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Old 09-09-03, 04:18 PM   #1
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Two bike choices.....help me pick

I am just starting BMX and i want a good cheap bike. I called up Sun & Ski Sports and they have a Haro 2.1 track and trail for about 150. Then i called a local BMX store (not a big chain) and they have a Diamondback Session for 150. Those r the only two choices i have so i have to pick from those. Which is better?:confused:
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Old 09-10-03, 05:19 PM   #2
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Haro, definately.
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Old 09-10-03, 07:38 PM   #3
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Why would the Haro be a better choice?
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Old 09-11-03, 04:33 PM   #4
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Whilst the bikes are probably about the same quality, Haro is a much better company. It was started by Bob Haro (freestyle king) back in the Eighties, and has always been at the forefront of freestyle and BMX. Diamondback is a crappy mountainbike company the decided to make more money by making BMXs.

On the other hand, if you can find one, go for a Hoffman (as in Mat Hoffman, Bob Haro for the Ninties). Their beginner bikes are the best around, real good quality, loads to choose from, just relly good bikes.
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Thanx, the Haro it shall be. Cant find any hoffmans for aroud that price. Does any1 know anyhting good about the Haro 2.1? Also isnt track and trail like dirt jumps and such?
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Track-Trail-Street ...... thats what it says
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Old 09-12-03, 09:10 AM   #7
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hey dude...what a coincidence...i am riding a haro tr 2.1 too...

its a kindof like a great bike though...

but need further adjustments after buying it..its a great bike anyways
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There are presious few differences between dirt and street bikes in that price range, mostly geometery which is of little consequence to a beginner.
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Im mostly going to be riding it to my friends (some long distances) and we might build some small dirt jumps and such. Im just not to crazy about the blue color they have :/
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i called them up and they have the backtrail X1 for 200...i dunno if i can get that one.
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save up the extra $50 and get the backtrail.
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well i think it all depends...backtrail bikes are naturally heavier than street bikes...

if u are more to the street side then i think backtrail bikes are not for amatuers
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Well the store is having a sale on wensday.....and im going thursday night. 10 - 20% off all bikes. Whatever one they still have ill get ...
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Caleb....... How much "beating" on the bike till you notice a difference, if youve even noticed any?
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hmm..i guess not buddy
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