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  • timg147

    Hi all,
    Just picked myself up a 2010 hardrock sport mainly due to it being and xxl (23″) frame and being 6ft 4 myself. I see from reviews that some of the components are slated a bit for their quality. Anyway the sram x4 that is fitted has seen better days, considering upgrading. Any suggestions without paying silly money? Also can I change from the 3×8 set up? Also the bike has canti brakes but has fixings for discs, any suggestions for brakes? I know I would need new wheels

    Premier Icon jeffl

    Deore all the way.

    Premier Icon martinhutch

    Just replace stuff as it wears out. You don’t need to go above Deore level to get a massive improvement. If you’ve got Suntour forks on there, it is worth swapping them out, as they weigh a ton and are utterly rubbish.


    The shifters seem very stiff, although my other bike has alfine, and I know its a small thing but the windows are missing off them. The brakes dont seem great but may just want a good adjust.
    What sort of thing would you suggest in terms of fork upgrade?

    Premier Icon Normal Man

    Are the bars alloy on a 2010 sport?

    My son has a HR Disc (’12) and it came with really heavy steel bars. Narrow at 640mm too.

    He now has some 685mm Easton EA30’s which saved a chunk of weight.

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