Hardrock Pro - upgrades

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Lagavulin
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Hardrock Pro - upgrades

Postby Lagavulin » Thu Aug 16, 2007 22:05 pm

Recently bought an '07 Spesh Hardrock Pro.

I fancied a hardtail with Hydro discs. Probably should have gone for the Commencal in hindsight but there you go. Paid a bit extra for the Pro over the Hydro Sport as everyone seemed to agree the Sport's RST fork was a pile of sh!te.

Is the Marzocchi Race fork that came with the Pro still a load of tripe?

I'm having a right blast on it at the minute (coming from a heap of Diamondback F/S steel lump that induced its own gravity) but wondered if there was an obvious upgrade*

I've chucked some clipless M540 pedals on it and upgraded the tyres from the ridiculously skinny sidewalls that came with the bike to the Resolution Pros.

* please dont say yes... take it back and get the entry level Rockhopper or the Commencal Combi Disc.

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Postby supersonic » Thu Aug 16, 2007 22:08 pm

Yep, the fork is a bucket of crap! new fork like a Tora or Recon will transform this bike.

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Postby Lagavulin » Sat Aug 18, 2007 14:55 pm

Hmm, looks like that extra £100 I spent on the Pro wasn't a wise investment. :oops:

Something like a Tora 318 then?

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Postby nicklouse » Sat Aug 18, 2007 14:58 pm

if you are going down the new fork route. STOP and have a think.

the tora is a good fork. but it is HEAVY and a lighter fork will last you longer (IE you want want to change it in 2 months.

i would see if you can pick up a Reba in a few months.....
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Postby supersonic » Sat Aug 18, 2007 17:57 pm

Weights:

MX Pro 4.6lbs
Recon 351 air 4.0lbs
Tora 302 Uturn 5.3lbs
Tora 318 air 4.5lbs
Tora 302 air 2006 4.3lbs
Reba 3.55lbs
Current fork 5lbs

So a reba or recon will save a lot of weight of what is a heavy bike already, and Rebas are very cheap at the minute (180 on wiggle)

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Postby Lagavulin » Sat Aug 18, 2007 18:59 pm

Thanks :)

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Postby WillGTJumper » Mon Aug 20, 2007 13:43 pm

My Tora is the heavist there and to be honest I doesnt feel nose heavy on the bike


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