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    Newbie Needs help. What kind of bike is this?

    Ok I just switched over from 20 inch to this because being 6 foot 8 a 20 inch is pretty small lol. Anyways I bought this off my friend for $50 and all I know about it is its a Haro single speed dirt jumper with a rock shox Psylo 180mm fork, rhino lyte rims and 5151 cranks. Is this a good setup? I was told that I need to get the forks serviced. Also I read this isnt a good fork for dirt jumping. What do you guys think? also I'm from San Diego(East County Jamul area) any other ridiers from my neck of the woods here?

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    It's an older Haro Escape frame.

    The fork is ok. It's a little on the flexy side. The damping isn't great. They're difficult to service too.

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    I found it a little hard to dirt jump with a real long fork, most people who ride suspension forks on DJ's are in the neighborhood of 80-110mm of travel. The problem is hitting the jump and having a ton of squish can steal your momentum.

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    Put your chain back on.

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    if your running on a small budget and just want to get into the jumping scene then swap out the fork for an older Marz dirt jumper or bomber of ebay, and maybe get yourself a bash guard so you don't tear you leg up on the chainring.

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    If that's a spring loaded tensioner, I would replace it with one that's fixed... like the DMR or Rennen.

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    all in all, you could do much worse for 50 bucks.
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    well I was already planning on getting new forks and the chains on. I've been riding it everyday. What model frame is it? Thanks Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by XJRunner
    well I was already planning on getting new forks and the chains on. I've been riding it everyday. What model frame is it? Thanks Matt

    XSL_Will got you in the 1st reply - Haro Escape 8.X - 2001 or 2002 that's been repainted.
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