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Old 08-29-05, 05:54 PM
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Hey guys I'm not new but just haven't been on recently, and I was just wondering if the Haro F2 or F3 would make a good bike for street and park riding...I know I know it says "freestyle" on their official website, but I'm just wondering if anyone owns a F2 or F3 and would like to tell me how well it rides and everything. Thanks guys.


Also, do you think I could take my bike to a bike shop and have them take my front brakes off? Or can anyone tell me how to take'em off.

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Old 08-29-05, 08:58 PM
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hey i ride an F2 and it was really nice but i got sick of my crank i bought a later model F2 the 2004 edition and it came with a one piece crank i snaped the crank fast but i up graded to a Profile 3 pc. crank. but the point is that the F2 and F3 are not bad bike at all just make sure u have a 3 pc. crank they are the best part on the bike.
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Old 08-29-05, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by BMXrider1255
hey i ride an F2 and it was really nice but i got sick of my crank i bought a later model F2 the 2004 edition and it came with a one piece crank i snaped the crank fast but i up graded to a Profile 3 pc. crank. but the point is that the F2 and F3 are not bad bike at all just make sure u have a 3 pc. crank they are the best part on the bike.
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my buddy has an f2, great entry level bike, you can basically do nething on it. It comes with everything you would need to do any style of riding depending on what you like, things can be removed and what not, i really like it. He does street and dirt and some park. We have done a few things to it, chopped the bars and the seatpost, lost 2 pegs, lost the front brake and got a new front wheel with a sealed hub. The cranks are the next thing to be upgraded because the one pieces dont last and they are becoming pretty bent. a good wheel set is also a good upgrade as those bikes don't come with a very good set, but overall great bike.
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The F-series bikes have somewhat more compact geometry making them well-suited to more technical street/park riding.
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lol i had a o4 f2 and i just cracked the frame at the bb still a good beginer bike un less your guna be doing disasters on rough rocks (and missing) and smacking the down tube youll be be fine
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The Haro F2 is one of the best entry level bikes out there and because you can only get them at bike shops (at least in the USA) it makes it much more beginner friendly. The bike shop will build it and make sure it is working correctly for you so you aren't stuck with a box of parts.

Since they are sold at bike shops, you aren't stuck with a kid from Wal-Mart inproperly putting the bike together. Though, in all honesty, not all bikes shops are very good at putting bmx bikes together perfectly.

They still do a far better job than a newbie will without the right tools and likely much better than a department store.

Plus, most bike shops give you some level of free service for the first year or so on the bike. So, if something comes loose (it will) then in a month or two, you can take the bike in and they will tighten things up. This is a good time to talk to them about some tools you will need to do some basic maintenance on the bike yourself. Bikes aren't overly complex, but you do need some basic tools to keep a bike running and you MUST keep it tight.

The most common reason a bike falls apart is becuase something will come loose, then you will just go out and keep riding it instead of properly tightening it up. You've got to keep the bike properly tight if you want parts to last.

Yes, there are many parts that could do with some upgrading, but you can pick those up later when you have more money or decide you are going to stick with bmx for a while.

Can you get a better value by purchasing online? In my opinion, at that price point... Not really. Bike shops don't make a ton of money on new bikes they sell, they make most of their profits through labor and upgrade parts. Plus, you would be building the bike up yourself which may not be something you are capable of.
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Okok thanks guys really appreicated the help and the opinions.
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my friend has an f3. great bike....except the wheels are really flimsy...they bend VERY easily...
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Realy? :O Wow what do you mean by bend? The rims? Or the whole wheel itself?
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the rims i think tahts wut he means i bent mine really quickly but then put on some oddessey hazard lite rims best investment i ave ever made on rims
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the rims i think thats wut he means i bent mine really quickly but then put on some oddessey hazard lite rims best investment i ave ever made on rims
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oooh okok thanks for the tip.
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Hazard Lites are definitely not the strongest rims out there, but they *are* pretty light. For someone who tacos rims (even cheap ones) they wouldn't be my first recommendation.
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my friend has one. its great.
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