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    is this a good bike?

    another newb question....I will be working this thing hard.........I have a really rocking and awsome trail near me..........I wanted to buy a hardtail but after looking at this is looks amazingly awsome for 850.00 bucks at my lbs.I just dont know if haro is reliable for mt biking( I know they are for bmx )

    Any input would help

    I will be doing freeride,some dh,and trails mostly,I just like fs/...........................

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    umm, what model? From what I know, Haro makes good mountain bikes.

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    oh i thought i posted it sorry

    http://harobikes.com/mtb/extreme-x1.php

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    You could do better with a HT for $850. Nothing on that bike really stands out to me as a great deal on a FS bike for $850.

    Something like the Specialized P series would be great for the type(s) of riding you described.

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    so the p.2 could handle all of the drops,hucks,jumps,some dh and TRAILS?

    esspecially the trails becuae I want something that can alos go fast and still do jumps...this p.2 is my best bet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishmcmorgan
    so the p.2 could handle all of the drops,hucks,jumps,some dh and TRAILS?

    esspecially the trails becuae I want something that can alos go fast and still do jumps...this p.2 is my best bet?
    It's a lot better choice than that turd of a Haro.

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    The P.2 isn't very trail friendly geometry, though. Its a fun bike for all the other stuff you mentioned but its a slug on the trails and handles kinda poorly for that sorta stuff. I think the Giant STP series is a little more trail friendly cause its more MTB inspired geometry.
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    I still want to be able to do trails and stuff though, my lbs recommended the rockhopper because of the stroge frame it can handel 3-5 foot drops a dn hucks is this true, only expert opinions...please

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    It's a lot better choice than that turd of a Haro.
    And that Haro is a right turd. Don't waste your money on it, you can get a much better hard tail for less.
    The views expressed above are badly thought out and hastley typed. Any spelling or gramatical mistakes, are, their to annoy.

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    The Trek Bruiser 2 could take all that, it's geometry is very trail friendly. Although, there is A LOT of chainslap.

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    what is so bad about chain slap?

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    you could do much better for $850... if you want a full suspension bike you could even do better than that... for example Schwinn Rocket Comp for $819
    Last edited by Jwil; 05-17-05 at 09:44 AM.

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    i say p.2, ive ridden my p.1 on trails dj and downhill runs, and it feels right at home. its a very nimble bike for the burlyness

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    Norco makes some pretty good hardtails that are designed for freeride/DH trails, and are strong enough. They cost a good bit for the components you get, but the frames should be pretty solid.

    Look on Norco's site, and also look through the 'Freeride hardtails' thread if you haven't already...

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    thanks guys I found this bike.the bianchi sass no suspension,but it only weighs like 23 punds or something,I test rode it and it is so sweet,I know it is purely xc but i reall really like it....what do you think?oh yeah and its a single speed which is really cool...
    http://www.bianchiusa.com/582.html

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    sounds like you have no idea what you want.

    I say on the FR side take a look at the Trek Bruiser 1. and if you are thinking more to the XC the trek 4500 or the 6500 for a little more money for a better bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irishmcmorgan
    thanks guys I found this bike.the bianchi sass no suspension,but it only weighs like 23 punds or something,I test rode it and it is so sweet,I know it is purely xc but i reall really like it....what do you think?oh yeah and its a single speed which is really cool...
    http://www.bianchiusa.com/582.html
    WOW thats like no bike for a ton of money??? why? thats a 26" BMX bike.....
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    Norco one25 or Giant STP series.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishmcmorgan
    thanks guys I found this bike.the bianchi sass no suspension,but it only weighs like 23 punds or something,I test rode it and it is so sweet,I know it is purely xc but i reall really like it....what do you think?oh yeah and its a single speed which is really cool...
    http://www.bianchiusa.com/582.html
    For the riding you've described, I'd say hell no. You'll want a suspension fork and gears for what you'll do (you don't want to be pedalling uphill in a really hard gear and you don't want to be flying DH where you can't even pedal because of the low gear).
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