Hardrock Sport Disc

11-07-03 Hardrock Sport Disc

After several years of saying I wanted a bike, I pulled the trigger on one today. Several years ago I would not have thought I would have ended up with what I did today. Frankly, even at the start of today, I thought I was going to purchase a Specialized Rockhopper, which is the next model up from what I purchased. In the end, I went with the Sport model of the “lesser” bike. I have finally entered a hobby comfortable with the entry level. That has never happened.

Much like barbecuing, I do not plan on being competitive. I am looking forward to the exercise, and I expect, the fun of the recreation.

Yes, I purchased a mountain bike and I have never ridden one. Well, I took this and a Hardrock Disc for a spin in the neighborhood of Action Wheels in Deptford, but I’ve never been on a trail with a bike. I am rather certain this will be a good fit for me.


Spec Name Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc
FRAME Specialized A1 Premium Aluminum, fully butted, formed TT, Double ORE DT, externally relieved HT, reinforced disc mount, forged dropouts w/ replaceable hanger, disc only
FORK SR Suntour SF11-XCM-V3-26-DS-MLO, 80mm, 1pc. alloy lower, 30mm Hi-Ten stanchions, mechanical LO, coil/mcu spring w/ preload adj., spring assisted seals
HEADSET 1-1/8" threadless, loose ball
STEM 3D forged alloy, 4 bolt, 10 degree rise, 25.4mm clamp
HANDLEBARS Alloy riserbar, 25mm rise, 8 degree back sweep, 6 degree up
GRIPS Specialized Enduro, dual compound Kraton, no flange, 131mm
FRONT BRAKE Avid BB5, mechanical disc, 160mm G2 Clean Sweep rotor
REAR BRAKE Avid BB5, mechanical disc, 160mm G2 Clean Sweep rotor
BRAKE LEVERS Alloy, linear pull
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Altus, 34.9mm clamp
REAR DERAILLEUR SRAM X.4 8sp Midcage
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM X.4 8sp trigger
CASSETTE SRAM PG-820, 8-speed, 11-32t
CHAIN KMC X8 w/ reuseable Missing Link
CRANKSET SR SunTour, Octalink spline
CHAINRINGS 42S x 32S x 22S replaceable
BOTTOM BRACKET Shimano BB-ES25, Octalink spline, cartridge bearing, 68mm x 118mm
PEDALS Composite platform, toe clip compatible, 9/16" w/ reflectors
RIMS Alex RHD 26", alloy double wall, pinned w/eyelets
FRONT HUB Forged alloy, hi/low flange, double sealed, ground race, machined disc mount and flange, QR, 32h
REAR HUB Forged alloy, mid flange, double sealed, ground race, machined disc mount and flanges, cassette, QR, 32h
SPOKES 2mm (14g) stainless
FRONT TIRE Specialized Fast Trak LK Sport, 26x2.0", 60TPI, wire bead
REAR TIRE Specialized Fast Trak LK Sport, 26x2.0", 60TPI, wire bead
INNER TUBES Schraeder valve
SADDLE Specialized XC, Body Geometry, 143mm width, front and rear bumpers
SEATPOST Alloy two bolt, 12.5mm offset, micro adjust, 30.9mm
SEAT BINDER Alloy QR, nylon washer

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