With incredible efficiency and practically endless traction, the all-new dw-link
6point will push you to conquer the most rock-strewn and technical climbs in
existence, then let you open it up on the way down. The lightweight 7.3 lb. frame is
crafted using our o.p.t. tubing and 6069 T6 material to provide a stiff, strong, and
responsive ride. The 6point also features our new 10-mil shock pivot standard,
and oversized o-pivot assemblies with our exclusive max-e bearings for low
maintenance and longevity. mounting a chainguide is simple with iscg05 standard
mounts integrated. coupled with a 150mm travel fork, a fox dhx air rear shock
complements 6.3 inches (160mm) of efficient and compliant dw-link travel to round
out this trail eating package. you need to ride the 6point to understand how good it
from Forres, Moray, UK
Date Reviewed: October 14, 2009
Strengths: Climbing, descending, the flat, jumps....
Weaknesses: Possible future support.
I have only been on this bike for a short time, I read the Ironhorse threads that say to change the rear shock from the 8.75x2.5 to a 8.5x2.5 and did this before I rode the bike.
The bike is 30lb with 2.35 High rollers on and rides like a dream. My rear shock is off a Alpine 160 so has heavy compression and medium rebound damping shims installed, this makes for an ace AM bike. Propedal on Full (Setting 3) and it rides like a soft tail, flick the lever and it rides like a mini Sunday (I race a Sunday).
The front end stays planted just like a Sunday and the rear loves to drift as you would expect from an Ironhorse. Over jumps it loves to be laid down and whipped.
I have a Medium Sunday and a Large 6 Point, both bikes have the same wheel base and the head angle is only a couple of degrees different due to the changed shock.
I changed from an Mbuzi (another point and shoot awesome bike to ride), I only changed as I love the Sunday so much and wanted something with the same trail trails as the Sunday.
Bike Setup: Thomson, easton dh monkey lite dh bars, formula k18 ti brakes, Middleburn cranks, Maxxis Minion f/r, x-o gruppo, Wellgo mags , wtb ti rails
a Weekend Warrior
from Bern, Switzerland
Date Reviewed: March 16, 2007
Strengths: Super plush, extremely potent rear suspension system (dw-link), loads of travel yet still light and nimble enough for technical uphills and long, epic rides. Best trail performance ever experienced. Massive fun on the downhills!
Weaknesses: None so far...
This bike definitely rocks! Smooth, predictable, nimble and VERY fast down the hill. Aggressive if need be without sacrificing control. An absolute blast in thight, technical bends. The Sunday pedigree can be felt every second!
But there is more. Thanks to the relatively light wheels, the U-Turn fork and the perfect rear suspension, the 6Point is light enough to pedal uphill for hours. It is hard to beat on any kind of singletrack and the rougher it gets the better the IH performs.
This bike is the right choice for everybody who seeks a bike that is mainly one thing: endless fun on the trails! It won't disappoint you on the uphills, and if you choose the parts wisely it will even be a pleasure to climb that next steep hill to rip the yet another divine trail back down. It WILL deliver on the downhills and at the occasional bike park trip. No doubt there! And it WILL make your mates envious to see how much fun you had in all those trail sections where they were doing nothing more than struggling and stumbling all over.
I will try to post another review after some more months of riding the 6Point. Right know I can't help being extremely chuffed with my new ride! A bit enthusiastic, you say? Go and ride one of these. Then try to come back without that extremely BIG smile! Just try...
I just scored a brand new (!!) 6point8 frame, white, awesome looking for $~400 shipped. It doesn't have a shock so i'm planning to get a used FOX DHX (8.875x2.75) or use my swinger 4 way (which is 8.5x2.5).
My question is what hardware I need? i searched a lot and saw somewhere aroun ... Read More »
Hey guys, I'm going to be selling my 07 6point8 and frankly I have no idea what I should be asking for it Its been ridden maybe 5 times.. close to 5k new but i know there is some sort of depreciation.
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Just wanted to get any advice or suggestions anybody may have on which frame to get. I'm looking to keep the build to no more than 33lbs and have everything I need except a frame. I prefer slacker headangles but the bike will still need to be able to survive 2 plus hour xc/trail rides. any thoug ... Read More »
Here's some numbers from my new 6. build with a 66sl. This might be useful for someone looking to put a 180mm fork on their 6point.
66SL A2C is 565mm. I believe the totem is the same or very close.
HA: Somewhere between 66-67 deg. I used trig and some measurements with a metric tape me ... Read More »