Freitag, 29. Oktober 2010


US MSRP: $1,500*
  • 4130 double-butted cromoly frame with ISCG mounts and vertical drop outs
  • Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 2 80mm travel fork with 20mm thru-axle
  • BMX-style 4130 cromoly tubular cranks with Syncros chainguide
  • SRAM X.9 8-speed rear derailleur; short cage
  • Avid BBDB 5 mechanical disc brakes

Geometry Chart

Pea Soup

*Actual retail price may vary based on any added dealer freight, tax, and assembly fees.

Frame4130 Double Butted Cromo W/ ISCG integrated mount and vertical drop outs
Sizes13” Short , 13” Long
Frame ShockN/A
ForkMarzocchi Dirt Jumper 2; 20mm Thru Axle 80mm Travel
HeadsetRitchey Drop In Internal
Crank Set4130 Tubular Cromo 10 spline interface W/ e.thirteen 32t crownwheel
Bottom BracketEuro Sealed
Derailleur FrontSyncros Chainguide
Derailleur RearSRAM X.9 Composite Short Cage
FreewheelSRAM PG850 8-Speed 11-28
ChainShimano HG40
PedalsPivit Featherlite w/ Replaceable Pins
HandlebarSyncros FR riser bar; 40mm rise 710mm width; 31.8 clamp
StemSyncros FR; 50mm extension; 31.8 clamp
GripsSDG Lock On
Derailleur ShifterSRAM X5 Trigger Shifter; 8 Speed Right Side Only
SaddleSDG Skylite I-Beam
Seat PostSDG I Beam Alloy Mirco Adjust 25.4
Seat Post ClampPivit alloy bolt on
HubsetPivit Sealed 120t driver disc Alloy 8/9 Speed Cassette; Pivit 20mm Sealed
RimSUN S.O.S 32h
SpokesStainless Steel 14g
TiresKenda Small Block 8 2.35F / Kiniption 2.3R
BrakesAvid BBDB 5 Mechanical Disc w/ 6” Rotor
Brake LeverAvid FR5

So.. you survived the data sheet :D Did you understand any of it? I can upload the geometry schematics too if you wish. But if you haven't already heard or figured it out by now I have a newly added mistress to my harem of bicycles. I'd like you all to meet my new DJ (dirt jump) bike. Made from chromolly steel for a very smooth ride this baby is a mix between a BMX bike and a hardtail mountain bike. It's main riding design if you haven't guessed is for lofting yourself off of large kickers and manicured jumps, but it's also burly enough to be ridden down some pretty good trails. Ever since I spent my first winter on Elizabeths tiny little red bike I've been craving a good light bike that could be ridden in the town, and at the local dirt jumps. The streets here in Pocatello don't stay covered in snow, and so I'm hoping that as the mountains begin to be closed to biking that I'll be able to keep honing some of my new found "skills" by riding this sweet baby! Stairs, Walls, Dirt Jumps, and Retaining Walls beware this is going to be fun :D
If you're still reading I guess you're probably interested in knowing the story of how I got this little gal. Well I first wanted to get her when Scott's (bike shop I wrench at) picked up Haro Bikes this year, but sadly even with Employee Purchase this beauty was out of my price range for most of the summer. She retails for about $1500, and the shop gets them for about $850, and with the 20% of wholesale that comes to roughly $650-$700 for Employee Purchase. I still wanted it though and as mom has often told me (generally in reference to getting my room clean) that whenever I wanted something I somehow tend to find a way to get it (she would then punctuate the point that I should want to clean my room and then I'd find a way to get it done). So I've been putting little bits of money aside all summer hoping to maybe have enough by seasons end, but when I totaled the books I only had enough for the bike that's a few tiers down from this guy :(.

It's not a bad little bike, but it's kinda like buying a Kia Sephia when what you really want is a Nissan Xterra. It does the job... but.. well you all know. But being the budget friendly guy I am I decided to go and order what I could afford, but to my great pleasure I found that the Haro Steel Reserve 8 was on clearance for only a few bucks more than the 1.2 :D

And well.. the rest is kinda history, and since I'm scheduled to go riding here in like 10 min I better wrap this up and get to the trail. When I get pictures I'll post them, but until then just admit to yourself that you're a tiiinny bit jealous ;)