from Stevensville, MD, USA
Date Reviewed: September 22, 2005
Strengths: Invincible frame, very fast if tuned correctly.
Weaknesses: American bottom bracket, 1-peice crank (stock), very heavy (good weight for vert and trail freestyle, but not for street freestyle or track racing)
Good, very sturdy/solid beginner bike, I either recommend a better freestyle for more experienced riders like myself, but if you are on a budget, get this bike and gradually tune and upgrade it with custom parts.
Similar Products Used: This was my first 20", was several years later followed by a 2003 Group 1 Haro SX Comp raceframe.
Bike Setup: Unkown stock gear ratio, heavy set tuning for rough riding, Haro Catapult tires, 1-pc american crankset.
from Sterling Heights, MI, USA
Date Reviewed: October 6, 2004
Strengths: the frame is decent
Weaknesses: I have broken every part on this bike except for the handlebars and the frame itself. I have over 800$ into this bike now, and now it is a great bike, but the stock backtrails just dont cut it unless your a kid who wantsa cool looking bike
The bottom line is that this bike is NOT for the serious BMX rider...HARO has really downgraded the quality of the bikes they build, actualy unless you buy the top of the line bikes they make, they were never all that great.
Bike Setup: Odyssey Pro Dirt Fork Alex Triple Wall Rims Primo 3pc Crank Shadow Conspiracy Sprocket & Guard Primo Super Tenderizer Pedals FSA Pig Headset Haro Big Block Stem Cut Down Haro Hi 10 7 Bars
a Weekend Warrior
from Verona Beach NY
Date Reviewed: May 13, 2004
Strengths: Great all around bike for beginners (like me).Very durable (it didn't warp the tire after a head on collision at top spead!)
Weaknesses: Its a bit heavy and small for a guy as tall as me.
This bike can take any thing. I have smashed and hit and abused that bike to no end. The only thing I ever replaced were the flat tires that I popped...I also put a cheap front brake on it for more stopping power. The only problem is if your as tall as me, it makes you look like a gaint on a unicycle...imagine. I suggest the 24" if your a tall person like me.
Bike Setup: stock, except i upgraded to an A-Headset Tank headset, Primo powerbite cranks, Primo super tenderizer pedals, Primo pro chainwheel, and i added primo stogies pegs to the left side (no need to add more weight to the right side when i never would use them on the right side), also upgraded to deolition grips (they kick ass)
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: March 10, 2002
Strengths: Slim bars, real comfortable seat pretty strong frame
Weaknesses: crappy 1-pc cranks, black rims = bad braking!
Weaknesses: crappy cranks, weak brakes, what kind of tyres are these? supposedly a DJ bike, these are street tyres. pretty ugly.
Very reliable, solid stuff except for the one piece cranks. RIGID frame, forks felt good, agile, stable enough. nice short chain- and seat-stays, but needs a chain tensioner (i shoulda bought one, so its my fault really).
its not the best looking bmx in the world either....