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  1. #1
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    Mullet vs Escape Sport

    I've got around $800 to spend on a decent new hardtail.

    I'm considering both a Gary Fisher Mullet ($819) and a Haro Escape Sport ($690). I'l list specs for both.

    I'll be using my bike for some light all mountain and dirt jumping.

    I'm 5'10" and roughly 140 lbs.

    I've got local access to both bikes, and I was wondering if I should go with the Haro and spend $120 on some upgrades or take the Fisher.

    Alright, spec time

    The Haro:
    Fork - Marzocchi MZ Comp 120mm travel w/prelaod
    Crankset/BB - Truvativ Ruktion 2.0 PC RG 32/22 (44T Ring in Parts Box) / Howitzer BB
    Front Derailleur - SRAM 3.0
    Rear Derailleur - SRAM SX4
    Bar/Stem - Pivit alloy / Truvativ LE riser 31.8
    Shifters - SRAM SX 4 8-speed trigger
    Saddle/Seatpost - WTB Speed V Sport saddle/Haro alloy micro adjust
    Hubset - Pivit Alloy Disc loose ball F&R
    Rim - Weinmann Discovery double wall
    Tire - Kenda Nevegal 2.1 Stick-E Rubber
    Brakes - Hayes MX4 mechanical disc 180mm Rotor Front / 160mm Rear

    Now the Fisher:
    Fork - Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 3
    Headset - Mallet 1-1/8" threadless, reinforced steel cups
    Pedals - ATB alloy platform
    Front Derailleur - Shimano FD-C050
    Rear Derailleur - Shimano Alivio, RD-MC410-L, direct mount
    Shifters - Shimano EF-50 8spd Cassette, SRAM PG830 11-32T, 8spd
    Handlebar - Bontrager Earl Riser
    Stem - Bontrager Big Earl, 31.8mm, 4-bolt
    Saddle - Bontrager Earl, 8mm oversized rails
    Seatpost - Bontrager SSR, micro adjust, 31.6
    Wheels - Shimano M475 6-bolt disc hubs, Bontrager Ranger rims, 36h
    Tires - Bontrager Earl, 26x2.4 (55/58), wire bead
    Brakeset - Avid BB5, mechanical disc, 160mm rotors
    Crank Set - Bontrager Big Earl, 44/32/22

    I'm a little wary of the Hayes MX4s on the Haro, anyone know about them?
    Any other advice?
    If you made it though all that, thanks a ton and I'm hoping to get some good info

    P.S. If anyone has other bike seggustions, I'll take them

  2. #2
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    all those specs for nothing?? Anybody?

  3. #3
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    The Haro has a fork that will be a better trail fork, but not as suitable for "hucking" or "dirt jumping". The Fisher has a much better "dirt jumping" fork but the DJ series pretty much sucks as a trail fork. Neither bikes have very impressive parts specs and the Hayes MX4's are decent...not as good as Avid...but decent.

    I'd probably go with the Haro for more versatility and maybe take the difference to upgrade some parts.

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