a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: August 3, 2010
Strengths: rock solid bike, grippy tyres, nice crank and handlebars.
Weaknesses: brakes don't work very well, crashed into a massive gate, forks suck, and the seat is a bit dodgy.
it's a good bike for the summertime, insanely cheap, i just hate the forks though. i'm not going to buy more expensive forks, because the jumps i do are quite small but they jar my wrists. overall, an amazing bike for the price and i just love riding it.
Bike Setup: Seat is up high cuz i ride it every day all day to get around
a Weekend Warrior
from Atlanta, GA, USA
Date Reviewed: August 22, 2007
Strengths: Rock solid....it's a Haro. Well thought out frame tubing and welds. 24" wheels carry great momentum anywhere. Feels better in the air than a 20".
Weaknesses: Front fork and rims are not the best for dirt jumping. Even after upgrading them, it's still a cheap ride.
BUY IT. A great platform to build on if you're on a budget. Great for urban, dirt jumping, or trails. The bike stock will last you a long time if you are an average rider. Haro will have my future business.
Bike Setup: Stock, well cut about an inch off each end of the handle bars, feels great now.
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: June 22, 2007
Strengths: this bike is straight hardcore. i ride all street, sometimes dirt. its taken a constant beating, i ride almost every single day, my bike 90% all stock and still riding hard. all grinds, jumps, 180's, stairs everything
Weaknesses: the stock rims are preety weak for street riding after a year my spokes and rims were thrashed, everything else stayed in great condition. and the tektro brake lever sucks
if your looking for a 24in street bike that rides hard this is it bottom line
Similar Products Used: 20in haro mirra 540 air, 20in mosh bmx, 20in we the people, i got the x24 backtrail cause im 5'11 and i felt like i needed some more room, this bike worked out perfect i had to get practice my manuals and my 180's after switching from the 20in after that everything flowed together
Bike Setup: 80% stock/ alex triple wall rims
from bakersfield, california, united states
Date Reviewed: August 5, 2006
Strengths: EVERYTHING it is a rock solid bike!
Weaknesses: It is easy to under estimate the size of the bike when you are ridding it, and you end of casing jumps!
It is a rock solid bike that is hard to damage. The only thing that has been damaged on it (by my very heavy use) is the back rim, and that’s only because I cased a cement half pipe.
The gyro is great and I haven't had any problems with it. Oh wait, I forgot I snapped the break leaver when I was moving the bike. The break leaver isn't week but won't stand up against being hit repeatedly (from falling).
The only modification I had to do to this amazing bike was replace the tubes with thick tubes that have slime in them. (All the good dirt jumps are infested with sticker, broken glass, and other stuff that puts holes in tubes)
from frederick M.D. U.SA.
Date Reviewed: January 18, 2005
Strengths: I am a heavy rider 230 at 5'8". i ride hard and bike alot this bike is my favorite to ride i have never heard a creak or had any problems with anything on this bike.the stock tires kick a** too. with a few modifications this bike may last a long while.
Weaknesses: the gyro,the pedals,the bars,seat,the crank,the peadle cranks,brake lever/cable,
i hot rodded this stock bike out and i have one of the nicest bikes ive ever ridden and one of the cheape$t!!! for any one who wants a FUN bike this is it,for any one who wants to kick some dirt a** this is also your bike.this bike is also for the father who dosent want to look stupid riding the "granny bike" this bike will still keep you cool with the kids. i have converted alot of people to riding 24"cruser bikes in my area with my haro. i bought the 2003 cruser loved it,then i bought the 2004 cruser i love it, and i will probally buy the 2005
Bike Setup: the gyro was the first to go.haro frame,stock wheels,stock tires,stock fork,standard neck(red),destroy seatstay(red),profile bottom/cranks(classic),primo tenderizers peadels(red),41 tooth sproket,s&m cruser bars (1.1/2"cut on each side)red primo grips,primo brake lever,skull stem caps,chain tentioners(very go investment)
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: December 18, 2004
Strengths: Feels like a 20 inch BMX bike, but for an adult. Stiff frame that takes jumps and hits pretty well. The price is unbeatable. My wife is 5'1 so it fits her perfect, great excuse to get a bike to ride around the neighborhood and local park.
Weaknesses: The seat and the brake. My shoes are needed sometimes to stop me when I am at speed.
I bought this bike to goof around on and it is great for that. It is fun to ride and reminds me of when I was a kid and rode a 20 inch. On days when I do not really feel like ridding I usualy pull this out and cruise around on it.
Bike Setup: Stock except for the KORE platform pedals.
Date Reviewed: September 5, 2004
Strengths: follow up from last review- after the 3 months the cranks are still straight, I expected them to last less than a month. still a rad bike. Rims will last with some tlc, like retensioning the lame factory job. 24", 36 spoke single wall rims aren't strong to begin with , especially if your used to 20" 48's so take care. frame is still in perfect shape but i only jump it, no grinds.
Weaknesses: the forks lasted 2 weeks and I babied them. for the price of the bike it's expected, I ordered new forks the day after I bought it. The bars lasted a month and a half, longer than I expected. these are the only parts I've had problems with and I bought the bike expecting it.
the only parts to bend were the bars and forks which cost $220 cdn to replace(170us)the bike was 370cdn(285us)new, that adds up to about the price of an S&M cruiser frame and fork, that's a crazy deal. If you land smooth or only ride trails with nice landings the forks and bars will last longer, I do a lot of landings to flat ground. I still can't believe the cranks are straight! this thing is awsome. great as a beater if you don't want to break your race cruiser or as a hardcore dirtjumper. it's a tank, don't race it. overall rating gains a point from last time.
Similar Products Used: standard STA, Hutch RA24 cruiser
Bike Setup: changed the hubs, but only because I had some laying around the originals are alright. S&M pitchforks, S&M cruiser bars(gay bars)because the originals bent, also S&M seat,odyssey stem,primo pedals and redline 41 tooth sprocket not because these things broke, just 'cause i had these parts around.
a Weekend Warrior
from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Date Reviewed: June 14, 2004
Strengths: Cheap!, Feels like a 20" BMX, 3 piece cranks, bars look strong, 990's and its a BMX!!! not a MTB converted to look like a BMX. A dirt jumper not a racer. A gyro on a cruiser!? Interesting!
Weaknesses: The forks aren't the strongest, ok for smooth landings, started to twist after about 10 hard landings.
For the price, 370CDN with tax, it is damn near disposable. Handles and jumps awsome. even with new forks it's still cheap. 3 piece cranks are cool for the price, loose bearings instead of sealed so maybe they didn't skimp on strength. Good as a second bike if you don't want to blow big bucks on a cruiser or as a beginner bike. Great for some one who just likes to ride and doesn't really care about fancy status symbol parts. If only lasts the summer you still get your money's worth.