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    I know nothing about bikes. I don't like them and don't ride them, but:

    My son had the back wheel of his Specialized Hard Rock disc stolen. I'm not sure of the year of the bike, but I guess around 2010. All I know is that it is a 26" wheel, and the original wheel came from AlexRims. Are any of you experts able to tell me what I should be buying to replace it.

    I know I need a wheel, a brake disc, a gear set, a tyre and an inner tube but have little idea of what they should be. I could go to my local bike shop, but living in Yorkshire the land of MAMIL I know I will get the most expensive version of everything.

    I've done much internet trawling, and frankly I don't understand the language used on the biking website. They have the same sort of codes that we do.

    Any help gratefully accepted.

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    Well, the wheel, tyre and tube size will be the same as the front wheel. (Assuming he still has that - strange that they only took the back one.) So you can get the sizes from that.

    As for the gear cassette and brake disc, I'd ask a bike shop to fit these.
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    take a pic of the full bike, and one of the rear part where the wheel goes, that shows the brake and the gear shifter. take those to a good bike shop and tell them you want a wheel with brake disk and cassette (gears) that fits. specialized are a well know brand, any good shop should be able to help you. ask them for different options or go to different shops if you don't trust them to sell something reasonable.

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    Here you go Tyro, Specialised dealer in Harrogate

    https://www.specializedconceptstore....rrogate-store/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crow View Post
    Well, the wheel, tyre and tube size will be the same as the front wheel. (Assuming he still has that - strange that they only took the back one.)
    The front one was chained to the bike, as should have been the back one. I'd already guessed the wheels were the same size, which is how I knew it was a 26 inch. I suppose I'll have to brave the cycle shop. Trouble is, it's always full of blokes in lycra tottering about on their cycling shoes and discussing their latest "three grand carbon" (whatever that means).

    Funnily enough, he now has my 25 year old Black Knight bike with him in Oxford, and he can leave it outside his house without it being bothered at all. Shame he seems unable to fix a puncture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditch Crawler View Post
    Here you go Tyro, Specialised dealer in Harrogate
    Thanks, tried them. When asked, they didn't do spares, but were more than willing to sell me a new very expensive bike. I suspect I got the Saturday numpty when I went in. Perhaps a mid-week visit might give me more luck. Some of the wheels Specialized do sell are worth more than my car.
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    You are going to need a wheel for disks similar to this one, a rotor, a rear cassette of some sort, tyre and tube and maybe some axle/skewer type stuff. Try going into the bike shop and saying, I know heehaw about bikes but this is what happened, how much to fix it....

    Maybe try these guys, they wont be the cheapest but they should be able to sort you out, even give them a quick call to chat, may help you decide if you want to make the trip.

    NotSoLittleChainsaw just got a new back rim from his local bike shop. He already had the tyre and cassette but got a new rim, spokes, hub and a new tube. Guy swapped all the bits from his old wheel onto the new one and replaced his V-brake pads and charged him 62 quid, he also got a cheeky service as he has a good relationship with his Local Bike Shop. You are going to be quite a bit more than that maybe 100 to 150....?
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    Merlin cycles have always been good for wheels. You'll have to add the price of tyres and tubes of course.

    It would cost you 60 for this rear with disc hub; https://www.merlincycles.com/shimano...-26-54304.html

    That should be decent and they build them well, I've had a few off them over the years. If its just a run-around bike, though, not sure its worth that much?

    Unfortunately the really cheap stuff I can see after a quick search all seems to be rim-brake versions, not disc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chainsaw View Post
    Alan,

    Thanks, that looks like a good shop to try, and I drive past there regularly and didn't know they were there. It looks much less intimidating than my local shop.

    David.
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    Thanks Mal,

    Oddly enough, when I try to click through your link, I get a strange message about SotP using cookies, and a tiny code web reference: https://prf.hn/click/camref:1011l3rZ...-26-54304.html. which fails to load. If I copy the address and paste it directly into a web browser it opens. Never seen that before, must be a new "feature" in the forum software.
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    According to google, a standard specialised hark rock disc brake model in 2010 had a SRAM PG-830, 8-speed, 11-32t casette and an AVID G2 160mm disc rotor. Disclaimer is all the below is based on this.

    So you need a 26" wheel with an 8-speed hub that takes a bolt on rotor. Could be as low as 30.

    If you want to go original, order a G2 cleansweep 160mm rotor and a PG-830 casette.

    But ok. Practicality.

    If I was getting a new one I'd go to taylor wheels in Germany.

    Wheel would be Mavic rim on deore hub for 48.66.
    https://www.taylor-wheels.com/bike-w...-fh-m525-black

    Super bargain shimano casette with new chain: https://www.taylor-wheels.com/bike-p...-cassette-hg41

    I'd get a replacement rotor off ebay:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Avid-G2-C...UAAOSwT2pbLRL3

    You'll also need a quick release skewer, tube and tyre. Maybe a rim tape but most built wheels will come with them. If the front tyre is ok, get one the same.

    That's a realy nice, reliable setup. However it costs.

    Other option is second hand. Best place is if you have a local bike recycling place. Most towns now have one. Go in and ask. You need a 26" wheel, with an 8-speed 11-32t casette and a 160mm rotor. They are ususally charities and they get the stuff given to them. You could get totally sorted out for 30-40.
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