Haro 1999 Vector V1 Hardtail Bike

4.4/5 (10 Reviews)
MSRP : $270.00


Product Description

1999 Haro Vector V1, mountain bike, front suspension, Mountain Mix components, SR Suntour M-6100, 2.5" travel fork


Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by meowdog83 a Cross Country Rider from Toronto Ontario Canada

Date Reviewed: June 21, 2010

Strengths:    I have had this bike for 10 years now. Light, fast, durable, excellent bike for commuting, especially if you use the road as well as trails. Handlebars are comfortable and the position is excellent for tall riders.

Weaknesses:    none, just regular wear and tear, i havereplaced the rear shift, tires, seat but that about it, the rest of the bike has held it own for 10 years.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this bike when I was 18 and loved it then. I have ridden it through rough terain and have pedaled it quickly on the road, over time i have replaced the seat, tires, and rear shifter, but thats all, I love this bike, and highly recoment it for any user, I also have a Marin mountain bike but i think it is not nearly as good as my HARO. I think it will last me another 10 years easy. If you can still find this bike, go for it.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Lakeshore

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Lakeshore Cycle Toro

Similar Products Used:   Marin mountain bike, I thought i was upgrading but found the Marin uncomfortable, too heavy and slow, rough shifter.

Bike Setup:   lightweight, slick road tires for commuting, front SR suntour shocks ( exellent ) still handles the trails well.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nate P. from Lawrence, KS

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2004

Strengths:    Sturdy frame. Great value.

Weaknesses:    Shifts clunkily; the stock seat is pretty hard.

Bottom Line:   
I use this bike for short commutes (~4 mile round trip) and find it to be pretty well suited to that purpose. It climbs OK. I don't find myself rocketing up the hill to work, but that's more a personal fitness issue. I got it for cheap when the 2000 models rolled in; superb value for the money.

Expand full review >>

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   Colorado Springs Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   None.

Bike Setup:   Stock.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom Gaudoin a Weekend Warrior from Eastbourne,East Sussex, UK

Date Reviewed: December 3, 2001

Strengths:    I choose the bike coz it looked nice, back when I was a lowly road rider. I soon started upgrading and the frame is all that remains, cuz its the best.

Weaknesses:    Stock Components don't do justice to a finely designed frame.

Bottom Line:   
If you can find 1 going cheap then its a good buy but the frame is holding me back now, shame. Thinkkng about it I should have saved my money, whailst riding the Haro, and got a GT later. But I didn't and this frames seen me through the worsed and come out the other side looking like new.
If your just getting into riding then Haro is a great company to start off with, I'm thinking about an Ellsworth truth frame now.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Any singletrack

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $270.00

Purchased At:   LBC

Similar Products Used:   All my mates bikes, Diamond Backs, GTs, Giant atx870 etc.

Bike Setup:   F519 rims on Xt hubs(disk front) deore mech-disk(front) lx rear brakes, xt/deore/xtr transmission, Easton Finnishing kit, 2002 Z1 Freerides. Single track- freeride stuff.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ryan mitchell a Cross Country Rider from brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2001

Strengths:    good front suspension excellent brakes strong frame yet overall a fairly light bike

Weaknesses:    gears sometimes come out of adjustment very easily

Bottom Line:   
an excellent bike for both on and off road and is one of the best bikes you can buy for its price range

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   NA

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   super cycle

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   standard now but might change the seat and handel bars

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by darcy fuller a Weekend Warrior from Tecumseh,Canada

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2001

Strengths:    Excellent climber,really light aluminum frame,great on technical singletrack,fast on the road.

Weaknesses:    slow shifting,tires do not grip well in wet conditions,crappy saddle I upgraded mine to Velo Fulcrum Suspension saddle.Slides around in the downhill sections.

Bottom Line:   
Buy it.needs some upgrades but its worth it.If your looking for a biketo get into the mountaine bike scenne but also want a bike for around town.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   suicide

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $540.00

Purchased At:   JR Sports onnection

Similar Products Used:   first mountain bike purchased.

Bike Setup:   Shimano brakes.Acera front and rear derraileur.SR suspension fork.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jayne a Downhiller from Calgary, Alberta

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2001

Strengths:    The Frame!!!!!!!!! i've put this thing thru hell and it's still holding up!!

Weaknesses:    the shifters, the suspension(but it's xc so u'd expect that)

Bottom Line:   
this is an awsome bike for a beginner in cross country riding. i've had mine for three years and i've put this thing thru hell. i ride it like it's a dh and it's held up brilliantly!! there are only two things i don't like about this bike: 1. travel(not enough but it was cheap)2. those damn trigger shifters!!!!! they always are slow to shift and the chain falls off every five seconds if you don't shift very slowly. overall an awsome bike! i'd recommend it to any beginner.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   dirty little secret

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   the cyclepath

Similar Products Used:   norco bigfoot

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by b h a Weekend Warrior from castro valley,ca,usa

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2000

Strengths:    good value for a front suspension bike

Weaknesses:    front shock not adjustable

Bottom Line:   
i was looking for a front suspension bike that was under $300 with shimano components that i could use for light trail and x-country riding. the oversized gear comes in handy for hills.
this bike is made for a recreational rider i don't know how it would perform in a downhill.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   golden gate bridge

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   stock bike with these changes
body geometry seat
ritchey pedals
qr beam rack
trans z suspension seat post

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by stephen a Downhiller from nottingham

Date Reviewed: November 30, 1999

Strengths:    
brakes, shocks


Weaknesses:    
gears


Bottom Line:   
great bike, shame about the gears

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   
derby backtrail

Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Bike Setup:   
standard set-up

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Kristin a Weekend Warrior from Logan, UT

Date Reviewed: April 14, 1999

Bottom Line:   
I was looking at this bike and the GT Saddleback, which is a beautiful bike as well, but chose to go with the Haro because I got a better deal on it. It has performed as well as expected and been a ton of fun to ride.

Expand full review >>

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Jon a Cross-Country Rider from Logan, UT

Date Reviewed: April 14, 1999

Strengths:    
Frame
Brakes
Color (the blue is sweet)


Bottom Line:   
I got such a deal on my A7.1 and love it so much that I went out and bought my wife this Vector. Our local bike shop has been wonderful to deal with and have loved dealing with Haro's reps. as well. The Vector for the money has got to be one of the best looking and highest quality bikes in this price range on the market. We couldn't be happier for the money we've paid.

Expand full review >>

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
GT Saddleback


Bike Setup:   
SR Suntour shock: it really seems pretty good
for the money especially
for light-weights.

Reviews 1 - 10 (10 Reviews Total)

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

 

EUROBIKE





   

MTBR on Facebook