Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Maine
    My Bikes
    03' Kona Cindercone
    Posts
    162
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    lets see how can i bait people too look at this

    Hey everyone i am looking at a haro escape 8.1 it is 619 at my lbs. it has disc brakes and shimano deore lx rear derailer. How is this bike? it also has manitou six....how are these. remember not extreme freeriding but will do some.

  2. #2
    The Zon Is On! Middi-zon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Home - Dover, NH / School - Rochester, NY
    My Bikes
    Giant Rainier Giant OCR3
    Posts
    233
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm looking at Haro's website and the 8.1 has a deore rear derailler on it, also I think the upgrade to an 8.2 would be worth the cash, much better parts (That's if you can take the army green).

    -Middi-zon
    That's just my opinion, I could be wrong.

    Giant Rainier
    Giant OCR 3

  3. #3
    Senior Member Jim311's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Gainesville, Florida
    Posts
    1,791
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I thought at first you were saying you weighed 619 lbs
    My money pits:

    Cannondale Jekyll 500 with Avid Mechs and Sun DS2 rims with XT disc hubs.

    Cannondale F900 with SRAM XO shifters/derailler, Mavic X3.1 tubeless wheels, Avid Mechs, Race Face Next LP cranks, Time ATAC pedals, SRAM levers.

  4. #4
    Junior Member mp3z24's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    20
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by Middi-zon
    I'm looking at Haro's website and the 8.1 has a deore rear derailler on it, also I think the upgrade to an 8.2 would be worth the cash, much better parts (That's if you can take the army green).

    -Middi-zon
    i'be heard that the 8.2 is also available in silver/blue. at least thats what the webpage for my LBS claims...

    personally i really like that bike, but as you mention, the army green is a bit much. but in silver and blue, it would be great.

    ~Mike
    Current Ride: 08 Gary Fisher Tassajara
    RIP: 96 Diamondback Sorrento SE

  5. #5
    NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS! a2psyklnut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
    My Bikes
    Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
    Posts
    7,965
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I may be wierd, but I like the Army Green. I've always liked "out of the ordinary" type stuff.

    Besides the color the Escape is a good bike.

    L8R
    "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
    "Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Maine
    My Bikes
    03' Kona Cindercone
    Posts
    162
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    can someone comment on the manitou six thats on 8.1
    "We are going to put a happy little bush right down over here in the corner there and that'll just be our little secret and if you tell anyone that that bush is there I will come to your house and I will cut you"

    TV painter from PBS(Bob Ross) portrayed on Family Guy

  7. #7
    NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS! a2psyklnut's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Location
    From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
    My Bikes
    Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
    Posts
    7,965
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's comparible to a RockShox Judy TT, not a bad fork for the money.

    It's a coil/mcu, with only preload adjustments. It also has a steel steerer tube, so it's durable, but on the heavy side. You can have a lot of fun on this bike without a problem. This fork is better to my first suspension fork that I had on my bike and had a lot of fun on.

    If you get "seriously" involved into mtn biking, it'll be on the things you'll want to upgrade, but that's down the road. First things first and that's to get the bike.

    L8R
    "Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
    "Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger

  8. #8
    Scooby Snax
    Guest
    Originally posted by a2psyklnut
    I may be wierd, but I like the Army Green. I've always liked "out of the ordinary" type stuff.

    Besides the color the Escape is a good bike.

    L8R
    a2 yes you are weird, but we like you that way, Oh, yeah reason I replied was, having a "unique bike color is handy at times, its much easier to spot in the rack at a 24 hour race!!

    BTW, Mountain bike gave the nod to the Manitou six over the Marzocchi because it had a preload. (I miss the feel my Zoke had, but the Duke is by far lighter!! almost a pound and a half!)

    Scoob

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Maine
    My Bikes
    03' Kona Cindercone
    Posts
    162
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    someone go to mtbreview.com and read the reviews about the manitou six. this is what i am worried about. I am 13 and I weigh 115 pounds although im growing. Tell me wether i should bother
    "We are going to put a happy little bush right down over here in the corner there and that'll just be our little secret and if you tell anyone that that bush is there I will come to your house and I will cut you"

    TV painter from PBS(Bob Ross) portrayed on Family Guy

  10. #10
    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Whistler,BC
    My Bikes
    Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
    Posts
    16,888
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Those are some bad reviews. The first guy (at the bottom) didn't have too mahy problems but the rest, wow. I wouldn't get it. Those are horrible reviews even if it is a low end fork.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Maine
    My Bikes
    03' Kona Cindercone
    Posts
    162
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    exactly thats what i was thinking. I just wanted someone to back me on the decision. someone who is more knowledgable. thank you
    "We are going to put a happy little bush right down over here in the corner there and that'll just be our little secret and if you tell anyone that that bush is there I will come to your house and I will cut you"

    TV painter from PBS(Bob Ross) portrayed on Family Guy

  12. #12
    Wood Licker Maelstrom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Whistler,BC
    My Bikes
    Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
    Posts
    16,888
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well to be honest I KNOW nothing about that fork except those reviews. But 10 straight bad reveiws is uncommon if the product is remotely good. I don't trust mtbreview but when 100% of the reviewers thought it blew ass, it probably blows ass.

  13. #13
    DiL
    DiL is offline
    Senior Member DiL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    US:AZ
    Posts
    362
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Six appears to be a pretty common coil/elastomer shock. In general I try to avoid them because they can really shake you around when you don't want them too. Especially on tricky descents.

    There is a lot of confusion on the EXR Comp that comes with the 8.2, and I'm not real clear on the solution. Either the EXR or the EXR Comp are bad news, but I can't quite pin down which is which because there is no info on either on the Marocchi webpage.
    Give a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a night. Light a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

  14. #14
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    14
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    exr's aint bad, get the 8.2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •