Here is some pics of my "new" 2007 Hardrock. I just picked this up from craigslist for 250. It is a little small (for me, I am 6') and needed adjustments on almost everything, but after some sweat and some reading on this website for help on adjustments, it works great!!!!!!
I am pretty new to this, so I didnt want to spend a lot of money right away..... Maybe in the future I can upgrade, but for now I am very happy with this one. :thumbsup:
PS...That is my sons Hotrock in the background. "Like father, like son"
What size frame is it? I think you got a great deal, considering it's the Hardrock Disc. Sweet color, too.
I'm picking up my '09 Sport today, paid $379, coming from a $1700 Giant NRS2. That bike was overkill for me, so I decided to get a lower end bike and upgrade as I go. I'll learn and have a lot more fun this way, I believe.
I dont know what size frame it is. If you or anybody can help me figure it out, that would be great. Is there a certain measurement i can make to determine that? Also, I can't believe you are "down grading". But that is really cool. I cant wait to see pics. I stopped by my local bike shop the other day, and I couldn't even touch a Hardrock for the price you are getting yours. The starting price on a base line Hardrock was 429. Hell my sons hotrock was 420. So you are getting a great deal.
But what is important is I will be putting this bike to the test this sunday. I cant wait to see how it works out.
Thanks for the help on the measurements. Wish I didnt know :madman:
Size 15. Way to small for me. But O well, I will beat it up. Learn on it, and save for a bigger bike.
I just got back in from a 10 mile test run through some local off-road, road and path. It rides pretty well. I liked it. It is different from the other bike I ride. (Trek 7100 hybrid). It feels a little more sluggish and I have to work more, but handled well on the trail and little off-road path. It was fun though. It just rained here and mud was everywhere
Just a heads up too.....More research and I found this website on this bike:
I did not want to spend more than $500, so there is no sense considering a FS bike in this price range. Instead of buying a fancy bike, I decided to spend as little as possible for an entry-level, and upgrade as I go to suit my needs and wants after getting some seat time. By the time I'm ready to drop serious dough on a high-end FS bike, I'll know what I'm doing. Plus, for most of my riding I will be doing, a HT will suffice. The Giant's NRS suspension behaved like an HT unless I hit a big bump, so I'm sure I'll get used to a HT.
I'm in the same "boat" as you, trying to learn as much as possible. The Hardrock frame is pretty good, so if I do break stuff as I go, I will replace them with higher end parts and ultimately have a pretty sweet HT by the time I go back to FS.
First time I bend a wheel...its getting some strong wheels with disc brakes
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