Monday, April 29, 2013


The return to normal blog happenings is upon us in the blog realm of things.  Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the Grand Opening this past Saturday.  The weather was unbelievable and the turnout was great!  We hope you enjoyed all of the festivities and congratulations to the winners of the raffle - look for a posting on FaceBook today with a list of winners that were not present.  Now that the Grand Opening is over it is time to turn back to our normal schedule.

Today we are going to highlight the Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 29:

With a smooth SR Suntour 29er fork with lockout, powerful Tektro Hydraulic disc brakes, and double-walled 29" alloy wheels, the Hardrock Disc 29er is prepared for mountain trails and urban jungles.
  • Fully butted A1 Premium Aluminum 29er frame with ORE down tube for a lighter, more compliant and durable bike
  • 80mm-travel SR Suntour fork with preload adjustment, lockout and size-specific spring rates means the suspension is dialed for rider size
  • Light and durable double-walled 29" alloy rims are tough enough to handle the rough stuff
  • Specialized 29" Fast Trak Sport 29x2.0" tires use Adaptive Tread Technology for lower rolling resistance, but have plenty of grip for confidence on the trail
  • SR Suntour XCT 8-speed crankset offers a wide range of gear selections and reliable shifting
  • Tektro hydraulic disc brakes/levers with Light Wave rotors create increased control and superior stopping power for more confident braking
  • Sunrace 8-speed, 11-34 cassette offers a broad range of gearing options for getting up to speed on the trail
  • Specialized Body Geometry Hardrock saddle has ample padding for comfort, and front/rear bumpers for on and off-road durability
Technical Specifications
FRAME:  Specialized A1 Premium Aluminum 29er, fully butted, 6061 alloy, ORE downtube, externally relieved headtube, forged dropouts and reinforced disc mount, alloy replaceable der. hanger
FORK:  SR Suntour SF13-XCT-MLO 29", coil/MCU spring, 1-1/8" steel steerer, mechanical lock out w/ preload adj., 28mm stanchions, post mount disc, 80mm travel
HEADSET:  1-1/8" threadless, loose ball
STEM:  Alloy, 4 bolt clamp, 10º rise, 25.4mm
HANDLEBARS:  Specialized flat bar, alloy, 640mm & 660mm wide, 8º backsweep, 4º upsweep, 25.4mm
GRIPS:  Specialized Body Geometry XCT, Kraton w/ gel, 132mm
FRONT BRAKE:  Tektro HDC 300, hydraulic disc, dual piston, Lightwave style rotor, 160mm
REAR BRAKE:  Tektro HDC 300, hydraulic disc, dual piston, Lightwave style rotor, 160mm
BRAKE LEVERS:  Tektro, hydraulic lever
FRONT DERAILLEUR:  Shimano Altus, 8-speed, 34.9mm clamp, low mount, top-swing, dual-pull
REAR DERAILLEUR:  Shimano Acera, 9-speed, SGS Cage
SHIFT LEVERS:  Shimano Altus, 8-speed Rapidfire plus, SL type w/ optical display
CASSETTE:  Sunrace, 8-speed cassette, 11-34
CHAIN:  KMC X-8, 8-speed w/ reusable Missing Link
CRANKSET:  SR Suntour XCT, 8-speed, square taper spindle
CHAINRINGS:  42/32/22, steel
BOTTOM BRACKET:  Square taper, cartridge bearing, 68mm shell
PEDALS:  Composite platform, w/ reflectors, 9/16"
RIMS:  HR Disc 29", alloy double-wall, disc, pin joint, 25mm, 36h
FRONT HUB:  Alloy disc hub, double sealed loose bearing, steel axle, QR, 32h
REAR HUB:  Alloy disc hub, double sealed loose bearing, steel axle, steel cassette body, QR, 32h
SPOKES:  Stainless, 2.0mm (14g)
FRONT TIRE:  Specialized Fast Trak Sport, 29"x2.0", wire bead, 40TPI
REAR TIRE:  Specialized Fast Trak Sport, 29"x2.0", wire bead, 40TPI
INNER TUBES:  Schrader valve
SADDLE:  Specialized Body Geometry Hardrock, steel rails, 143mm width
SEATPOST:  Alloy two bolt, 12.5mm offset, micro adjust, 30.9mm, 350mm or 400mm
SEAT BINDER:  34.9mm, alloy QR, nylon washer
NOTES:  chainstay protector, reflectors, clear coat, owners manual
The bike has a MSRP of $700.00 and is a very capable mountain bike.  I would not consider it entry level because there are models with lower pricing and component levels but if you are looking for a bike that can handle local trails without breaking the bank this is a great way to go.  If I were contemplating a 100 mile race or some hard core riding I would look to a higher level of bike and components but if you are wanting to ride Sprage Brook, Hunters Creek, or other local trails this bike will do the trick for you.
Stop by the shop and check on out, send us an e-mail with any questions, or give us a call.


    Tom's Pro Bike Service
3687 Walden Avenue
Lancaster, New York 14086
Phone: (716) 651-9995
Fax: (716)651-0858

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