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Old 09-30-07, 03:14 PM
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Freestyle

Anybody here do freestyle? I'm looking to get started in it and I need a bike. I am currently looking at a Haro F3 or one of the Backtrail series, I kind of need a good allr ound bike. I am hoping to get something around $250 but $300 max, I would also like to stay with a Haro because that is all my local dealer carries. Thanks.
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Old 09-30-07, 05:13 PM
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Pretty much everyone here does.
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Old 09-30-07, 05:22 PM
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Old 09-30-07, 05:41 PM
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Oh thats cool, are Haro good bikes?
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Old 09-30-07, 06:24 PM
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Depends on the model.
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Old 09-30-07, 08:19 PM
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What about the F-series from Haro?
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Old 09-30-07, 08:31 PM
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No, my friend has the F1 and it doesn't hold well. His seat comes loose a lot, and the one of the chain links popped the cranks and bb stink like no other and some other stuff. For all of you, he tightens the seat like no other.
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Old 09-30-07, 08:37 PM
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+coaser brake.

go nyquist or backtrail.
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Old 09-30-07, 11:22 PM
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I'm pretty happy with the F2's, I'm on my second, my first one was stolen 2 months ago and I just replaced it the one in the bike checks thread a few weeks ago. The one that got stolen held up well, I'm a big guy and the only thing that I broke in the year I had it was that some of the rear wheel spokes came loose, but it got stolen before that could develop into a real problem. Also, the frame isn't full cromoly, which may be a problem, but I'm not super hard on the frame and I've got to wait until I'm through grad school to be able to make that investment. My only real qualms with the bike is that the pedals and barends are crap and will be replaced if I get some good christmas presents
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Old 10-01-07, 08:35 AM
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[sarcasm]Pfft who would do freestyle[/sarcasm]
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Old 10-01-07, 06:04 PM
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Is this not the F2:

https://www.harobikes.com/bmx/bikes/f_II3.php
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Old 10-01-07, 08:06 PM
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yeah it is. it looks decent.
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Old 10-01-07, 09:25 PM
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I would personally stay away from the F series. I had a F5 and it was a money pit, all it did was break and fall apart. Except the frame could take a beating. I even gave the frame away and its been given away several times since then and no one has broke it yet.
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I would personally stay away from the F series. I had a F5 and it was a money pit, all it did was break and fall apart. Except the frame could take a beating. I even gave the frame away and its been given away several times since then and no one has broke it yet.
I second that.
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I'll disagree, my F2 took a full year beating (I weigh 230) without anything breaking down, I think my rear wheel problem was more from letting people ride on my pegs more than anything else. For $250 it's not a bad deal
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If it lasted a year and nothing broke then it sure as hell wasn't a beating.
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Thanks for the feedback guys, I'm still thinking one of the F-Series bikes because they com with front brakes and pegs. I going to check with my local dealer soon but can somebody give me the preices:

F1-
F2-
F3-
F4-
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I'm not saying that I was dropping off of my roof or running it into walls, but it did hold up to 5+ miles a day of riding plus me trying to learn the basics. I'm not saying they're the Cadillac of bicycles, but they do serve their purpose as an affordable and durable beginners bike. I paid ~240 for my new F2, but I got a little bit of a break from my LBS because they knew about my old one being stolen
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My friend was a beginner on the F1c and it stunk. It was 180$ not to forget it's 18"
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Originally Posted by Ace24 View Post
Thanks for the feedback guys, I'm still thinking one of the F-Series bikes because they com with front brakes and pegs. I going to check with my local dealer soon but can somebody give me the preices:

F1-
F2-
F3-
F4-
F5-

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Do not go near the F5. Mine was a total hunk of junk. Maybie thats why the model was discontinued after like a year. The rest of the F series i dont know much about but I am imagining that they are the same. I havent seen anything great from haros low end. If I were to get one of there cheaper bikes i would go with the back trail series and i'd shoot for one of the better ones. And just to set it straight I am not one of those people that say "haro's suck" cuz my friends told me so. I do not have a problem with haro and I am riding a 2005 Haro Nyquist Pro that i have put a fair amount of money into.
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Old 10-03-07, 07:56 AM
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Thanks for all the feedback, but the main reason I am going the the F-Series is becuase the come with front brakes and pegs. How much would it cost to eqiup those to a diffrent Haro.
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You don't need front brakes unless you're doing flatland.
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I am planning on doing a lot flatland there for I would need front brakes.
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well depends...
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