Featured Bike: Steel Reserve 1

We drew upon 30 years of BMX expertise when we created the Steel Reserve 1 hardtail. They’re like big BMX bikes for big kids...perfect play bikes bred for doubles, gaps, rhythm sections, rail slides, and skateparks.

The Steel Reserve 1 is the bike of choice for Haro pro athletes Eric Porter and Phil Sundbaum. Think we make these guys custom frames with extra gussets, stronger tubing, or special geometry? Nope. Porter and Phil ride "stock" Steel Reserve frames, right out of the box. Want a pro-level ride? Look no further than the Steel Reserve 1. If it's good enough for our pro riders, it's a great bike for you.

Each Steel Reserve is crafted out of double-butted 4130 cromoly steel. Steel has amazing ride qualities...it's lively, compliant, and makes you feel "one" with the bike. Since it can be drawn with thicker walled tubing, the tubes can be make smaller in diameter which results in a sleeker looking frame.

All of the parts on the Steel Reserve 1 were chosen based on weight, performance, and strength. The Marzocchi Dirt Jump 2 fork is light and stiff; the 20mm thru-axle improves handling. The 4130 cromoly tubular cranks are darn near bomb proof. The 26T x 12T gearing is light and offers a ton of clearance between skatepark coping and the front chainring. The Kenda Small Block Eight/Kiniption combo roll smoothly yet still get great traction.

Here are some spec highlights on the Steel Reserve 1:

  • 4130 double-butted cromoly frame with BMX-inspired mid BB and horizontal drop outs

  • Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 2 80mm travel fork with 20mm thru-axle

  • BMX style 4130 cromoly tubular cranks with e.Thirteen 26T chainwheel and 12T rear cog

  • Syncros FR bar and stem combo

  • Hayes MX4 mechanical disc brakes

  • Sun SOS rims

  • Kenda Small Block Eight 2.35 front/Kenda Kiniption 2.3 rear tires

MSRP on the Steel Reserve 1 is about $1,080.

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