Specialized Hardrock Mountain Bike

Specialized Hardrock Mountain Bike

Specialized Hardrock Overview

The Specialized Hardrock is a mountain bike, which blends affordability with optimal performance. This brand does not mess around, providing budding riders with an aluminium frame, SR Suntour fork and Shimano components. The brakes are basic linear pull calliper options but you have the option to upgrade them to discs at a later stage thanks to the inclusion of mounts.

Slick gear changes, a fork with 80mm of travel and Fast Trak LK Sport tyres give you a bike, which is ready for anything. Whether you are going to take it into its natural habitat or just ride it to the local park, the Specialized Hardrock is a mountain bike that is adaptable and a great learning platform for those who are getting serious about cycling.

Specialized Hardrock Specifications

  • Frame: Specialized A1 Premium aluminium, fully butted, formed TT, Double ORE DT, externally relieved HT, reinforced disc mount, forged dropouts with replaceable hanger
  • Front Fork: SR Suntour SF11-XCT-V3-P-26, 80mm, 1 piece alloy lower, 28mm Hi-Ten stanchions, coil/mcu spring with preload adjust
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano Altus, 34.9mm clamp
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Altus, 7-speed direct mount long cage
  • Number of Gears: 21
  • Shifters:
  • Chainset: SR SunTour, square taper spline
  • Chainrings: 42 x 32 x 22T, steel, replaceable outer
  • Bottom Bracket: Sealed cartridge, square taper, 118mm
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-730, 7-speed, 12-32
  • Chain: KMC Z7 with reusable Missing Link
  • Pedals: Composite platform, toe clip compatible, 9/16″ with reflectors
  • Front Brake: V-brake, alloy linear pull
  • Rear Brake: V-brake, alloy linear pull
  • Brake Levers: Alloy, linear pull
  • Handlebars: Hi-Ten riserbar, 35mm rise, 8 degree back sweep, 4 degree up
  • Stem: Alloy A-head, 4 bolt, 20 degree rise, 25.4mm clamp
  • Headset: 1 1/8″ threadless, loose ball bearings
  • Grips: Specialized Enduro, dual compound Kraton, no flange, 131mm
  • Rims: Alex HR 26 inch, alloy double wall, pinned, 32 hole
  • Front Hub: Forged alloy, double sealed, ground race, Quick Release, 32 hole
  • Rear Hub: Forged alloy, double sealed, ground race, cassette, Quick Release, 32 hole
  • Front Spokes: 2mm (14g) stainless
  • Rear Spokes: 2mm (14g) stainless
  • Front Tyre: Specialized Fast Trak LK Sport, 26×2.0″, 60TPI, wire bead
  • Rear Tyre: Specialized Fast Trak LK Sport, 26×2.0″, 60TPI, wire bead
  • Tubes: Schrader 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 Quick Release, nylon washer
  • Weight: Approx. 30.19lbs (13.69kg)
  • Colour:
  • Extra Features: Chain stay protector, reflectors, clear coat

Like many cyclists, I've been riding since I was very young and despite now being less-young, I love it just as much. I've done my time on road bikes, have cycled throughout the UK, including Lands End to John O' Groats (yes, uphill!) and now have fun on a mountain bike, in the hills and doing charity bike rides.