from San Diego Ca USA
Date Reviewed: December 19, 2011
Strengths: Bombproof, DW Link is badass, price, everything else
Weaknesses: Short top tube, steep head tube angle
It's a good bike until you put on a coil shock and slacken the head tube angle. After that it's simply wonderful in every way imaginable except weight. The suspension is so good that you don't really notice the weight until you actually put it on a scale.
from Bellingham, WA, USA
Date Reviewed: July 6, 2011
Strengths: Extrordinary blend of pedal efficiency and full on downhill capability with the dw link and stiff 150mm rear. Ability to run a 2.75 stroke shock for 174mm rear travel - awesome. works well with hammershchmidt for agressive all mountain rig.
Weaknesses: A little steep headtube with stock shock (fixed by changing out rear or going to a longer fork, angleset also available now). Shorter cockpit may push you to the next size up depending on preference.
Best big all mountain rig I've rode so far. Rides great on earn-your-turn climbs, maybe even epic xc, but I also spent a day at Whistler with this baby and she's a lot of fun to whip around. Pick one up used if you can since Ironhorse when belly up. Tip: I'd like to give this a try with a fox talas 180.
Similar Products Used: Transition Covert, Trek Remedy, Specialized Enduro
Bike Setup: Fox Van 160, 8.75 x 2.75 fox dhx coil, hammerschmidt, downhill wheelset = 36lbs.
from West Linn, OR
Date Reviewed: June 14, 2011
Strengths: Bombproof rear triangle and overall stiffness, DW link pedals like a hardtail but is more supple than other suspensions when pointed down. Inexpensive for this much performance!
Weaknesses: Slightly heavy for an AM bike but I use it for FR so...
30.0 seatube is useless for adjustable posts.
HTA could be slacker.
Sickest AM bike ever built (once you slacken the HTA). Makes the Nomad look like a child's toy! Low BB height and massive rear (12mm thru x 150 hub) makes this track like a DH bike but has the climbing ability of a trail bike. Truly one bike to rule them ALL!
Bike Setup: Avy 5th shock with Obtanium Ti spring, Lyrik Solo Air fork, Single track rims ghetto with Schwalbe MM's, Sram X9 shifers, der, Formula K18's upgraded Bianco levers/pads. Thomson stem, Easton Havoc bars. E13 DS guide, OCT cranks.
a Weekend Warrior
from Harrogate UK
Date Reviewed: February 12, 2010
Strengths: Spec for the money , Its well made and can take some punishment , Good traction .
Weaknesses: not a weakness but I changed to a 50 mm stem as I could only get a 19 inch frame and this had made it about right for me at 5.9 in height .
I would say that for the money its a bargain at less than half price at Rutland , Only 1 or 2 left and I had to get a 19 inch frame but I have found it fine to ride , I had to call Mojo to help me set up the rear shock as the Fox 3.5 Air has pro peddle and I needed an idea of what air to put in as it was almost empty on the seperate rebound chamber .
Bike Setup: standard apart from 50 MM stem . It has Bomber all mountain 4s ,forks Fox 3.5 Air rear shock , Hayes Nine brakes , Easton Stem , Seatpost WTB Seat and its in all black pearl paint .
from sandwich ma usa
Date Reviewed: November 1, 2009
Strengths: value this is one of the most fun bikes to ride for the money
Weaknesses: the fox dhx 3 blew the air seal and clasped the air chamber then the valving went and the stem broke but i am all so riding this bike extremely hard with lost of drops
it will make you smile and it rides like a baby sunday i have raced it in the curser class on a bmx track taken it to a skate park and some super technical down hill and it handled it all very competently for a 6 inch bike you can slam the seat and ride it like a dirt jump bike then put the seat back up and rid up hill all day. if you are going to have just one bike get one.
Strengths: You can not beat this bike for the price. They say it weighs 37 pounds but I am coming from an Rocky Mountain Slayer 05 and this bike feels the same weight. It climbs like a beast, the back wheel is like glue on the ground.
Weaknesses: The Avid Juicy 3's are weak and I will be switching them but everything else seems to work great
If you need to climb but love the downhill this is a great bike. This bike will climb and do the downhills and does not feel near as heavy as it says. Get it!
Similar Products Used: proflex, Gary fisher,Cannondale f1000, Giant NRS 3, ROcky Mountain Slayer
Bike Setup: Stock
a Weekend Warrior
from San Diego,CA,USA
Date Reviewed: October 7, 2008
Strengths: No complaints really. Everything from the bike feeling super solid, good uphill climbing and good downhill capabilities, durable components, it's all there. It's perfect weight so u don't get bobble on the back end on downhill trails like u would with lighter bikes. All around i've been super happy with it and haven't had any problems at all (i've been riding alot since i've gotten it too.)
Weaknesses: Maybe an upgraded fork if u wanted, but that's always the case it seems like.
I'll i can say is that it has taken a beating thus far and still works like a champ. aside from a basic tune here and there, ya know. I don't think u will be disappointed in what u get with it, especially for the price and it does what it's supposed to do just great..aggressive all-mountain riding. The bike gives u the options of course to upgrade it more so which adds to its appeal. I've heard people complain about the weight being whatever it is, like 37 lbs or somethin, if ur not a complete puss then it's not an issue at all.
Similar Products Used: None. Been happy with Iron Horse Bikes and gonna stick with em.
Bike Setup: Stock setup from randall scott. only added a blackspire stinger chain tensioner so the chain would have another device to stop it from slippin off on any gnar trails, peaty lizard skin grips, odyssey cielencki platform pedals.
a Weekend Warrior
from New Zealand
Date Reviewed: October 3, 2008
Strengths: Great plush ride,climbs well. Good components,takes a the rugged stuff sweet.
Weaknesses: Crank cames loose after 2 rides, took it back to dealer & they sorted it straight away, no hassle. Rear hub jammed a bit, once again sorted immediatly. No problems since.
I really love this bike. It's great to ride, easier than my Kona to pedal. DW link is sweet. Other than a few teething problems it runs really well.
Bike Setup: Stock, other than brake upgrade to Avid Codes
a Weekend Warrior
from Andover, MA
Date Reviewed: September 12, 2008
Strengths: Great DW link rear suspension. Point and go. The Hayes Brakes will stop you as needed.
Weaknesses: Stock FSA crank bent on first rock. Heavier for long up hills. Timberwolf 2.5s very aggressive for any XC
Great bike to get on and go. Heavier than other bikes but....holds up to punishment. Easy to work on. Its too bad IH has abandoned the LBS. My next bike likely to be Yeti ASR-7, 575 or Trek Session 88 FR or Remedy 9.
Bike Setup: RaceFace Diabolus Crank. Maxxis Minion DH 2.3 Front and Rear
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: July 29, 2008
Strengths: The bike is absolutely sick! The dw-link ensures that climbing is cool. The frame geometry is very accurate to flat riding. Descending is completely insane! The bike is way better than the rider atm!
Weaknesses: None till now
I'm definitely surprised with the bike performance. I'm pretty sure I could use it to DH racing! Anyway, it is an all-around bike very stable and precise. I would recommend it to everyone!
Bike Setup: stock setup.. just changed the pedals to platform
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: July 9, 2008
Strengths: Ride,reasuring handling,quite light,paint job,rare bought for £1300 for a 2007 model.much better in black!!
Weaknesses: Shock stuck down about 2 minutes into my first ride.was sent back to mojo in uk for warrenty and got a quick 2 day turn around,been fine since.crank a bit flimsy and needed loctiteing.stem a bit long,brakes pretty wooden.sheared tooth off cassette
I really am impressed with this bike.After the initial shock problem my first impressions were how flickable this bike was.I could move it around pretty much where i wanted to.Much of this was probably coming from the Glory to this.Not Having as much weight under me and not being able to plough through everything has made my rideing more fun and its probably getting the skill levels up aswell.
I did change the forks after a few rides though,not because they were poor but because i'm a bit of a bruiser and also wanted the adjustability of the 66's.Also changed the stem and quickened up the steering a bit.
I have not long got back from a long weekend in Scotland where we rode everything from the Ae forest to an uplift day at Innerleithen to the bike park in Glentress and the bike was fantastic for all of it.Great for a bit of uphill and amazing for the downs.I really think unless you are racing then 6 ish inches is more than enough for the UK.
Oh and if you manage to get it half price like me then all the better!!
Weaknesses: chain jumps sometimes, and it has weak Pedal arms (bend), not alot of travel for rock gardens
Great bike exept for the pedal arms because they bend easily...... other than that this bike is great i can do the big stuff but i can pedal up hills and ride around the neighborhood. Awsome bike overall if you want a hill climber that can take the hits get this bike!!!
Similar Products Used: Iron horse Aniki, Iron horse sunday,
Bike Setup: stock exept NYC freeride stem
a Weekend Warrior
from Vancouver, BC
Date Reviewed: January 11, 2008
Strengths: DW-Link - enough said. But there is more the frame is very stiff with the 12 x 150 rear spacing, frame is pretty light, the paint on the 6.4 is very impressive (black with pearl - 2007 model). Clean and simple lines - very nice looking.
Weaknesses: Mine was the 6.4 so some of the components were a lower spec that what I like. Got the bike from 2007 close out for a good deal with expectation to upgrade right way, so not even a weakness.
Wow, no reviews as yet, so I though I would add this even though I only have a couple of rides on the bike.
As mentioned above, got a good deal from RS Cycle on 2007 closeout. My intention was to transfer what I could from my current ride to the 6Point and then add as required. The bike is pretty much complete now and hope to get more rides in and get it dialled a little better as well.
The initial impression is excellent. With the DW-Link and the Roco Air on the back this bike at minimum equalls my Nomad (which had the coil on it) in terms of the ability to take bumps and overall ride. It also seems to have an advantage in the pedalling department, even with the TST R wide open. With TST set at firm, this totally moves out.
In terms of looks, the Nomad, which in my opinion is a very sweet bike, still takes a back seat to the lines of the 6 Point. The paint on the 2007 6.4 is equally amazing. You don't really notice how nice it is when looking at a picture, but if you see one in person you will understand.
Looking forward to getting some time on this ride and seeing what I can do on this wonderful machine.
I have built my bike up more toward freeride, but this bike looks to be able to handle everything from XC to FR and everything in between, it just depends on how you want to spec it out.
I want to put a chain guide on my iron horse six point and i was wondering if i could just use the 36 tooth ring as the ring. Would this work? Also are there any specific measurements or adapters i need to know about?Read More »
anyone ride one of these? im looking to upgrade from my hardtail to a allmountain/ light med freeride bike, and i know iron horse is going under but they have had a good reputation in the past and i found the 6point4 for 1200 bucks seems like a good dealRead More »
im in a bit of a dilema right now,
im after an iron horse 6point4, but cant figure out if i want the 2008 model or the 2009 one. obviosly the 2008 one is cheaper, but they seem pretty much the same to me... is there a big difference? which one sould i go with?? thanksRead More »
Heavy? Check. Slow engagement? Check. Questionable rim softness and durability? Is the stock axle an alu jobby, or heavy steel? At least there are a couple lighter alu uptions out there, if need be.
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