Mountain Biking - Anyone on a Haro Escape?
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Just curious... I picked up a Escape 8.1 frame for $75 at a local BMX shop and am curious how everyone likes theirs. Its VERY light for a freeride frame (5lbs even) and seems well made. Geometry is definately trails/freeride vs. urban/dj/trials. 23.4" top tube, 17.5" seat tube, which makes me think it will be a very versatile bike. The frame alone will save 5lbs off my Coiler, which I love, but for urban riding is just a bit bulky for my 150lbs. I'll have a test report this weekend for sure!
You're only 150?! Man, id love to get down to about 175
I dont know why, but i pictured you as a clyde. Must be your avatar :)
07-23-06, 07:00 PM
Yeah, those frames are bulletproof, but I think that frame might be a big big for urban riding. Usually the largest for urban riding would be about 15".
So far its great for urban riding/dj/freeriding... I'm 6'1 so I feel pretty good on it. TT is 23" + a 90mm stem, so its a short bike, and the 16.7" stays make it fast and quick handling enough. Real easy to get the front off the ground. Coupled with my Tora U-turn fork (85-130mm) its easy to set the bike up for urban/xc/freeride. The thing I love about it is that all I have to do to ride XC is put the seat up and dial in the travel. Also, at 32lbs complete, its pretty maneuverable.
Glad you like it, got any pics? :)
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