Haro V20 Kids

User Reviews (2)

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Andy   [Aug 13, 2006]
Strength:

Decent components, nice frame for a kids bike.

Weakness:

Heavy although lighter that pretty much all other 20" kids bike. The fork (as delivered) is lame like all other kids forks.

A very nice bike, easily upgradeable. The fork rework makes a huge difference. My kid can ride it over everything but the most technical trails.

Similar Products Used: Considered the IBEX 20" (couldn't ride it though), tested all the usual stuff at the LBS.
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
JC   Weekend Warrior [May 24, 2005]
Strength:

Decent components for the price

Weakness:

Not enough gear for trail riding

The bike doesn't have a low enough gear for trail riding. I took my son out last night and he ended up pushing the bike on anything hilly/rocky. It is 6 speed with a 40 front and a 14-28 rear. Would be nice to have either a lower gear on the rear or a double front so it would be better off road. I emailed Haro about the upgrade. We'll see how long it takes for a response.

If you are buying to do off road riding in a rocky/ technical area like New England look for something with more gear or be prepared to make changes. Would be great for smooth trails and rolling hills, etc.

Besides that it made it through the first ride of an 8 year old without a flaw. In Haro's defense, the gearing on this seems to be a pretty common setup on 20" bikes. I was dying to get him a 24" Specialized FSR but it was just too big. Maybe in a year or so...

Similar Products Used: Junky department store stuff
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
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