Haro Backtrail X4 2003 Freestyle Dirt Jumper

4.38/5 (13 Reviews)
MSRP : $419.99


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Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nyquist07 a Weekend Warrior from Bremen, Indiana, USA

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2011

Strengths:    Its a sturdy Bike it doesnt tweek real bad on heavy slams. the whole bearing setup are all sealed bearings. not to heavy and holds up on street And vert not just dirt.

Weaknesses:    Brakes are oddessey and they suck broke the top brake cable 7 times and bottom 2 times the House of Bikes gave me a dragonfly Handle and intire brake setup.

Bottom Line:   
The best bike ever ridin other than GT performer.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   House Of Bikes


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Lb a Weekend Warrior from Pittsfield, MA

Date Reviewed: March 31, 2010

Strengths:    It really holds up. It's taken just about 8 years of abuse and it keeps on going. Feels like it's built well. Seems to be a medium weight bike, which is a better thing now that I'm older. Good bike on dirt of street.

Weaknesses:    As many others have said, the crank has issues. It's also very low to the ground, probably worth replacing if you ride a lot of street.

Bottom Line:   
I got this bike when it first came out and have rode it every time I get the chance since then. It's been a wonderful bike and it takes a ton of abuse. Had to redo the barrings in the crank just recently, as they were pretty shot from all the dirt riding over the years. If you're younger/lighter weight this may not be the bike for you and may seem heavy. I'm 160 pounds and find it to be a pretty perfect weight. Overall it really feels like it just wants to be rode.

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Favorite Trail:   Who knows? I ride a lot of different stuff

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Mike's Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Haro 540.

Bike Setup:   Stock except the fork. Gone through a few Haro forks, I seem to enjoy bending them for whatever reason.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bigwilk76 a Weekend Warrior from kentucky

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2009

Strengths:    it is heavy and canwithstand anything u throw at it

Weaknesses:    weight and the crank always made noises

Bottom Line:   
this bike can handle the abuse of a 275 pound football player with superstrong legs giving it hell all the time jumping off of 9,10, and even a 15 set drop it has been through so much my grandpa bought it for me on my 13th birthday adn i am now 20 there is not another bike that can withdand the abuse mine has been through i have had over 1200 dollars invested in it and im getting ready to paint it adn rebuild it from the bottom up bc it has sat for a year and a half but its a superior bike!

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Favorite Trail:   unknown

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   schellers of louisvi

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   aftermarket handelbars upgraded crank bearings new rear wheel assemble snafu knob job tires leather seat fbm sprocket with chrome allot sprocket grin/guard new grips and end pieces upgraded odyessy brakes and some other things its been a while since i even looked at it!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by william lyons from Minnesota

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2007

Strengths:    the forsk ride nice and can take a beating. The slim bars are lite and have a nice feel. frame is awsome and suits a heavy rider like me.

Weaknesses:    the crank bolts come off, cranks make noises, the seat rips way to fast, and the rims are durable but weight alot

Bottom Line:   
its an awsome bike. it the best one ive used. the frame is heavy but not real heavy, if you buy a haro X4 get new rims cause they are heavy, and purchase new 3 piece cranks also. people that are heavier should try the bike cause it can support the wieght of a heavy rider, and aggressive riders cause this bike can take a beating. people who are lighter shouldnt ride because the bike might be to heavy for you. i love my haro ive put at least $300 into it its now worth the 5 times as much as i paid for it.

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Favorite Trail:   skate parks

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $130.00

Purchased At:   pawn shop

Similar Products Used:   nothing

Bike Setup:   i got the stock slim bars and fork and seat. DK vice (grips), primo wall tires (which i highly recommend) odyssey monlever brake lever, white animal brake cable, odyssey evolvers which are blue, haro bars ends, AMC silver chain, Dicta 14 tooth freewheel, and a 39 tooth haro sprocket.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by cj a Weekend Warrior from rotterdam

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2005

Strengths:    High duribility

Weaknesses:    weight

Bottom Line:   
good bike for a random rider that has a lot of strength. A bit too heavy for distance or air jumping for me. I like the weight for wheelies and manuels. i tried it on my friends mongoose outer limit and flipped. overall, its a good bike, a little expensive, but it can take a lot of damage.

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Favorite Trail:   fiero park rotterdam

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Klarksfield Cycles (i think thats how you spell it)

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   good setup

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jack Ripken a Weekend Warrior from Pittsfield

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2005

Strengths:    It has a very strong and Sturdy frame that looks like it is going to last me a long time.The Crank is good too.

Weaknesses:    Its Pretty heavy, Not too heavy though.

Bottom Line:   
It is a Great Bike and I recomend it to anyone who just likes to ride around or go off jumps because it is very durable and can last a long time.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Got it From a Friend

Similar Products Used:   Backtrail x3, Mirra 360

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tony Heyer a Racer from valrico,fl,usa

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2005

Strengths:    everything ive beaten the living hell out of this thing and it kept going the frame and fork are indestructable i put nyquist signerture bars n it but stock slim bars were great
once i came of a dropp and landed on a rock with the crank arm! i thought for sure it was trashed but it was fine remember this bike was desinghed so that nyquist himself couldnt break it


Weaknesses:    yeah the crank popped a little so what nothing a set of $20.00 sealed bearings didnt fix

Bottom Line:   
great bike nearly indestructable only what you expect from haro

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Favorite Trail:   maderd park

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   auction website

Similar Products Used:   other bactrails but nothing this strong


Bike Setup:   nyquist bars 4 industry pegs snafu rim job tires sealed bearings

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Todd O'Rourke a Weekend Warrior from williamstown,N.J.,U.S.A.

Date Reviewed: January 2, 2005

Strengths:    The X4 is great for trails & dirt jumps. I recomend this bike to people that have been riding dirt for sometime frame is great & sturdy come with great parts like the oddesy modulator & tripple wall rims.

Weaknesses:    The crank makes all types of sounds and the bike is heavy

Bottom Line:   
The bike is a great product if you can get pass the sounds of the crank and weight. But over all any body will be pleased.

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Favorite Trail:   TX's Trails

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Bike Line

Similar Products Used:   S&M classic dirt bike also Haro Mirra Pro


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dwayne Taylor a Cross Country Rider from Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A.

Date Reviewed: December 11, 2004

Strengths:    Comes with good stock components, Super Tuff and cheap

Weaknesses:    Cranks make all kindsa noise, and the clear coat on my raw finish was very weak.(I covered the frame in spray on Truck bed liner now).

Bottom Line:   
Overall it's a great bike for the price. It's a little short for me, but I'm 6'3"

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Favorite Trail:   The City

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $420.00

Purchased At:   Collins Cycle

Similar Products Used:   A we the people and a hot rod

Bike Setup:   Stock W/rightside pegs and spray on truck bed liner finish

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tim Farrell a Racer from Levittown, PA, USA

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2004

Strengths:    The Haro Backtrial X4 has many great strengths. The X4 has the best forks, great crank, light front end.


Weaknesses:    The Haro Backtrial X4 has only 1 weakness, the weight.

Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is the X4 is a great bike to have. Just one bad thing it is heavy for most people.

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Favorite Trail:   Bensalem

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $415.00

Purchased At:   Clyle Fit

Bike Setup:   Medium tire pressure

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Matt a Racer from Des Moines IA

Date Reviewed: October 16, 2003

Strengths:    Stout!

Weaknesses:    Heavy!

Bottom Line:   
The cranks creak already. Other than that, it feels so solid. I've been bashing curbs 'cause I can't bunny hop it, and it'll roll right over 'em with less fuss than a 26" tire. I'm pretty sure it weighs more than my mountain bike and my 'cross bike combined. I got it to learn to jump gaps, I only have ridden 26" xc and freeride bikes (or roadbikes) so I don't have much to compare to.

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Favorite Trail:   Science Center

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jimmy a Weekend Warrior from Wisconsin

Date Reviewed: June 16, 2003

Strengths:    NONE

Weaknesses:    NONE

Bottom Line:   
NONE

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   Abercrombie

Similar Products Used:   NONE

Bike Setup:   NONe

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jeremy cook a Weekend Warrior from Chattanooga , TN , USA

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2003

Strengths:    Frame & Forks are verry strong and designed for a larger rider as well as a medium one, I have the nyquist sig. bars and there verry solid but flexable enought not to jar ya when you land , the wheels that come on this bike are great!!! alex tripple wall's . The geometry of the bike is excelent for a rider of 5'10 5'11 , I myself weigh in at 265 lb's and feel confedent on this frame & fork !!

Weaknesses:    The Cranks (fusion) 3pc were popping after about 3 wks , the weight of the bike , it weighs atound 7 lbs frame alone , not too bad, butth e complete bike in a whole is realy heavy!! and the seat practicaly decentergrated in a matter of wks, just not to tuff!

Bottom Line:   
If your an older rider or of a larger size this bike may suit you fine and will hold up under preasure , but might take some gettn used to!!

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Favorite Trail:   Street

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   East Ridge Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   specialized TR-X

Bike Setup:   Stock backtrails X4

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