New Bike Day: Haro Shift Plus i/O 5 Trail Bike

Haro Shift Plus i/O 5 Trail Bike

By Haro Bikes

The Shift i/O 5 is a powerful All-Mountain contender. Built upon our new 2020 4-bar linkage frame with 160mm of rear travel and a Suntour Aion 35mm EVO Boost fork, it features Shimano’s E8000 MTB-specific mid-motor system that delivers 250 watts of power, 70 Nm of user-friendly torque and a new internal 504Wh battery for an outstanding integrated look a Shimano 10-speed 1X set up keeps things simple while the new Kenda Nevegal 2 27.5″ x 2.6″ tires with U-40 double wall rims make you feel like you are on rails around even the loosest terrain. The Tektro 745 4-piston hydraulic brakes bring it all to a quick stop when needed. The 2020 Shift i/O 5 remains one of the most versatile, yet affordable dual-suspension e-MTB on the market today.


  • New 2020 Shift I/O X6 Alloy frame for Shimano STePS E8000 motor, 160mm travel
  • Injected Carbon rocker
  • Suntour Aion 35mm EVO 27.5″x160mm Boost fork
  • X-Fusion 02 Pro RL, Trunnion, 225x75mm, Trunnion rear shock
  • Shimano STePS E8000 / 250 Watts / 70Nm Torque
  • New Darfon 504Wh internal battery on all frame sizes
  • Integrated speed sensor
  • Shimano Deore 6000, 10-spd, Shadow Plus rear derailleur
  • Deore 10-spd, 11-42T cassette & shifter
  • Samox forged crankarms, Shimano E7000 34T chainring
  • Tektro HD-M745 4-piston brakes, 203mm rotors


FRAME New Shift Plus I/O X6 Aluminum frame for Shimano STePS E8000, 4-Bar linkage w/ Carbon Injected Rocker, vertical shock, 160mm travel, Internal Battery, Enduro Bearings
FORK Suntour Aion 35mm EVO RC-PCS DS, Boost LOR DS 27.5″x2.8″, 160mm travel, 15mm Thru-Axle, w/ Hydraulic Lockout
FRAME SHOCK X-Fusion 02 Pro RL, Trunnion, 225x75mm w/ Rebound adjuster & hydraulic lockout
COLORS Black/NeonRed
CRANKS Samox crankarms, Shimano 34T Chainring, 165mm all Sizes
CHAIN KMC e10S Sport
FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano E-7000 Guide
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore, RD-6000, 10-spd, Shadow Plus
DERAILLEUR SHIFTER Shimano Deore SL-M6000-R 10-spd
FREEWHEEL/CASSETTE Shimano Deore HG-500, 10-spd, 11-42T
DRIVE UNIT Shimano STePS E8000, 70Nm Torque
BATTERY New Darfon internal, STePS compatible 504Wh
TIRES Kenda NEVEGAL 2 27.5×2.6″, EMC, 60tpi, Aramid beads, Tubeless Compatible
WHEELS/RIMS Weinmann U-40 TL, Tubeless Ready, 27.5″x40mm, Double Wall
HUBS Pivit Alloy disc Boost, 32h cassette, Sealed Bearings, w/ Front & Rear Thru-Axles
BRAKES Tektro HD-M745 hydraulic, 4-Piston Calipers, 203mm rotors
GRIPS/TAPE WTB Waffel Single Clamp
HANDLE BAR New Pivit Alloy riser bar, 31.8mm O.D., 780mm wide; 20mm rise
STEM Pivit 3D Forged alloy 50mm
HEADSET FPD Dozer 1-1/8″-1.5″, w/ Bottom AC Bearing, 8mm Cone
SADDLE WTB Volt Sport 150mm Wide
SEAT POST X-Fusion Manic 100, 125, 150mm Dropper post w/ horizontal remote, Alloy, 31.6mm
EXTRAS Motor covers, Tubeless Valves, Darfon Battery charger, Battery Lock



The MBA Wrecking Crew had the opportunity to log in a few miles on last years’ Haro Shift i/O 5 and we were impressed to find out how well it handled out on the trails. For 2020-21, Haro has made significant upgrades to the Shift i/O 5 and we think it will be a big win for Haro.

Until we do a full evaluation of the 2020 Haro Shift i/O 5  we can say at $4200 and what we experienced in last year’s bike it could be a good buy.  Haro has also launched their new Shift Plus i/O 9 as well and that will cost $5800. 

2019 Haro Shift i/O 5


  • Shift Plus I/O X6 Aluminum frame, 140mm travel, tapered head tube
  • Rockshox Tune RS Monarch R 200×57 shock

2020-X-Fusion 02 Pro RL Shock, Trunnion, 225x75mm, Trunnion rear shock

  • RockShox Recon RL, Boost 27.5”+/29” Boost fork, 140mm travel, 15mm thru-axle, w/ hydraulic lockout

2020-Suntour Aion 35mm EVO 27.5″x160mm Boost fork w/ Hydraulic Lockout

  • Shimano STePS E7000 drive unit / 250 Watts / 60Nm Torque, 503 wh STePS E8000 battery

2020-Shimano STePS E8000 / 250 Watts / 70Nm Torque,  Darfon internal, STePS compatible 504wh battery 

  • Motor-modes switch, New Speed integrated speed sensor
  • Shimano Deore RD-6000, 10-spd, Shadow Plus rear derailleur, Deore 10-spd, 11-42T cassette
  • Shimano E7000 crankarms, forged, 38T chainring
  • Tektro HD-M735 4-2 hydraulic brakes, 4-Piston front caliper, 203/180mm rotors

2020-Tektro HD-M745 4-piston brakes, 203mm rotors (front and rear)

  • WTB Waffel Double Clamp grips

2020-WTB Waffel Single Clamp grips

  • Pivit 3D Forged 60mm stem

2020-Pivit 3D Forged 50mm stem

  • Pivit 2 Bolts, Forged, 31.6mm seat post

**2020-X-Fusion Manic 100, 125, 150mm Dropper seat post w/ horizontal remote, Alloy, 31.6mm**

  • Kenda HAVOC 27.5×2.6″ Tubeless Compatible Tires

2020-Kenda NEVEGAL 2 27.5×2.6″, EMC, 60tpi, Aramid beads, Tubeless Compatible Tires

  • No water bottle bosses

2020-1 downtube water bottle bose

2019 Vs. 2020



Frame reference chart

To read more about how Haro MTB’s fit and geometry
are created visit our Bicycle Fit Tips page.


A. Seat Tube (C-T) 394mm (15.5″) 432mm (17″) 470mm (18.5″) 495mm (19.5″)
B. Top Tube (Effective) 565mm (22.2″) 593mm (23.3″) 622mm (24.5″) 650mm (25.6″)
C. Head Tube Angle 65° 65° 65° 65°
D. Seat Tube Angle 74° 74° 74° 74°
E. Chainstay Length 450mm (17.7″) 450mm (17.7″) 450mm (17.7″) 450mm (17.7″)
F. BB Drop 20mm (0.8″) 20mm (0.8″) 20mm (0.8″) 20mm (0.8″)
G. Wheelbase 1203mm (47.4″) 1232mm (48.5″) 1262mm (49.7″) 1291mm (50.8″)
H. Head Tube Length 100mm (3.9″) 110mm (4.3″) 120mm (4.7″) 130mm (5.1″)
I. Standover 773mm (30.4″) 780mm (30.7″) 783mm (30.8″) 788mm (31″)
J. Stack Height 604mm (23.8″) 613mm (24.1″) 622mm (24.5″) 631mm (24.8″)
K. Reach 425mm (16.7″) 450mm (17.7″) 475mm (18.7″) 500mm (19.7″)
L. Fork Height 565mm (22.2″) 565mm (22.2″) 565mm (22.2″) 565mm (22.2″)
M. Fork Offset 51mm (2″) 51mm (2″) 51mm (2″) 51mm (2″)
N. Stem Length 40mm 40mm 40mm 40mm
O. Bar Width 780mm 780mm 780mm 780mm
P. Crank Length 165mm 165mm 165mm 165mm


Frame size chart

About Haro:

Bob Haro, circa 1981 or so, working in his design studio. Bob got famous as a cartoonist, a number plate designer, one of the founders of freestyle BMX, and then later as a bike designer. He was already famous when this photo was taken.  Photo by John Ker

Haro Bikes was founded in 1978.

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