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Old 07-09-06, 02:20 PM   #1
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Haro????

I thought they only made BMX bikes, I was in a LBS that I don't do to often where I saw the Haro .357 Nine $2600 gets you 9" of rear travel, 8" Boxer fork E.thirteen chain guide and a 1 x 9 Sram X-7 drivetrain through axles front AND rear as well as F & R 8" hydro disc brakes.



MTBR has no reviews $2600 seems like a good bang for the buck rig for someone like me who wants to get into DH

the only things I don't like are the Sram triger shifter, I would prefer shimano XT, and I'd also like a 2 X 9 drivertrain W/ bash gaurd, but the bottom bracket height is way up there so i don't know I'd still step up to 2 X 9

and just siting on it in the store the boxxer fork out shines the manitou swinger rear shock quick.
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Old 07-09-06, 02:33 PM   #2
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Its a dh race bike out of the box...why would you try to run 2x9. That would make one of the worst trail bikes since the armageddon
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I know that with 8" up front and 9 in the rear this would make for an unstable platform to go up hills, but since Haro is advertiseng this thing as a freeride bike I figured that a 32 tooth ring up front would help transoprt this rig around where there are no ski lifts. and would suit my style if riding much better.
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Haro makes some other bikes that would save you money and you could get a 2x9 setup. I had a Haro and rode it pretty hard for about 3 years. It was a pretty good bike. Look at the works7 or the X7.
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