Specialized Hardrock - 2012

Specialized Hardrock
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Details

Specialized takes entry level to the next level with the Hardrock. Crafted from their A1 Premium aluminum, the frame is light, durable and nimble, while the SR SunTour fork offers up 80mm of bump-busting travel. Its tough Alex rims will stand up to years of commuting and singletrack riding, and the SRAM 21-speed drivetrain will get you up any climb. Plus, the Hardrock comes with powerful linear-pull brakes, a suite of low-maintenance Specialized components and a supportive Body Geometry saddle.

Specs

Frame Specialized A1 Premium aluminum
Fork SR SunTour, 80mm-travel
Rims/Wheels Alex HR
Hubs Aluminum
Spokes 14g stainless-steel
Tires Specialized Fast Trak LK Sport, 26 x 2.0
Crankset SR SunTour
Chainrings 42/32/22
Front Derailleur Shimano Altus
Rear Derailleur SRAM X-3
Rear Cogs Shimano, 7-speed: 12-32
Shifters SRAM X-3
Handlebars Steel riser
Tape/Grips Specialized Enduro, dual-compound
Stem Aluminum
Brake Levers Aluminum
Brakes Linear-pull
Pedals Composite platform
Saddle Specialized Body Geometry Hardrock
Seatpost Aluminum

Reviews

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4.5

(based on 38 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Handles well  (28)
  • Lightweight  (25)
  • Durable  (15)
  • Good Geometry  (13)
  • Great components  (12)

Cons

  • Heavy  (4)
  • Flimsy Construction  (3)
  • Uncomfortable  (2)
  • Handles Poorly  (2)
  • Rough Ride  (2)

Best Uses

  • Casual trails  (14)
  • Urban Riding  (12)
  • Single Track  (10)
  • Climbing  (8)
  • Cross Country  (8)
  • Free riding  (7)
  • Downhill  (6)
  • Descending  (6)
  • Technical Riding  (3)
  • Commuting/city  (2)
  • Trail Riding  (2)
  • Mountain Biking  (2)
  • General commuting 
  • Jumping 
  • Crusing 
  • Road Biking 
  • Road Trail Riding 
  • commuting 
  • None 
  • Sadly none 

REVIEWS

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4

Great for beginner

By 

from Richardson, TX

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Smooth Ride
  • Rugged
  • Versatile
  • Handles Well
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Downhill
    • Casual Trails

    Comments:

    The past year or so I have been getting into mountain biking. I was looking for a good beginner bike that wouldn't break the bank and would allow for future upgrades. This Hardrock fit the bill. I absolutely love the blue coloring, too.I have truly enjoyed riding this bike for the past year and love [...] as well. Employees are knowledgable, helpful, and polite.

    5

    Back in the saddle

    By 

    from Manteno, IL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Handles Well
    • Rugged
    • Great Components
    • Lightweight
    • Smooth Ride
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Casual Trails
      • Free Riding

      Comments:

      My wife and I each bought a bicycle from [...] the same day. I had my heart set on this bicycle after doing a lot of research. I had to persuade my wife into spending the extra money on a good quality bicycle. I absolutely refused to buy one from a big box store. This Hardrock does everything I want it to do and more. The ride is great, it shifts smooth. As I mentioned the lack of lockout on the forks, not a big deal. Even if I had it, it would probably be of no use to me. I feel confident when I ride it all over town and through the paths at recreational parks. The bike is very appealing to the eye. It does great on pavement and rough surfaces. At 30 years of age I'm glad to have added riding back into my lifestyle.

      5

      very happy

      By 

      from new york

      About Me Commuter

      Pros

      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City

        Comments:

        my first bike after 20 year . happy with the bike . its true one never forgets

        5

        What great bike!

        By 

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Versatile
        • Fun To Ride

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Trail Riding

          Comments:

          Its a very well balanced bike and very easy to ride.

          5

          Great Bike!!!

          By 

          from Fort Worth

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Quality Components
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Great Brakes

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments:

          I recently purchase this bike. I have approx 100 miles on it so far. The rim brakes stop fast than my friends disc brakes. This is light and nimble and the double wall rims are very sturdy. I love the SRAM shifters. They are very ergonomic. I loved the bike so much I talked my sister into buying one just like it and she loves hers as well. I am new to MTB and this bike is great for me.

          5

          after 3 months

          By 

          from Jefferson City, Missouri

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Versatile
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking
            • Road Biking
            • Commuting/City

            Comments:

            After almost 500 miles on this bike. I have very few things to complain about. Other than normal adjustments after riding several miles and some lil operator comforts. This bike is a great value.

            1

            Piece of *%#+!!!!

            By 

            from Bradely, il

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Construction

            Best Uses

            Comments:

            bad part

            5

            So far great bike

            By 

            from Western NY

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Nothing yet just got it

            Best Uses

            Comments:

            So far I love this bike. Got it for street and trail ridding. Can't complain yet.

            4

            Enjoying my bike thus far

            By 

            from Rancho Cucamonga, CA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Comfortable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              Comments:

              Bought the bike last week, took it our for a ride with my wife and boys -- Bike/horse trails. Loved the comfort of the bike and am very pleased with it thus far. Looking forward to getting a little rough with it in future rides. I want to test the shocks and really see how the SRAM shifters will hold up. I'm a 46 year old dude who is not into competing; just looking for a nice comfortable ride and I found it with this bike.

              5

              hader, faster, stronger

              By 

              from FL

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Versatile
              • Rugged
              • Smooth Ride
              • Handles Well
              • Great Components

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Free Riding
                • Downhill
                • Single Track
                • Casual Trails

                Comments:

                i try to take it off road as much as i can and it is perfict there

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