The 1997 Haro Elite Monocoque Frame. USA made. Monocoque construction w/depressed sidewalls eliminates torsion flex. CNC machined chainstay yoke and custom Haro Moto-X style dropouts w/integrated dripout saver. Removable brake cable hanger allows use of cantilever or V-brakes. Internal cable routing. 4.2lbs. Yellow or ball-burnished.
Made in Taiwan.
The first number in the serial indicates year of production (1996 or 1997). X in the serial indicates production Month (E to L - May to Dec). Y in the serial indicates production Month (A to D - Jan to April).
Bikes made in Taiwan usually had an 5-8 month production and shipping timeline before they were sold in bike shops around the world. Bikes welded in the later months of the year would normally be made for the following year.