a Weekend Warrior
from Orlando Florida USA
Date Reviewed: March 10, 2010
Strengths: the frame is very strong, has filp flop hubs with 14mm axles, gripy pedals, great cranks, locking pegs.
Weaknesses: only comes with one chain tensor. stock sprocket and chain is weak. stock lever is weak. stock brakes don't stick to the black rim at first but work fine after you wear off the black paint,
you might want to replace some parts. Most riders now days want a very light bike. For me I learned to ride on a haro backtrail that I custom built from the Dans comp mag. I spent $1,100 on that bike and could not brake it!!! That bike was very heavy!!! It pushed about 56lb. I can't tell you how many times I've broke chains, forks, bars, post, axles, rims, ans so on... I'll stick to the old stuff. It want brake....
a Weekend Warrior
from Nashua New Hampshire
Date Reviewed: May 11, 2008
Strengths: Mad durable, mad good bike for begineers, mad light, mad good seat, mad good handle bars evn tho they are stock, mad good rim liners!
Weaknesses: shi**y a** grips, if pegs are on back rim and u have mad long feet they get in the way!
if u are just begininng or have been riding for years ,this bike is a bomb a** bike i recomend you TRY TO FIND ONE THEY WERE ONLY MAD IN 2003 AND THEN HARO STOPPED PRODUCTION IF YOU GET YOUR HANDS ON ONE TRY TO KEEP IT AS LONG AS YOU CAN!!
Similar Products Used: haro revo haha what a joke haro x-3 mirra co icon
Bike Setup: no pegs, mad low seat, and dans comp super thick tubes
from williamsville, NY, USA
Date Reviewed: July 27, 2007
Strengths: frame, bars, 14mm axles, pedals, spindle, cranks, bar ends, light weight pegs, chain tensor weight is decent
Weaknesses: seat and seatpost are wayyyy too heavy. stem is also heavy. stock sprocket is big and weak. stock chain is pretty bad. THE BOLTS THAT HOLD THE CRANKS TO THE SPINDLE CAN LOOSEN ON BUMPY DIRT! stock stem slips a little bit. stock lever is weak and akward. stock grips are crappy. stock brakes don't stick to the stock black rim, especially when it's dusty. the freewheel in the back sticks really bad if it's not cleaned on a regular basis. giro cause nothing but problems.
front fork is heavyyyyyyyyyyy
good for the money. if your not just riding to school or to a friends house and you accually ride bmx, you might want to replace some minor parts. i listen them above. >>if your concerned about weight, you need to either cut the seatpost or get a new one. the seat is heavy and is just for comfort. and the front forks are lead. haha their made for durability and with the 14mm dropouts the wheels is heavy too. the frame is very strong and not too heavy.
Bike Setup: mosh short grips cut down haro slim bars (stock) but i cut them down about 1.15 inches on both sides dirt harry lever (unbreakable) oddessy long cable. (GET RID OF THE GIRO) mosh stem w/ titanium bolts primo 36T sprocket (it's heavy but very strong) wal-mart chain (their cheap and fairly strong) cut 5.5 inches off seat post and saved like 6 pounds. haha GT 2001 lightweight racing seat kenda tires: kutless and kovert
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: June 27, 2007
Strengths: This bike passes the basket ball test easy.No shakes,No clanks.No noise . Every bolt is secure completely on this bad boy.I throw this bike around all the time.When i get angry, I throw the bike around.She still looks at me says.That is all you got. ilmao
Weaknesses: If you like to fly high in the air and perform all of those super human type stuff, this bike is not for you.But if you are ready to tear up the streets, get this bike .I hate the rims, the brake levers, the left side crank,and the seat.
Bottom line is if you are fresh to the bicycle game, get you a strong frame.This bike rocks at everything.
Similar Products Used: previously owned Age 16 gt performer Age 17 mongoose villain Age 19 mountain bike mongoose Age 20 mountain bike trek 900 Age 21 mountain bike gt backwood Age 23 motorcycle 1995 yamaha frz 600 sweet Age 24 car 1986 mazda rx-7 rotary engine Age 25 1990 honda accord plain Age 26 1989 lincoln mark vII Age 27 1988 chevy cavalier Age 28 1990 honda accord fully custom body kit.pimped out. Age 29 bicycle haro f5 function Age until now. Next , i want a sunday frame. Sorry i got carried away.
Bike Setup: i always worked on my bikes ever since i was a boy until now.I threw on some ARaya double wall 4x4 chrome 36 spoke wheels SWEET I threw on lhe latest animal tires.SWEET I changed the cables to some odyssey linear click cables. I put the crank on the right hand side. I changed the brake levers. I put some shadow conspiracy seat. I had this bike set up for freestyle with 4 pegs and the front brake set up. I recently took every thing off except the back peg because it takes too much time, devotion, balance and fustration. YEs it is nice to do flatlands but i find it much easier to just get on my bike and hit the streets or a local park. i think i will do a decade when i am 90 years old or something.lol
a Weekend Warrior
from Gig Harbor, WA US.
Date Reviewed: September 6, 2006
Strengths: The strenths of this bike is the frame...I can go off jumps and fall and the bike will not ever be dented..Very strong!
Weaknesses: The weakness is trying to sell it so if anyone wants to buy a nice bike thats in very good condition then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. really need to sell! Located in Tacoma Washington....My name is Aaron Price: $350.00
This is the best bmx bike for beginners all the way to pro`s
Date Reviewed: March 18, 2005
Strengths: this bike is the best bike i have ever owned its pretty much all really awesome
Weaknesses: i have been expriancing some problems with the back wheel/hub/free wheel. thats about it
the bottom line is that this bike is freakine awesome, im a big guy, and this bike has lasted me longer than any other thing, i put a knew sprockt on it and its cool, and knew fre wheel, but thats about all the probs with it, so if you are looking to get a siick new bmx bike, look at this one, its really good, rock out and later.
from Oakland, CA
Date Reviewed: November 2, 2004
Strengths: Srtong and sturdy, very reliable!
Weaknesses: The left-hand drive is a bit confusing and the bike only comes with 2 pegs and a back brake. Personnaly i changed it over to the right after the pedal came out and i took a really bad fall. That was beacause of work i had done to it and they put the pedal in wrong.
Great BMX bike ( NONE LIKE IT ) Best buy out there.
Similar Products Used: Mongoose speedlimit Haro Backtrail x1
a Weekend Warrior
from New York
Date Reviewed: August 2, 2004
Strengths: The entire bike is incredibly strong. This bike has been droped all over the concrete and smashed into walls and grinded on so many hard stone surfaces and it's still solid and makes no sound as if it were brand new....i don't get it. And the frame with or without the stickers looks beautiful.
If your serious about riding and you know your gonna stick to biking then buy the bike. It's probably the last bike you will need unless, somewhere along the line you want a different image. It's strong as hell and that blue frame is gorgeous. Just writing about it makes me wanna go out and ride right now.... and i'm gonna do so.
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I just purchased this bike the other day as my first. I got what I felt to be a really good deal on it. I was looking for a 26" bike, just didn't feel comfortable on the 29". Doing my homework, I read alot about this bike being a very good one to put money into.
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So, I'm dumping the BB5 brakes and going with Elixer R's. I'm wanting a larger rotor. Will a larger rotor than the stock 160mm fit inside the stays? 180 or 185 would please me. Of course I would need the adapter to move the caliper out.Read More »