THE SPECIALIZED HARDROCK DISC 29ER 2014 2020 [Review]

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Reviewed by Pedallers

Last Updated on September 2, 2020

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Bikes
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2020

THE SPECIALIZED HARDROCK DISC 29ER 2014

With a purely furnished A1 Premium Aluminium frame with ore lower tube for an easy weight which makes it docile and durable, this versatile model contains 80mm-travel SR Suntour which are also perfectly fitted with the spring that gives the suspension the precision for exploring common trails and ruthless terrains. 

The specialized Hardrock is also fortified with the Tektro hydraulic disc brakes/levers with Light Wave rotors which give increased control and sharp halting power for a braking system despite the cycler miscue. The specialized hard rock also possesses unique body geometry for awesome paddling and free flow movement. With all these endowments in the Hardrock 29er, you can take on any urban jungle and rural terrain. 

FURNISHED A1 ALUMINUM FRAME

Keeping it light, keeping it top class, but not risking anything in terms of functionality and durability. That’s what the Lightweight furnished A1 aluminum frame is all about. providing an efficient and comfortable ride. The A1 Premium aluminum gives the Hardrock versatility with forged dropouts and a rare ability with the reinforced disc mount which makes the Hardrock 29er weather resistance.

The Hardrock Sport Disc 29er comes with a modern cockpit featuring a short stem and a 660mm mid-width flat bars. broad handlebars that offer more control and better riding position, with stability even in an unsteady trail.

 ULTRA SR SUNTOUR SF13-XCT-MLO 29 INCHES FORK SYSTEM

This fork system goes out its way to deliver a perfect ride down any hill or up any steep making a remarkable experience. Also feature hydraulic damping, broad stanchions, and an 80mm travel making the Hardrock long-lasting and a no-match for the obstacle.

The specialized Hardrock did not neglect tire excellence. The 29 inches tires with its Tread Technology allows lower rolling resistance, having an ample amount of grasp for confidence on the trail even for aggressive riders. This tire takes on mud, roots, rocks, tarmac

 SUPER TEKTRO HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKES

This wonderful piece is contoured with the Tektro Novela Mechanical disc brakes. Even more sensitive than rim brakes allowing you to stop in a flash, but with a good amount of braking variety. The hydraulic HD-M330 Disc brakes with the dual piston and a 160mm rotor offer a dependable boost for riding at speed while declining and efficient while on steep trails.

Not excluding the Shimano 8 speed trigger shifters which render great functions and trouble-free gear shifting. The Shimano set-up is very nice and is easy to master compared to SRAM brand shifters.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Name;                              Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 29er

Frame Material:             Specialized A1 Premium Aluminium, 29er Geometry.

Fork                                  28mm stanchions, post-mount disc, 1-1/8″.SR Suntour SF13-XCT-MLO 29″,

Pedals:                              Composite platform, w/ reflectors, 9/16″

Brake Levers:                   Tektro, hydraulic lever

Stem:                                  Alloy, 4-bolt clamp, 10-degree rise, 25.4mm

Shifters:                  Shimano Altus, 9-speed Rapid-fire Plus

Seat post:                        Alloy, 2-bolt, micro-adjust, 12.5mm offset

Saddle:                               Specialized Body Geometry Hardrock, steel rails, 143mm

Rims:                                  pin joint, alloy double-wall,  25mm, 36h HR Disc 29″, disc,

Tires:                                   Specialized Fast Trak Sport, wire bead, 40TPI, 29×2.0″,

Derailleur:                        Shimano Alivio, 9-speed, SGS Cage

Brakes:                               Tektro HD-M330, hydraulic disc, dual piston, Light Wave, 160mm rotor

Handlebar:                      Specialized flat bar, alloy, 640mm/660mm wide.

Front Hub                        steel axle, QR, 36h Disc, alloy, loose ball, double-sealed,

Cranks                               SR Suntour XCR, 9-speed, square taper spindle. 44/32/22, steel

Cassette                            Sunrace, 9-speed, 11-34

Pros
  • Lightweight yet solid frame
  • Large and thick tires with great speed
  • Upgradable components
Cons
  • It comes with Plastic pedals

Conclusion

The Hardrock is designed to give optimum satisfaction and versatility while hitting the road, right from the A1 premium aluminum frame, to the ultra Suntour fork system, to the powerful tektro hydraulic brake, it’s a back to back mash-up of reliable components. So whether you are a professional cyclist or a recreational rider, Hardrock has you covered.

Latest Price: THE SPECIALIZED HARDROCK DISC 29ER 2014