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Haro Bike History

With a long history in BMX dating back to 1978, the Haro brand is considered one of the early innovators in freestyle BMX bikes. Through much of the 80s, Haro was the dominant brand in the fast-growing sport with many larger brands copying its innovative designs.

Over the years Haro has sponsored some of BMX’s biggest names and arguably has won more competition first places than any other brand. The likes of Ryan Nyquist (current), Mat Hoffman and the late Dave Mirra all rode Haro bikes in their careers.

However, it was the all-rounder and budget-minded ‘FST’ range that really let the brand stand on its own feet against the bigger competition. It’s this legacy of offering capable and affordable equipment that continues in the brand today.

Haro Freestyle BMX Bikes and Components

The brand’s founder, Bob Haro, is credited as the creator of flatland BMX riding and the ‘Father of Freestyle BMX’. Having designed what is claimed to be the world’s first freestyle-specific BMX frameset, the Haro brand has deeper roots than any other in the sport.

Today, the Freestyle BMX bike range covers a broad spectrum of prices and has models for the beginner, right up to professional-level signature bikes, such as the SD.
If you’re on a budget and looking to ride dirt or street, then the Leucadia is the place to start. Perhaps Haro’s bestseller, the Downtown is available in a range of wheel sizes, including 16, 18, 20 (standard), 24 and even 26in. Both the Leucadia and Downtown are available in ‘DLX’ variants, which add traditional freestyle, flatland and Park BMX features such as a front brake, front and rear pegs and a Gyro for unlimited bar spins. Spend a bit more and you’ll start to see Cromoly-steel instead of High-Tensile steel in the frame starting from the Midway model and up. Freestyle frames and components are offered too, with the ‘Lineage’ range offering plenty of choice for building or customizing your BMX.

Haro Race BMX Bikes

Before Bob Haro’s start in freestyle BMX, he was a BMX racer. Dating back to the 80s, Haro has produced BMX Race bikes and frames. For 2017, the Haro Race range starts at the Annex Si and eventually tops out at the Team CF Pro.

The large range includes multiple size options for junior racers such as the Micro Mini (18in wheels), Mini and Junior models.

For the teenagers and adults, there are various wheel size and frame size options, too. For example, the Expert, Pro and Team bikes are all available in standard and ‘XL’ frame sizes.

Those looking to race at the highest level should look toward the Team models, which feature race-ready specification, a lightweight and stiff aluminium frameset and a carbon fiber fork.

Much like the freestyle range, a range of race frames and components are available too.

Haro Mountain Bikes

Haro made a big impact on the mountain bike scene in the 90s and early 2000s. For 2017, the brand offers a refined range of high-value mountain bikes aimed at getting riders on the trails without the need for a big budget.

The Shift dual suspension series is likely to get the most attention with many models priced equal to other brand’s hardtails. These budget 27.5in-wheeled trail bikes are available in options with either 125mm (R series) or 140mm (R LT series) of suspension travel. For the true price conscious, the S3 offers rear suspension at an impressively low price.

There's also a range of price-conscious 29in, 27.5in and 27.5 Plus hardtails. Rolling on ultra-wide 2.8in tires, the Subvert 27.5in Plus hardtail series offers a heap of trail capability for the money. For the cross country racers, the carbon FLC range is worth a look too.

Lastly, Haro is one of the few brands offering freestyle mountain bikes. Here, the Steel Reserve offers a durable 4130 Cromoly frame with a simple parts spec built to take a beating.

Haro Kids Bikes

With its name deep in the history books of BMX, the Haro Shredder Kids bike range borrow many design cues from its proven BMX lineup.

Starting at 12” and going up to 24” wheels, these Shredder bikes are made to fit kids from about three years old. They’re designed to help them learn to ride, use hand brakes, all while standing up to the abuse only a child can dish out (it’s the bliss of not having to pay for it yourself).

For the truly young ones, Haro’s PreWheelz are a range of aluminium balance bikes designed to teach children as young as two about bicycle balance. Learn more about Balance Bikes in our complete buyer’s guide.

Haro Bikes for Sale

At BikeExchange, we bring the marketplace to your computer or mobile device. We offer a wide assortment of Haro BMX, Mountain and Kids bikes for sale by independent bike shops and private sellers from all over the United States. Depending on the retailer and the product, you can make a purchase in one of several easy and convenient ways:

  • Click & Collect: Pay online and make arrangements to pick up the bike at the retail shop.
  • In-Store: Contact the retailer directly to make your own payment and collection arrangements.