Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Mountain Biking
Reload this Page >

Which to buy: Trek VRF 300 or unknown Haro with hydraulic disc?

Notices
Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

Which to buy: Trek VRF 300 or unknown Haro with hydraulic disc?

Old 02-17-15, 02:50 PM
  #1  
Sclaverand
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Which to buy: Trek VRF 300 or unknown Haro with hydraulic disc?

Edit: whoops, Trek VRX 300!

Both of these bikes are almost the same price and they are being sold by the same guy. I work in a shop but want to get into trail riding again, not XC. Can you guys give some input on which would be the better bike to upgrade down the line? I like the idea of a full suspension but not rim brakes on the Trek. As another complication, I have a 2007 Giant trance x2 frame that I could use the disc wheels and the shock from the haro for. I'd really like to get both bikes and flip the trek, but money is too tight. I'm leaning strongly toward the Haro to rob the wheels, shock, and possibly brake system from but the guy doesn't even know the model. The brakes look hydraulic, right?

I'm 5'11' btw. So the haro would be too small. Anybody know what model it is?

Trek Y Frame Mountain Bike

Custom Mountain Bike ... Moving Must go =(

Last edited by Sclaverand; 02-17-15 at 03:06 PM. Reason: Spelling
Sclaverand is offline  
Old 02-17-15, 04:37 PM
  #2  
dminor 
Moar cowbell
 
dminor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: The 509
Posts: 12,481

Bikes: Bike list is not a resume. Nobody cares.

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 28 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 4 Posts
VRX 300 was a very worthy 5" travel bike. The stock fork was a disservice to its capabilities; they became a worthy big hit trail bike with a 4-6" fork. They pedaled decently for a long-travel single-pivot, due to the pivot position and the small linkage that drove the shock (and also changed the travel IIRC). All depends on if you want/really need a long-travel full suspension bike. It IS disc-capable - - there should be the old Trek 22mm mounts on the top side of the left dropout forging, so you'll need a 22mm adapter.
__________________
Originally Posted by Mark Twain
"Don't argue with stupid people; they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience."

Last edited by dminor; 02-17-15 at 05:45 PM.
dminor is offline  
Old 02-17-15, 05:22 PM
  #3  
Sclaverand
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks a bunch, dminor!
Sclaverand is offline  
Old 02-18-15, 12:11 AM
  #4  
Canker
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,564
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 261 Post(s)
Liked 115 Times in 69 Posts
I'd do the Haro and then swap everything over to the MUCH newer than the trek Giant frame you have. The Maestro rear suspension on the giant is suppose to be damn good, never ridden one myself.
Canker is offline  
Old 02-18-15, 08:20 AM
  #5  
cobba
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,864
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 166 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 52 Times in 41 Posts
Originally Posted by Sclaverand View Post
https://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/B...el=Escape+Comp

https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/Searc...87&model=41083

Last edited by cobba; 02-18-15 at 08:23 AM.
cobba is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
alfhasian
Hybrid Bicycles
41
09-25-18 10:10 PM
ohiostate1
Recreational & Family
6
11-09-15 01:59 PM
JohnnyRich
Hybrid Bicycles
8
02-16-15 04:13 PM
BrooksyBoy
Hybrid Bicycles
7
08-31-11 07:57 PM
syadnom
Hybrid Bicycles
14
07-26-10 10:03 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.