Oggy's got a brand new bike:Update
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:
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