Haro V4 2003 Hardtail

3.88/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $620.00

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ryalm85 a Weekend Warrior from Miami, FL

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2009

Strengths:    Strong very simple design. Some what of a light frame. Great entry bike and then some.

Weaknesses:    The holes for the rear V-brakes are odd I was unable to find any that would fit it. To many screws to install water bottles or air pumps, and some seem to have no purpose.

Bottom Line:   
I bought the frame itself and added all new aftermarket components, so I can only speak on the frame. To me it seems light and has been through some real tough terrain (even some not intended for bikes)

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Favorite Trail:   The Breaks at Bar-H Ranch

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Mongoose XR200 and Schwinn Ridge AL

Bike Setup:   Haro V4 with 27 speeds Shimano LX drive train, Sun Rhyno Lite wheels, Truvativ crank set, Richey Pro handlebar and stem, Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes, Pivot seat post and Marzocchi MX Comp forks.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Mike Rose a Cross Country Rider from Denver, CO, US

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2007

Strengths:    Fast and responsive, Sram derailers are great!

Weaknesses:    WARRANTY! My frame broke just above the derailleur hanger. Haro warranties the frame, but not the labor or the parts needed to upgrade to the new replacement frame. To rebuild the bike will cost almost $400 without labor.
A bit heavy, stock seat cheap, black anodized parts fade to gold, cheap bottom bracket did not last 100miles

Bottom Line:   
Has been a decent bike for the price I paid. Not worth full retail with the heavy and cheap components that it comes with. I would not recommend that anyone buy Haro if they actually plan to use it on a trail. But the overall clincher was the sorry warranty. All I have now is a bike with a fork, and a rear derailleur. Nothing else will fit on this new warranty frame, not even the wheels.

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Favorite Trail:   Angel Fire to Taos

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $499.00

Similar Products Used:   Giant Iguana, Marin b-27

Bike Setup:   stock drivetrain, bontrager riser and handelbars

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Cory a Weekend Warrior from Dartmouth, NS, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2007

Strengths:    The frame.

Weaknesses:    forks, highly suggest looking into new brand if you are a hard core rider.

Bottom Line:   
Good bike for an easy rider, great for trails/city commute, not so much a bike for down hill.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   sportwheels

Similar Products Used:   Haro v3,v1

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Amitai Gat a Cross Country Rider from Israel

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2006

Strengths:    Light, fast, comfortable after a little investment in seat

Weaknesses:    Gets out of tune quite fast, seat sucks.

Bottom Line:   
Very good bike for the price. I rode 16 miles to work with them on a daily basis, in dirt roads and had no problems.
they tend to get out of tune after couple of weeks, quite annoying. I like their speed and light weight. I highly reccomend them for someone who wants good bike w/ 27 speeds and doesn't want the Specilized models.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Matzman-Merutz

Bike Setup:   stock-seat changed for simple one with a gap in the middle to ensure blood supply to the most important area in the male body ;-).
slime for the tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob David from Chandler, AZ

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2006

Strengths:    This bike Rocks

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
Very worth the price of $500.00

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Favorite Trail:   South Mountain

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $499.00

Purchased At:   Tempe Bikes in Tempe,AZ

Similar Products Used:   Treck 4500

Bike Setup:   All Stock, prob get new seat later.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Weekend Warrior from Ottawa, ON, Canada

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2003

Strengths:    Awesome frame, good weight. XT 9sp rear derailleur, truvativ cranks, solid wheel components.

Weaknesses:    Manitou axel fork is a little bit hard to tune to exactly the right style for different types of riding. Crummy seat and grips.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is well worth the $800 i paid (canadian). It's tough, reliable and looks trick. Haven't had any major problems in the past couple of months of riding, just minor rear derailleur slippage, easily tuned.

Haro's doing a good job of moving into the mtb community. They may not have the "name" yet, but for me, that just makes their prices affordable.

You might wanna get some new pedals/seat/grips to replace the generic ones that come with it. Also, a slight-rise bar would be a wise investment.

If you're a hardcore "Canadian bike brands only" kinda person, this isn't your bike. Try Norco, Rocky Mountain. But for cross-mountain/epic/low-end freeriding, and some fun downhillin' this bike is definitely the shizzat.

5 flamin dog-crap ratings both overall and value.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $601.00

Purchased At:   Sport-x Smiths Falls

Bike Setup:   Stock.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by J D a Weekend Warrior from Castle Rock, CO

Date Reviewed: July 12, 2003

Strengths:    Awesome Components for $600. XT rear derailer, Deore Front and Manitou 100m front fork, TruVativ Crank.

Weaknesses:    Seat, Pedals, Wish had Disk Brakes!

Bottom Line:   
The greatest bike for the $$$. I checked out a number of other bikes and this one rocks! Took it off Road today and Love it!

Go Buy It!

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Favorite Trail:   Waterton Canyon

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Country Peddler - Castle Rock

Similar Products Used:   Checked out Kona NUNU, Gary Fisher Tassajara, Giant Rainier.

Bike Setup:   Stock, but soon will change Pedals and Seat

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Will a Weekend Warrior from Houston, TX

Date Reviewed: December 24, 2002

Strengths:    The only bike presently on the market with a 9 speed Shimano XT rear derailleur, the front derailleur and shifters are Deore. A Manitou Axle Comp 100mm Travel Fork, an Alex DM18 Double Wall 32h w/CNC Sidewall Rim, a WTB Velociraptor 2.1 Tires and Alloy Caged Pedals w/Toe Clip/Strap for only $500.00

Weaknesses:    Crank set and breaks

Bottom Line:   
Unable to find a bike for less than $500.00 with Shimano XT rear derailleur. The frame holds a 6'2", 245 Lbs. kamikaze with ease. The contour of the upper bar has safe me from several painful memoirs.

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Favorite Trail:   T H Park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Sun and Ski

Similar Products Used:   Similar priced Specialized, Trek and Motobecane,

Bike Setup:   Stock

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