Haro 2000 Extreme EX0 Full Suspension Bike

4.58/5 (12 Reviews)
Weight : 32.30000 MSRP : $600.00


Product Description

mountain bike, front & rear suspension, Shimano Acera components, RST 281-EL, 2.5" travel fork


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Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Avi from Ashdod, Israel

Date Reviewed: December 21, 2002

Strengths:    Strong frame
cheap


Weaknesses:    original shocks sucks.
not enougth travel in the rear.


Bottom Line:   
After upgrading it, this bike kicks ass.
Who should buy it? - A beginning freerider that don't have the cash to buy the more expensive models.
This bike in not good for xc (too heavy).
For value I'm giving 4 chilis because you must upgrade this bike to have fun with it, and that means spending more money on it.
Overall 5 chilis because its an excellent frame

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Favorite Trail:   carmel mountain

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $488.00

Bike Setup:   haro ex0 2000, psylo xc 2002, Odyssey twisted pro platform pedals, wtb speed-v saddle, wtb dual-duty rim in the rear wheel, wtb motoraptor dna 2.4 tires...all the rest is stock.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Shunsuke Kuwayama a Weekend Warrior from Santiago, Chile

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2002

Strengths:    Very strong frame, great performance, works well in all aspects. Goes very smoothly on freeriding.

Weaknesses:    The only problem with this frame is that its pretty heavy. So when you try to climb up the mountain....its pretty tiring. Plus, X-vert's are not the lightests things in the world, so it makes it heavier. This bike setup is more like a freeride bike. The back shocks are inferior to the front ones...very heavy and doesnt travel long enough. The derauiluer hanger is also very fragile, The XTR hit hard twice but it survived (good ol shimano)...but it bent the hanger twice...which I replaced it twice. Those things werent cheap either.

Bottom Line:   
Im not one of those who has cash when they need it. To make this bike...it took me around 2 years to complete...and still upgrading. It was a pretty good buy for 190,000 chilean pesos...which is around 250 bucks. This bike is awesome for freeriding...it also survives from pretty high drops. My friend has a 2001 K2 Razorback...which is also a very good bike. But comparing to my baby in freeriding, this one has more control and speed.

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Favorite Trail:   El Molino

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Full Bike in Chile

Similar Products Used:   My Bikes are always Customized: GT Agressor, Trek 4500

Bike Setup:   Haro Extreme EX0 Frame, Manitou X-Vert Super 2001, XT and XTR drivetrain, HMX Mechanical Disk Brakes, Thomson Elite Seat Post, Azonic RiserBar, Answer Stem

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason Martin a Cross Country Rider from Liverpool

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2001

Strengths:    Strong but light for an XC/DH full suspension bike. Very race worthy components at quite a low price.

Weaknesses:    !!!NONE!!! !!!N/A!!!

Bottom Line:   
Excellent light XC/DH full suspension mountainbike that is a excellent race bike. Superb frame ready to take upgrades of forks, brakes etc..... Good bike for first time serious race rider,or for a second, third or fourth etc... Very good all round!!!
!!!GREAT BIKE AT A LOW PRICE!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Skiddaw Loop

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Exeter Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Specailized FSR, Claud Butler Arc 1000, Marin Trail Line.

Bike Setup:   RST 281 forks-63mm travel, RST 21 Rear shock, Shimano acera quick fire shifters, Promax V-Brakes.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jay a Downhiller from Thunder Bay

Date Reviewed: February 9, 2001

Strengths:    Nice welds, strong gussets, great swingarm (After what happened to the 99's) nice disc mounts, hydraulic cable routing is stylish, very very strong frame.

Weaknesses:    the pivot, really the only weakness, I designed and machined me very own sealed bearing pivot system using two cartrige bearings and a huge axle it is oh so strong and smooth and stiff now. no flex at all.
please e-mail me at jcalder7@hotmail.com if you want to see pictures of my system. I am also planning on marketing it so if you want to upgrade your system to a bearing that will never flex or wear out drop me a line.


Bottom Line:   
Buy the frame, put a new pivot in it, and upgrade and customize it to the moon! This is one of the most versatile dual suspension frames on the market, it can be a light xc racer (but that's no fun) a freerider (fun!) or a moderate dh racer with 6 inches in the rear (that's what I've got with the shock I used. I'f you upgrade the shock (I reccomend) please make sure the stroke is the right length (slightly more than stock) or you will hear the loudest klang of your life when the swingarm crossmember smokes the seat stay. If you're really brave you can contour the crossmember with a file or a dremel and touch up the paint to improve clearance but dont screw with the geometry or it will feel like a unicycle. If you want any tips on upgrading, fixing, designing or finding deals on good stuff. E-mail me jcalder7@hotmail.com


If you want a do anything frame that you can make into whatever you want it to be, go to your haro dealer and buy this frame! then getch yo customizin' on!!!
now go and ride.

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Favorite Trail:   Widow Maker

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Cyclepath

Similar Products Used:   uh.........none?

Bike Setup:   ok....frame, stratos tr1 rear shock, xt discs, xt shifting, noleen dh fork, truvativ hussefelt crank, axiom chain guide with plates, the fenders, sun rhynolytes (red welded & machined and really wide) xt disc hubs, nokian gazzaloddi 2.6 tires , azonic dh bar & stem, primo grips and platforms. A really realy mint bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Cross Country Rider from Florence Or. USA

Date Reviewed: January 2, 2001

Strengths:    It is light but not to light, the shocks are really responsive, beautiful bike, shifting format is alot better than my previous grip shift. can get off line lot better

Weaknesses:    HARD SEAT AND SMALL PEDALS but an easy replacement. shifting work most of the time but not all. no kick stand

Bottom Line:   
Bottom line this bike is almost perfect but not quite. but with the price, you can make it perfect. A great bike to be proud of and to show off, I know I have. A good bike for beginners or experts.

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Favorite Trail:   trail to the radio towers

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   The Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   some royce union thing

Bike Setup:   same but new big oddessy pedals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Shawn a Cross Country Rider from La Mirada, CA, USA (#1)

Date Reviewed: December 25, 2000

Strengths:    Price, full suspension, good shocks, color and style

Weaknesses:    Some gear slip, hard grips and seat.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent value, especially for the price. Gears shift well except for occasional slips in 4th. An adjustment should fix this. The RST shocks front and rear work very well and really smooth out the bumps and ruts. The bike handles very well and looks really nice. Why pay more for a higher priced bike when you can get this one and simply upgrade components if you prefer? I really love the low climbing gear since I used to have to push my previous bike up any decent slopes. I ride cross country on some very tricky trails and have no troubles with this bike. I don't do the crazy jumps so I can't say how the bike would handle that. Save your hard earned money and get a Haro, you will be pleasantly surprised.

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Favorite Trail:   Any trail in the Puente Hills

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   G's Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   First full suspension bike

Bike Setup:   Acera components, Shimano XT cranks, WTB rims and tires

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Ryan Bertholf a Downhiller from Blairstown, NJ USA

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2000

Strengths:    Overall the bike looks sweet but once you get to ride it you could be tempted to make some changes

Weaknesses:    1. The fork Sucks. 2. seat? no gotta go 3. weak pivit 4. bars are too wide. 5. gear shifting no it needs alot of adjustment. 6. new pedals are a must 7. well ill stop there or else i wont have a bike left to talk about

Bottom Line:   
bottom line is that this bike sux once you become a good rider. its hard on cross country rides and you tire easily. Me personally i like downhill biking with insane drop offs.
i would not advise using this bike for downhill riding if it is still stock. next year im going to start dh racing so if anyone is interested in a good beginner bike this one is for sale at 1000 firm because iv invested over 1500 in the bike. contact me at poolmansupplyer@icqmail.com

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Favorite Trail:   Bushwacked

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   cyote bike and ski

Similar Products Used:   i like specialized fsr's better

Bike Setup:   well now my bike has a Manitu X vert fork, black downhill the fenders, cut and capped bars, new grips because haros grips just plain suck, umm its in the shop again because i went off a 5 foot drop off and snapped my pivit bolt, ohh i have also replaced the pedals with aftermarket platforms.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Angelo a Weekend Warrior from Oceanside, Ca.

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2000

Strengths:    Great Handling, stock shocks work great.

Weaknesses:    Seat is Hard........looking for comfort on longer rides recommend replacing it.

Bottom Line:   
I went from a VW to Cadillac. Was riding a hardtail Huffy with no shocks at all. This is Real smooth. Fiends have a Giant Warp DS2 and a Specialized full suspension and for a couple Hundred less I got the better bike. I'm 43 and have been riding for over 6 months....with this bike I feel 20 years younger and braver. Before you go out and spend hundred's more give this bike a try, you'll be happy you did.

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Favorite Trail:   Camp Pendleton

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   All original stock.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by George a Cross Country Rider from Hingham MA USA

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2000

Strengths:    Front and rear RST shocks absorbed every bump on the trail. This bike has the ability to stay on the tral with its quick turning and phat tires. The blue color,and incredable component group make this bike a truly great buy for 600$

Weaknesses:    None that i noticed i wouldve upgraded the cranks and derailers

Bottom Line:   
This bike kicks ass. And for the price it is a must buy. Haro is a great coimpany and really knows their bikes and it shows in the "Extreme EX0" Any XC rider who is looking for a cheap full suspension bike this is a good one to purchase

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Favorite Trail:   Wampatuk

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Giant Rincon

Bike Setup:   Factory

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Quatasha Riviara a Racer from Watson,LA,USA

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2000

Strengths:    Dis murder cycle eats cern!!

Weaknesses:    It swolers it hole!!

Bottom Line:   
Dis bike is cape-a-ble of eating too plates of cern!!

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Favorite Trail:   Ones dat have cern on 'em!!

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   Oskar Myar Weenie Mobil!!

Bike Setup:   Dis bike has too many chains on it!!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Karen a Weekend Warrior from Dallas, TX

Date Reviewed: March 28, 2000

Strengths:    Good frame. nice components, and easy to upgrade

Weaknesses:    the front fork (rst) is bouncy. I never bottomed them out (i weight 137lbs) but the rock gardens on my favorite trail made my shoulders soar.

Bottom Line:   
This is a kickin' entry level bike. I have been riding a month and not had a single problem with any component on this bike. The chain doesnt bounce at all while climbing and i havent lost a chain yet. The gearing is a little hard to get used to tho. 1st and 2nd gear is like a stationary bike so i do most of my climbing in 3rd or 5th gear which eats my legs up on long hills. I'm sure it is a technique problem tho not a bike problem. Like i said I'm new to this sport. I HIGHLY recommend this bike tho. I have not had a single problem which is more then i can say for some of my more unfortunate riding partners.

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Favorite Trail:   Norht Shore (Grapevine)

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   I left my bike like I bought it except I replaced the front fork with some adjustable Judy DH 97's which are taking some getting used to because of how stiff they are. There is little bounce on the Judys at all and I will never bottom them out in my lifetime. They have 210 mm of travel. I may have gone over the top on that upgrade. I think they are designed for a heavier rider then me but hey at least I wont bounce my shoulders into spasms anymore =)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Harry Cooper a Weekend Warrior from Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2000

Strengths:    This bike is a great buy for the money I paid for it.

Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
This bike RULZ!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Ozark Trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   NONE

Bike Setup:   NONE

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