Haro Shift R3 XC Full Suspension

DESCRIPTION

  • New Shift 6061 hydroformed frame
  • RockShox Judy J2 120mm travel fork
  • X-Fusion coil rear shock w/rebound adjust
  • SRAM X.7 9-speed trigger shifters
  • Hayes disc brakes

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 09, 2021]
robbieleming


OVERALL
RATING
4
Strength:

Strong all around bike I love it highly recommend to anyone

Weakness:

Could not find d any weekness

Price Paid:
220
Purchased:
Used  
Model Year:
2007
[Jun 26, 2021]
Thumperfrom1970


OVERALL
RATING
4
Strength:

Great all round bike. It is nimble and quick.

Weakness:

Has a rather high stand over.

Purchased:
Used  
Model Year:
2008
[Feb 07, 2014]
davtremo
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Frame, 5 inches rear travel, Haro proven geometry.

Weakness:

Stock Parts, nothing that you cannot change :).

I wanted a freeride/XC setup and this bike does this with 140mm front, it has shown commitment all the way. Ive changed fork, stem, handlebar, BB and crankset. Im confused why haro is not making full suspension MTB's anymore... they really got the idea on this bike geometry,also single pivot is a plus from a maintenance view. This is a really well developed product and will recommend this bike to anyone.

Similar Products Used:

haro thread expert, trek session

[Oct 16, 2010]
De5tr0yer
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Excellent basis for upgrades, strong, good looking

Weakness:

Stock brakes

Excellent bike to begin with. MZ race is still whooping on my friends bike.

You would want to change your brakes first, as my mx4 weren't strong enough.

Next I've upgraded fork to reba, but the nose was too steep on descent, so I've changed it to Z1FR1. Oh boy, what a delight... Although a lot heavier, I can still climb. Only thing to keep an eye on is travel limiter on fork (u-turn or in my case ETA). Just lower the travel and up you go in no time.

Wheels were too weak for me, I'm pretty heavy, so I've changed that too.

Now I'm at 16.2kg monster, but works like a charm! Not considering changing it for anything.

Similar Products Used:

Haro escape comp

[Oct 15, 2010]
suganumayuuji
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4

Strong and I have no problem with the frame. BB bearings are wearing out with klik-ing sound, seat post crack, saddle dented, all cause by me abusing it like mad cow. Other than that, everything else is fine.

I've been trashing down rock gardens with this bike bouncing like a mad ox for about 4 months, jumps, 5 feet drop to flat, downhill, and a few more that I can't think of now. It has been holding up well.

I don't get why so many people around my country complains that haro have headtube problem, as it always cracks, even with stock fork, which includes, extreme models.

Well... for a 1k bike, it's not bad.

As you ride and improve your skills, it's time to forget the shift r3, and get a proper freeride or downhill bike. BUT!, with a frame this strong, consider changing the stock fork to a better 140mm travel fork like fox or rock shox, increase the front height by changing to a higher rise handler bar, or add more spacer if you are changing your fork, then get a fox van R or DHX rear shock. A 4.5 inch bike can turn into a freeride machine. and of cause, make sure you have other stuff that's able to hold up to big jumps and drops, like a new crank and bb, handler bar, stem and see what else you wanna change.

[Jul 10, 2010]
XCcelerate
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

overall duribility, value

Weakness:

stock drive train, total wieght

Great beginner bike, very fun on single track trails, get a little squirrely in switch backs a higher speeds. Overall I've really enjoyed this bike, it's served me well during the novice and sports man level of my local competitions. I have given it a beating and its held up to most of it, not really into large vertical drops, but it handles rolling drops and dirt jumps pretty well with little rebound or bounce from the suspension awesome value, but it's time to up grade.

Similar Products Used:

Dimondback Sortie

[May 24, 2010]
onellesen
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Sram components
Rokshox/x fusion
Brakes
Bars, and stem

Weakness:

Rear swing arm
Pedals
shifter pedals

If you are looking for a bike that does a decent job, this is it. my only problem with it is that i am rough on things and i have broken the swing arm on both sides near the bracket where the shock connect, if you see this reoccuring call up haro and ask the what the heck. other than that this thing has taking a beating for what it is, i have done 5-6 foot drops onto flat before and it was fine. i have over 1,400 miles on it. just make sure you keep up on the maintanace like spoke tension and hub grease, just the basics, that is y i have a different back rim. mainly because i crashed bad, but also because it was due for a tune up :d hope this helps

Similar Products Used:

NONE:

[Jan 06, 2010]
Nony B.
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Good build quality,Hydroformed Top Tube,Handsome Frame, Reasonably Priced

Weakness:

A bit heavy in stock form.

I bought this as an entry-level duallie for my Son. I ride a Jamis Dakar XLT 3.0 with Fox suspension. I'm surprised how good this bike rides. It's somewhat heavy in stock form. Had to swap some parts to lighten it somewhat. Didn't like the way the TruVativ IsoFlow cranks shifted & had to upgrade to a Shimano Deore. I swapped my old Manitou Black Elite fork which better matched the RockShox Bar 2.1 in the rear. The stock Marzocchi 22 Lo was very plush but had too much dive fo my taste. The bike seems to hide its weight well on the climbs even without lockouts and platforms. The bike seems to float over the bumps and just hook ups on winding single tracks. The brakes will be upgraded next. The stock Hayes MX4 brakes are powerful and modulates ratherc well but requires frequent adjustments. I'll switch to Shimano hydros when I get the chance & the cash. This bike is a grate value at this price range. The frame looks strong enough for dirt jumping too. Killer deal, I'd say. Value for money, you can't find a better bike at this price range.

Similar Products Used:

Jamis Dakar XLT 3.0, Various Hardtails

[Dec 02, 2009]
chadelliott
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Sram components

Weakness:

Design........

I bought this bike for my girlfriend who is just getting into biking. Very dissapointed in this bike. I paid the same for my i-drive and wish now I would have spent a bit more and bought her an i-drive. I used this bike while mine was having the forks over hauled. The pedaling efficiency sucks big time. Horrible going up any hill, no matter what the angle and far it is. If you can skip this bike....DO IT!!!!

Similar Products Used:

GT i-drive, Felt Redemption3

[Aug 24, 2009]
Anonymous
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Bike rides amazingly on the downhill. It sucks up the bumps like it's floating on air.

Weakness:

It could be better when you charge up tough inclines.

It's a real "Bad Ass" !! Probably one of my best purchases

Similar Products Used:

Specialized Stump Jumper (20 years), Gary Fisher (don't remember the model) .

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