Specialized 1999 Hardrock Hardtail Bike

DESCRIPTION

1999 Specialized Hardrock FS, mountain bike, front suspension, Mountain Mix components, Rock Shox Jett C, 1.8" travel fork

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 05, 2021]
MichaelMcManus09


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

It's very fast downhill in 18th gear and I hit 35 mph downhill with it on a bent rim at that and its so smooth now with the new rim and it's just very fast for a mountain bike and it literally keeps up with my Giant Contend 3 road bike and it's just an amazing bike to have!

Weakness:

No weakness is thiss bike in my opinion it's the rider who decides how it rides.

Price Paid:
500
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
1999
[May 15, 2021]
michael09


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

It's very fast in 7th gear and it's so smooth and it handles turns very well at high speeds I own mine still right now and I did 24 mph on a flat surface so much on thiss bike and it still feels amazing and I also did 33 mph down a little hill so the bike overall handles great and the speed that it delivers is awesome just what I need it for!

Weakness:

No weakness at all other than it's a little slow at the beginning but then the speed gets faster and faster as you peddle harder it depends on the rider personally!

Price Paid:
500
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
1999
[Apr 16, 2011]
Mikey
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Frame

Weakness:

Stock Tires, Forks aren't all that great but they're still working after 11 years! lol

Excellent bike for the money! Have had it for over 11 years now and it's held up great!

[Jul 06, 2003]
Jim
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

great frame

Weakness:

bottom bracket set sucks

this bike rocks

Similar Products Used:

1999 non a1 comp fs

[Feb 17, 2002]
T-Dot
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

The 19" frame is really light, and the bike accelerates fast. You can also load this bike down with so much gear for long treks, and it feels like nothing

Weakness:

the aluminum errodes where ever anything toutchs it, and chunks flake off when the bike is dumped hard. The small frame is horrible in the air, and inspires no confidence... It can be scary, and expect to go over the front. Where the back rim hits the frame has erroded 2mm, and dosn't look good.

An awsome bike; light, fast, phat looking, and easily upgraded. the 19" is great for rippin' around, but sucks in the air...

Similar Products Used:

Kona Fire Mountain

[Feb 03, 2002]
Christopher Van Hulsentop
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

VALUE, looks

Weakness:

Frame Cracked near the head tube damn near snapped the thing, fork travel, rim strength, pedals (snapped in half when i went off a drop), Stem Length, seat rips instantly when you stack

awesome for value and even better with some upgrades, but it cant keep up with constant downhilling

Similar Products Used:

1999 Giant Boulder SE

[Jan 28, 2002]
Josh DeWeese
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

The Frame is a very nice one, also the crank arms are strong, and the shifters seem to be good enough.

Weakness:

The rims because I destroyed the rear one, the hubs, the seat, the short travle fork, flexy pedals, and the crank bearings.

If you are looking for a inexpensive bike with a kick @$$ frame get this one. If you ride hard you will need to replace things as they brake to upgrade it but once it is fixed up it will be twice as nice as that 2,000 stumpjumper. What can you expect from a 500 dollar bike, upgrade it and it is a racing machine!!!

Similar Products Used:

The only other bike I ride is a Vegas TRX.

[Jan 22, 2002]
Dan

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

-Frame strength-I've beat the life out of this offroad in New Mexico and it hasn't been bent and barely scratched.
-Stem-It's pretty stiff to be a stock stem.
-Tires-Supersoft Specialized! I've had this bike in some low turns and they have never slipped.

Weakness:

Luckily the frame flexes because the fork doesn't. The rims bite a**. Don't go off anything over one foot or so without planning on bending those rims.

I wish there were better components on this bike. It took a while to get the derailleurs alligned. I have to allign the brakes everytime I ride as well. Sturdy frame and light for being Cr-Mo. It wants to go fast and I'm happy with that. It's a good entry level bike.

[Dec 19, 2001]
Zoot Adler
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

This bike has been able to keep up with me since i got it when i had never mtbiked before, until now, when, on a good day, i get some air, rip some switchbacks, jump some logs, fall on some rocks, get sideways in some roots, and think to myself while i am doing it: god i love this bike.

Weakness:

-shock is a good one to learn on, cuz now, after years of 48mm, i ride someone's 80 mm sid and think: this is too damn easy!
-its true, i have replaced the back wheel twice in 3 yrs, once from bouncing over a curb (hard, and with all my weight on the back wheel) and the other after a party and letting other people ride my bike off a big jump we built
-grips are too soft/squishy,
-saddle clamp on seatpost had to be replaced 2wice, once w/ specialized stock, and then with ritchey one
-kinda heavy compared to most good quality hardtails, but if you get good on this bike, when you get a light one, you will kick ass
-elastometers turn shock into 5 lbs rigid fork when the temp drops below 40 degrees

i'll try not to become too emotional as i write, but i love my bike. its seen me through many, many miles of single track, and with minimal upkeep by me, who isn't really into mechanical stuff. i have been using WD-40 on the chain for 2.5 years until i just recently switched to White lightning at the urging of my riding partners and it has made a huge difference in shifting performance. I don't care what anyone says, i love my grip shift. I know, the sad day will come when i finally break my frame, and will be forced to get a new bike, and it won't have grip shift, but i'll cope. i doubt many shops are still selling this bike, but if they are, and you are researching buying this bike as a first time ride, then research no more. your bike for the next decade is here, in all the glory of ten flaming catipillers.

Similar Products Used:

none, this is my first mtb

[Oct 03, 2001]
Gili
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

frame; frame; frame; fork; headset

Weakness:

pedals; brakes; front hub

Great bikes, better then most types I ever used or tried, best money value, saving money to buy S-works M4.

Similar Products Used:

Trek 4500, Haro A7.3

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