Ive been a long term reader of the forum but this is the first time I have needed advice.
My current bike is a 10 year all Scott which is totally knackered!

I have a budget of 500 maximum to spend and I thought had narrowed my search down to a Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 12.

However, I have just been to Edinburgh Bicycles in Sheffield a have to look at the Hardrock and was speaking to the assistance who suggested a Revolution Triad 1.0 11 which they have on offer for 499, down from their catalogue price of 700.

I know that revolution is their own brand, but to an inexperienced person like me the components like looks much better than the Hardrock.

So basically Im after peoples thoughts on which would be the best to purchase. I would really like some opinions on the Revolution as I am struggling to find any reviews on the bike.

Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 12 (450)

Revolution Triad 1.0 11 (on offer at 499 as last years model)


Any advice would be greatly appreciated, or possibly another selection within my budget would be helpful.

Thank you.