon cross tyres.

    blackspire chainrings 26-36-46 (i rode to death the former transmission over 12000 Kms of commuting) sram pg 850 (11/28) cassette, kmc 8.99 chain. single ring setup these days.

    avid floating rotors 185mm, old swisstop organic pads (i have speed dial 7 levers incoming with jag pro cable-housings), they are too brutal and modulationless in this setup)

    added lezyne lights and topeak mudguards for commuting,

    the bike in this setup weights 12Kg with mg and lights.

    i love it. really. lots of higher end bikes ive tested dont feel secure like this one to me. the HR frame is very well designed ans made imo, but a little heavy.

    incoming next xc carbon handlebars, upper chainguide.

    i wish to replace the transmission with a x9 type 2 10 speed/ raceface monoring when i'll have rode the hell out this one, but i am thinking buying a new frame at this point, i like the (cheap) one one undecaled carbon whippet one. will radicaly change geometry tho.

    i upgraded the bike thinking keeping parts and keeping upgrading as parts fail.

    to me the forks change is mandatory, but i guess having the former wheels tuned up is more cost effective than changing them.

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    2012 Specialized Hardrock sport 29

    Specialized Phenom saddle
    Commandpost Dropper 100mm
    RaceFace grips and bar
    Azionic 420 Flats
    WTB Bronson 2.2 race

    Next swap is gonna be raceface 2x10 drivetrain and wheels. Not sure what kind as of yet. Still researching it, any recommendations?
    2012 Specialized Hardrock Sport 29
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    Flows!

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    well i would recommend what i use

    dt's xc rims with a 36t/54t ratchet.

    great deals on the web on the previous non spline models.

    PS: are you happy with the forks?

    last up's:




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    I have a 2012 specialized hardrock sport disc 29er in gray/silver/white
    stans notubes ztr arch ex wheels with s-works 29 2.3 purgatory tires tubeless
    rockshox xc32 solo air 100 mm.
    raceface riser bars
    Thomson elite x4 stem with red faceplate and cap
    odi rouge locking grips
    shimano crankset with red straitline platforms
    salsa seat post clamp in red
    Thomson elite seat post
    specialized sonoma seat
    hope tech evo x2 with black floating rotors 160 mm
    3watt led lights front and back
    lizardskin chainstay guard
    coming soon x9 shifters and levers
    2x10 drivetrain
    hope bashguard in red
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    hi guys! could any of you suggest some cheapish upgrades for my 2011 specialized hardrock sport disc? i was looking to get some new forks but i dont really know which would be best for riding trails. and also would i beable to get 26x2.4 tyres on it as im currently running 26x2.2 and want a little bit more rubber.

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    H6NVGce, you definitely can't go wrong with stans notubes, I have the arch ex and they are very strong. I weigh in at 245 and I ride aggressively and so far they have been everything I expected, flawless. I know the flows are even nicer but they are a bit heavier.

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    J/K!

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    Ezza, I would start by looking into rockshox. the fork that I have is great, it's an xc32tk solo air. the fork itself cost $250 and the solo air upgrade $80 was an awesome addition making a great fork even better. mine is a 29er but they have 26 as well. now about the tires you want to use, depending on what kind of wheels you have you might encounter the occasional rub with the wider tire. I use specialized purgatory 2.3 in the s-works model but on the stans wheels the tires will be a bit wider than 2.3, just something to keep in mind.

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    that pig looks delicious, haha! I could go for a nice BLT now. THANKS!

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    Hopefully by the end of the month I will have all my ups in to show off my polished pig. That picture is perfect for this!

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    Re: Pimped out Hard rocks



    Not exactly 'heavily upgraded' (in fact, only the pedals and tyres are) but I have just as much fun on it as my mates do on their rockhoppers, and because the parts are so cheap, they're cheap to replace of they go wrong.

    Tyres- Maxxis Minions DHF (the DHR is a bit too slow rolling at the back).

    Pedals- DMR V8's.

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    Hi everyone, i know im upping a really old thread, but its one ive taken alot of interest in, and im really excited to be able to contribute.


    And the build:Pimped out Hard rocks-20160308_104223.jpgPimped out Hard rocks-20160308_104150.jpgPimped out Hard rocks-20150514_105827.jpgPimped out Hard rocks-20141023_103939.jpgClick image for larger version. 

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    Frame: 2010 Hardrock
    Fork: Rockshox Reba Team Dual Air, unknown year, very old though
    Cranks: Deore M610
    Chainring: Raceface N/W 32T
    Casette: Shimano HG50 11-36T
    Derailer: Shimano Deore GS shadow plus
    Shifter: Shimano Zee 10spd
    Pedals: Wellgo MG1
    Front wheel: XT hub laced to mavic XM119
    Rear wheel: XT hub laced to mavic EX325
    Tires: Continental Trail King protection, 2.4 front, 2.2 rear
    Brakes: Avid BB7, with SD7 levers
    Handlebars: Truvativ stylo T30
    Stem: Truvativ hussefelt, 40mm
    Seatpost: KS eTen
    Saddle: Specialized body geometry XC

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    Ok, I can add to this one and help revive the thread:

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    Had this bike(frame) 3 years now and it's been a blast to ride and upgrade along the way!!
    Aprox. 27.5lbs...

    Frame = '13 HardRock Sport 19"
    XFusion Slide RL29 set to 100mm
    Cane Creek FORTY headset
    Wheels = WTB Freq. i25 w/Bitex Hubs (BHS) Sapim Force spokes and Brass nips
    Brakes = XT M8000 w/180 IceTec Rotors
    Crankset = SLX 10spd. 3x converted to 2X w/36-22 Raceface Ringset & Bash
    RaceFace Aefecct Flats
    SLX Shadow+ Med Cage out back & SLX 2x front
    XT 11-36 Cassette
    SLX Shifters w/JagWire Mountain Pro cable/housing kit
    RaceFace Next 3/4" riser w/ Turbine Stem
    Lizard Skin Northshore lock on grips
    WTB Volt 150mm saddle
    Spesh Purgatory 2.3 up front tubeless
    WTB TrainBoss 2.4 out back tubeless

    Me and this bike fit very well!!
    RIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Not exactly "pimped", but "adjusted to suit".

    '00 rigid frame/fork, Uncle Jesse bars (shortened, of course, coz it was "right" back then)
    Nicer pedals, Hard'Rock'r tires coz why wouldn't you have a tire with the same name?
    What else...? Nope! That was it - great bike - about to pass it on to my youngest.

    Bad photo - but it WAS 13 years ago. Beavertail Point, Jamestown, RI April '03

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    burt4x4 thats a nice build, everything really solid and functional. Looks really good with the all black with red parts. I like

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burt4x4 View Post
    Ok, I can add to this one and help revive the thread:

    Me and this bike fit very well!!
    RIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Dang loved the de-badged look of the frame! Have been thinking about doing it to mine, I think I'm convinced.

    Here is mine:


    Since photo I scored a deal on some mavic wheels and wtb Bronson tires. The frame is all that's left really now, and when I started looking at moving to a new frame I just couldn't do it haha


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    Mine has been through a few iterations. This photo is in commuter guise a few years ago. I find I don't have a photo in its present incarnation where it is now finally wearing a good fork (Duke RS in fairly matching blue) and WTB race tires. I went to a 48-38-28 crankset and an 11-32 cassette to give me a higher high gear for commuting while keeping a low gear for towing, but I haven't needed the upper half of the range since going back to MTB.

    IMG_0584 by Darth Lefty, on Flickr

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    Quote Originally Posted by qdavison View Post
    Dang loved the de-badged look of the frame! Have been thinking about doing it to mine, I think I'm convinced.

    Here is mine:


    Since photo I scored a deal on some mavic wheels and wtb Bronson tires. The frame is all that's left really now, and when I started looking at moving to a new frame I just couldn't do it haha


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    Yeah I still don't know what I want to do with the frame. I saw that H2O dipping film/paint, I forget the name... some interesting patterns to choose from. But in the end the simple is easiest. I just sprayed over the red decals with a light coat of flat black and stuck a New Belgium Brewing badge over the S on front. haha It's not really a hardrock anymore it's a BBB = Built By Burt lol
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    Here was the end of my stock wheel set LOL
    RIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burt4x4 View Post
    RIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Well here's and update. Got the new wheels and tires on, and removed the main decals (I left the little ones of the top tube for now).



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    Nice!! Next will be some trail pics and getting in the dirt!!
    Ride MORE = Live Longer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burt4x4 View Post
    Nice!! Next will be some trail pics and getting in the dirt!!
    For real, ready for some fair weather to get out riding. We have a trail building day Saturday and should be able to get her a little dirty then


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    Miss Piggy

    I have a 2015 Hardrock Sport Disc 29er, or at least I used to... Only the frame and cable housings are still original. Here are the highlights:

    WHEELS: Stan's Arch-ex on Hope Evo Pro 4 Hubs
    TIRES: Conti MK IIs, 2.4" front / 2.2" rear (tubeless)
    FORK: Rockshox XC32TK (Recon Silver)
    BARS: Truvativ Noir T-30 20mm riser bars (680mm)
    GRIPS: Lizard Skin North Shore
    SEAT: WTB Rocket Race on a Truvativ Noir Post
    DRIVETRAIN/SHIFTERS: Shimano Deore 2x10 (38/24T front and 11-36T Rear)
    BRAKES: Shimano XT (180mm front / 160mm back) on Icetech Rotors
    PEDALS: Raceface Atlas



    Put enough lipstick on a pig, and becomes pretty! Weight as pictured is around 26-27 lbs. She's far too clean in this picture though. Time to ride- see ya!

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    My Pimped Out Hardrock

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    2011 Hardrock Disc Sport I use as a commuter to work and a loaner for friends

    Every piece on the bike aside from the WTB Slicks, came from another build in some form or fashion. The Rockshox Recon fork, wheels, stem, handlebars, hydraulic brakes, and 9 speed cassette came from a friend after I surprised him with a brand new bike (I took his Motobecane Fantom 29er in as a trade-in)

    Currently the bike is sporting the original seat, seat tube, and Suntour XCR crank arms

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