Haro’s Shift R Bike Lineup – Throughout the Pond Beaver
Shift R Lineup
For 2020 Haro re-designed their Shift R sequence with the three-genre encompassing strains all taking over the identical body format, particulars and suspension design.
The R9 is geared toward enduro driving and makes use of 27.5″ wheels with 160mm rear journey paired with a 170mm fork. The R7 is aimed extra at all-mountain driving and makes use of both 29″ or 27.5″ wheels with 140mm of rear journey and a 150mm fork. The R5 is geared toward path driving and likewise makes use of both 29″ or 27.5″ wheels with 120mm rear journey and both a 120mm or 130mm fork for the 29″ and 27.5″ wheeled bikes respectively.
The body format for the Shift R sequence may be acquainted. The Horst pivot rocker design with a vertical shock is a favorite amongst a variety of manufacturers, and with good cause. With some cautious design it may possibly simply produce beneficial suspension traits whereas wrapping all of it up in a body association with minimal overlap resulting in good stiffness and low weight, whereas nonetheless having room for a water bottle contained in the entrance triangle.
The all aluminum frames use increase hub spacing and Trunnion mount shocks linked to the rocker hyperlink through bearings.
Cable routing is all inside, with the cables coming out of the primary body, over the primary pivot, and re coming into the chainstays.
Geometry is updated with fairly beneficiant attain measurements and steps between the sizes to supply protection for a very good vary of rider sizes. Sizes are constant too, with the Shift R9, R7 and R5 all sharing the identical attain numbers throughout the sizes. Head angle is slackest for the R9 at 65°, steepening to 66° on the R7 after which to 69° on the R5. The underside bracket heights are a bit on the excessive aspect, with a 15mm drop for the R9, and seat angles are additionally a contact slack. All bikes come specced with 40mm stems and 170mm crank arm lengths.
The Shift R9 is the longest journey choice within the Shift R line up, sporting 160mm rear journey paired with a 170mm fork. It is accessible as a 27.5″ bike and on the time of writing it is on supply for $3,000 USD and is offered by way of the Haro web site with choices to choose up in chosen shops too.
The Shift R7 is offered as both a full 27.5″ model or a full 29″ model, with 140mm rear journey and a 150mm journey fork. The geometry does range barely between the 27.5″ and 29″ variations, however issues like the top angle and attain stay the identical for each variations.
• Wheel Measurement: 27.5″ & 29″
• 120mm rear journey
• 27.5″ – 130mm journey fork, 29″ 120mm fork
• Sizes: S, M, L, XL
• Worth: $1,750 USD
• Out there: Early September 2020
The Shift R5 is the shortest journey choice within the Shift R line, with 120mm of rear journey. Out there in a 27.5″ or 29″ model, the smaller wheels include a 130mm fork and the larger wheels with a 120mm fork. Sizing follows the remainder of the Shift R line, with constant attain numbers between all of the bikes.