Haro Flightline 24 XC Hardtail

3.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $305.00

Product Description

  • Low profile Flightline aluminum frame
  • SRAM MRX 7-speed twist shifters
  • Shimano TX-31 rear derailleur
  • Tektro direct pull brakes
  • SR Suntour 50mm fork

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Gregon2wheels a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2013

Strengths:    Good strong frame with good welds. Looks like it was made on the same production line as the Haro adult bikes.
Good fit for a 10 year old child with enough adjustment to last him until he is tall enough to switch to the wife's old Rocky Mountain.
Easy shifting.
Nice rear derailleur protector.
Name brand shifters, rims. Durable components.
Comfortable seat for 1 - 1.5 hour rides for my son.

Weaknesses:    Bottom of the line Shimano shifters.
Durable = heavy. This is a small bike to weigh 28 pounds.
Gearing too high for kid to ride up steep hills.
Minimum suspension travel. It will take the edge off dropping off curbs, but that's about it.
Wheels are constantly going out of true. The shop can't tension them enough to keep them true.

Bottom Line:   
My son has gradually moved up from 12" to 16" to 24" wheels. He has been very happy with this bike for about 2 years. It should last him until he's tall enough to comfortably fit an adult small frame.

The frame is well built. Components are durable. Most of them are name brand, but bottom of the line.

It's a little expensive for what you get, but it can last for years.

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Duration Product Used:   2 years

Purchased At:   LBS

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Fred

Date Reviewed: November 30, 2012

Strengths:    Size, weight, comfort, maneuverability, quick release lever adjustable seats a plus!!,

Weaknesses:    Tires are not the best

Bottom Line:   
At 5'4" I am a short adult and wanted the most comfortable bike for everyday street and trail riding, and I wanted a known brand. Bob Haro is the godfather of BMX so I figured why not buy one of his mountain bikes. I love my flight line and actually bought two to ride with my wife and kids. It is a kid's bike but the bike mechanic assured me that for my height, weight and type of riding this bike was a perfect fit for me and my family. If you're not too tall and just looking for a comfortable bike this kid bike may be the perfect fit for you

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by smerdakof a Cross Country Rider from Black Hills, SD

Date Reviewed: May 1, 2011

Strengths:    Light weight.
Easily adjusted as child grows.
Accepts nearly all adult parts and mods (rear hub & front shock are exceptions).

Weaknesses:    Front shock is cheap and too stiff for a child under 60#s.
Rear hub only accepts screw-on freewheel cassettes. The 28-14 ratio is not acceptable here in the Black Hills.
The brake lever pull-length-set-screws are too short.

Bottom Line:   
Great light weight bike for my son. He now has the confidence to ride the single track here in the Black Hills.
I have yet to find a decent front shock for a 24" bike. It seems that the big shock companies marketing department personnel do not have kids. The hub/cassette thing is not that big of a deal - for most kids it rocks. The set screws were annoying - nothing that $1 at Ace HW couldn't fix.
I highly recommend it over the all the other offerings for 24s unless you can find a well kept used Rocky Mountain Edge 24.

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Favorite Trail:   Tinton - Old Baldy - DakoTA Ridge

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $320.00

Purchased At:   Cranky Jeff's

Similar Products Used:   Replaced a rigid 35# 6 speed Huffy

Bike Setup:   Crank Brothers Candy Cs, Shimano freewheel hub w/a Sram 32-14 cassette (added an inch to the chain). Avid Wrangler brake pads. Water bottle cage.

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