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    Haro Escape size question

    Hi people,

    I started looking for a bike that can handle rough terrain but in the cheap lane. I found the Escape Comp to be what I'm looking for. I see in the website that there are 4 sizes, since the 18" size is before the biggest, I think maybe this is something like L size, but I'm not sure so I'm asking.

    In my country I can't go to a store and try the size that best fit me I'm afraid, I would place an order with the store and wait to have it, but I don't want to pick the wrong size, I'm between a 16" and an 18". Anyone familiar with Haro bikes know what would fit me best? I think in brands like Trek and Gary Fisher, a bike 17.5" (M size) fits me nice. I'm 5'7" with an inseam of 30.5"

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    It will depend on what you plan to do with the bike. If you plan to use it more for XC-type riding, you would likely ride the 18" size. If you plan to use the bike for more aggressive applications, you would typically go down a size to a 16".

    You might take a bike you currently own or a friend's bike you find comfortable and compare the measurements and geometry from that bike to the Escape Comp.

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    I ride a 20 and I'm 6'-6'1" depending on the shoes I have on. I almost bougth a 18 but it was just a wee bit small. Stand over is pretty much a non-issue with the top tube angled like it is. I dont think you will regret getting the Escape Comp I love mine. Ive already had it off a 3 foot drop and it was awsome. BTW I come in at a about 220lbs so my bikes have to be beefy.

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    Thank you both, I think then an 18" for me

    BTW, anyone know what size of stem has the Escape Comp? Kidcurry, In your 20" bike it looks like your stem is a little big, maybe that is great, if I try the 18" and it's a little big to my taste I would swap it for a smaller one.

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    I dont know how long it is, I can check tonight. If she reads this Jill might know. I have thought about swapping mine for something a little shorter. I like the 7 degree rise it has but it is somewhat long and when I get out behind my seat I feel a little too streached out. One thing Ive noticed about my comp is it is very adjustable and the seat/ibeam post is awsome as far as adjustability goes. .

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    90mm is stock length.

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    i bought a 16 and i love it. no drops yet, but i still ahvent got to ride it much. the 18 would have been nice considering i do some xc, but ive learned to deal with it, and i become more comfortable on the bike the more i ride it. i say go for the 18. good luck!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XCKing820
    i bought a 16 and i love it. no drops yet, but i still ahvent got to ride it much. the 18 would have been nice considering i do some xc, but ive learned to deal with it, and i become more comfortable on the bike the more i ride it. i say go for the 18. good luck!!!
    How tall are you? Inseam?

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    im kind of a noob as far as some of the technical terms go, and i dont really know what inseam is . my height , though, is 6'0" my buddy whos about 6'2" also has a medium because he wanted to do some freeride and downhill with it. he loves it.

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    I am exactly the same height and same inseam as you. I have the 18 as advised by downhilljill. I use it for XC. It's great and fits well.

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    sweet!!! welcome to the club. post some pics of your bike on the "post your haros" thread.

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    It's there:

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?p=1831570&page=6

    Mine's the black one. All's still the same except for changig out the tires with folding 2.0's. Dropped the weight by almost a couple of pounds.

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    Oh yeah!

    Oh, thats your bike . those are probably the best looking pics on that thread(ive been through all of them). good chocie. i wish i could have afforded the sport, but ill probably just upgrade parts as i need them.

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    Thanks. It's a sweet all-around bike for the price. I enjoy it!

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    wats the max fork size it can take?

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    it can take anything, but downhilljill says it works best with a 120mm. the comp has a fork that adjsuts to 130 though.

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    Yes it does adjust to 130 on the comp but it climbs way better with it set to it lowest setting (80 or 100 I dont remember) Then adjust it back up and bomb on down!

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    alright well then i have a decision between 3 bikes now.

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    What three bikes? i assume the haro escape.

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    Haro Escape, Rocky Moutain Flow1, and the Iron Horse Yakuza Bakuto.

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    id go w the bakuto or the escape. both are great bikes. i went with the escape beacuse i didnt want to order( i assume your going for the bakuto on the rscycle sale). the flow looks lik it has a cheaper drivetrain, and suntour forks arent very reputable.

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    yeah, but i've never really heard of haro mountain bikes til this year, and rocky mountain is more rputable for me. i dont know which one yur looking at, but the Flow 1 in canada has dirt jumper 4's.

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    canada does tend to build their bikes slightly differently sometimes.

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