October 13, 2009
I love the geometry, components, toughness, reliability, and the encouragement it brings
No cons, I'm not sure what they are called, but its like a cushion that goes under your chain on the frame that reduces the noise and scratches when you chain hits the frame. Doing a slight bunny hop is loud because the chain smacks the frame so easy.
I love this bike! I used to ride a Iron Horse Warrior 1.3 which had a similar geometry, but this hardrock is much more solid. I street ride and trail ride and I can't complain. This bike encourages me to ride hard, and hit jumps, ramp stairs, fly over drops, anything. Its a well built bike, that can be turned into a hard core street bike, or and hard core trail bike. I prefer both so my upgrades will benefit both sides of the field. I'm trying to break this bike, I am unsuccessful so far.