1991 Grove Hard Core

The Hard Core bikes were "freeride" bikes before there was freeride.  Check out the huge top tube and down tube, Hard Core fork and rear entry drop outs.  Not a light bike but it sure is sturdy.  The fork and bar/stem combo are Grove built and the parts package is a pretty conventional Shimano Deore XT kit.

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Frame Over size Cro-Moly
Fork Grove Hard Core Cro-Moly
Rear Shock NA
Rims Ritchey Vantage Comp
Hubs Shimano Deore XT 7 speed cassette
Spokes Stainless Steel
Tires IRC Mountain Super 12
Pedals Shimano PD-M737
Crank Shimano Deore XT 
Chain Sedis
Rear Cogs Shimano 7 speed cassette
Bottom Bracket Shimano Deore XT
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Shifters Shimano Deore XT thumb shifters
Handlebars Grove Innovations Hammerhead one-piece bar and stem, attached via a separate aluminum quill
Stem Grove Innovations Hammerhead one-piece bar and stem, attached via a separate aluminum quill
Headset Stronglight
Brake set Shimano Deore XT cantilever
Brake levers Shimano Deore XT SLR  finger
Saddle Selle Italia Turbo
Seat Post Shimano Deore XT
Colors Pink/Purple/Blue fade with black splatter
Size 19"c-t
Serial #   HC-060-3-28-91 ( Hard Core frame / #60 / March 28, 1991)

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