Written on: 16/05/2008 by prong (1 review written)
Strong frame, comfortable despite the skinny seat that gets in your bum. Strong rims.
Haven't had a problem with it yet. Quite solid bike. Takes all the abuse.
Gears are a bit of a pain. It's not a dirt jump bike but that's what I use it for most and there's no chain guide so it tends to jump. Forks a little stiff. Tyres maybe a little chunky and crappy stock pedals.
Bought this just over a year ago, a Specialized Hard Rock Sport 07 (the distressed army look). I should have bought a dirt jump bike instead, but the HR Sport handles everything okay.
The only issue I've had were the crappy metal stock pedals which I have swaped for sealed bearings platform FPDs which hold my foot in place a lot better when I jump.
I bought this because I liked the look of it and I'm told the frame (alloy) is one of the best in the industry, beating hands down more expensive bikes.
The forks are a little stiff and you can really feel it when you land. I'm a heavy guy (six foot - 104kgs) but the bike seems to be taking the abuse okay. But I think I might trade it in for a Derelikt Type 2 which would be a better bike for what I"m doing. Still the HR Sport has handled fairly well. It's pretty fast too.
Should have gone for the disk one rather than the V brakes one. I was a tight bum and thought "nah don't need 'em". Plus it instantly looks a lot more serious when you've got disk brakes. I don't know why they bother with the v brakes, even K Mart bikes have disc brakes these days.