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Old 05-16-05, 08:30 PM   #1
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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 )

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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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Old 05-16-05, 09:04 PM   #4
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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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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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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.
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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

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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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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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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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