Bob Haro was born in 1958 in Pasadena, California. After an early successful career in motocross racing, Bob tried his hand at BMX and he quickly discovered the fun of riding on skateboard ramps and learning new tricks. Then in 1977 Haro entered the industry by making number plates for racers. Soon, his company had a variety of cool BMX accessories and became known as Haro Designs.
Haro hit a milestone in 1982 when they produced the first-ever freestyle BMX frame and fork, the Haro Freestyler. And, today, Bob Haro is known as the inventor of BMX trick riding or freestyling.
A passion for riding and forward thinking are still fundamental to this company. As just one important example, Haro is one of the only brands that offers different sizing options on all of their models.
Shorter top-tube bikes are desirable for riders that like technical terrain and tricks. Longer top tubes are appreciated by tall riders and those who like to go full speed and jump big stuff. Haro makes something for everyone no matter what their style of riding or what level of bike they're able to purchase. They want everyone on a bike that fits and performs right.
And with one of the strongest, most demanding crews of riders associated with the Haro name, it’s no wonder they scrutinize every angle, count every gram, and test every piece of chromoly—they have the world’s best riders holding them accountable.
This is clearly evident in their Cliq component line. To complement their gossamer race frames, they've also designed strong cranks with extra-long lengths, super-light handlebars with just the right up- and back-sweep and fully heat-treated forks with machined one-piece dropouts and tapered legs.
Haro also makes a stellar selection of mountain bikes, children’s bikes and even fixed-gear models. From singletrack to the bike path you’ll love their standard and 29-inch hardtails. And your kids will be following right along too. Stop by our Chicago based Palos Heights location today and we’ll get you flying on a Haro bicycle that's perfect for you!