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Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 29
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Specialized

Hardrock Sport Disc 29
2014

$700.00
Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (8 Reviews)
 

2014 Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 29

Roll faster than ever on Specialized's Hardrock Sport Disc 29er! This do-it-all rig features a lively A1 Premium aluminum frame, a plush SR Suntour suspension fork and smooth-riding 29-inch wheels. It's built to handle all kinds of terrain, both up and down, with its Shimano 24-speed drivetrain and Tektro hydraulic disc brakes that provide superb stopping power in the wet and dry. Plus, the Sport boasts durable aluminum rims, grippy Specialized tires and a comfy Body Geometry saddle.

 
Specification Description
Frame Specialized A1 Premium butted-aluminum
Fork SR SunTour SF13-XCT-MLO 29, 80mm-travel w/lockout
Rims/Wheels Alex HR disc 29
Hubs Aluminum
Spokes 14g stainless-steel
Tires Specialized Fast Trak Sport, 29 x 2.0
Crankset SR SunTour XCT
Chainrings 42/32/22
Front Derailleur Shimano Altus
Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera
Rear Cogs Sunrace, 8-speed: 11-34
Shifters Shimano Altus
Handlebars Specialized aluminum, flat
Tape/Grips Specialized Body Geometry XCT
Stem Aluminum
Brake Levers Tektro
Brakes Tektro HDC-300 disc, 6-inch rotors
Pedals Composite platform
Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Hardrock
Seatpost Aluminum

* Subject to change without notice.

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5.0 stars

(based on 8 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable  (7)
  • Versatile  (6)
  • Lightweight  (5)
  • Perfect geometry 
  • PLEASURE TO RIDE 

Cons

  • Heavy  (2)
  • Could be lighter 
  • Not very nimble 
  • Front Shock Is Weak 
  • Beginner Front Fork 

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking  (7)
  • Commuting/city  (6)
  • Road biking  (4)
  • Medium Trails 
  • Multi purpose 

Reviewed by 8 customers

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4.0

Pleasure to ride!

By MDSTL

from Templeton, CA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Durable
  • Perfect Geometry
  • PLEASURE TO RIDE

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Not Very Nimble
  • Could be lighter

Best Uses

  • Road Biking
  • Commuting/City

Comments:

I ride 100miles/week, about 20 miles 5 times a week. Bike is a little heavy for longer rides in steep hills but great for my use.

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4.0

great starter bike

By Seahawk

from Seattle, WA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Versatile
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Mountain Biking
    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    I bought this a couple months ago and it has been great. Good on the mountain terrain. Great all around bike for intermediate mountain biking. Wasn't thinking I would progress to such aggressive riding so quick. This was a little rough on single track terrain. Had some minor issues, but this bike can still go pretty hard. Great on roads also. Quality bike for the price.

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    5.0

    Very Nice Ride

    By J D

    from DFW, Texas

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Excellent Value
    • Good Fit
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Minor - Stock Pedals

    Best Uses

    • Medium Trails
    • Mountain Biking
    • Commuting/City

    Comments:

    The Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 29er is a beautiful bicycle. A mechanic at my local shop recommended checking this bike even though the price point was higher than the other 4 bikes I considered. I have not purchased a new bike in two decades - I've been happy riding a vintage mtb, mostly around villages and cities - for exercise, light to medium off-road. After the gears finally gave out I decided to get something new. I couldn't be happier with this ride. It's a big step up in terms of technology and for going a bit over initial budget the cost/value ratio improved significantly. The 29" wheels make riding a blast, the bike also includes hydraulic brakes, 24 speeds, and, for me, very decent geometry. If your goal is to crush Concussion Canyon maybe this isn't your bike. However, for massive fun, fitness, paths, beaches, light to medium off road challenges consider the Hard Rock Sport Disc.

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    5.0

    Good beginner bike

    By Erickxcr

    from Orlando

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Real Sturdy
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Beginner Front Fork

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Commuting/City

    Comments:

    Great beginner bike, well put together and great value. I purchased this bike to get me in the sport and to get in better shape because gyms bore the heck out of me ! So far have been loving it so much I have started to hit trails and I'm getting hooked! Really good bike especially for beginner trails just add gripper tires, lock-on grips and clip-ons on you have a capable trail bike.

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    5.0

    Maximized value great Quality & FUN!

    By Exercise isn't supposed to be this fun

    from Greenwood, Indian

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Durable
    • Great For Downhill Riding
    • Great value
    • Versatile
    • Fast and Smooth Ride
    • Great for beginners
    • FUN

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Multi purpose
      • Commuting/City
      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      I road a lot of bikes before buying this one and for my use (beginner, exercise, fun, trails) and budget (less than 800.00 including a helmet and some gear) I enjoyed this one the most. I was going to buy the Trek Mamba (over budget) but after reading about this bike I decided to ride it before making a final decision and I'm glad I did. The geometry is similar and components for 300.00 less, so with specialized reputation for building quality products and at that value it was an easy decision. Bottom line you won't know what works for you until you ride it. I left the shop with the bike and went straight to a 2.75 mile aggressive trail ride. I was riding with two, more experienced riders so I pushed a little harder then had they not been there and the bike impressed me. It handled well In the quick switch backs, down hill, climbing. The chain came off once but that was rider error. I have rode a few miles on the road and it is pretty fast on the road too. (Not road bike fast but fast for a MTB) From the view point of a beginner, this is a great MTB.

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      4.0

      Great way to get back into the sport!

      By Tin Pin

      from Bellingham WA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Price point
      • Lock Out Shock

      Cons

      • Front Shock Is Weak

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      Been a life long rider, but haven't been riding for a few years due to an injury and lack of interest. Decided to get back into the sport with this 29" model after test riding it. Simply amazed by how much more efficient the larger 29" rims make the bike feel. Combined with the locking front fork, this bike tears up the roadways. Night and day from my previous bike, which was a full suspension 26" model.I've had a chance to take it up Galby a few times now and I can say I'm generally impressed. Climbs fantastic. First time I've been able to pedal the whole way up. Gear ratios feel right on for my style of riding. Not the lightest thing on the trail, but not a challenge either. The 29" tires make a big difference when trying to negotiate the low speed technical stuff. Feels much more stable.I was a little disappointed with the shock on the descent. Has a hard time handling what I would consider a fairly easy trail (Upper and Lower Bobs). Feels like I'm going to bash it to death. Definitely going to be the first upgrade. But for the price, I can't complain too much. It's an entry level shock for an entry level bike. Other than that, bike worked well. Chain didn't get knocked off. Brakes worked well enough. Frame didn't seem to flex too much on the drops.Overall, great product for what it is. I'd recommend for anyone trying to get back into the sport. This bike will get you where you need to go and keep you interested until you can afford an upgrade.

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      5.0

      nice

      By luis1620

      from 33414

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Versatile
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking
        • Mountain Biking

        Comments:

        any kind of trail

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        5.0

        best first bike

        By luis1620

        from wellington fl

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Versatile
        • Great components
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking
          • Mountain Biking

          Comments:

          best buy for ur money

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