Haro Vector Bike 1998 or Older

4.5/5 (6 Reviews)

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bryan a Cross Country Rider from Bend, Oregon, USA

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2002

Strengths:    Good Welds. It's held a 200 lb rider for four years, and seen a lot of over the handle bar wrecks.
Easy to control and responsive. Easy to upgrade (universal)
If you straddle the top tube you won't be singing soprano.

Weaknesses:    It's comes stock with a lot of heavy, low end parts. Mine came with rst 260 front suspension. Great if you way 120lbs and stay on the road. The seat post is an odd size that no one keeps in stock.

Bottom Line:   
A great bike for it's cost,and easy to upgrade. The frame is well built and can take abuse and keep on going.

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Favorite Trail:   Phill's Loop (Bend, Oregon)

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Bike Barn (Eugene)

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Marzocci Z2 bam, LX hubs, XT V-Brakes, XT casset, specialized saddle,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Leo Q. a Weekend Warrior from Downey,Ca.U.S.A.

Date Reviewed: November 29, 2000

Strengths:    Frame continues to be strong after serious downhill abuse. Has always shifted well both front and rear.

Weaknesses:    Chain would stick and get kinked up. Had to be replaced almost immediately. Bell Gardens bike shop sucked were not the least bit helpful with problem. Sent them four customers three of which bought the same bike all in one month and the chubby owner(who is married to a girl from Pius X) still did not honor the free tuneups he promised. Just because the bike looked used (mud and scratches). Duh! it,s amountain bike. oH YEA THE headset did break.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this bike seven years ago and have been mountain biking ever since. I have several bikes now but still this bike is ridden if not by me,by someone I'm introducing to the adventure. On the mountain I still pass 89% of the riders up there going up or flying down on my so called hard tail solid fork purple bull bars Haro Vector 3a.

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Favorite Trail:   any new one

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Bell Gardens Cyclery on Florence

Similar Products Used:   Almost All

Bike Setup:   Vector 3a. Kalloy alloy. IRC Mythos. Aheadset. Some kind of V-BRAKE PROTOTYPE BILLET BRAKES. aZONIC PEDALS. nice comfy gel seat. A rare cromoly fork.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jason from Carbondale, IL, USA

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2000

Strengths:    Frame

Weaknesses:    Rear hub

Bottom Line:   
I've only had this bike for a few weeks but already have had found some strengths and weakness. I got this bike used and it came in great shape, but only a week after I receved it the rear hub gave out. The headset also comes lose occasionaly. Over all I like this bike, I haven't had the chance to go offroad much but I think it will preform. I think it would be a good investment for anybody who needs a cheap, high quality bike.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $150.00

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Reo Night a Weekend Warrior from B.C.,Canada

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2000

Strengths:    tough as crap
easily modifiable
retro look(now anyways)

Weaknesses:    brakes
rear berings

Bottom Line:   
wicked buy, will last a lifetime, 4 years for me and I've given it no respect.

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Favorite Trail:   area 52

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Similar Products Used:   lots

Bike Setup:   Haro Vector V3, V-brakes,rockshox,fisher wheels

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bob a Weekend Warrior from palmer , alaska

Date Reviewed: February 26, 2000

Strengths:    Tough frame and a solid feel to it for only 400 bucks. Though haro was into the bmx mode it finally stepped up to bat with their mountain bike to join the ranks with the other mountain bikes. This bike is not for the extreme rider but is more or less for the ocasional beating and off roading.

Weaknesses:    Rims are a little on theweak side and tweak easy. I recomend if the bike is kept for any amount of time to upgrade the crank, brakets and wheel sets to sealed berrings mine wore out and its a maintanece nightmare to upkeep without them. Akso the headset keeps unscrewing watch out for it.

Bottom Line:   
Though the bike has its downfalls, its garenteed for life on the frame and forks, cant beat that.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Tim Hopkins a racer from Canberra Australia

Date Reviewed: June 14, 1998

Bottom Line:   

Suspension forks on this baby go off. Standard issue Stainless steel forks that is quite strong NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!The headset is awsome but watch out if you ride of a gutter it will snap in half the handlebars are great when you have your boyfreind sitting on them because i know i like boys and my daddy goes off aswell this bike is the best bike i have ridden in all my life it only costs 50 cents australian its a bargain. Its better thatn any other bike on the market even better then the mongoose 9.7 or any other bike in that price range $5000.00 and up.

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