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I don't know what your opinion on Haro Bikes is....but they have some awesome bikes coming out in 2005. Our Haro Rep stopped in yesterday and showed me the new stuff for 05 so here are some details. Ch-check it:

The Zero - A single speed street and dirt jump specific bike with a radically sloping downtube. Comes with Kenda K-Rads, A GIRO!!, rear disc brake only. Looks really promising and only supposed to retail for 550.

Escape Series - Continue being beffy hardtails with some cool component upgrades. The 8.3 has a 6 inch single crown - they all have really nice paint, Kenda Blue Groove tires and SRAM triggers.

The Extreme X2 and X3 - 5 or 6 inches of travel. The nicer one has a manitou Metal rear shock with a 6 inch manitou single crown up front and avid mechanicals.

Extreme X1 - 7 inch travel with a and 6 inch travel single crown. Swinger shock, Maxxis tires, Singletracks and Hayes hydros. $1699 Retail!!

WERKS X7 - 7 inch travel with a 1.5 headtube - totally pimped. Swinger 4 way rear shock, Manitou SHerman 7 inch single crown, new SUN wheels, Maxxis tires, polished aluminum. $2799. This and the Extreme series run a Ellsworth patented rear suspension and should be ultra stiff and durable.

Werks X9 - A 9 inch travel DH bike - no other info available yet :)

Looks like some good stuff...I'll post pics when I get 'em. I personally can't wait to EP the werks X7 and the Zero. They are really sweet!

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Pictures?
 

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They sound awesome! pictures would be nice!
 

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The Werx 7 should be cool. From what I hear, it's supposed to be very light, something like 31 pounds, which is crazy for 7" travel. It's a trail bike, not really a dirt jump and halfway downhill bike like the X3. I hear that the Extreme X3 is totally redone, and looks wicked. Haro's cool stuff. I used to have an X3, now I have a 2004 Werx XLS. Nicest bike I've ever been on, except the integrated shifters was shipped with some bad internal mechanisms, and my front SPV valve has never worked. I'd love to see some pictures, but I figure I won't be able to see them until later this fall.
 

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corndogggy said:
The Werx 7 should be cool. From what I hear, it's supposed to be very light, something like 31 pounds, which is crazy for 7" travel. It's a trail bike, not really a dirt jump and halfway downhill bike like the X3. I hear that the Extreme X3 is totally redone, and looks wicked. Haro's cool stuff. I used to have an X3, now I have a 2004 Werx XLS. Nicest bike I've ever been on, except the integrated shifters was shipped with some bad internal mechanisms, and my front SPV valve has never worked. I'd love to see some pictures, but I figure I won't be able to see them until later this fall.
The Werx 7 looked more like a little DH bike. Lots of beefy stuff on it, 1.5 headtube, 8 inch hayes, swinger coil, sherman 7 inch and other stuff. There is no way it weighs 31 pounds. More like 41...it's basically a nicer version of the x3.

I may have pics tomorrow...we'll see
 

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I skimmed through the '05 catalog and have to agree...the bikes look pimpin. I'm thinking about getting the '05 escape 8.2 for urban/dj riding. The zero is a good addition as well.
Haro's customer service is at the bottom of the scale though. Having worked at a shop which carries Haro, I'd say it was never easy to deal with them. On haro's site you can't even email them. All you get is some automated email response.
 

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I'll have to stop by sometime and check out the new rides monk :cool:

The Zero sounds like a kickin' bike for what I am looking at doing :)

Hope to see you soon (look for a 6' tall skinny kid with a brown hat lol). Post up some pics whenever you can!!!
 

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monk said:
This and the Extreme series run a Ellsworth patented rear suspension and should be ultra stiff and durable.
wow. now tony even has OTHER people paying him for his "patent"... :rolleyes:
 
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