Haro Escape 8.1 2002 Hardtail

4.4/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $499.00

Product Description

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

Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mile Winner a Downhiller from Surrey, England

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2006

Strengths:    Durable as hell, takes a good hit and keeps going

Weaknesses:    stock forks a bit soft and feel a bit cheap

Bottom Line:   
Very good bike for the money, love the frame, looks good, handles as good and plenty of potential.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Local Army Barracks

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Atomic Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Viking Targa

Bike Setup:   Stock, hayes brakes, sram gears etc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tattoo a Racer from Sacramento

Date Reviewed: September 29, 2003

Strengths:    Super bomber 2004 hydroform tubing. Super strong bike and handles like a dream. A great crossover bike for people coming from BMX backgrounds. Has a nice short rear end for manualing with ease and a nice steep headtube angle.

Weaknesses:    Components such as the rear derraileur could and should be upgraded to LX at the least. Deore works but doesn't live through much abuse. And the Alivio front derraileur should be nicer and changed to LX at the least as well.

Bottom Line:   
Super bomber bike for the price point! Little things like the derraileurs can be changed when you blow up whats on there and upgrade to LX at the least maybe XT. Great bike for BMX enthusiasts! This bike ROCKS IT HARDCORE!

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Any with whoops and big hits!

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $660.00

Purchased At:   American River Bicycle

Similar Products Used:   Specialized P2

Bike Setup:   Current state is "STOCK"! But it will be upgraded; if I diidn't work for a shop it might be a different song and dance all together.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by steven malone a Weekend Warrior from houston, texas, u.s.a.

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2003

Strengths:    hardcore frame for the tough, heavy riders.

Weaknesses:    manitou six & derailers are kinda sucky

Bottom Line:   
great bike for the price, with a few upgrades hang with the rest.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   garmisch, germany

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   sun & ski sports

Similar Products Used:   cannondale & gary fisher

Bike Setup:   haro 8.1

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cbos from north berwick

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2002

Strengths:    this bike is very agile and goes over most any terrain. i havn't changed anything on it execpt the seat.

Weaknesses:    they derailers are a little weak and they tend to bend easily

Bottom Line:   
this bike is great for any rider who wants a quality off road bike that goes. the gearing is just right for any terrain and it just a great bike

Expand full review >>

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   philbricks

Similar Products Used:   haro v3

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Qniux Tan a Cross Country Rider from Johor,Malaysia

Date Reviewed: March 14, 2002

Strengths:    Very good frame.Agile and responsive.A good climber ... like a charging bull with its ass on fire.A good descender too ... like a wild boar running for life.

Weaknesses:    Comes with low end components.I change everything except the frame,the rims and the tyres. The upgrade costs me another seven hundred bucks.

Bottom Line:   
The perfect and ultimate frame for maniac XC riders. A few friends of mine(they ride other types of bike) who test rode my bike immediately fell in love with this bike. No problem of handling this bike at whatever terrains and conditions. For those who would like to try this bike, I suggest that they just buy the frame and custom build it.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Oil palm estate with steep slopes

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Pisang Goreng Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   GT Agressor 1.0

Bike Setup:   Complete set of Shimano XT,Rock Shox Duke SL,Thompson stem, Ritchey handlebar,Selle Italia seat,Amoeba bar ends & etc.

Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

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

Specialized Crossroads vs. 2014 Giant Escape 3 vs. Trek 8.1 DS

Hi All, My name's T1ck and you may remember me from my first post [URL]http://forums.mtbr.com/beginners-corner/noob-needs-help-everything-912683.html[/URL], probably not though... In conclusion to my last week or so, turns out a Hybrid is the way I should go, and I'm on a tight budget, primarily d ... Read More »

2001 Haro Escape 8.1

I just found this bike abandonded and Im trying to fix it up. Its really rusty so Im looking to replace a few things. What size rotor is used on the front for this? Im assuming 160 but Im not sure. Also does it use a freewheel or a cassette? ThanksRead More »

Haro Escape 8.1 (2003) -- what IS it?

I've owned a 2003 Haro Escape 8.1 since June 2005 and all I know for sure is that it's a hardtail MTB. It replaced the other MTB I was commuting on, and it was on sale at a decent discount. Now that I've been learning the distinctions between FR/DJ/XC/urban riding, I am curious what this bike wa ... Read More »

Beginner + Escape 8.1=??

Hi all, I'm considering the purchase of an '05 Escape 8.1 as my first real mountain bike...what do you all think? I'm mainly going to be using to get to some college classes and some singletrack/slight downhilling on the weekends...is the Escape going to fit my needs? Will I be able to use it to its ... Read More »

Haro Escape 8.1 vs. Hardrock Comp Disc

Hey everyone. I originally posted a thread on the "what bike to buy form" because I was looking for a bike that could really stand up to some abuse. After a large reality check in finding out that I would be spending over $1000 I have decided to be more conservative. I am 6'2" and 240lbs, from wo ... Read More »

Read More »


Interbike Featured Booths

Check out the hottest mountain bike products from these brands!

See All Interbike Coverage - Click Here »


MTBR on Facebook