James Brown once sang similar lyrics about his dad and a bag. But Martin "Oggy" Ogden is singing it about his new Haro Slopestyle machine, "The Porter".

We don't hear much about Haro these days but this bike looks like a nice simple single pivot machine,the website says "The Porter is about as close to an exact replica to the complete bike that Eric Porter rides. We used most of the same parts he uses on his own bike. Yes, it's expensive! But like good wine and fast cars, most of the finer things in life are expensive."

Vague news for UK fans though, I just contacted the UK importers of Haro Bikes and they said "As yet we are unsure if we will be bringing The Porter into the UK"

UpDate: Just spoke to Adam at HaroBikes and he says The Porter will be coming to the UK, the first shipment due in before Christmas with a guide price of around £2200/£2300 which seems like a good deal.


The US specs on The Porter are:

"The Porter"

Frame: Porter Team Replica Slope Style Specific Jump frame; 4.5" travel

Fork: FOX 36 Float RC2 Custom 100mm Travel and Height for Haro

Shock: Fox Float R

Color: Smurfy Blue

Crankset & Bottom Bracket: Gravity Gap Mega EXO

Front Derailleur: Gravity Chain Guide with PC Bash

Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT Shadow

Freewheel: Shimano HG 61 11-28t 9 speed

Pedals: Pivit Featherlite CNC Thin Pedal

Handlebar & Stem: Gravity Riser bar / Gravity Gap stem

Shifters: Shimano Deore Right Only

Grips: Gravity Lock On

Seat/Seat Post: SDG OPatriot / SDG I-beam Micro Adjust

Hubset: Gravity Wheels

Front Rim/Rear Rim: Gravity Wheels

Front Tire/Rear Tire: Kenda Small Block 8 2.35 R / Kenda Nevegal 2.35 F

Front Brake/Rear Brake: Hayes Stroker Ryde w/ 160mm Rotors F/R

Levers: Hayes Stroker Ryde

MSRP: about $3,350