2021 Haro Lineage Sport Bashguard 26 Review
- Price: $1599
- Frame: Steel
- Wheels: 26″
- Gearing: Single-speed
What we like about it: Sleek and striking design that’s good enough to look at.
What we don’t like about it: The all-chromium-molybdenum steel construction gives it a compromised weight.
Haro Bikes is a brand with a rich history dating back to the early 1980s when Bob Haro began designing and manufacturing BMX bikes. Over the years, the brand has evolved to offer a wide range of high-quality bikes to meet the needs of both professional and amateur riders. One of Haro’s most notable bike series is the Lineage, which pays homage to the brand’s roots and heritage. The Lineage series features classic styles from the brand’s early designs, while also being able to withstand the rigors of modern riding.
The 2021 Haro Lineage Sport Bashguard 26 is one of the newest members of the Lineage series. It is designed for riders looking for a high-performance machine that can handle a variety of terrains. The Lineage Sport Bashguard 26 features a lightweight 6061 aluminum alloy frame that is both durable and flexible. It comes equipped with a 120mm travel suspension fork that smooths out rough terrain, making the ride more confident. The 26-inch wheels are wrapped in Kenda K-Rad tires, providing excellent traction on dirt, gravel, and pavement. It also comes with bash plates to protect the chainrings and keep the drivetrain running smoothly over rocky terrain.
In this review, we’ll analyze the 2021 Haro Lineage Sport Bashguard 26’s riding experience, key features, components and specs, and other versions. If you’re interested in learning more about bike reviews, be sure to follow us.
Riding At The Skate Park
I recently decided to take my 2021 Haro Lineage Sport Bashguard 26 to a local skatepark to test its abilities on different terrains. I was curious to see how this off-road bike would perform in more urban environments.
The skatepark was full of ramps, half-pipes, and other obstacles, making it a great place to test the bike’s agility and responsiveness. I first rode around the perimeter of the park, getting a feel for the bike’s handling and maneuverability. The Lineage Sport Bashguard 26 was extremely agile, allowing me to quickly change directions and weave through obstacles with ease.
As I approached the first ramp, I was a bit nervous. I had never ridden a bike on a half-pipe before, and I wasn’t sure how the bike would handle the steep slope. But as soon as I hit the ramp, I realized I had nothing to worry about. The suspension fork absorbed the impact of the jump, and the bike landed smoothly on the other side.
As I rode on different ramps and obstacles in the park, I quickly gained confidence. The stability of the Lineage Sport Bashguard 26 was incredible, even at high speeds. And the Kenda K-Rad tires provided excellent grip on the smooth concrete surface.
One thing I appreciate about this bike is its strong climbing ability. The skatepark has different levels of inclines, and I was able to easily ride up and down the ramps. The lightweight aluminum frame and efficient drivetrain make it easy to climb steep slopes, while the suspension fork helps keep the front wheel planted on the ground.
As I continued to ride in the park, I realized that the Lineage Sport Bashguard 26 is the perfect bike for this type of terrain. Durable components such as the bashguard and reinforced frame ensure that the bike can handle occasional impacts or scrapes without being damaged. The bike’s responsiveness makes it easy to navigate narrow corners and maneuver around obstacles.
Overall, I was impressed with the 2021 Haro Lineage Sport Bashguard 26’s performance at the skatepark. This bike is a versatile machine that can handle a variety of terrains, including off-road trails and urban environments like skateparks. The lightweight frame, efficient drivetrain, and responsive handling make it a joy to ride, while the durable components ensure that it can withstand tough riding.
If you’re a rider who likes to explore different types of terrain, I would recommend checking out the Haro Lineage Sport Bashguard 26. It’s a high-quality bike that will provide you with years of great riding experiences, no matter where you decide to take it.
At the core of the bike is the Lineage Sport Bashguard 26″ frame. It features a full chromoly construction, removable rotor tab mounts, and a removable brake mount. The Lineage Sport Bashguard 26’s components are the Haro Lineage heat-treated 3-piece alloy 175mm cranks, with bolt drive interface, RSd, and LSD. The box-style sprocket is the Fusion disc sprocket, with CNC bolt drive sprocket, 5mm alloy and solid chainwheel, and machined teeth. The bike also comes equipped with a KMC K1Sl narrow silver ultra-light chain.
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What do we like about it?
- Durable Frame: The Lineage Sport Bashguard 26″ frame is made of full Cr-Mo construction for durability and is perfect for trail riding.
- Responsive handling: The Lineage Sport Bashguard 26 has a lightweight frame and efficient drivetrain, which makes it easy to maneuver and quick to change directions.
- Versatile: The Lineage Sport Bashguard 26 is capable of handling a variety of terrain, from off-road trails to urban environments such as skate parks.
- Powerful braking ability: Dia-Compe fs996 “hombre” u-brake provides powerful and reliable braking ability, making it easy to slow down or stop the bike quickly.
- Efficient drivetrain: Haro Lineage heat-treated 3-piece alloy cranks and KMC K1Sl narrow silver ultra-light chain makes for a smooth and efficient ride, allowing you to tackle steep climbs with ease.
- HIGH-QUALITY COMPONENTS: This bike is equipped with high-quality components from the pedals to the saddle to ensure it lasts.
What don’t we like about it?
- The all-chromium-molybdenum steel construction gives it a compromised weight.
- What kind of riding is the Haro Lineage Sport Bashguard 26 best suited for?
The Haro Lineage Sport Bashguard 26 is a versatile bike that can handle a wide range of terrain. It is ideal for riders who want a high-performance machine that can handle a range of different riding conditions.
- Is this bike easy to assemble?
The bike is partially assembled and includes assembly instructions. Assembling the bike requires some mechanical knowledge, but with basic tools and some patience, most riders should be able to assemble the bike in a few hours.
- What is the maximum rider weight limit for the Haro Lineage Sport Bashguard 26?
The Haro Lineage Sport Bashguard 26 has a maximum rider weight limit of 300 lbs.
- What kind of maintenance does the bike need?
Like all bikes, the Haro Lineage Sport Bashguard 26 requires regular maintenance to keep it running smoothly. Regular cleaning, lubrication, and adjustment of brakes and gears will help ensure the bike performs at its best. It is also important to regularly check for damage or wear and replace as needed.
- What heights does the Haro Lineage Sport Bashguard 26 fit?
The Haro Lineage Sport Bashguard 26 doesn’t come in many sizes, but it can be ridden as long as you’re taller than 3’11”. (These sizes are only a general guide, and the true fit may vary from person to person. The easiest way to find your size the best way is to go for a test ride, feel free to follow us.)
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Haro Lineage Sport Bashguard 26 Specs
|Frame||Lineage Sport Bashguard 26″ frame – 22.5″ full crmo; internal h/t crmo – with removable rotor tab mounting holes; removable brake mounts.|
|Fork||Haro Fork with 990 mounts and internal cable routing; 28mm offset; 3/8″ axle; cr-mo steerer; tapered fluted legs|
|Bottom Bracket||Sealed MID 22mm BB|
|Headset||Sealed Integrated, 1 1/8″|
|Stem||Haro Lineage fusion top load stem; T6 alloy; cold forged with cnc; 52mm|
|Handlebar||Lineage kneesaver bar 8.5″; 100% heat treated; multi-butted|
|Saddle||Haro Fusion slim stealth pivotal seat|
|Seatpost||Haro Fusion stealth pivotal seat post; 25.4 x 300mm|
|Pedals||Haro Fusion; alloy pedal body; crmo axle|
|Grips||Haro team grip; 145mm length x 29mm diameter; 50mm od flange (low); kraton a15 material (super soft).|
|Crank||Haro Lineage heat treated 3-piece alloy 175mm cranks (bolt drive interface) rsd and lsd; 22mm spindle|
|Cassette||Fusion disc sprocket; cnc bolt drive sprocket; 5mm alloy ring; 1/2″ x 1/8″ x 41t ; solid ring w/ machined teeth, included sprocket adapter|
|Chain||KMC K1Sl; 1/2 x 1/8; Narrow Silver Super Lite|
|Brakes||Dia-Compe fs996 “hombre” u-brake; cold forged aluminum arms; dual spring tension adjustment w/anchor bolt parts|
|Brake Levers||Dia-Compe “tech-77” lever without stopper; right and left side; diecast aluminum bracket with hinged clamp; cold forged aluminum lever|
|Rims||Haro Lineage 26×1.75″; 48h; (w200) (double wall welded joint)|
|Front Hub||48h alloy hub body; 3/8 “x100wx155l; crmo 155mm straight axle; 2 sealed bearings|
|Rear Hub||Haro Lineage sealed bearings; 17t Freewheel; 17mm steel flange axle nuts; all hardware in cp finish including cone nuts, axle nuts|
|Tires||Kinda Kranium tire; 26×2.25; 60 max psi|
|Disk Rotors||Teflon bearing gyro – full cnc 6061 t6 included a-plate|
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Haro Lineage Sport Bashguard 26 vs. Haro Bob Haro 40th Anniversary Freestyler
In comparison, the Haro Bob Haro 40th Anniversary Freestyler has noticeably higher-end components and a lighter frame weight, making it easier to perform technical maneuvers. The front and rear dual brakes also ensure rider safety while riding. It’s worth noting that the gyro structure in the headset area allows both brakes to rotate without being affected by the brake cable.
In contrast, our test bike also uses a gyro structure in the headset to avoid interference from the brake cable during handlebar rotations. The larger wheel design also limits the bike’s suitability for shorter riders.
Haro Lineage Sport Bashguard 26 vs. GT Pro Performer 29 Super CakeBoy
In contrast, the GT Pro Performer 29 Super CakeBoy features an oversized 29-inch wheel diameter, which allows the rider to have a very high passability between dirt slopes. The benefits of this are obvious. It can easily navigate through complex mountainous and wooded terrain without fear of large rocks.
And the 26-inch wheel diameter of our current test bike, the Haro Lineage Sport Bashguard 26 Medium, was designed to take into account the dual combination of dirt bike and track bike. You can put it in either of these two venues and have good fun.
Haro Lineage Sport Bashguard 26 vs. Polygon RAZOR ELITE
Comparing the two bikes, it’s clear that they excel in different areas. The 20-inch wheel Polygon RAZOR ELITE with its carbon fiber fork and lightweight aluminum frame is perfect for jumping and flipping in skateparks or empty lots in the city.
On the other hand, the 26-inch wheel Haro Lineage Sport Bashguard 26 may feel a bit heavier on the track, but its larger wheels allow it to handle dirt trails in the countryside with ease. This is a versatile BMX bike that can handle both worlds.
Above is our test of the Haro Lineage Sport Bashguard 26. A medium BMX bike that takes into account multiple venues allows for a superb riding experience. And the chainring’s chain guard provides excellent BB protection. And the headset’s gyroscope makes the brake line a safeguard rather than a liability. If you want to see more information about BMX bikes, welcome to follow us.
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