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Old 02-17-15, 02:50 PM
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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?

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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.
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Thanks a bunch, dminor!
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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.
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