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Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 29

Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 29

2014

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (18 Reviews)
 

Product Details

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.

 
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    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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    4.5 stars

    (based on 18 reviews)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Durable  (16)
    • Lightweight  (15)
    • Versatile  (15)
    • Perfect geometry 
    • PLEASURE TO RIDE 

    Cons

    • Heavy  (2)
    • Could be lighter 
    • Gears 
    • Not very nimble 
    • Poor parts 

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking  (16)
    • Commuting/city  (11)
    • Road biking  (6)
    • Extreme Sports  (3)
    • Medium Trails 

    Reviewed by 18 customers

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    2.0

    Quality Questioned

    By yamafx4dude

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Under 1k
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Parts
    • Gears

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments:

    I had problems from the beginning with this bike. The front forks, the gears and the pedals. The forks were installed wrong and lock-out broke within two months. 1st gear doesn't work and even after bringing it to the shop for adjustment, it still doesn't work. (Skipping) Last, the pedals had to be replaced just after two months of use. Spending nearly $1K on a bike, you would think they would last longer. Overall, I probably wont buy another specialized bike be it the shop who put it together or the manufacturer.

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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
    • Could be lighter
    • Not Very Nimble

    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

    • Lightweight
    • Versatile
    • Durable

    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

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

      Cons

      • Minor - Stock Pedals

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Medium Trails
      • Mountain Biking

      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

      • Real Sturdy
      • Durable
      • 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

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Multi purpose
        • Commuting/City

        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

        • Lock Out Shock
        • Price point

        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 REVIEW_NUMBER_FIELD_PREFIX33414

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        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

          • Great components
          • Versatile
          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking
            • Mountain Biking

            Comments:

            best buy for ur money

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            4.0

            Great Bike

            By LawDog

            from Orlando, FL

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile
            • Smooth ride

            Cons

            • Seat

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking
            • Trail riding
            • Commuting/City

            Comments:

            Purchased the bike Saturday and took it for a spin Saturday afternoon. Really put it to work this morning (Tuesday). What I suspected when I bought the bike and after a good ride this morning. Seat needs to go.

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