Recreational & Family - Trek vs. Haro vs. Diamondback for kids bike?
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Ok - I am new to this forum but have been reading many of the posts regarding the differences of buying from the LBS or a big box retailer. I have decided to go the LBS route and made a few stops yesterday into some shops. Of course they each carry a different brand and I am guessing that it may be 6 in one and half dozen in the other, but does anyone have any opions on the Trek vs. Haro vs. Diamondback for a 20" single speed boys bike? I would appreciate any input you might have. Thank you in advance.
12-01-05, 04:53 AM
The Diamondback may be the best value with the lowest price but with LBS warrenty service. Trek has the best brand recognition, almost replacing the word "bike" in some instances. There isn't a Haro dealer anywhere near me, so no comment.
12-01-05, 06:34 AM
Haro is a very well known name in bicycle moto-X (BMX), so is Dimondback, Trek is probably over priced in the 20" kids bike, for those that "need" to have the status of the name, jmho. Remember he's a kid and they don't treat bicycles well so I'd get the cheapest of the 3 and let him beat it up till he can really appreciate the expense of a Trek. I'd go with the Dimondback unless you see your son doing BMX racing.
12-01-05, 06:25 PM
Haro's well established in BMX circles and their frames are bulletproof. Ask around in the BMX forum to get an idea. Haro's are also more rare than the other two making them more exclusive.
12-03-05, 03:55 AM
Have the kid seen them? Let him decide if the price isn't a problem, all are good kids bikes.
My son rides a Diamondback Octane (very upgraded) and a Trek KDR1000, both are ridden hard and work fine.
And my daughter is ridding this, a Gary Fisher Tyro also without problems.
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