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Haro Bikes’ Bold New Brand Refresh Includes Rivette Road Rocket and Buzzard Gravel Race Bike

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As a cyclist whose roots can be traced back to late 70s BMX racing, I have a sweet spot for Bob Haro and the Haro brand. Hell, I was one of the first kids in my neighborhood to have a Haro Factory Plate on my Webco. So, when I walked up to Haro’s booth at this year’s Sea Otter Classic, I was happy to see some new offerings in the Rivette road bike and soon-to-be-released Buzzard gravel race bike.

Over the past few years, it seemed that the adult bikes that Haro Bikes were offering were a bit dated and lacked any real zest. Well, it seems that Haro has blown everything up and started fresh.

Let’s take a look.

The Haro Rivette

SOC Coverage Haro new Rivette and Buzzard drop bar bikes full bike
(Photo/Ron Frazelle)

Haro calls their commitment to drop bar performance bikes, their “new obsession”. Although they are brand new to the drop bar space, Haro has accumulated years of experience as riders and product developers to bring you the Rivette, their “race-ready all-arounder”.

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(Photo/The Lunch Ride)

The Rivette is crafted from carbon fiber in size-specific layups for a blend of stiffness and feathery weight (size 56cm raw frame with metal parts is 750g). The Rivette’s stiff headtube should offer precise steering and sharp cornering.

The aero tube shapes and fully integrated cable routing create clean lines and reduce drag. The Rivette’s short rear end should be great for responsive acceleration, and the geometry in fine fine-tuned to let the rider master climbs, carve corners, and attack the descents, at a race pace.

Rivette Carbon Top Shelf

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Haro Rivette (Photo/The Lunch Ride)

Retail: $7999

Our dream road bike, spec’d with the highest-level race-ready components

Specifications

  • UCI-certified carbon frame and fork with tapered steerer tube in custom size-specific carbon layups. Designed to work exclusively with electronic groupsets
  • Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 with size-specific crank lengths
  • Shimano Dura-Ace hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors
  • Vision Carbon Metron 45 SL tubeless clincher wheelset. Valves, tape, and sealant included
  • Vittoria Corsa Pro tubeless-ready tires, 700x30c with tan sidewalls. *Max tire width 700x36c
  • Headset for internal cable routing, and size-specific one-piece combined bar and stem
  • Custom bar tape to match frame graphics
  • Designed around a Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH)

Rivette Carbon 1

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Rivette Carbon 1 (Photo/Haro Bikes)

Retail: $6499

The Rivette Carbon 1 features the same featherweight carbon fiber frame and fork fine-tuned for full speed, at a competitive level.”

Specifications

  • UCI-certified carbon frame and fork with tapered steerer tube in custom size-specific carbon layups. Designed to work exclusively with electronic groupsets
  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 with size-specific crank lengths
  • Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors
  • Vision Carbon SC45 tubeless clincher wheelset. Valves, tape, and sealant included
  • Vittoria Corsa N.EXT tubeless-ready tires, 700x30c with tan sidewalls. *Max tire width 700x36c
  • Headset for internal cable routing, and size-specific one-piece combined bar and stem
  • Custom bar tape to match frame graphics
  • Designed around a Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH)

Rivette Carbon 2

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Rivette Carbon 2 (Photo/Haro Bikes)

Retail: $4799

“The most affordable of the Rivette carbon family, the Carbon 2 ticks all of the boxes for a performance road bike.”

Specifications

  • UCI-certified carbon frame and fork with tapered steerer tube in custom size-specific carbon layups. Designed to work exclusively with electronic groupsets
  • Shimano 105 Di2 with size-specific crank lengths
  • Shimano 105 hydraulic disc brakes with 160mm rotors
  • Vision Carbon SC30 AGX tubeless clincher wheelset. Valves, tape, and sealant included
  • Vittoria Rubino Pro IV tires, 700x30c with tan sidewalls. *Max tire width 700x36c
  • Headset for internal cable routing, and size-specific one-piece combined bar and stem
  • Custom bar tape to match frame graphics
  • Designed around a Universal Derailleur Hanger (UDH)

Haro Rivette Geometry

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Rivette Geo Chart

Sneak Peek – Buzzard Carbon Top Shelf Gravel Bike

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(Photo/The Lunch Ride)

This is what we know as of now: the Buzzard will be here in May and is a race-oriented carbon gravel bike that Haro has been putting through the paces recently at The Mid South and BWR California.

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(Photo/The Lunch Ride)

They claim It handles like a road bike, but with a short rear end and aero-shaped chain stays, that make it “easy to whip through tight singletrack”.

It has 18 different mounts up front, so racks, fenders, and even panniers will pair well. Being able to attach bags to the bike, makes it good for multi-day adventure rides.

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(Photo/The Lunch Ride)

Haro says it is designed for the modern gravel rider with UDH and space for wide tires – up to a 45c (which is the spec’d tire size) in the rear.

I’m posting the spec sheet that was shown at Sea Otter. It says Buzzard “Top Shelf”

Buzzard Carbon Top Shelf Spec

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(Photo/Ron Frazelle)

Retail: $6799

  • Haro Buzzard Carbon Frame, including in-frame storage, and internal headtube routing 
  • Haro Buzzard Fork, Full Carbon, tapered steerer tube
  • SRAM Force XPLR AXS 1x groupset with RockShox Reverb AXS dropper, size-specific cranks
  • SRAM Force Hydraulic Disc Brakes with 160mm Rotors
  • FSA Carbon SL-K AGX i25 wheelset
  • Includes Tubeless Valves, Tape and Sealant 

Stay tuned here for the news and full story of the Haro Buzzard in the next few weeks. Check out all of the other Haro bikes and stuff by hitting the link below.

HaroBikes.com

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mud
mud
18 days ago

Odd time for Haro to make this move, but I’m sure that it’s been several years in the making so the whole pandemic thing is terrible timing for them. But many other brands just unloaded bikes at deep discounts so this will depress their sales. Bikes look good though. My only suggestion – ditch the extra mounts on the top of the downtube and put two underneath

Dinger
Dinger
14 days ago
Reply to  mud

eh.. I’d rather the extra bottle (or whatever) be on the top of the downtube. Stays cleaner if it’s something you’re going to put on/in your mouth.

Agree that Haro/Drop bars feels weird to this former 80’s BMX kid. I think they’ll have a difficult time getting slots on the sales floors of shops that are capable of selling products at this price level but with Giant going big box and others disappearing maybe there’s more opportunity than I can see.

Pete
Pete
16 days ago

Haro has owned the Masi brand which has made drop bar gravel and cyclocross bikes for years.

Dinger
Dinger
14 days ago
Reply to  Pete

I wondered why they would have their frame UCI approved.

Collin S
Collin S
12 days ago
Reply to  Dinger

There are plenty of chinese brands out there now that have UCI approved so it really it’s kind of a requirement. The overall cost for a UCI approved sticker costs 5000 CHF or about $4800 USD and that covers one model of frame and fork up to eight sizes. For brand expecting consumers to shell out tour level prices, its the cost of a few facebook ad campaigns and to some, legitimizes the bike.

Allgau
Allgau
14 days ago

Brand ownership and model ranges and market positions are getting weird.

Mitch
Mitch
14 days ago

This reminds me of the times that Kona and Santa Cruz made road bikes for some reason

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