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    Year of Hardrock?

    Can anybody identify the year of this Hardrock? It's a US bike. I mostly want to know if it has a 1 1/8" headset, before I get it.

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    Paddy

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    Looks like it could be a 1998 FS model. 1998 Specialized Hardrock Sport FS - BikePedia

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    Thanks... though the decals look different, so I thought maybe it's older. Older Hardrocks apparently have 1" headsets, and I'd definitely want to replace that fork.

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    That's from earlier than 1998 I would say, I'm guessing maybe '95 or '96. Without my catalogs right at hand, I can't give you the specific year. Pretty sure that's a 1" head tube, with the quill stem and all.

    Actually, from looking at those decals again, I'm gonna say 1997. The 'Specialized' logo, and the 'Hardrock' font are the same as those used on my old 1997 Stumpjumper M2.

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    Thanks. But you're still thinking a 1" head tube?

    Dang... Perhaps someone knows of a straight rigid fork that would fit this?

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    Dug up my '97 catalog. I think that's a green Hardrock GX Sport that someone threw a Rockshox Quadra on, as it came spec'ed with a steel fork. Color, crankset, decals, what looks to be Gripshift, all match up.

    Says it's a 1 1/8" headset.

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    Cool, thanks. That may be my project bike, then.

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