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Haro Shift R1 XC Full Suspension

4/5 (1 Reviews)
Weight : 34lbs

Product Description

  • Shift hydroformed frame w/ sealed bearing pivot 4.5” travel
  • Suntour XCR-LO 120mm travel; w/ lockout and preload adjust
  • X-Fusion coil rear shock w/rebound adjust
  • Shimano 8-speed drivetrain
  • Tektro IO mechanical disc brakes

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    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Soviet123 a Cross Country Rider from Quebec City, QC, Canada

    Date Reviewed: August 15, 2008

    Strengths:    Lightweight, great parts, serious travel, crisp handling, great value

    Weaknesses:    Rear shock needs breaking-in, perfectible brakes, weak painting

    Bottom Line:   
    Great value. You never get a 4.5" rear travel bike at this price. I recommend this bike to any beginner-medium XC biker who is looking for a well-performing bike without breaking the bank.
    The SR fork works well. It is soft (which good for some and bad for others) and has a lockout (!) and working preload adjusts. The rear shock (X-Fusion Glyde R) needs breaking-in so be patient. My only gripe about this bike is that the brakes can be more powerful. Yes, they do stop you, but you can get better ones.
    Despite the big frame size (21" for me) this bike is light (I can easily raise it by one arm) and handles very precisely. I've demo'd a Chumba EVO before which was considered "the most razor-sharp handling bike ever". The R1 comes very close.
    Great bike!

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    Favorite Trail:   All that I can find

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $800.00

    Purchased At:   CBSF

    Bike Setup:   Stock R1 setup

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