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Specialized Hardrock '01

Specialized Hardrock '01

Even Specialized's least ezpensivet ATB oozes quality

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Product Description

Specialized produced the world's first production mountain bikes in 1981. Twenty years on, they continue to be the benchmark brand famed for maintaining consistent quality throughout their line.

Take their least expensive MTB (mountain bike), the Hardrock. Like every Specialized bike, you get a frame built strong, straight and true to a quality once the preserve of handbuilt frames. The Hardrock frame is built with oversized-diameter butted CrMo steel tubes - fat tubes built to brush off impacts that might ding or even bend a narrower gauge tube.

Like any serious bike, the Hardrock is Shimano equipped. Significantly however, Specialized eschew Shimano's entry-level pressed-steel Tourney components. Instead you get Shimano Acera/Alivio shifters, gears, brake levers and rear hub which are a few rungs up the Shimano quality & price hierarchy, lighter weight - more aluminium - and better made.

Specialized are rightly renowned for their components as much as they are for their frames, so you'll be pleased to discover that the Hardrock's contact patch with the ground is via a pair of lightweight, fast rolling but grippy-when-you-need-'em, puncture-resistant Specialized Hardrock'r tyres and your contact with the bike is on a numbness-nullifying Specialized Body Geometry saddle.

Technical Data


Specialized butted CrMo


Specialized CrMo 1 1/8" steerer


Weinmann Zac 19 double wall alloy rims

 Shimano rear hub. Alloy front hub - both QR
 Specialized Hardrock'r 26 x 1.95 tyres


Shimano Acera 21-speed EZ Fire

Shimano Alivio rear / Acera front gears

 Specialized Forearm cranks 24/34/42

Composite pedals - toeclip compatible


Specialized alloy V-brakes w/Shimano Acera levers


Specialized flat alloy handlebars & 25˚-rise alloy Aheadstem

Saddle:Specialized Body Geometry Sport saddle


Alloy micro-adjust seatpin. QR binder bolt


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