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chuffachuffa Posts: 25
edited February 2012 in MTB buying advice
Hi all
I am in the market for a new ride.My current bike a Dawes Tekarra is 8 years old and a bit tired now,so any advice would be appreciated.I have my eye on a specialized pro disc sport.Have anyone any info on orange bikes.
price i am looking at is around the £500.00 mark,i use the bike for commuting and weekend towpath runs with the odd bit of forest runs.
cheers

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Standard advice in that price range is Rockrider from Decathlon or Carerra from Halfords.
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  • chuffachuffa Posts: 25
    Have now ordered my new bike.
    A specialised hardrock sport disc.Hopefully it will come in sometime this week.
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Did you get to try it first?
  • RushmoreRushmore Posts: 674
    It's always good to see forum users take advise....
    :roll:
    Always remember.... Wherever you go, there you are.

    Ghost AMR 7500 2012
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    His money, his choice.
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  • chuffachuffa Posts: 25
    Having read up on what is available for the money, there have been some cracking reviews on it . I have had the chance to test a few bikes out, plus it has a decent frame and fork set up so it would be worth upgrading the rest as and when needed.( waste of time upgrading items on a poorly designed frame)!
  • chez_m356chez_m356 Posts: 1,893
    Rushmore wrote:
    It's always good to see forum users take advise....
    :roll:
    wash your mouth out, the hardrock is a decent bike, and once he's had it a while and upgraded the forks,wheels and finishing kit, he'll have a very nice bike, hmm now how do i know that? :wink:
    Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 10- CANYON Nerve AM 6 2011
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    Makes it a ruddy expensive frame!

    Not a bad bike by any means, but not as good VFM as the suggestions.

    Simon
  • chez_m356chez_m356 Posts: 1,893
    Makes it a ruddy expensive frame!

    Not a bad bike by any means, but not as good VFM as the suggestions.

    Simon
    couldn't agree with you more, i didnt even know this forum existed when i bought my hardrock, if id have had the advice that i see people getting on here then, i would probably have gotten a fury, as for 'a ruddy expensive frame' well not really just replace parts as you need them, its just that ive gone through quite a few since i got mine :D
    Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 10- CANYON Nerve AM 6 2011
  • RushmoreRushmore Posts: 674
    chez_m356 wrote:
    Rushmore wrote:
    It's always good to see forum users take advise....
    :roll:
    wash your mouth out, the hardrock is a decent bike, and once he's had it a while and upgraded the forks,wheels and finishing kit, he'll have a very nice bike, hmm now how do i know that? :wink:

    hehe, Yeah I personally like the hardrocks, my friend has one and they are surprisingly light compared to other bikes at that price point...

    It was down to the fact that it wasn't even mentioned to begin with lol :wink:
    Always remember.... Wherever you go, there you are.

    Ghost AMR 7500 2012
    De Rosa R838
  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,416
    My saracen will be a great bike once I've upgraded the bars, brakes, wheels, forks...
    It's got crud catcher bosses
    Saracen Tenet 3 - 2015 - Dead - Replaced with a Hack Frame
    Voodoo Bizango - 2014 - Dead - Hit by a car
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,748
    My Kraken is sorted now it has upgraded forks, stem, bars, grips, shifters, wheels, tubes, tyres, chainset, shifters, font mech, rear mech, brakes, seatpost and saddle, it's had a new headset as well but it wasn't an upgrade!

    Simon
  • RockmonkeySCRockmonkeySC Posts: 15,247
    I quite liked my Hardrock. It's only on this forum that they get bad reviews. They always come out on top in tests in MBUK & MBR etc.
    I have just bought a Giant Talon for the wife & that is quite a lot nicer but it was £600 so a bit more than a Hardrock.
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