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Old 11-06-04, 08:48 PM
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Mike's Bike Shop..... Trek Bike

i went to my local bike shop that sells haro and trek bikes. i am a small kid. about 5' and 90 pounds. i was wondering if a Trek Bike ($190-$220) or so would be good for me. i am just doing things like wheelies, bunny hops and i might do some small jumps (couple feet) would a trek bike be sturdy enough?
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At that price, you are wasting your money on a Trek and any of the Haro bikes is a better buy.
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Old 11-06-04, 10:02 PM
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ok. than i'll stick with the Haro F2
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how about you just save your money and get a dk something better than haro
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Old 11-07-04, 08:38 AM
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but mike's bike shop doesn't sell DK bikes. the shop is only about a mile away from where i live. if i buy a haro from Mike's he will service it for free.
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Old 11-07-04, 12:19 PM
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no dude no dont go to haro
dont let them suck you in i warn you haro just isnt as good as it used to be they started making everything really cheap i mean they sell 'em at walmart for christ sake man just stay away im not saying go to trek or anything but they are better then haro
its all up to you i guess but i would never buy another haro the quality has just gone down the drain
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Old 11-07-04, 12:35 PM
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what the heck. i've never seen a Haro bike at walmart
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Old 11-07-04, 07:22 PM
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neither have I
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cause they dont sell haros at walmart
but they might do what mongoose did
they were good, then there not as good, then there walmart
i think haros in the stage of "there not so good"
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Old 11-08-04, 08:46 AM
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Dude, the Trek would for sure be strong enough. The only thing is is that they are really heavy. An F2 isn't much better.
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is haro seriously getting that bad? im pretty sure theyre not wal*mart bad, but from all the criticism i hear here, they seam to suck....
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yeah i think mind does....an F3.....so ima get a dk
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can anyone set the record straight? is Haro good for a beginner or not. what would u recommend a Haro F2, or a Trek TR 20 or higher. it depends on what they have at mikes bike shop.

so what do u think
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dude, just order abike from dans or something. you can get a fit complete for 200 bucks. screw the haros and treks, id get the fit.
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i'm am getting a bike at mikes bike shop because he will tune it up and repair it for free

so i am either going to get a Haro or a trek. what do u think? i am a small kid so i don't need the best. but i want something that won't fall apart on me
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Go in one day when the head mechanic is in and ask him which bike you should buy. Chances are you'll get good, honest advice.

And you are correct. It is important for you to deal with a local bike shop, especially when you are young and may need help with mechanical problems.

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ok. so what would you buy... haro or trek
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I know next to nothing about BMX bikes.

I read the thread because there is a Mike's Bikes near where I live (Columbus, GA).
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oh. i live in Marshalltown, Iowa. I guess there is several (duh) mikes who own bike shops

i wish bmx trix, or beerman would respond. i could use their help
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well, you HAVE posted like a million threads on just which bike you should get...
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Haro is fine for beginners. Hell, I was at the shop today picking up some new parts (and checking out the FBM PW Moto I may be getting after I break - assuming I break it - my Stricker) and I tested out one ofthe new Mirra completes. Aside from the fact that it's a complete rip-off of the T1 Barcode design, it actually seemed like it would hold up decently.
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would a trek hold up for a small kid like me (5', 90 pounds)
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your right. who cares what other people think about the bike i get.
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You care - that's what matters.

The Haro lineup is slightly superior on the low-end compared to Trek. On the higher end, Haro blows Trek away. Haro actually puts out many bikes that are very good for the money and you really won't go wrong with them. The single biggest complaint you will have about ANY bike at 200 bucks is that the brakes suck. Yes, the brakes WILL suck. The solution is to upgrade to good chrome plated rims when you can afford it.

But, of the two, Haro is better.

Do not ask the mechanic at the shop. He will say he doesn't see as many Treks come into the shop. Of course, Haro outsells Trek 5 to 1 or something like that. So, of course he sees more Haros. What matters is the components, geometry, and build. The value for your dollar. In that category Haro is the winner over Trek.

I bought my first bike locally and I don't regret it. But, the local shop is often somewhat clueless about how to service my bike well. Double check with your shop about what service they will give you with the purchase. It may only be 30 days which is nothing - especially since we are going into winter. Is it one year of FULL maintenance and service? That may be better. Don't let it scare you away from working on the bike yourself though and learning how to do stuff. It's really important that you learn that stuff so you can fix everything on your bike for free and much faster and with more care and consideration than the local shop will give you.
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jesus christ why dont you just get the ****ing bike that you think fits you
or you could just fix up that next of yours and buy a bike when it falls apart
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