New Bike Day: Haro Bikes New 2020 Shift R9

Haro Bikes Shift R9

Media release

The long-awaited re-designed Shift R9 is an all-mountain machine that’s ready for your local trail spot. The Shift R9 feels right at home in the air, on climbs, downhills and over rocks. They will be here in May/June 2020, so keep and eye out and when the time comes to be sure to hit up your local shop for a test ride!

Shift R9 27.5

Built around our new Four-bar linkage frame with up-to-date geometry and proprietary X6 aluminum tubing, the new Shift R9 is the ultimate ride-anywhere-ride-anything Enduro model. With a steeper seat tube angle for more efficient pedaling plus a slacker head tube angle and longer reach for an improved attack position, the Shift R9 will satisfy a wide range of riders. With 160mm of rear travel and 170mm of front suspension provided by Rockshox, the Shift R9, with its new Shimano XT and SLX 12-speed components, allows for a smooth ride up or down the hills, under the clock or not, with a wide-range gear ratio and precise, crisp shifting.

Rockshox Super Deluxe Select R Trunnion rear shock w/ reservoir

Shimano MT 520/501 4-piston disc brakes


  • New MY20 X6 alloy 4-Bar Linkage frame, 27.5″ Enduro geometry, 160mm rear travel, Boost thru-axle dropouts

  • Rockshox Super Deluxe Select R Trunnion rear shock w/ reservoir
  • RockShox Yari RC 27.5″ Boost fork, 35mm, 170mm travel
  • Praxis Cadet forged crankset, M30 Axle, w/ 32T alloy chainring
  • New Shimano XT 12-spd rear derailleur
  • New SLX 12-spd shifter & 10-51T cassette
  • WTB ST Light i-29 27.5″ rims w/ 2.0 TCS rim tape, tubeless ready
  • New Kenda Nevegal-2 27.5×2.6″ tires, 120 tpi, Aramid Beads
  • Shimano MT 520/501 4-piston disc brakes
  • X-fusion Manic 150 / 125mm internal dropper post & remote


Frame New MY20 Enduro, X6 series alloy dual suspended 4-Bar linkage frame, 27.5″x160mm rear travel, tapered 1.5″ head tube, 73mm BB shell, Enduro bearings, Boost 12mm thru-axle dropouts
Fork Rockshox Yari Motion Control RC 27.5″ B, Boost, 170mm, 15×110 MXL Stealth, Debonair, w/ Lockout
Frame Shock New RockShox Deluxe Select, Trunnion, DebonAir 205x65mm, Piggyback w/ rebound adjuster & Lock-out, ML Tune
Colors Black/Metallic Blue
Cranks Praxis Cadet w/ 32T, 12-spd, 1x Forged alloy Chainring, Boost
Pedals N/A
Chain KMC X12-1 NP/GY, 1 x12 specific w/ Missing Link,
Bottom Bracket Praxis 30mm 73mm Boost sealed cartridge
Front Derailleur Upper chain-guide with ISCG frame mount
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT RD-M8100 SGS 12-spd Shadow Plus design
Derailleur Shifter Shimano SLX, SL-M7100-R, Right, 12-Speed, Clamp w/o gear display
Freewheel/Cassette Shimano SLX CS-M7100, 12-spd 10-51T
Tires Kenda Nevegal 2 Pro, 27.5*2.6, 120tpi, folding, Enduro casing
Wheels/Rims WTB ST Light i29 27.5″ Plus rims, 35mm wide, alloy double wall, Sleeved, w/ TCS i29 rim tape
Hubs Front: Pivit SB 15mm thru-axle, Rear: Shimano FH-MT510-B Boost, 12mm thru-axle, 12-spd cassette compatible
Brakes Shimano BR-MT520 Hydraulic Disc, 4-Piston, 203 / 180mm Rotors
Brake Levers Shimano BL-MT501 Hydraulic
Grips/Tape WTB Ace Dual Clamps
Handle Bar Pivit Alloy 35mm O.D., 780mm, 20mm rise
Stem Pivit Alloy 3D forged Enduro 35mm, 0 Deg., Ext. 35mm Forged alloy
Headset FSA Orbit 1.5E ZS w/ ACB top & 1.5″ bottom for 44/56mm head tube, w/ 8mm Top Cone
Saddle WTB Volt Comp w/ color accents
Seat Post X-Fusion Manic 125 / 150mm Dropper post w/ Alloy shifter-type remote, alloy, 31.6×150/125mmx400
Seat Clamp Pivit alloy 35mm quick release
Extras Frame bearings by Enduro USA

Geometry & Sizing

A. Seat Tube (C-T) 397mm (15.6″) 435mm (17.1″) 472mm (18.6″) 497mm (19.6″)
B. Top Tube (Effective) 656mm (25.8″) 593mm (23.3″) 622mm (24.5″) 650mm (25.6″)
C. Head Tube Angle 65° 65° 65° 65°
D. Seat Tube Angle 71° 71° 71° 71°
E. Chainstay Length 433mm (17″) 433mm (17″) 433mm (17″) 433mm (17″)
F. BB Drop 15mm (0.6″) 15mm (0.6″) 15mm (0.6″) 15mm (0.6″)
G. Wheelbase 1177mm (46.3″) 1206mm (47.5″) 1236mm (48.7″) 1265mm (49.8″)
H. Head Tube Length 100mm (3.9″) 110mm (4.3″) 120mm (4.7″) 130mm (5.1″)
I. Standover 738mm (29.1″) 755mm (29.7″) 778mm (30.6″) 784mm (30.9″)
J. Stack Height 600mm (23.6″) 609mm (24″) 618mm (24.3″) 627mm (24.7″)
K. Reach 425mm (16.7″) 450mm (17.7″) 475mm (18.7″) 500mm (19.7″)
L. Fork Height 562mm (22.1″) 562mm (22.1″) 562mm (22.1″) 562mm (22.1″)
M. Fork Offset 46mm (1.8″) 46mm (1.8″) 46mm (1.8″) 46mm (1.8″)
N. Stem Length 35mm 35mm 35mm 35mm
O. Bar Width 780mm 780mm 780mm 780mm
P. Crank Length 170mm 170mm 170mm 170mm

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