Haro Extreme X1 Freeride Full Suspension

User Reviews (48)

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Derek   Cross Country Rider [Sep 04, 2010]
Strength:

This bike will take any abuse. You can shoot it. This bike also has a firm strong handle bar. Great price for what u get. It's pretty amazing what u can get with 800$ these days! I would rather have a 5000$ bmx bike bit I'm only 12 so that's not even an option!

Weakness:

A bit too heavy. An the fork broke after my first 6 ft drop!

Overall it's a great bike for cross country, and downhill riders u get an EXTREME ride!LOL

Similar Products Used: This is my first bmx
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5
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5
monarkman   Cross Country Rider [Jul 11, 2010]
Strength:

Strong, strong, strong. Takes whatever is thrown at it. Great for fast down hills, with relaxed geometry, will allow to plow over seemingly precarious sections and recovers easily out of tough situations where you are thinking to yourself, I am not going to clear this section but it does.

Weakness:

Heavy, and not a good climber. Very much effort to keep bike upright on real tight sloww single track when climbng, but it is an all mtn bike so it does what it was designed for very well.

This is a folow up review after pounding on this bike for 6+ years. It has been a bulletproof bike. Have replaced things, but the frame is killer, ergonomics are A+++ and the bike is great for fast trails, downhills and real rough terrain and drops.

Similar Products Used: FSR XC
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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
mtnbikinggolfer   Weekend Warrior [Dec 08, 2008]
Strength:

Light enough for cross country, strong enough for downhill.

Weakness:

none

It is a great, strong bike. This bike has seen some serious crashes. Several parts have been replaced but not often. It is fine for downhill. Actually, it is great for downhill. It always gives me a sense of accomplishment when I ride the shuttle up with all the downhill guys with their expensive bikes and me with mine. Especially when I pass them on the trail :). Great bike for anyone who wants to ride anything. Great price, superstrong.

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5
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5
4anthony   Downhiller [Jun 13, 2008]
Strength:

I find the frames pretty strong but I do not have stock so besides that I m not sure lol

Weakness:

I find the shock is weak because it bottoms out inless u land to tranny, I also see that the seat is uncomfy

Its a great bike for what I payed its got some good specs I need to upgrade some stuff still (casset, headset, shock, hardware, need some spacers, new brakes and I think thats it maybe the frame after a bit and new crank arms one a lil bent but it is fine)

Similar Products Used: hmm this is my first bike
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RATING
3
VALUE
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4
Lim   Weekend Warrior [Sep 03, 2007]
Strength:

strong frame perfect for young freeriders with tight budget

Weakness:

Actually, the sum of money you paid, went to the frame, thats why the strength is unpredictable (for the price)
the parts are bad that average

the previous writer was right, if possible, get only the frame. it is strong --- but not for 20ft drops, at least it is stronger than what you'll expect. This can also be an all-mountain bike, great for XC too. unfortunately...HARO installs it with an XC fork just to reduce the building cost. it works well with a fork around 150mm of travel. with good parts, drops and jumps will be much easier.

* remember to adjust the rear shox to avoid bottoming during drops >4ft*

Similar Products Used: none
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Brandon   Downhiller [Jan 07, 2007]
Strength:

Very good strong frame

Weakness:

Brake rotors too small. Marzochi MZ Comp forks get stiff in cold weather. Not for huge jumps. Suspension must be very tight to avoid bottoming out over jumps 5 feet tall or bigger

Good for a beginner downhiller that wants to get started with bigger drops and jumps

Similar Products Used: Santa Cruz Bullit
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RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Roman   [Oct 13, 2005]
Strength:

Great value, takes alot of abuse, even 5' drops to flat, very stable even in loose rocks, very predictable handling and good weight distribution.

Weakness:

The 03/04 models had bad forks (mine came w/ a 'zzochi comp1), hard to get up the hills, brake jacking and slightly sloppy handling, my model had terrible cranks that broke in the first month of riding.

On small and extra small frames the rear wheel hits the frame in the 6" travel mode- when called Haro said this is normal. 5" works better here anyway.

Great bike for the price, a perfect fit for someone just getting their first real mountainbike, but unable to dish out several thousand for a serious bike. Most of the problems from my year model have been fixed at this point. The aforementioned problem with handling are caused by the bike having a too wide turning radius which sucks for switchbacks, otherwise it's very stable and perdictable. Those with good legs will appreciate this bike, but the single pivot platformeless frame+shock will take a toll on the weaker riders. Bike is dependable both on and off the ground, and has covered for me during some realy bad landings. If you get an older model with the Comp1 fork, switch it immediatly, it will break, as will the cranks on that model.

Similar Products Used: MZ-50, Enduro PRO
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Shane C   Weekend Warrior [Feb 10, 2004]
Strength:

Tough, 6-inches in the rear, cheap for the spec.

Weakness:

Front forks need an upgrade to balance out the bike (mz comps feel great otherwise). Only the blue/silver piant job was available in OZ, green one in catalogue looks much tougher. Oh yeah, stem is only two bolt, had some bar movement but have a shorty on the way to fix that.

I only got serious about freeriding and trailriding when i got this bike. I was gonna get a hardtail cause you can get more spec for my limited dollar but found this puppy and am stoked on getting the dual. Has taken anything i have thrown at it (and i am 6'4" and pushing 90kg). 3-4 foot drops and decent gaps ride out well, i haven't really noticed the bottom of the suspension yet. I'm stoked on it, won't take much upgrading to make it fuuully siiiiick maaaate.

Similar Products Used: -
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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Hugh   [Feb 18, 2004]
Strength:

Nice & supple ride, surprisingly plush. Amazing what $800 gets you these days.

Weakness:

High standover.

Took this bike on a day ride as a bike shop rental & wasn't expecting much. It handled some pretty technical stuff with surprising ease, such as babyhead rocky single track, step ups and twisty downhills. The fork was decent and tracked well -- I'd say on par with my psylo -- and the rear hooked up on or off the saddle, with the possible exception of getting bogged down on the uphill transitions of dips & gullies. The little fire road climbing I did wasn't even that painful. Components: decent performance, even from the brakes. There's no comparing the X1 to a more sophisticated duallie, but for the price bracket I'd say it was pretty darn good. The one major complaint is the high standover: the bike feels really tall (I'm 6'1" and was riding a medium!) so steep stuff with the seat all the way down was pretty sketchy, particularly after stopping (NOT good on scary, unfamiliar terrain). For an entry level bike, it's a pretty good pick, but I'd shop around & test first to make sure the fit is right. Great value, OK ride quality.

Similar Products Used: Bullit, K2 brass monkey (hardtail)
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RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
scott bifano   Downhiller [Dec 21, 2006]
Strength:

its a pretty good overall bike, ok for urban riding, rims, and all components hold up pretty well, no problems yet, except Derailleur hanger

Weakness:

fork gets stiff when it gets cold (SR Suntour Duro) brakes arnt that good, Rear Derailleur hanger breaks alot unless Derailleur is upgraded

overall its a pretty good bike, better for downhilling. if you have te right parts on it, it can be a really solid bike.

Similar Products Used: Santa Cruz Bullit
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
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3
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