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  • AloG
    *****

    Buy, Buy, BUY!

    Pros
    Very solid bike, I'm new to the mountain biking world but I have ridden bikes all my life. I was introduced to trail riding by a good friend of mine, and not knowing on how much I would like it I bought a previously owned bike for $130. I know a steal right! All it needed was tires so I went with the 2.4 instead of the 2.1 it comes with. I now find myself riding this bike every chance I get. I agree the forks could be upgraded, but its a great buy even at full price. I am 5'9" 250lbs and there is nothing this bike cannot handle with me on it, given I am not a pro, but yet I don't baby this thing. My first time out I borrowed a higher priced bike from my friend and I don't think I would trade my bike. I don't think I will buy a new bike, I will probably just upgrade since I am money ahead. If you are looking into this bike, just buy it and save yourself the money, the performance is there!

    Cons
    Front fork could be a little lighter ( if you are hitting 20ft gaps)

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  • chadjtee
    ****

    This bike is a good quality bike, but would be a top notch premium bike if the forks were lighter. I recommend that you change the forks, especially if you're looking into getting airtime or going on long rides on a flat path. But new forks are worth it because this frame is bullet proof!!!ProsThis bike has a good strong frame that is worth building on, handles trails and rough terrain like a pro, climbs most hills effortlessly and the lowest gear will allow you to go up any hill, very stable and balanced. The large tires make terrain feel like nothing. Great bike.ConsGets hard to push on long flat rides, probably because of its heavy front shocks. While I love the shocks and how they work.... they're too heavy and make getting air and doing tricks tiring.

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  • sevenhelmet
    ****

    OVERALL:
    This is a good entry level bike with a solid frame you can upgrade as desired. I would recommend it for a beginner with a budget, but as with any entry-level equipment, you may be bitten by the "upgrade bug".

    DETAIL:
    This is a great entry-level bike for me. The frame is sturdy and fits me well, and the drive train functions great- I've only had one minor hiccup (chain suck) and it was during rapid shifting with a LOT of tension on the chain during a steep climb, so I'm not convinced it was the bike's fault. All other shifting has been effortless with only minor adjustments once every few rides as I break in the bike. Gear range is definitely very good on this bike. The Tektro hyd discs have plenty of stopping power and I haven't noticed any fade, even with heavy sustained braking on downhills. The FastTrak tires that come with the bike work well on dry dirt, sand, and rocks (i.e. desert trails)- I haven't tried them in wet conditions yet. I recommend 30-35 psi for the tires, it made a world of difference in traction over the shop setting of 48 psi.

    CONS:
    I expected to get new pedals right away (replaced with Shimano Saint MX80 flats), so that is no big deal, I think Specialized expects people to swap the pedals out. However, with a few weeks of riding, I have discovered the front fork is holding me back significantly. The Suntour XCT fork is heavy and bouncy. Washboard and rocks will make it bounce, leading to control issues, especially during level to mild climbs (steep climbs slow me down enough that it's not really a problem). Downhill, I fear front wheel hop, which makes me ride the brakes and go slow a little more than I'd like (keep in mind I'm a beginner though). Adjusting preload just changes how often the fork rebounds off the top stop, with less preload generally being better).

    I'm changing the front fork out for a Rock Shox XC32TK solo air fork, which will hopefully bring the fork up to the level of the rest of the bike. This is a bike I hope to ride for many years and upgrade parts as they wear out. Except for that fork... it's gotta go now.

    Pros

    -Frame is worth it!
    -Good Drivetrain
    -Good Brakes
    -Price vs. Features
    -Upgradable

    Cons

    -Stock Pedals (as expected)
    -Front Fork!

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  • Seifert
    *****

    I am a heavy person 330 lbs when I started riding this bike 6 month ago, now I am at 300 lbs. Never had a problem with this bike as I had to a previous bike, braking spokes, tweaked rims, etc..
    I do put a pounding on this bike.
    great bike for heavy rider

    Pros
    Very sturdy Bike
    Inexpensive, excellent bike for entry level.

    Cons
    Plastic pedals

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  • PhatPedals
    ****

    I would definitely recommend this bike for everyone from a beginner to advanced rider. I was looking for a bike that can stand up to frequent trail riding and being a bigger guy @ 5'9" & 240lbs. the Specialized HR Sport 29er does just that.

    Pros
    Sturdy, lightweight and maneuverable this bike carves through the trails and powers up the hills. Great looking, well built bike that is reasonably priced.

    Cons
    No cons yet.

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  • Eric Poehlein
    *****

    I am a novice rider with road bike experience. This is my first bike for single track and I love it. Suits my needs, gets me into the weeds and out. As a bigger guy I lover the 29er.

    Pros
    Tough, rugged, simple, tough

    Cons
    None yet.

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  • whosyourhoss
    ****

    Buy this bike. For the recreational rider who likes distance over lots of technical stuff, this is your bike.

    Pros
    Great bike for beginner to intermidiate riders. Does very well over long distances and climbs like crazy. It's also very stable coming downhill, and handles very well in tight spots, even with the big wheels

    Cons
    The chain skips on occasion when you really get on it while you're climbing. I upgraded the pedals when I bought it, which is must.

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  • mtbdrm12
    ****

    When I bought this bike I was on a limited budget, and didn't want to miss the summer riding season. If I had the time and money I would have bought a better spec'd bike from the get-go, but as I've had time to change out some of the components I've really enjoyed riding again after years away. A great bike if you're testing the waters or looking for a good frame to build upon over time.

    Pros
    Solid frame for an entry level 29er. Good way to get into Mountain biking without breaking the bank if you're on a budget.

    Cons
    Component Specs aren't the best, but you get what you pay for. As soon as I could afford it I upgraded the fork to a Rock Shox xc32 and I changed out the bottom bracket and crankset to Shimano Deore - both of these improved the performance by leaps and bounds, and dropped a lot of weight.

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  • tapfer30
    ****

    I would definately recommend this bike. Well built overall and had a awesome look.

    Pros
    Great beginner bike. Very durable on the trail. Great price to get someone interested in the sport.

    Cons
    Have noticed that gears slip a fair amount when really laying into it. Had to upgrade the petals within a couple of days. Also seem to bottom out the shocks. I'm 6'4" @240 so maybe these issues are weight based but the hardrock is stiil a great starter bike.

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  • wholypantalones
    ***

    I love this bike but the first thing I did was slap a new 100mm fork on it, upgrade the drivetrain and some other things. For that money I could have bought a better bike. Food for thought.

    Pros
    Great starter bike with a solid frame. Takes a beating. Solid entry-level 29er.

    Cons
    Drivetrain, plastic pedals and front fork should be upgraded. Brakes squeak. Chain skips when shifting even with a proper tune-up.

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  • Jkizz
    ****

    I partially credit my renewed interest in Mtn Biking to the 29er Hardrock. I have had a lot of fun ripping down hills on this bike this summer. I have put over 300 miles on mine and had few issues. I highly recommend this bike for beginners.

    Pros
    Solidly constructed frame
    Handles extreme forces
    Easy to maintain

    Cons
    Front tire likes to deflate
    Drive train will need to be upgraded

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  • TeeNado658
    *****

    My recommendation for a beginner bike to keep you motivated and out on the trails. In Colorado Springs, visit Bicycle Experience for best prices and support.

    Pros
    Great beginner bike for me to get back active. Versatile setup with lockout forks to make road use more efficient.

    Cons
    Sometimes the chain jumps on hard pulls - but maybe just an adjustment problem.

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