Haro Escape 8.2 Freeride Hardtail

User Reviews (28)

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Jessie   [Jul 21, 2013]
Strength:

Beefy frame, decent components

Weakness:

Fork is weak but it is 9yrs old

I like it, but it is slow

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4
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4
kuku   Racer [Feb 03, 2011]
Strength:

nice bike)

happy

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5
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5
blakey   Weekend Warrior [Sep 27, 2009]
Strength:

STRONG BIKE....the frame is strong....i like the front end set up...brakes are excellent.... can handle drops like no other...same with jumps...fairley light bike

Weakness:

i think the shifting is prettymuch crap on this bike...the bottombracket dint impress me much eighter

this bike is tough... pretty duriable and a good back country bike....im happpy with it for what i paid

Similar Products Used: first good mtn bike
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4
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4
Horse   Weekend Warrior [Apr 05, 2004]
Strength:

Great bike for what I payed.

Weakness:

A might heavy - but im also out of shape so who cares.

Great bike and it was nicely priced. I couldnt find a bike that had this good of components for this cheap. Its hot the God-All-Mighty of mtb's but it does its job very well. Brakes are really good stock tires are great for dirt (so so on downhill snow) climbs well enough (would be better if I was more in shape) and is in its element coming down the backside. I usually last up the hill (weight is my enemy! =) ) but im always first coming down!

Get this bike if you have less than a grand to spend on a tough good looking good performing bike!

Similar Products Used: Most of the others
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4
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5
Jamey Hudson   Downhiller [Sep 29, 2006]
Strength:

The Biggest drop I have hit so far was a stair case that was about five feet during an urban session with a couple of buddies. I was impressed that nothing bent or broke landing that hard on flat concrete. The frame is awsome and will withstand being slamed agian and agian.

Weakness:

The front fork is to soft and doesnt have enough travel. I am hopeing to upgrade to bombers soon. I have also broken two spokes in the rear wheel already but thats no big deal, an easy fix.

This is a great all around bike. It's a little heavy for a hardcore cross country rider. But overall its a great bike for any situation, and will hold up to any thing you throw at it.

Similar Products Used: None
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5
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5
zach goings   Downhiller [Mar 09, 2004]
Strength:

bike frame is durable, the price is excellent for the product

Weakness:

the shock that came stock doesn't cut it for big drops and things The only other thing would be pedaling uphill the stem isn't quite long enough and causes the bike to start to wheelie but that could be fixed with a longer stem

The 8.2 is a great bike and a great value. I use it for everything. Trailriding, dirt jumping, urban assault, and some freeriding. Even raced it downhill.

Similar Products Used: None this was my first mtn bike
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4
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5
Bryce   Weekend Warrior [Sep 28, 2005]
Strength:

This is the single most solid stock freeride hardtail on the market. The Frame is Huge, and i cannot stress that enough, it is massive, and really stiff, and really nice geometry for me (im 5'11" and 240lbs, riding a medium)The stock components are also really really nice, included in the package are sram x7 shifters and deraileur in the back, and a deore up front, it came with a bash guard, and 18 speeds, whichwas fine for me. Also, it has avid BB5 mech disc brakes with an 8 up front and a 6 in back, and they have some serious stopping power. The Kenda nevegal and blue groove tires, int the rear and front respectively, are great,. and grip in most conditions, the only one i have had trouble with thus far is sandy stuff, but not much round here. Truvativ cranks are not that bad, could be upgraded, and the handle bars are also truvativs, hussefelts, and theyre oversized, which are really stiff and handle great. finally, the fork isnt bad at all, the manitou splice comp, though they are a budget item, but their 130 mm holds its own, the only thing they realy lack really is adjustments

Weakness:

The fork could be better, but is fine for me. also, the paint kinda sucks, it chips pretty easily, but its only cosmetic, and since its an aluminum frame, no worries for rust. also, the stock rear tire is a 2.35, and i super knobby, and they rub the rear triangle quite a bit, but again, not a huge deal. theres nothing to complain about on this bike though, its super solid

This bike is great, theyre is absolutely nothing wrong with its inistial set up, i freeride with this bike, do cross country and a little urban, as well as hit my big ass kickers. this bike will do it all, no problem, but it is a little slow on the climbs, and has some issues with tight turns, but nothing to totally reject it for. i love this bike, and aside from the upgrades i wish to make, most of which will be made within the next month or so, and is all just personal preference i dont really need a big ring, and the short cage is preventitive of slapping, this bike is a killer value, i mean ridiculous, nothing better, buy this bike, i love haro bikes, and have always ridden them

Similar Products Used: none, maybe a marin b-17
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5
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5
Will Tomlinson   [May 16, 2006]
Strength:

Sturdy frame, great geometry, strong wheelset w/excellent brakes, and it was a steal with the components it came with.

Weakness:

By far the worst cranks I have ever used. I bent them off of a 2' drop and I only weigh 165. Switch them out with a better pair right off the bat and save some trouble.

I loved this bike. It was fast, maneuverable and sturdy so you don't have to worry about the bike when you ride it off something. It comes with Sun HillRod rims which for the price were very hard to throw out of true. I rode this bike for the better part of a year and I have only had to true the rims once. I have ridden everything from raised trails to urban to dirt jumping and the bike has always been reliable. It's geometry made it really easy to manual and wheelies come as naturally as walking.

Bottom Line: Get this bike if you are a beginner and want a good bike to learn on, or if you just want to save some money. It won't dissapoint.

Similar Products Used: All types of freeride hardtails.
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4
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5
mike b   Weekend Warrior [Dec 27, 2005]
Strength:

Brakes have great power and feel.Strong beefy frame.Feels relativly nimble and easy to control. Very sturdy and predictable at high speeds and technical sections. Great looking bike.

Weakness:

Forks are decent but feel a little squishy even after proper settings. I have had crank problems since the first month i had this. Also chainrings seem to be cheesier than normal. Notchy shifting.

Great bike for aggresive trail riding. Deff. a true downhill bike! Feels Great on intense downhills! This bike is not at all intended to be on the road. If you want to do alot of road riding along with trails than look somewhere else. Other than that this is a awesome bike. Experts will not appreciate the stock fork

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4
VALUE
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4
Jesse   [Apr 16, 2004]
Strength:

affordable yet valuable and feature-full!

Weakness:

as it is versitile mtb/bmx/road or trail it is not %100 perfect for any one of those things, but it's damn good for all of them! (which is actually a plus)

This is a damn good bike. It may not be the best for any one catagory, but it is the most versitile yet affordable bike out there. Shifting is smooth and accurate, brakes work, impact off a 5 foot drop is... what impact? bike control is stupendous and it even comes equipped with excellent pedals.

Similar Products Used: comparable Giants, Specialized, Trek
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5
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5
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