Like the Giant Talon or Cannondale Trail, the new Haro Double Peak Comp 29 is Haro’s upper-end recreational mountain bike. Here are 2 reasons why you should consider it:
First, you’re searching for a capable mountain bike to ride easy off road trails with - such as Lysterfield Park.
Second, you just want a better than average mountain bike that can be used on any type of surface (sealed or unsealed) and you’re going to be riding with the family or for general fitness.
Haro has gone all out and used an above average grade of aluminium called X6. Lighter and stiffer than what is generally available, this delivers better pedalling response and handling.
Cables are routed internally to keep the Double Peak Comp looking clean and minimising maintenance.
It’s also worth noting that the Comp rolls on the larger diameter 29-inch wheels.
Larger wheels cover longer distances - they are more efficient. Every rotation of the wheel gets you further.
For off-roading, larger diameter wheels roll over small tree roots, rocks and obstacles easier and smoother.
Starting at the front of the Double Peak Comp 29 we have a Suntour XCM suspension fork. It’s a more solid recreational level fork with 30mm diameter tubes (instead of 28mm - yes that makes a difference) and features a lockout lever.
The blue lockout lever allows you to stop the suspension from moving. This means all the energy you’re putting into pedaling the Double Peak Comp is transferred into forward motion, and not getting absorbed by the movement of the suspension.
The Comp 29 also gets a modern mountain bike drivetrain.
This means there’s a single front gear, that is paired to 10 gears on the back.
Why is this good?
Because there’s no front derailleur, no front gear cable or front shifter. Less moving parts equals less maintenance.
Shimano Deore is the hardware of choice. Just like there are different levels of iPhones or Samsung’s, it’s the same with Shimano’s mountain bike component range.
Deore is best described as ‘affordable performance’. It uses similar tech to the high end stuff, it’s just a lot cheaper to replace.
Because it’s only a single gear on the front, Shimano had to increase the gear range too. So it has a massive 42-tooth rear sprocket (the old one was 36-teeth) and this allows you to climb up much steeper hills easily.
Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc brakes are superb. They have slowly taken over market share because they are reliable, feel amazing and require very little maintenance.
Advantages of hydro disc brakes include:
Smoother braking. Significantly reduced lever effort is required to slow down. This reduces hand fatigue - especially if you’re riding offroad too.
They work far better than caliper or V-brakes in wet conditions. Delivering far safer braking performance.
|Colour||Matte Stone Grey|
|Frame||6000 series aluminium, smooth welding, 29 specific geometry, internal cable routing|
|Fork||Suntour XCM 30, 100mm travel, hydraulic lockout|
|Handlebar||Pivit aluminum, 31.8mm|
|Stem||Pivit 3D forged, aluminium|
|Seatpost||Pivit, aluminium, 31.6mm|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Sport|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore, 10 speed|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore M6000, Shadow, 10 speed|
|Brakes||Shimano MT200 hydraulic, 160mm CL discs|
|Brake Levers||Shimano MT201 hydraulic|
|Cassette||Shimano HG500, 11T-42T, 10 speed|
|Crankset||FSA Comet Modular MegaExo w/ 30T Megatooth chromoly ring|
|Bottom Bracket||External bearing, sealed|
|Rims||Aluminium, double wall|
|Hubs||Shimano RM35, aluminium, 28H, Centrelock|
|Spokes||Stainless steel, 14G|
|Tyres||Kenda Honey Badger, 29x2.20”|