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Old 01-04-05, 08:17 PM   #1
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Haro question

I got my son a haro junior sx group one for Christmas for racing this summer, well its a little to big for him so I am going to keep it for myself and get hima mini. I am going to race too! My question is it has 1 3/8 wheels on it, umm I think they are Alex rims. IT seems that someone mentioned that there wasa weight limit of 95lbs on this! I seem to think there is no such thing. Can seomone help me out with this. I am 5ft 119 and I think this is a perfect fit bike for me!
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Old 01-05-05, 12:56 PM   #2
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You may want to call a dealer who sells them.
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Old 01-05-05, 02:18 PM   #3
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no such thing as what? a weight limit?

they are designed for younger children, not adults. go ahead, go race on them........

make sure to video tape it so you can sell the crash to some tv show.
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while it's possible you may not wreck them, if you value your body, I would get different wheels.
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WEll I did not know this, this is why I asked! Will the Alex rims that are 20" 1 3/8 hold me 119lbs? Yes or no. The bike will be fine! I am just asking a question no need to be smart ass about it!
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Old 01-05-05, 06:28 PM   #6
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WEll I did not know this, this is why I asked! Will the Alex rims that are 20" 1 3/8 hold me 119lbs? Yes or no. The bike will be fine! I am just asking a question no need to be smart ass about it!
BMX'ers are ALL smart@$$e$.
pnj is a older rider with much expierance.
he says no, the rims are likely to fail and you may get hurt.

other peoples kids eh?

"Yes or no. The bike will be fine! I am just asking a question no need to be smart ass about it!"

I hope you didn't break any keyboard keys off pounding that out, they are a _____ to get back on.

You'll feel right @ home here at BikeForums.

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Old 01-05-05, 06:34 PM   #7
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dear bmx mom, i race 22-29 expert in the nbl. i also sell haro(and many other) bikes for century cycles in medina ohio. i would advise you to sell the bike, or wait for him to grow into it. the wheels have the lowest weight limit of all parts. the frame has a weight limit, the cranks, and fork will also. all are rated around the same weight. the frame would hold up longer than the wheels. but please for your sons sake(so he has a mom in the future), don't race or ride the bicycle. i hope this helps, and i hope to see you at the races in the future! email or send me a message here if you want to know more. i have tons of bike specs and info on haro, dk, fuji/SE, redline, and some other smaller companies. please feel free to talk to me if nobody else wants to help! PLEASE! stay safe! -keith heffernan
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hey like he said they have a weight limit and i would advise yo not to ride the bike, and get a bigger bike for yourself, we need more women racers. not too many around where i live.
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Excuse the smart @ss responses... some people...

Anyway - the weight limit is really a generalization but is definitely one to watch out for. If all you plan on doing is crusing around and not racing or doing anything hard on the bike, then it should be perfectly fine for you. Road bikes have crazy weak rims, but they are fine for ON ROAD use.

But, as soon as that bike hits the track and you come down a little squirley over a jump you are putting the bike and your health at serious risk. You will come down with several hundred pounds of force and your full size (even if small) with the speed you can generate as an adult, is plenty to rip the frame in half, taco the wheels and cause yourself serious damage.

There are bikes designed for adults that are about 17-22 pounds that will be much safer for you to ride on. Your health is just not worth the risk unless you really plan on doing nothing at all on the bike except ride it on roads.
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it wasn't meant to be a smart ass comment.

sorta.....
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bmxmom, as i say to every female who wants to ride, "Let nothing stand in your way!!" we need more females to get into our sport for it to develop. respect to you. oh, and please excuse the people with their rudeness, its not a representation of all bikers. just some give us a bad name. this post wasn't meant to insult anyone either. ciao. J
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What the hell are you talking about? PNJ is right; those wheels (and the frame, and the seat) have weight limits for a reason.
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bmxmom, as i say to every female who wants to ride, "Let nothing stand in your way!!" we need more females to get into our sport for it to develop. respect to you. oh, and please excuse the people with their rudeness, its not a representation of all bikers. just some give us a bad name. this post wasn't meant to insult anyone either. ciao. J
Beerman is right on this one for sure... Do not dismiss the weight caution and take another look at my post. The weight is there as a warning for sure. It'll take a lot of general riding fine, but one race could cost you a broken bone, trip to the hospital, and the bike. It's just not worth it when a decent safe bike is about 250 bucks. JMC is not addressing the question really - and I agree that you should feel encouraged to take a part in BMX if you woud like. Just a strong recommendation for a more suitable ride that will protect you.
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