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    New question here. Haro Escape 8.3 vs. Kona Hoss Dee-Lux vs. Jamis Durango SX anybody?

    Did anyone ride these and your opinion on the above...

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    My brother just picked up a haro 8.3. He is about 260lb. So far he has no complaints.

    I put in the BB and inspected the frame when he got it. Looks very beefy.

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    I have been riding the Hoss Dee-Lux for about 4 months now and have had no issues. 6'4 250. But you have to try them and check the geomotry, cause the Kona does seem to have a tight cockpit compaired to Giant and Haro (IMO).

    Overall the Kona is good, shock is heavy and does have bounce when up on the pedal's riding hard, but works well when going over rough terrain. I have been happy I purchased the Kona.

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    The Jamis is a nice ride and good cockpit, but my friend - 6 foot 280lbs - has gone through two frames with intermediate type trail riding - no hucks or huge jumps. I have been on the Hoss Dee lux - 6'2" 290lbs and doing some heavy riding with no problems. I did upgrade the fork to the Marz Bomber with heavy duty springs, plus Mallets, I love this bike.

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    i have been riding a haro 8.1 for about 4 months now and im 6,3 265 and i have only one complaint and that is the cranks are to flexy but with the 8.3 you get a lot better crank. so another one for the haro

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