Haro Thread Eight Freeride Hardtail

  • New Thread frame w/ 1.5” head tube and sliding, adjustable dropouts
  • Hayes disc brakes
  • SRAM 8-speed drivetrain
  • Manitou Splice Comp 130mm travel fork
  • Truvativ Ruktion crankset w/ guard and Howitzer bottom bracket

User Reviews (19)

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Abram   Weekend Warrior [Sep 15, 2007]
Strength:

Light and strong frame, good for bunny hops, side hops and crazy for manuals, good headset and bars.

Weakness:

Pretty well everything, Fork, brakes,rims(WTF puts xc rims on a dj bike !?!?!?)Derailer, crank, dropouts, tires.

When I bought this bike roughly 6 months ago i was told it was about the same stregnth as my brothers "06 norco 125. Riding my bike for the first time i thought i was in heaven it was lightweight and i could pull the front end up easy, my brakes didnt work but it was typical for the few week break in process. A week turned into 2 weeks 2 weeks turned into a month a month turned into 2, this is when i went to the bike shop they told me it was just a flaw and to put some pad grease on to break them in faster, this desroyed my front brakes. at closer inspection I found that my #$%@$^ disk was on backwards so i switched it around still no front brakes, but this was only the start of my problems. later i had troubles with the crap DJ4 frok the put on my bike. It had not clearence with the 80mm i could bottom it out doing wheelies and i only weigh 140 but they told me thats how it was suposed to be so i went on. In the next month i bent my rims, not severly, but enough for it to be annoying. another annoying thing that i couldnt stand my friggin disks were rubbing, everytime i took it in they would fix it, a day later they would start rubbing again. I went on to the next month thinking my problems wouldnt get any worse but no not yet. Biking around for about 3 weeks everytime i got them tightend, my spokes would come loose and make that annoying clinking sound, so every three weeks i had to tighten my spokes.I was ready to sell this pile, trying to end the season with it i've been living out the last few months with my thread 8 i came across some dirtjumps,the first one i I hit my peice k-rad tire blows out, the bottom line is these tires are thinner then baloons and suck for street and dj. My advice is for the rider that wants a thread 8, u better just be starting the dj/street scene and u better not get any better resulting in endless breakdowns. for people with expeirience dont take this bike into any consideration. i started out with this bike and got better then my brother in 2 months then he did in 2 years this bike could not stand up to what I put it through and in my opinion haro reeeeeaally needs to work on making the thread 8 better

Similar Products Used: First remotely good bike ever
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3
free rider 101   Weekend Warrior [Dec 30, 2006]
Strength:

strong frame good suspension light frame brakes

Weakness:

adjustable dropouts and the gap between the wheel and the frame is very small

i realy like this bike all you hav to do to fix the adjustable dropouts is to put locking nuts on the disk brake side were the elin key nuts are and then the bike is sweet as and ready to go i realy lik my bike

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4
VALUE
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4
Corey McKenzie   Racer [May 01, 2007]
Strength:

Good weight, perfect geometry, does what it was meant to do. Everyone who says the dropouts shift either has the 2006 Haro Werx and is posting on the wrong review or doesn't know how to work chain tensioners. I've ridden mine hard everyday for at least 2 hours since I've gotten it and the wheel hasn't shifted yet. Even 180's down bigger sets hasn't shifted it. The bars feel awesome, has a nice BB, headset, stem, seat. The cranks have been good for me, but I'm swapping out for some Profiles cause I have some laying around. The pedals are surprisingly good, they have replaceable pins and a very sticky. Chain guide works great. The Marzocchi forks do their job okay, they don't bottom out harshly when you take a big hit, but there's only 80mm to work with, so they do bottom. Better than a fully rigid BMX bike though. They pop nicely off lips.

Oh, they even send extra dropouts so you can run a single speed if you want to.

Weakness:

The day I got the bike I didn't pay much attention to the spoke tension when I was truing the wheels, and they were pretty out of whack after the first day. I re-trued them but now I have a bunch of tight spokes. Haro is warrantying it though, so I'll have to tighten them better next time.

Other than that, I haven't had any problems.

Way better than everyone else has said. After reading the reviews I wasn't sure about buying the bike. They really fixed all the problems this year.
Anyone who is looking for a bulletproof hardtail without spending a lot of cash, buy this bike.
If you're having problems with the wheel shifting, either take it to your local bike shop or call Haro. If it's a 2007 Thread 8 or Thread 1 there should be no problems with the dropouts if the tensioners are adjusted correctly.

Similar Products Used: Plenty of other hardtails, and plenty of BMX bikes.
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5
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5
Ben   Weekend Warrior [Apr 15, 2007]
Strength:

none

Weakness:

Every thing... even good parts that touch the haro frame turn to crap

i tried to buy the 05 but haro stop shipping them by June of 05 (apparently they sold out and were gearing up with the 06 model which is so much better)BS!!! i worked at a bike shop at the time and got full on discount and i still feel like i got hosed. so far the fork has blown twice, the front brakes tore out, i replaced the drop outs 3 times and they still dont work with the tensioner, and ive gone through 2 rear derailleurs. i now plan on completely modifying the drop outs buy changing to single speed and clamping both sides, and getting and even some what decent fork.(id take a walmart special over this manitou fork)but the worst part is haro states the the bike is built for abuse and ive been to afraid to ride it because it brake when i look at it. Bottom line is the bike is vexed. no one short of a death wish or being broke should look at this bike. i have now lost all faith in haro for repeating the mistake in there 07 models

Similar Products Used: none even a wal-mart bike would ride better
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1
Christopher   Weekend Warrior [Mar 24, 2007]
Strength:

Hopfully everything

Weakness:

Hopfully nothing

I just placed the order. I cant wait to get it. I used to ride BMX back in junior high and high school. I wanted to get back and do somthing active. My Zi is still holding up, at least the frame is. I will get back to all with a better review

Similar Products Used: Haro Zi (circa 1996)
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5
VALUE
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5
mike senkier   Downhiller [Mar 21, 2007]
Strength:

the bike didnt evan make it to the trail

Weakness:

the bike did me nothing but trouble, thiers some defect in it, whenever i hit the back break or did a wheelie the back wheel would start rubbing against the fram. i had problems after problems that the store offered me a giant stp no extra charge and i happily took the giant and have been happy ever since

the bike did me nothing but trouble, thiers some defect in it, whenever i hit the back break or did a wheelie the back wheel would start rubbing against the fram. i had problems after problems that the store offered me a giant stp no extra charge and i happily took the giant and have been happy ever since

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1
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1
blake mills   Weekend Warrior [Mar 05, 2007]
Strength:

everything a great bike and is awesome, get 1

Weakness:

none

really good, brakes, frame, tires, rims,everthing i love it

Similar Products Used: dunno
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5
VALUE
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5
Andy   Downhiller [Jun 30, 2006]
Strength:

Awesome bike i actually dont have this same bike i have the new haro werx zero wich is ten times better than this model. The components are a huge step up from the zero eight.

Weakness:

A little heavy for a hardtail.

An awesome hardtail the best i have riden. The components are the best quality and work amazingly. The bike is super easy to control on trails flat and downhill. Amazing dirt jumper.

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5
VALUE
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5
shane hale   Downhiller [Nov 11, 2007]
Strength:

The wheels are off the hook nice double wall rims 130mm forks are pretty good for stock pedalsare sticky replacebal pins the frame is awsome light wait and beefy the cranks are awsome the head set is off the hook oversized handle bars the grips rock nice brakes everything works in unisin

Weakness:

nothing

awsome bike everyone who says that the drop outs dont work right doesnt no how to use them or there retarded

Similar Products Used: giant yukon
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5
VALUE
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5
Steve Rose   Weekend Warrior [Jun 24, 2006]
Strength:

haro's customer service, the best I have ever seen!!!!

Weakness:

Ok this is my third review, I am not going to recommend to anyone that they purchase this bike. I was sent newly engineered drop outs which appeared to have fixed the problem but not so lucky. I actually got the tensioner bolt to round over the frame and damage it. the wheel is back in the frame and now it appears this design with the adjustable drop-outs is just fatally flawed. I did however contact Haro and with no questions asked they are sending me last years frame (no adj drop-outs). I will say they have been teriffic and I really feel that they are going the extra mile to satisfy me. So once again i am without bike---so basically if you dont want to be like me dont buy the zero- eight w/ adjustable drop-outs--buy a different model haro. i imagine this will be the first and last year of the adj drop-outs.

DONT BUY THE ZERO-EIGHT READ MY STORY!!!!!!!!!

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1
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1
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