Whether busting down a dirt path or cruising to class, the HARDROCK delivers versatility and value. The 29-inch wheels make quick work of rough terrain, and with disc brakes and a tunable suspension fork trail chatter is no obstacle. Combining practicality and performance, the Hardrock features a triple chainring setup and integrated rack and fender mounts for hassle-free transitions from campus to the trail.
WHAT Frames made of corrosion-resistant aluminum tubing, utilizing ORE (Optimized Radius Engineering) on the down tube.
WHY Creates the best balance of light weight, strength, durability, and value.
HOW By controlling everything from the raw material to the extrusion, butting, swaging, and heat treatment of the tubes, we can optimize our Hardrock bikes for the given ride experience. ORE, specifically, increases weld surface areas at headtube junctions for greater strength, while shaving material in non-critical areas.
TUNABLE SUSPENSION FORK
WHAT 80mm-travel alloy fork with pre-load adjust, size-specific spring rates, and oversized stanchions.
WHY Better control and precise handling for a more responsive and comfortable ride on or off-road.
HOW Combining a lightweight fork material with stiff, oversized stanchions and 80mm of smooth travel keeps the front wheel on the ground and tracking straight over rough terrain. Preload allows riders to acheive proper sag according to their specific weight and desired ride feel.
HIGH-QUALITY ALLOY WHEELSET
WHAT Double-wall alloy rims with alloy cassette hubs.
WHY Longer wheelset life, quicker acceleration, and better control.
HOW By using a different extrusion process, a second wall is added to the rim, which increases stiffness and strength with little weight penalty. And while some competitors use freewheel style hubs, our alloy cassette hubs dramatically increase stiffness and strength at the point of power transfer, while increasing durability.
WHAT 29-inch specific models available at most levels.
WHY Provides faster and more efficient rolling on varied surfaces and makes it easier to get over obstacles.
HOW Larger wheels maintain more momentum when rolling, making on-road riding more efficient. Off-road, the contact angle is less severe on square-edge bumps, so 29” wheels roll over obstacles faster and easier than traditional 26” wheels. They also bridge wider gaps between rocks, which smooths out bumpy conditions.