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    anyone ride a hardrock?

    the frame looks pretty strong to me, i have a medium.

    whats the biggest youve done? and does anyone know wat the max fork size should be, it comes with 100mm, but would it hurt to have more?

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    i had one and broke 90% of the bike...the only thing that lasted was the frame...if your going to abuse it, go for a P series bike...much better suited to that type of riding, plus, itll save you $$$ since you wont have to replace the parts too soon. its a good bike for what it is intended to do wich is XC/trail riding.

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    well i got the pro so it has some better components, unless u had that one

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    Better than garbage, but not by much.
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    P series for sure.Hardrock is by no means a freeride bike.Not even really a jump bike period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [SBF]SaSQuATCH
    Hardrock is by no means a freeride bike.



    Are you sure??
    Check these out!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by [SBF]SaSQuATCH
    P series for sure.Hardrock is by no means a freeride bike.Not even really a jump bike period.
    They(specialized) really fooled alot of people into thinking hardrocks are 'rock-hard'.

    My girlfriend rides on like 1.5 times a year. Seems to suit her fine for light trail riding.
    P is the way to go.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mr plow
    Are you sure??
    Check these out!!!!!


    Damn, them are some fine blinged out Hardrocks!!!



    But, why bother?

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    Knowing Specialized, I would doubt that the Hardrock (frame) is just gonna fall apart or break under trailriding conditions. Should be fine even with some (small) jumping.

    But...it ain't a freeride bike even if the front triangle has a P-series look to it.

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    i have hit huge doubles on a 03 hardrock. dont do it. flexy bb makes for funkyness in the air. get a p series or stp. the hardrock may be the best entry level ht out there, but that aint gonna get r done for a whole season of dj/freeride. putting a fork bigger than 100mm on the frame is not a good idea. heres an 03 pic of me on a hardrock taken by wch. i laid her to rest after about 6 weeks of big dubs. shot bb, fork, seat, wheels, cranks, bars, brakes.
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    I've had my Hardrock Comp Disc for about 6 weeks and do a little XC, freeride, DJ, etc with it. I hit 3+ ft drops to flat regularly, and crash quite a bit with it too. So far I've bent the chainrings a bit and bent the **** out of the front wheel. I also bent two seats but that has nothing to do with the bike. Once you get some of the lower end components replaced I think it's a pretty solid bike. But, for $520, I saved enough so I have some money to get some Sun Single Track rims with XT hubs, and whatever else I happen to break. The fork (Marzocchi MZ Comp) has held up well but who knows how long that will last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr plow
    Are you sure??
    Check these out!!!!!
    Just because you put a dual crown fork on it, doesnt make it a freeride capable bike. The only thing those pictures mean, is that the bikes havent broken YET.


    this MUST be a freeride oriented bike too
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr plow
    Are you sure??
    Check these out!!!!!
    Now I've seen everything.
    i want to post more but i can't stop riding!

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    hey boys check this out
    ive hit 7 foot dirt on this puppy
    im gettin a new frame that can handle that fork though
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    I got mine for $50. It is mostly stock, but has a Manitou Axel Comp. I know, not a serious fork at all, but at 140 lbs. i don't break much, the wheels need constant truing however. I just got it about a month ago, and have put it through its fair share of abuse with trips to almanor, and tahoe,a nd the local djs. Just savin my pennies for a titan and z150 or sherman
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    i have a hardrock, the rear triangle is flexy. this is a good starter bike, but for serious riding, don't get it. mine is all broke and the fork is leaking, cranks are messed, and the drive terrain is messed.

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    well I already have the bike.. nothing I can do about it, I was just wondering what extremes I could take it too. I know its not 'designed' for DJ's or freeriding, but i know it could take some. i think I mentioned it before but I have the pro model so its got some better components (i think anyway, no top of the line stuff but its pretty decent).

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    Quote Originally Posted by toyota kawasaki
    well I already have the bike.. nothing I can do about it, I was just wondering what extremes I could take it too. I know its not 'designed' for DJ's or freeriding, but i know it could take some. i think I mentioned it before but I have the pro model so its got some better components (i think anyway, no top of the line stuff but its pretty decent).
    my friend used his for steet and jibing till he got his STP just dont put a DC fork on it and it should be fine.
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    i have one

    Quote Originally Posted by toyota kawasaki
    well I already have the bike.. nothing I can do about it, I was just wondering what extremes I could take it too. I know its not 'designed' for DJ's or freeriding, but i know it could take some. i think I mentioned it before but I have the pro model so its got some better components (i think anyway, no top of the line stuff but its pretty decent).
    i've done some stuff with mine as big as 4 or 5 feet and its held up good the derailer stinks same with the tires.

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    i have an 04 hardrock and i beat it pretty good and it hasnt given me any problems at all. and for the price its a great bike..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zonk0u
    Just because you put a dual crown fork on it, doesnt make it a freeride capable bike. The only thing those pictures mean, is that the bikes havent broken YET.


    Yeah no sh!t sherlock!!!
    Do you really think i was being serious??
    I just posted pics of some bikes i saw on another site.
    Obviously some people take it seriously though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr plow
    Are you sure??
    Check these out!!!!!
    Those pictures justify the old saying "a fool and his money are easily parted"

    When will people get it? Hardrocks are awesome bikes if you use them for what they are meant for. Don't try to freeride them...you'll only wind up hurting yourself. I mean, when was the last time you saw somebody put a 3 foot lift kit, mudders, and a snorkel on a Geo. Doesn't happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr plow
    Yeah no sh!t sherlock!!!
    Do you really think i was being serious??
    I just posted pics of some bikes i saw on another site.
    Obviously some people take it seriously though.
    you never know with mtbr
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zonk0u
    you never know with mtbr


    It gets a bit like that around here sometimes.

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    hardrock can handle stuff, just not as well as the P and STP. Basicly the bike can do small stuff, depending on the rider. get it if you have no cash and if you are just starting out, but if you already can ride well, you should just get a p series

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