Durability, versatility, and capability are the hallmarks of the Hardrock. Convert your commute to work or school into a legit ride. Light up some local singletrack. Or, poach that shortcut to your friend’s house. All on one bike.
WHAT All-new Hardrock 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 tube
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
WHY Better control and precise handling for a
more responsive and comfortable ride on
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 adjust dials in the perfect
ride by allowing riders to change the fork
height according to their specific weight
and desired ride feel.
High Quality Alloy Wheelset
WHAT Double wall alloy rims with alloy
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 many
competitors use freewheel style hubs,
our alloy cassette hubs dramatically
increase stiffness and strength at the
point of power transfer, while protecting
the axle from bending.
WHAT 29-inch specific models available at sport
and disc levels.
WHY Provides faster and more efficient rolling on
varied surfaces and makes it easier to get
HOW Larger wheels maintain more momentum
when rolling, making 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
smoothes out bumpy conditions.