How do I find out what my mountain bike is? I bought this mountain bike frame from a friend about a year ago. He told me that it is a specialized frame but I can't find it anywhere on the internet.

Here's my bike

  • Yeah, that's a bike. Seems to be absent the rear brakes? Nov 2, 2013 at 21:04
  • It looks similar to a Specialized Hardrock that a friend of mine owns...
    – Jahaziel
    Nov 2, 2013 at 21:36
  • This is a difficult one. Use of a bottom pull FD suggests Specialized, but the additional reinforcement on the seat tube looks very much like a Haro Zero. But that doesn't fit either as the seat stay geometry looks like a XC bike. My guess is that it's a mid 00s frame (once discs beacme more prevalent) with parts of an early 00 Fuji or similar (who ran a Jett fork). The fork seems of of place on what seems like a strengthened aggressive frame.
    – DWGKNZ
    Nov 2, 2013 at 23:38
  • The reason it doesn't have a rear brake I'm guessing is because the donor bike didn't run discs and this bike doesn't have posts.
    – DWGKNZ
    Nov 2, 2013 at 23:40

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Going out on a limb I'll say it's a Haro Escape frame c2002 - 2005 with donor parts from a c2001 Fuji. Haro's have a decipherable serial number for BMXs so MTB might be similar check here to see if that is any help in confirming.

If it was the Haro Escape it could well be a good frame to rebuild with a 150mm fork for a fun AM/FR hardtail.

  • That definitely looks right on.
    – WTHarper
    Nov 3, 2013 at 1:26
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    owning a haro escape, this is not the bike. the haro has a bent/dropped frame towards the seatpost um.. mongoose? spesh? sick frame, still :)
    – user8569
    Nov 11, 2013 at 1:19
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    The later 2007+ ones did, the top tube was nearly straight through the seat stay.
    – DWGKNZ
    Nov 11, 2013 at 1:33

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