SPECIALIZED HARDROCK 650B 2020 [Review]

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Reviewed by Pedallers

Last Updated on September 4, 2020

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Bikes
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Specialized
Model
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Year
2020

SPECIALIZED HARDROCK 650B

The Specialized Hardrock 650B is a very affordable mountain bike that is constructed from a high-quality aluminum frame, which makes it very durable and efficient in its use. It is a high-performance mountain bike, specially built for beginners.

It is great for maneuvering your way across rough mountain terrains with the rugged tires and Shimano shifter system built specifically for this purpose. The wheel rims are resistant to sudden impacts that are imminent in mountainous terrains.

STURDY ALUMINIUM FRAME

The body frame of this bike is constructed from A1 Premium aluminum which gives the bike durability with little maintenance. The bike comes in different sizes, from small to extra large. The geometry of this mountain bike is designed to make it easy to ride for both beginners and professionals alike. It has an alloy Shimano Tourney derailleur that can be changed. The SR Suntour Fork keeps the bike stable while the rider exerts pedaling without swaying. 

SUPERB SHIMANO SHIFTER SYSTEM

This mountain bike is equipped with the Shimano EF500 EZ Fire Plus shifter that enables bikers to change gears seamlessly without it catching. The 21 gears available avails the bike an array of speed options for different terrains. The gears at the lower part give sufficient torque per pedal lending credence to the fact that not much energy is needed especially when pedaling up a mountain.

QUALITY FAST TRAK SPORT BIKE TIRES

The tires on this bike are designed to withstand any pictures from particles on rough mountain terrain. The tires are Fast Trak Sport and are coated with a “Flak Jacket” protective layer. This layer is what protects the tires from been punctured by sharp objects. Each tire measures 650b by 2-inch and pressure of 60 TPI.

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SPECIFICATIONS

FRAME: Premium Aluminium with 3D forged dropouts and replaceable alloy hanger

SIZES: extra small, small, medium, large, extra-large

FRONT DERAILLEUR: Top-swing, 7-speed levels, Shimano Tourney

BACK DERAILLEUR: 7-speed levels, Shimano Tourney

CHAINRINGS: 42/34/24T with chainguard

CRANKSET: forged alloy, samox, square taper spindle

SHIFTER LEVERS: Shimano EF500, 7-speed level, 21 gear

SUSPENSION: 1-1/8″ steel steerer, coil spring with preload adjust, SR Suntour M3030 650b

SEAT BINDER: QR-clamped, Alloy, 31.8mm

SPOKES: 14g, stainless

FRONT HUB: Alloy, Specialized V-brake, 9mm, Loose ball bearings

REAR HUB: Loose ball bearings, 32h, Specialized V-brake

TIRES: Flak Jacket protection, Fast Trak Sport, wire bead, 650bx2.0″

BRAKES: Linear pull, V-brake

PEDALS: Cr-Mo spindle, Specialized MTB

HANDLEBARS: double-butted Alloy, Flat bar, 4-degree upsweep, 31.8mm, 700mm width, 10-degree upsweep

GRIPS: Lock-on, Specialized MTB Grip

SADDLE: Steel rails, mountain geometry, 143mm

SEATPOST: 12mm offset made of Alloy, 2-bolt clamp

RIMS: Alloy, 650b, double-wall, V-brake, 32h, 25mm width with pin joint and CNC sidewalls

STEM: 31.8mm clamp, 3D forged alloy and 6-degree raise

CASSETTE: 14-34t, 7-speed, Shimano Tourney freewheel

BOTTOM BRACKET: 73mm, internal bearing, Square taper

CHAIN: 8-speed w/reusable MissingLink, KMC X8

Pros
  • Smooth gears shifting for beginners
  • Strong and durable aluminum frame
  • Very affordable
  • Impact-resistant rims
Cons
  • It has a narrow range of gears

FAQs

Is the Specialized Hardrock 650B affordable?

The Specialized Hardrock 650B is very affordable

What type of bike is the Specialized Hardrock 650B?

The Specialized Hardrock 650B is a mountain bike for beginners. Professional riders also can use this bike.

Conclusion

The Specialized Hardrock 650B is a great mountain bike that is less expensive and rugged for both amateur and professional mountain bikers alike. It comes with a forged alloy samox crankset that is forged to help learners traverse the rough landscape of mountains. The tires, rims, and the Shimano shifter system are all set up to make mountain riding for beginners fun and easy.

Latest Price: SPECIALIZED HARDROCK 650B