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Old 02-02-2007, 01:34 AM   #1
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Default Just bought a 07 Specialized Hardrock Pro Disc , initial upgrades?

Bought it as a replacement bike, my other was stolen.
I am thinking of upgrading the fork, pedals, tires off the bat......... Suggestions?


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Old 02-02-2007, 01:45 AM   #2
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i would flog it as is, get used to it, otherwise you'll not know the difference of the mods. just like cars man, just like a car.
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Old 02-02-2007, 01:52 AM   #3
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scrap it and buy something with bigger shockzorz.

but seriously are those even hydraulic brakes?
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Old 02-02-2007, 01:55 AM   #4
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Old 02-02-2007, 01:57 AM   #5
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you, are a waste of food, you arrogant dick.

go back to high school.
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Old 02-02-2007, 01:58 AM   #6
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ahah I am still in highschool.

How am I arrogant...i spent all my 4 grand on it so there. THougth I would show it off.
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Old 02-02-2007, 02:06 AM   #7
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For Forks I say Marzocchi 66



but the balanced look of your bike will be gone.
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Old 02-02-2007, 03:07 AM   #8
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Ah, just common knowledge that it's always a better idea to purchase a new bike with the componets you want already setup on it.
It's always so much cheaper to just get a higher end model.
I think the rockhopper is the step up.
Anyway I would ride that fork till it breaks.
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Old 02-02-2007, 04:25 AM   #9
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ahah I am still in highschool.

How am I arrogant...i spent all my 4 grand on it so there. THougth I would show it off.
**** off. Seriously. **** off.
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Old 02-02-2007, 08:19 AM   #10
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First question: What kind of riding are you doing?


I would ride it as is. When something breaks, or can't quite perform how you like, THEN upgrade. BTW, the Specialized tires are pretty decent IMO.
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Old 02-02-2007, 08:22 AM   #11
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ahah I am still in highschool.

How am I arrogant...i spent all my 4 grand on it so there. THougth I would show it off.
You immaturity shows. I hope it gets stolen.
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Old 02-02-2007, 09:42 AM   #12
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I got the same bike to get me into riding. Mine is and 05 though. When I first got it I was like you I wanted to pick up some new stuff and upgrade. But after talking with some more experienced guys I found out it probably wasn't the best idea.

Like others have said, if you don't know what style riding you are into it would be a good idea to ride it as is for a while and see what you are into more. That way you can plan upgrades accordingly. Building up an XC ride is a lot different than a freeride or DJ bike. Also and no offense here, I have the same bike. It's not really worth putting more money into. Our bikes are more entry level aggressive MTB bikes. A rule of thumb I've been told is unless it cost over a grand, only buy/replace what breaks on it. You would probably end up spending 3/4 of the cost of that whole bike on upgrading the fork.

Ride it and enjoy it. Learn on it and then upgrade to a more serious bike when you have some more cash, then you can keep that as a good beater, or over time start messing with it.
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Old 02-02-2007, 09:49 AM   #13
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Ah, just common knowledge that it's always a better idea to purchase a new bike with the componets you want already setup on it.
It's always so much cheaper to just get a higher end model.
I think the rockhopper is the step up.
Anyway I would ride that fork till it breaks.
This is good advice. I don't know much about the new Hard Rock's, but they've always been entry level bikes that you really don't want to throw a lot of money at in upgraded parts. I would stat with a Stump Jumper or something like that if you're serious about offroading.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:00 AM   #14
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get some maxxix holey rollers.. I have them on my Hardtail. and love them for urban and packed dirt.

Grap some EBC pads for the brakes, and some lockjaw grips. and a new saddle.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:08 AM   #16
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Shut the **** up. It was no surprise to anyone you're still in high school, you arrogrant prick-weed
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:14 AM   #17
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Like others have said, it really depends what you are doing with it. If you are doing mostly freeride I'd go for the obvious...just make everything bigger. If you are riding around town and doing some trail riding a good place to start would be tires, shock, and clipless pedals. Unless Specialized started using different wheels on those they are probably pretty heavy. Getting a lighter XC wheelset with another set of tires is always a good option. I've got one set with gnarly tires and another light set with skinnies for the street.

I actually liked those tires with the exception of them weighing 14.5 pounds each. Oh, and the kid that spent his entire allowance from mommy and daddy on a Faith is a *** for bragging about it.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:16 AM   #18
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First question: What kind of riding are you doing?

I would ride it as is. When something breaks, or can't quite perform how you like, THEN upgrade. BTW, the Specialized tires are pretty decent IMO.
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The type of riding (beginner, weekend warrior, everyday all day) and terrain (fire road, flat trails, rock and rooty single track) that you'll be on is very important.

If you're going to upgrade anything at this point, I would first match your tires to your riding and terrain, then upgrade your fork and pedals.

I would ride the bike until it's near dead, save your money and then buy a full suspension bike.
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Exactly.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:37 AM   #21
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First off, f@#$ you , I live in the flat midwest
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:39 AM   #22
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I would ride it as is. When something breaks, or can't quite perform how you like, THEN upgrade. BTW, the Specialized tires are pretty decent IMO.

As for riding, mostly XC singletrack, some dirt jumps here and there.

I have a Standard STA 500 for bmx as well.
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Old 02-02-2007, 10:40 AM   #23
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scrap it and buy something with bigger shockzorz.

but seriously are those even hydraulic brakes?
I did read in reviews these were not very good brakes. Ill ride them until they fall off.

I know the bike isnt a $2000 plus model, hell I would have love to gone with a Santa Cruz Blur if I had the extra cash kickin around.

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I did read in reviews these were not very good brakes. Ill ride them until they fall off.

I know the bike isnt a $2000 plus model, hell I would have love to gone with a Santa Cruz Blur if I had the extra cash kickin around.
I have the 06 version of that bike and the brakes aren't the best I've ever felt but if you get a big handful of them, they'll definately stop.
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