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    hardrock frame

    Can I fit a 24 X 3.0 nokian tire and an 8-inch rotor at the rear end of my 2003 hardrock frame? Help! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by teng
    Can I fit a 24 X 3.0 nokian tire and an 8-inch rotor at the rear end of my 2003 hardrock frame? Help! Thanks!
    You should get a new frame. Hardrocks are not all that. I wouldnt recommend putting anthing worth more that $20 on a hardrock. Sorry to sound so negative, but that was my first bike. I probably spent almost 3 times the amount I payed for it in repairs, and I do all the work on my bikes, so none of that was for labor,,,,all parts.
    I dont even run an eight inch rotor on my ht, and unless you weigh around 200lbs you dont need an 8in rear rotor, and which in that case you shouldnt be huckin no hardrock weighin that much.. Also depending on the model year, I dont think you can fit a 24" rim because of the brake boss studs, unless its a disc specific.

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    ya man if yur gonna try to up grade it that much then u should just save to get a new frame. i have a hard rock but i bought a steelhead today so that i could put the upgrades that i wanted on it


    3 inch tire + hardrock frame = bad idea

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    3 inch tire + hardrock frame = frame rubbs tire, no need for brakes...!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerna
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    ok. thanks

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    ah ok. can you guys please recommend a hardtail frame (preferably under 200 bucks) for freeriding and can fit a 24 or 26 X 3.0 tire. thanks!

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    why do all these people want to use hardrocks for freeriding? Is a p3 that much more expensive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teng
    ah ok. can you guys please recommend a hardtail frame (preferably under 200 bucks) for freeriding and can fit a 24 or 26 X 3.0 tire. thanks!
    Heres the bigger question: why do you want a 3.0 tire?

    My gemini is meant to be a freeride bike and its stock with a 2.35 Most freeride bikes are between 2.35 and 2.7. Its really just not necesary.

    EDIT: For 200 dollars you can get an Azonic Steelhead or a Soul Cycles Titan. If you wait until August you can get a Soul Cycles Sluggo, which will hold a 2.8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobsterCraw
    why do all these people want to use hardrocks for freeriding? Is a p3 that much more expensive?
    because they wanted a freeride/dj bike at first and a bike shop employee talked them into the hardrock. thats obvious. go to a specialized shop and the hardocks outnumber the p bikes 10 to 1. it LOOKS burlish but is a flex fest. and when the parents are paying its a quick sale (your sons not ready for a p..... this bike is more xc friendly....dirt jumping and freeriding are dangerous anyway......its a great first tech bike....blah blah blah). but most bike shop folks have never piloted that frame over big dubs. sketchy. p series flys like a f-16 by comparision. and a p2 is just as good if not better xc trail bike than any hardrock.
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    [QUOTE=hughairboy188c]ya man if yur gonna try to up grade it that much then u should just save to get a new frame. i have a hard rock but i bought a steelhead today so that i could put the upgrades that i wanted on it

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    Best question,

    Who the hell needs/wants a 3.0 in the rear?

    Learn to ride before thinking you know how to setup a bike.

    If anything, you will need a 24 x 3.0 to fit and to not make the bike handle like dog piss. Having a larger diameter tire in rear than front makes for horrible turning. Having a 3.0 in front makes for horrible turning too.

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    thanks for your inputs.

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    the hardrock fram is flexy in the rear. if you hold both brakes and try to pedal you can see that it flexes a lot. not saying that is weak, but if you have a wide tire in the rear it could flex and rub when pedaling hard. just so you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freerider167
    the hardrock fram is flexy in the rear. if you hold both brakes and try to pedal you can see that it flexes a lot. not saying that is weak, but if you have a wide tire in the rear it could flex and rub when pedaling hard. just so you know.

    ok. thanks.

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    For under $200, the Steelhead
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    Quote Originally Posted by saviorself
    For under $200, the Steelhead
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    Quote Originally Posted by JSUN
    Also the DS-1
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    Quote Originally Posted by dream4est
    because they wanted a freeride/dj bike at first and a bike shop employee talked them into the hardrock. thats obvious. go to a specialized shop and the hardocks outnumber the p bikes 10 to 1. it LOOKS burlish but is a flex fest. and when the parents are paying its a quick sale (your sons not ready for a p..... this bike is more xc friendly....dirt jumping and freeriding are dangerous anyway......its a great first tech bike....blah blah blah). but most bike shop folks have never piloted that frame over big dubs. sketchy. p series flys like a f-16 by comparision. and a p2 is just as good if not better xc trail bike than any hardrock.
    P.2 is a solid bike. My friend does everything on his. Only thing I don't like is that it is speced with horizontal dropouts (SS specific if you ask me) and, at least on the frame I looked at, no derailleur hanger, just a whole in the frame.
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