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    My first day with Beasley.

    Last week I got a brand new "Haro Beasley SS". I have been wanting another steel rigid since I sold my Karate Monkey. I wanted a second bike to play on to keep wear and tear on my 69er down. There isn't anybody making a budget priced 69,96 type bike out of steel, and I didn't want a 29er as I have always felt the rear wheel prevented me from carving the trail, the way I like to.

    I have 650b curious for awhile, so I pulled the trigger.



    First thing is the details on the New Haro's is excellent, the paint is a unique black metal flake the in light some times looks golden brown. I decided to ride the bike almost entirely stock, before I decide to change anything. The only major thing I changed for the first ride was the saddle, I like WTB Saddles and the Rocket V is comfy ride but somehow this bike begged to have a Brooks on it, and I just happened to have a Brooks swift that wasn't being used, so I put the Brooks on Beasley.
    The Only other change I made was I added a Niner Yawd stem cap and affixed a "Rogue's Dead Guy Ale" cap upon it.

    Ok Time for the ride I took Beasley To Camp Robinson as I wanted to ride some where familiar first.
    The was close to being amazing, yeah it was a rough being rigid and the Mary bars where a tad different but after a few miles it all jelled and was good,
    The first few trails I rode on offer a lot of switch backs some small rock gardens and little climbing. Beasley is a very agile bike!


    Here is a pic of Beasley at The Buddha Trail


    Then I took Beasley on trails that are more technical with alot of elavation changes, and once again Beasley was awesome.

    Here are some first impressions..

    1)This bike is balanced, It can carve trail and I can launch it if I need to jump or Bunny Hop.

    2) The Pacent Neo-Moto tires where awesome I felt connected the whole day

    3) the WTB Grips tore my hands up (I was on the bike 4+ hours)

    In conclusion I am glad I got the Beasley and thank you Haro for being brave enough to go against the popular grain.


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    They are releasing FS 650b in 2010...should be great, as not a lot of the big names have moved to sell some FS 650...
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    ....what the hell you lookin' down here for?

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    Nice pics and review. I am jonesing for our trails to become rideable again here in CT so I can get more ride time on the Beasley 1x9 that I'm trying to do a review for www.ridemonkey.com - I got it late in the fall - did a couple good rides and came away impressed, but then winter hit, and winter hit hard here in New England this year. I thought we were done with it last week, but blammo - we got nailed again on Monday with a foot of new snow. Damnit!

    Soon though - very soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angus
    3) the WTB Grips tore my hands up (I was on the bike 4+ hours)
    Those are on the of the first things that I binned before it ever left my stand, switched it for Oury's, nice and soft.

    Nice lookin Beasley!

    I think I'll go for a ride today, its 55 and sunny here. I think it may be one of the first times I have seen sun here in Pittsburgh for a while...

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    very nice! i am waiting for mine to come in... might be in today.
    Long live long rides.

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    Looks great!

    Love the look of the bike, think you are right the brooks just 'fits'.


    I think Haro really did a great job on the Beasleys; nice paint, great details and everyone that rides them comes away impressed. I think I want one...

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    The bike looks great man! Happy to see that you are pleased with it.

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    Thanks for all the compliments, but most of the good words should go to Jill and others at Haro, they made this bike possible, I was just lucky enough to order one, its amazing how a fairly inexpensive bike can elicit so much joy! I just built up a wheel set for my 69er that cost more than this entire bike did, and I got more pleasure and satisfaction with the Beasley!

    Ok here is some comments to a few that have responded....

    MMcG- in the future you can always send a bike my way for winter testing as I ride all year, Arkansas is awesome in the winter...

    amillmtb- I was trying to be open minded about the grips, so I gave them a chance and now I know they suck. I am sure they'd be fine on a cruiser or something, but they are brutal off road on a rigid bike....

    mountain medic- Your gonna love the Beasley, be sure to post yours....

    Flat Ark- When you coming to little Rock again?

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    Great bike. I ride a Haro Mary 29er rigid. I put road bar tape OVER the mtb grips. It felt weird at first, but I could not go back to regular mtb grips. Very comfy. My hands are average size. Haro has their act together with the Beasley and Mary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angus
    Thanks for all the compliments, but most of the good words should go to Jill and others at Haro, they made this bike possible, I was just lucky enough to order one, its amazing how a fairly inexpensive bike can elicit so much joy! I just built up a wheel set for my 69er that cost more than this entire bike did, and I got more pleasure and satisfaction with the Beasley!

    Ok here is some comments to a few that have responded....

    MMcG- in the future you can always send a bike my way for winter testing as I ride all year, Arkansas is awesome in the winter...

    amillmtb- I was trying to be open minded about the grips, so I gave them a chance and now I know they suck. I am sure they'd be fine on a cruiser or something, but they are brutal off road on a rigid bike....

    mountain medic- Your gonna love the Beasley, be sure to post yours....

    Flat Ark- When you coming to little Rock again?
    Angus - if you want my Moderator gig over at RM - that's is fine by me.

    Cheers,

    Mark

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    Nice! I'm stoked to hear you love your Beasley! Enjoy!

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    Beasley Sizing

    Hi,

    I'm 5'11 with 32.5" inseam was thinking about picking up the 20". Any thoughts?

    Thanks!

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    I think Angus' bike is up for sale on Ebay right now..........in case someone wants to snag it for a good price!

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    Nice bike. Those Beasleys were well done.

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    Any comment on sizing for the Beasley? I'm 6' with 34.5" bike inseam. I ride a large Van Dessel 29er. I think I rode a 19" K2 Razorback.
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    I have a Beasley 1x9 but after riding it a while I still found myself wanting to ride my Mary 29er so I put Shamino XT 29er wheels on it and I like it alot better now.

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    what size is that Tire?

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    2.2 mountain king

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    ^interesting
    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding View Post
    The dude is like 120lbs, tops lol he can run any tires he wants without issues, i'm sure.

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    The 2.2 Mountain King is in reality about 2 inches wide and a bit over 28 inches inflated diameter. Sinac has a thread in the Salsa forum explaining this but the short version instead of switching the hanger on his Mary SS to take a derailleur (Mary and Beasley share the dropouts, and the SS versions can be converted to gears by changing the dropout insert) he put 29er wheels into his Beasley.

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    How are these bikes holding up after a couple years? I found a used single speed and it's getting shipped tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el donkey View Post
    How are these bikes holding up after a couple years? I found a used single speed and it's getting shipped tomorrow.
    No issues with mine. On my third season with it, and all is well.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk. Typos and terseness are to be expected.

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    Having loads of fun on the 1x9. Bought this after getting back into Mtn biking (again). Was supposed to be a temporary bike until I could get something knar, but it keeps growing on me.

    The Beasley is staying. Kinda been kicking around the idea for it's twin SS. ???
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