BMX - haro
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08-15-06, 09:10 PM
I want to get into some trail riding and was looking at the Haro Backtrail X1. I'm 6'0" about 190 lbs. Will this be a good bike for me to start with as far as size?
08-15-06, 09:12 PM
08-15-06, 09:13 PM
Just in case anyone wants to look at the site heres a link.
08-15-06, 09:15 PM
Why not? is it not big enough or do you not like the bike?
08-15-06, 09:41 PM
The bike sucks mad balls and with your height and weight it's just not good for you... the only backtrail version of a Haro worth getting is the X 3.
08-15-06, 10:04 PM
the geometry on this bike is the same as the X3 so why would my height and weight make any difference?
I heard some good things about this bike and just want to get straight before I end up wasting my money.
08-15-06, 10:10 PM
That doesn't mean the parts are the same and that the frame is made of the same materials... the X3 has a full chromoly frame.. the X1 does not. The X3 is a lot better.
08-15-06, 10:17 PM
Trail riding could be hard on bikes as you're learning tricks, since you'll probably throw the bike a lot of times, making it land flat or on the next jump, and could bend/snap a lot of the parts if they're cheap.
Usually bikes for under about $300-350 aren't really worth it if you want to actually ride.
08-15-06, 10:24 PM
the geometry question didn't have anything to do with the quality of the bike. you said it was not good for my height so i was just wondering. So the X3 is just built better.
08-15-06, 10:34 PM
I dont have the extra 130 bucks right now. I might save up the rest but back to size question since they are the same size. For my size there is no problem with either of these bikes?
08-15-06, 10:35 PM
At your height you'd probably like a toptube between 20.5'-21'.
08-15-06, 10:38 PM
sorry for being a pain but thanks
08-15-06, 11:31 PM
It's okay, we've seen much worse... all newbs are a pain.
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