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Hi,

I may be able to get a used in decent condition Hardrock comp from 2003 for $200. Is that a good buy, or should I spend the extra $150 or so to a newer bike like the hardrock sport?

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The only major difference I see is that the '06 Sport has a 100mm fork, the '03 has an 80mm fork. Other than that, the bikes are very similar in the quality of components used in the builds. If the '03 is in very good condition and is the right size for you, I'd buy it and ride the thing until it dies.

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Call_me_Clyde said:
The only major difference I see is that the '06 Sport has a 100mm fork, the '03 has an 80mm fork. Other than that, the bikes are very similar in the quality of components used in the builds. If the '03 is in very good condition and is the right size for you, I'd buy it and ride the thing until it dies.

Bob

How much of a difference is 80mm to 100mm shock?
 

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Call_me_Clyde said:
The only major difference I see is that the '06 Sport has a 100mm fork, the '03 has an 80mm fork. Other than that, the bikes are very similar in the quality of components used in the builds. If the '03 is in very good condition and is the right size for you, I'd buy it and ride the thing until it dies.

Bob
:thumbsup: I second that. If it is the right size and you like it get it. Learn on it then move up later on or if you like riding it so much replace the fork later. My friends borther-in-law I think has a 02 or 03 and has replaced the fork turning it into a great urban bike that he rides ruff on.
 

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How much of a difference is 80mm to 100mm shock?
3" vs 4". If you're riding singletrack, the difference will be minimal. If your trails are more technical with larger obstacles, then the 100mm is probably a better choice. In the situation described by the original poster, I felt the difference in travel was negligable given the price of the used bike.

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Hi,

Thanks again for your advice!!

Okay so here's the update... I checked out the bike. It turns out it is a 2002 hardrock comp. Everything is in good shape, but there are some paint chips on the frame. No rusting or anything, but does the paint normally chip easily?

Other than that, I do like it. It is the red model, which I don't see very often. It fits and feels great. But i would like to get your opinions.

Do you still feel its a good buy for $200 if it is a 2002 model?

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Hi,

Thanks again for your advice!!

Okay so here's the update... I checked out the bike. It turns out it is a 2002 hardrock comp. Everything is in good shape, but there are some paint chips on the frame. No rusting or anything, but does the paint normally chip easily?

Other than that, I do like it. It is the red model, which I don't see very often. It fits and feels great. But i would like to get your opinions.

Do you still feel its a good buy for $200 if it is a 2002 model?

Thanks!
Overall if it feels good riding it and if the body is in good condistion with the chips out of the paint for 200 bucks I would but it.
 

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hubbabubba said:
It turns out it is a 2002 hardrock comp. Everything is in good shape, but there are some paint chips on the frame. No rusting or anything, but does the paint normally chip easily?


Do you still feel its a good buy for $200 if it is a 2002 model?

Thanks!
Paint tends to chip and rub off bikes prety easily. I'd offer the guy $150 cash and settle at $175. The bike is now 4 years old, going on 5. Condition aside, it loses value quickly. A new baseline Hardrock is $360. I think 50% of the retail of a new version of the bike is a reasonable price for a 4 year old bike, IMO.
 
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