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Old 05-16-05, 06:09 PM   #1
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haro mtn bikes?

Hey does anybody know about the haro mountain bikes? I was looking into them the other day and thought they look pretty sweet... i was thinking about the x2, or something like the kona dawg
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Old 05-16-05, 06:35 PM   #2
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haro seems to be the sweet underdog in moutainbiking .i have never seen one in person but they seem to be great bikes and some people here really like them .i really like their escape series.
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Old 05-16-05, 06:55 PM   #3
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HARO bikes are maybe a little less know than Santa Cruz, but believe me, they're every bit as good if not better. Bike companies spend alot of $$$ on advertising, thus increasing their selling dollar. HARO seems to build a great, strong bike and yet don't increase their selling costs just because of advertising....

I bought one, why don't you?

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Old 05-16-05, 07:00 PM   #4
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which one you are riding B ?
i really want that escape frame ,looks bullet proof .
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Old 05-16-05, 07:36 PM   #5
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I ride a X2,really good trail bike.
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Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......
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Old 05-16-05, 07:42 PM   #6
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which one you are riding B ?
i really want that escape frame ,looks bullet proof .
Like the previous post, I too currently ride a Xtreme X2.
They are like the full suspension version of the Escape I suppose....
Mine weighs in @ about 34lbs. but I still manage to "Granny" gear up some of the steeper accents in my area....
The pic on the right is with my '04 Z-150 SL fork installed....

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Old 05-16-05, 08:07 PM   #7
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so you guys seem to like haro mt bikes........
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Old 05-16-05, 08:11 PM   #8
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5 of my friends ride haro x series bikes. They are solid bikes for the money and can handle pretty much whatever you are willing to do. i highly recomned them for someone looking for a cheaper FS bike.
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hey keefer I am lookoing at buying a new bike I was looking at hardtail but after looking at the haro x1 it looks really sweet.......anyone know how it holds up on jumps,trails,hucks, and stuff,..........it seems like a really solid bike

here is the link........http://harobikes.com/mtb/extreme-x1.php
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hey keefer I am lookoing at buying a new bike I was looking at hardtail but after looking at the haro x1 it looks really sweet.......anyone know how it holds up on jumps,trails,hucks, and stuff,..........it seems like a really solid bike

here is the link........http://harobikes.com/mtb/extreme-x1.php
The frame is ok and will work depending on the size of the drops or jumps you hit. The parts spec...well...kinda sucks. If you ride hard you will be replacing just about everything on it very shortly. Stick with a good ht for 800$, will work much better.

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I was looking at the specialized rockhopper compr disc,...........could that handle the drops and stuff?
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The Rockhopper is a bit more XC oriented. The Hardrock however, is pretty universally recommended here as a do-everything bike in this price range.
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I have never riddena HARO trail bike but when I rode my friends Escape 8.1 I personally didn't like it. It felt cheap to me, and at a price of 650, it certainly didn't feel like it was worth that much. It came with decent components mostly but the frame and fork sucked in my opinion.
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I ride an Australian spec V3, lx RD, Zac19 rims,tektro disks ect.... I'm pretty happy with it for what it is. But....I had to replace seat, handlebars and head stem right away before It was ok for me. I really like the frame, its strong and steers fast without becoming unstable. The fork however is low end. So far though the bike has been unburstable.
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The fork on the x1 is not that great. If you can replace it with a Rockshock or something else you will like it better. My buddy has a Escape 8.1 and he just craked the frame last weekend after a 5 mile ride (trail was not that hard) I guess bad luck.
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To show the haros strength here is a video of my friend going off a 9 foot 4 inch drop with x1 and x2 http://pics.bikerag.com/showphoto.php?photo=1811
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To show the haros strength here is a video of my friend going off a 9 foot 4 inch drop with x1 and x2 http://pics.bikerag.com/showphoto.php?photo=1811
nice drop,but that ain't 10 feet!!!
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To show the haros strength here is a video of my friend going off a 9 foot 4 inch drop with x1 and x2 [url]
Wow. Your friend is like 9' tall. What size bike does he ride?
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no its about 6 feet tall but where you land it makes the total height 9 feet 4 inches, we measured with a tape measure.
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Looks around 10 ft to me. If you measure to landing. First time I have seen a vid thats at least close to proper for the height.
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