2010 Haro Flightline 3 - noob bike?

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2010 Haro Flightline 3 - noob bike?

Postby kvbaby » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:41 pm

Hey guys,

Able to pick one up off a mates brother for $600 brand new - good deal?

I'm completely new to the MTB scene, haven't been on a bike for a few years, will mainly use for the streets, easy trails, possibly harder trails

I'm 5'11 and weigh 100kg - would this bike support me? I'm happy to also spend up to $800 - if you guys have any other bikes in mind?

Should i bite the bullet and purchase it?

Here are the specs of the bike:

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Colour : White
Frame Size:,L,
Frame: New 6061 alloy frame with custom formed top tube gussett
Fork: Suntour XCT V2, 100mm travel
Headset: 1 1/8" threadless
Stem: Pivit alloy Ahead
Handlebars: Pivit 30mm rise alloy oversize 31.8mm
Brake Levers: Tektro Auriga Comp
Front Brake: Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulic disc, 6" rotor
Rear Brake: Tektro Auriga Comp hydraulic disc, 6" rotor
Shifters: Shimano Alivio
Front Derailleur: Shimano C051
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore
Chain: Shimano HG50
Freewheel: Shimano HG30 cassette, 8 speed 11-32T
Crank: Truvativ ISO Flow
Bottom Bracket: Cartridge
Chainring: 28/38/48T
Pedals: alloy MTB
Front Hub: Pivit alloy disc QR
Rear Hub: Pivit alloy disc QR cassette
Spokes: Stainless
Rims: Weinmann Zac19 double wall

Thanks for the help !

Kev
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Re: 2010 Haro Flightline 3 - noob bike?

Postby limetang » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:49 pm

For your price I would suggest looking for a Malvern Star XCS5.0 if you can find a 2011 one. Most places had them for $699 which is a bargain for the spec.
$600 for the Haro seems a rip-off by comparison.

BTW Im 95kg and have owned an XCS5.0 for 5 months and love it!
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Re: 2010 Haro Flightline 3 - noob bike?

Postby kvbaby » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:01 am

Thanks for your reply mate,

ive found one for $599 ! http://www.bikeexchange.com.au/bicycles ... /100317816

im guessing that's a good deal, just not sure about the colour...are they coloured stickers on a black frame?

So the fork on this is better than the haro? what are the other things that make this bike superior? (sorry don't know much !)

Any other bikes you can recommend?

Cheers!
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Re: 2010 Haro Flightline 3 - noob bike?

Postby silentbutdeadly » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:45 am

The forks on both bikes are entry level specs. Neither one excels the other.

However, the MS does have a better specced driveline with a full Deore group which gives you better shifters, better crankset and front derailleur. And 9 spd rather than 8 speed. And the wheels are much better too. Brakes are about the same.

However, the Haro larger front chainring ratios are better for the sort of use you quote...although that's no biggie. You can get a complete Deore crankset with those bigger rings for about $90 (replacement chain rings will cost much more!!).

Based on specs alone...I'd look at the MS.
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Re: 2010 Haro Flightline 3 - noob bike?

Postby kvbaby » Fri Nov 18, 2011 9:16 am

awesome thanks for the info mate !!

Pick you're brain once again...how about this? http://www.bikeexchange.com.au/bicycles ... /100345803

like the look of the red one, and its cheap !

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Re: 2010 Haro Flightline 3 - noob bike?

Postby Gabe » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:22 am

If there are any bikes you can actually take for a test ride then I would definitely do that. I'd recommend doing rounds at the local bike shops, get loaded up on as much info as you can and if they let you test ride, try anything that interests you.

Having said that, if you enjoy the sport then eventually you will get a more purpose-built bike suited to the type of riding you end up doing most. This means that as long as the bike is durable and the right frame size for you, it'll serve you well for a number of years. Can't believe how good bikes have become either, 5 years ago $600 wouldn't have got you anything anywhere near as good.

Another thing; If you ever leave your bike in a public place or a place that's easily accessible, then make sure it's secure. Bikes get stolen like crazy
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Re: 2010 Haro Flightline 3 - noob bike?

Postby limetang » Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:53 pm

The Malvern Star is a semi-gloss finish, decals appear to be painted on under clear coat. Trust me they look better in real life. Apart from the full Deore groupset, the wheels and tyres are pretty good for the price point and the weight is also good. Stock my XCS weighed 13.8kg (large) my mates medium Specialized Hardrock disc weighs in at 16.9kg.
Great suggestion to go out and give some different bikes a try... hope Ive given you some good suggestions!

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Re: 2010 Haro Flightline 3 - noob bike?

Postby kvbaby » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:30 am

Hey guys,

Thanks for the info, though ive got my eyes on 2 bikes

The Scott Aspect 40 2012 and the Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 2011.

Help me decide !! - both are $600

Thoughts !?!

Scott Aspect 40

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Frame: Aspect Alloy 6061, Performance geometry, Integrated headtube
Fork: Suntour XCM-H with Lockout, 100mm travel
Headset: Ritchey Logic OE integrated
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Acera, RD-M390, 24 Speed
Front Derailleur: Shimano FD-M190, 31.8mm
Shifters: Shimano ST-EF 51 L, 8R, EZ-fire plus
Brakelevers: -
Brakes: Shimano BR-M375-L, Mech. Disc
Crankset: Shimano FC-M171 w/CG, 42x34x24 T
BB-Set: Shimano BB-UN 26, Cartridge Type
Handlebar: Scott Aspect OS, 640mm, black, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 8° backsweep
Stem: Scott TDS-D345A-8
Pedal: Wellgo C 127 S
Seatpost: Scott, 31.6mm
Seat: Scott Aspect
Hub front: Scott Disc Team CL
Hub rear: Shimano FH-RM 35-CL
Chain: KMC Z-7
Cassette: Shimano CS-HG31-8l, 11-32T
Spokes: 14 G, stainless, black
Rims: Araya TX-633, D-Wall, black
Tires: Schwalbe Black Jack, 26 x 2.1, 50TPI

Specialized Hardrock Sports Disc

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FRAMESpecialized A1 Premium Aluminum, fully butted, formed TT, Double ORE DT, externally relieved HT, reinforced disc mount, forged dropouts w/ replaceable hanger, disc only
FORKSR Suntour SF11-XCM-V3-26-DS-MLO, 80mm, 1pc. alloy lower, 30mm Hi-Ten stanchions, mechanical LO, coil/mcu spring w/ preload adj., spring assisted seals
HEADSET1-1/8" threadless, loose ball
STEM3D forged alloy, 4 bolt, 10 degree rise, 25.4mm clamp
HANDLEBARSAlloy riserbar, 25mm rise, 8 degree back sweep, 6 degree up
GRIPSSpecialized Enduro, dual compound Kraton, no flange, 131mm
FRONT BRAKEAvid BB5, mechanical disc, 160mm G2 Clean Sweep rotor
REAR BRAKEAvid BB5, mechanical disc, 160mm G2 Clean Sweep rotor
BRAKE LEVERSAlloy, linear pull
FRONT DERAILLEURShimano Altus, 34.9mm clamp
REAR DERAILLEURShimano Alivio, 9sp direct mount long cage
SHIFT LEVERSShimano Acera SL, 8sp rapid fire trigger
CASSETTESRAM PG-820, 8-speed, 11-32t
CHAINKMC X8 w/ reuseable Missing Link
CRANKSETSR SunTour, Octalink spline
CHAINRINGS42S x 32S x 22S replaceable
BOTTOM BRACKETShimano BB-ES25, Octalink spline, cartridge bearing, 68mm x 118mm
PEDALSComposite platform, toe clip compatible, 9/16" w/ reflectors
RIMSAlex RHD 26", alloy double wall, pinned w/eyelets, 32h
FRONT HUBForged alloy, hi/low flange, double sealed, ground race, machined disc mount and flange, QR, 32h
REAR HUBForged alloy, mid flange, double sealed, ground race, machined disc mount and flanges, cassette, QR, 32h
SPOKES2mm (14g) stainless
FRONT TIRESpecialized Fast Trak LK Sport, 26x2.0", 60TPI, wire bead
REAR TIRESpecialized Fast Trak LK Sport, 26x2.0", 60TPI, wire bead
INNER TUBESSchraeder valve
SADDLESpecialized XC, Body Geometry, 143mm width, front and rear bumpers
SEATPOSTAlloy two bolt, 12.5mm offset, micro adjust, 30.9mm
SEAT BINDERAlloy QR, nylon washer
NOTESChain stay protector, reflectors, clear coat, owners manual
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Re: 2010 Haro Flightline 3 - noob bike?

Postby silentbutdeadly » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:55 am

Much of a muchness. You could argue that the Specialized is better equipped but only just.

Prefer the look of the Scott.
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