The steep curve in the progression of freestyle riding in the early 1980’s gave rise to a relentless flow of radical new inventions. With the release of the Haro Freestyler in 1982, Haro Designs had set the standard for innovation, with a concept that would energize the scene and launch Freestyle BMX into the main stream. But in the spring 1984, another breakthrough moment in the history of our incredible sport would come to pass.
In the winter of 1983, Bob Haro welcomed a fourteen-year-old, Californian skate park prodigy named Mike Dominguez to his freestyle team. Mike D had risen through the ranks of the Vans team in the early 1980’s, developing his trade along side a talented group of young riders that included Woody Itson, Martin Aparijo, Eddie Fiola and his friend Brian Blyther. During his first months at Haro, Dominguez met with company head, and designer in chief Bob Haro to discuss an exciting new concept, a concept that would help to reinvent and redefine the future of vert riding. That concept would become the Haro Sport; the very first dedicated vertical trick bike.
Within a month, Dominguez was seen blasting eight feet plus on an early prototype, known in folklore as the "Single Top tube Sport". In April of ‘84, Haro unveiled the Haro Sport as the Mike Dominguez signature model and Mike would become the first marketable athlete in the history of Freestyle BMX. The combination of Mike’s talent, and the vision and creative flair of Bob Haro had delivered a masterpiece. The Haro Sport would become a fixture in the Haro line up for many years to come, becoming the weapon of choice for the most advanced vert riders on the planet including future Haro stars Ron Wilkerson and Mat Hoffman.
In celebration of this milestone, Haro Bikes is proud to release the 1984 Haro Sport Mike Dominguez tribute bike. Built closely to the specifications that Mike rode back in the day, this bike becomes one of a series of iconic Haro models that will be released through the vintage program in the years to come.
You can purchase a Haro Vintage Series Bike from the official Haro web store. We are currently only shipping within the United States.
|Frame||Full Crmo, 1984 Haro Sport tribute frame|
|Fork||Full Crmo, 1984 Haro Sport tribute fork, 1" threaded|
|Crankset & Bottom Bracket||1 pc crank with USA loose ball BB|
|Sprocket/Spider||44T Alloy Uni-Directional sprocket with alloy spider|
|Pedals||Alloy platform pedal 1/2"|
|Handlebar & Stem||Full Crmo Haro Vector tribute bar with built in quill|
|Detaingler||N/A - straight cable|
|Grips||ODI Mushroom II|
|Seat/Seat Post||Kashimax Aero plastic seat with lay back post|
|Front Hub||Skyway Tuff Wheel II 20", sealed CNC alloy flange hub|
|Rear Hub||Skyway Tuff Wheel II 20", sealed CNC alloy flange hub|
|Front Rim/Rear Rim||N/A|
|Front Tire/Rear Tire||Kenda K50 20x2.125|
|Front Brake/Rear Brake||Dia-Compe MX1000 caliper rear only|
|Levers||Dia-Compe MX121/Tech 3 lever rear only|