Enter to Win 1 of 3 Haro Steel Reserve 1.2 Bikes - Pinkbike's Advent Calendar Giveaway

Dec 18, 2020
by Pinkbike Staff  

CONTEST NOW CLOSED. The winner of the Haro Steel Reserve 1.2 Bikes are Pinkbike users inprins, elyari, Harrythebearj
Congratulations inprins, elyari, Harrythebearj

Prize Details:
The tried-and-true Steel Reserve models were born and bred for dirt jumps and skate parks. Whether you're riding legendary spots like Sheep Hills, Woodward, the infamous Crankworx events or your local concrete park, the 4130 chromoly Steel Reserve is ready to go. Don’t be surprised, these models are packed with Haro BMX DNA, so going big is already in their bloodlines.

The Steel Reserve 1.2 comes ready for the trails with a Manitou Circus suspension fork featuring 100mm of travel. The sturdy full chromoly frame features an integrated headset, optional gyro tabs, and a Euro-type bottom bracket. Strong 26" K-MAX Pro double wall rims are paired with alloy hubs with chromoly axles, stainless spokes and Kenda K-Rad 2.3" wide tires. The Steel Reserve 1.2 comes with a 3-piece chromoly crankset with a reduced gear size ideally suited to freestyle MTB riding. It comes standard with a Tektro Auriga Hydraulic rear disc brake for safe braking action in all conditions.

The three prizes include:
• Haro Steel Reserve 1.2 Bike
• MSRP: $899.99 USD

Learn more at www.harobikes.com.

To be eligible, you must be logged into your Pinkbike account. If you don't have one, you can sign up here.

There will be new prizes revealed every day in the lead up to Dec 25th so check the Advent Calendar daily on the front page of Pinkbike and make sure you enter for a chance to win.

Winners will be notified via the email associated with their Pinkbike account within 48 hours of their name being drawn.

Happy Holidays!


  • 69 5
 On the eighteenth day of Christmas pinkbike clickbaited me
For eighteen jarring jump bikes
17 bottles of Peaty’s man lube
16 lever less, loose Lev’s
14 “thank god it’s not an ebike” Sommets
13 CHiPS helmets
12 top tube crushing stands
11 heinous handlebars
9 tools I can't use
8 Bell End Helmets
7 ninja turtle trail kits
6 ludicrously priced lezyne’s
4 Creaking Crank Brothers Bundles
3 dubious dentist droppers
2 miserable mesh jackets
And a groupset not as good as XT

Bad santa / troll edition
"Why don't you wish in one hand, and shit in the other. See which one fills up first”
  • 5 0
 While I'm here for your song, I actually had to enter the contest today. DJ bikes are fun even when they are jarring to ride. Big Grin
  • 23 0
 Perfect for me to practice faceplants
  • 17 0
 I've got a soft spot for Haro (was a huuuuuge Dave Mirra fan back in the day). Would be a fun bike to practice manuals/jumps/bunnyhops in the driveway with the kids now Smile .

In fact, I've got a 1999 Haro Cozmo in my garage right now. I bought it when I was a kid (saved up mowing lawns), after I kept breaking my Huffys. Its a freaking tank. 48 spoke double wall rims, 1/2in axles front and rear, 3/8" dropouts, and its all chrome Big Grin .

Looks exactly like this.

My parents brought it to me recently, now that I have a place to store it. Currently the freehub/freewheel is busted (not sure if freewheels are available for these old rims, and/or if you can still buy20in wheels with 1/2in axles/dropouts nowadays??). Maybe I should finally fix that up, when I don't win this one Razz .
  • 3 0
 you can get a new freewheel and thread it on!
  • 2 0
 @brytar: Agreed ..easy fix and not that expensive too. Best part that thing is bomber enough the kids can start learning hops and jumps on it. Fix it!
  • 3 0
 I bought a used Haro of that vintage with seized bearings for my daughter. Checked the LBS they had the bearings in stock, went home changed them out 1/2 hour later she was riding it. Those old BMX's are bombproof and the parts to make it new might be right there collecting dust at your LBS.
  • 1 0
  • 2 0
 Awesome! I had a Shredder of that same year, it was the next model down with 1pc cranks and such but the same chrome frame. You can easily find a standard 16t freewheel and probably a freewheel tool to DIY the swap for under $20 total. Definitely get that thing rolling again and hold onto it forever.
  • 3 0

I distinctly remember going back and forth over the cozmo, and the shredder!

In the end I wanted 3 piece cranks, because the 1 piece ones on my Huffys were a pain to work on in comparison.

Glad to see someone else that remembers the old lineup Smile .

Also, sounds like I just need a new freewheel? Guess I’ll need to do some research on what freewheel fits.
  • 3 0
 @ocnlogan: yeah, a new basic standard BMX thread pitch 16t ACS or Dicta freewheel is $10-15 and will be in stock at pretty much any LBS. You can go with a nicer Shimano for $20-25, but you won't really notice a difference on that bike. If you don't want to buy the tool it would be a 2 minute job for the shop if you bring them the wheel off the bike.
  • 12 0
 Last time I rode a DJ bike I shattered my knee; just to prove I don't learn from my mistakes I've just entered Big Grin
  • 2 0
 Go get 'em, Mate.
  • 12 1
 What a haro-ing experience!
  • 8 0
 I’ll reserve my pun for later.
  • 6 0
 @nyhc00: you are just going to steel mine anyways
  • 2 0
 I normally say “no” to drugs, but I would gladly take a haro-win!
  • 7 0
 there is always something about the simplicity of a DJ frame paired with a raw finish
  • 3 0
 I was a huge Bob Haro fan when I was a kid back in the 80's. The original Haro Master and Haro Sport were total bike porn that I could only dream of. That's one cool looking bike.
  • 2 0
 Wow.. I would love this. The last time I owned a hardtail was my 2001 kona stuff army green. Sickest bike ever... until it got stolen... Here I am 17 years later still mountain biking with no hardtail but I know I'm a true 26er. This bike would mean the world to me.. and help me push past this year and the upcoming 2021. 26er 4 life!!!
  • 5 0
 A pump-track bike is my N+1...
  • 3 0
 I'm way too young for this one! I'm 45 and I bought my first ever BMX just last year. I won't be needing a dirt bike for at least 3-4 more years
  • 2 0
 just curious: Could anyone tell me whether / how DJ bikes have evolved in the last couple of years? Does a new DJ make any difference to a 2013 DJ? They still look the same
  • 3 0
 Probably not much. It may have become lighter as I've seen BMX bikes become lighter (though not necessarily in the past five years) but that is probably it. Which is the beauty of it in this mountainbike scene. Get one, ride the hell out of it not afraid to be tempted to upgrade to the "latest version".
  • 2 0
 Most new ones come with tapered head tubes, and geometry got a little tweacked, but the changes are definetly minor
  • 2 0
 Not really, geo didn't change much, pretty much the biggest advancement has been the addition of different sizes for some brands. Using eyeball judgement, this one seems to have a bit steeper head angle and slacker seat angle than usual, probably because it was developed with Ryan Nyquist...
  • 4 0
 The only real difference is people are still asking top dollar for 2013 DJ bikes. I wanted to buy one for the new pump track opening here and found people asking $12-1400 dollars for 2008-2014my bikes in terrible condition. I ended up buying a brand new Kona Shonky for $1700 because of it.
  • 2 1

This right here, DJ’s went from 400 to 600 in the used local market to 800$ Up to 2400$ for an intense I seen this summer. Friggin ridiculous.
  • 2 0
 Mostly just tapered head tubes, more aluminium frames than steel and an easier adjustable dropout. Some companies are making them in 2 sizes one shorter for jumps and one longer for 4x/dual slalom. And that's about it.
  • 1 0
 @chwk: looks like it heavily depends on the market. I got DJ bike that is in my profile for about 500$
  • 1 0
 @Maverick18T: even AliExpress frames have doubled in price
  • 1 0
 @chwk: I thought I had got lucky and got a Kona Stuff 2010 for £200, turns out it was an absolute wagon with the wrong headset, bottom bracket, fork and rear wheel. My fault for buying online but I've learnt my lesson
  • 1 0
 Never ridden proper dirt jumps before, but this bike would be a great way to get started without having to drop $1000+ on another bike. Hopefully people in a similar positions win.
  • 2 0
 Ok, you, me, and who else? Big Grin Normally I wouldn't say, but @superburner asked to win one on the 9th and ended up getting the 2nd prize, so let's do this! Razz College kid means plenty of skatepark/urban riding but can't afford a dj
  • 1 0
 @mtbikeaddict: Good luck with the dirt jump win! Stoked on my jacket win, don’t be afraid to put it out there, got my fingers crossed for you.
  • 2 0
 Really, three for three giveaways to people who it would be best for? That's getting a bit greedy to me... But in all seriousness we and another deserving Pinkbike user should be picked (not sure when winners are picked, don't know if they already have been)
  • 1 0
 @person-named-john: Ok I suppose you've got a point there with 3/3 ... so maybe it'll be another unknown account... actually, the overall advent has been 2/3 so far, with Superburner and the Reverb/Code winner vs Ivan1234567, so that sounds perfect. You and me. Razz Thanks Superburner. Big Grin
  • 1 0
 Thumbs up emoji failed to load, not meant to be "????"
  • 1 0
 Straigh tube head tube is a strange choice.
If you go for BMX cranks, than why not mid/spanish bottom bracket?
Anyway, would definetly try it at pump track
  • 1 0
 You don't need a tapered head tube on a good quality steel frame. Euro bb is the established tradition for this type of 26"bike, that's not surprising. I think more mountain bikers would prefer threaded over Spanish bb and alot of old school bmx guys like threaded.
  • 2 0
 @DoubleCrownAddict: it's not about a frame, but finding good straight tube fork is a pain
  • 1 0
 @Alexanderskh: valid point. You can find lots of used 1 1/8 forks but just cheap stuff new.
  • 2 0
 Oh, please, if I'm ever going to win something in the Advent Calendar, please, please let it be this one!!!
  • 1 0
 Now these are a really sweet prize! I’d love to learn how to do some jumping and maneuvering on a real steel pump track bike!
  • 3 0
 Think @dolores will take away 2 out of 3 bikes here too?
  • 2 0
 This is SICK. I could really break my face trying to learn how to pump track & dirt jump with something like this. Rad.
  • 2 0
 Just reserve it for me will ya.
  • 2 0
 That's a sweet looking DJ!!
  • 3 0
 Cool - do want
  • 1 0
 Dear Santa, you know how I just moved to a city that has a good pump track...
  • 2 0
 3 bikes!? How sick is that. Thanks Haro and Pinkbike
  • 1 0
 Harp BMXs remind me of high school and Steel Reserve blackberry makes me forget college. I’ll take two
  • 1 0
 ohhh man. got my old haro bmx and full suspension from like 15 years ago in the basement. would love to add a dj to the mix
  • 2 0
 Me: "Yeah, I could use a DJ bike...."
  • 1 0
 you know i keep entering these but i'm seeing no messages of winning in my inbox :-(
  • 2 0
 dude this years advent calendar is STACKED. thanks pinkbike
  • 1 0
 Holy f*ck I’d like to win this. Reminds me of the chrome haro box I had a as a kid
  • 1 0
 Great prize ! Who wouldn’t want this ? Thanks Haro !
  • 1 0
 Just busted my dirt jumper (and my shoulder). I wouldn't say no to this.
  • 1 0
 i would love this sweet ride just a ting uh beauty
  • 1 0
 I need this for my Ray's MTB bike.
  • 1 0
 Yes please
  • 1 0
 That is my dream bike!..
  • 1 3
 Not a mountain bike... But the same goes for e-bikes, haha

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