Iron Horse 6POINT8 All Mountain Full Suspension

5/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

6POINT8 / AGRESSIVE ALL MOUNTAIN

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 really is.

TECHNOLOGIES: dw-link, o.p.t., 10-mil, f7, max-e, 6069, o-pivots

FRAME 6" TRAVEL DW-LINK ALL-MOUNTAIN FRAME, 1.5 HEADTUBE, 150MM X 12MM THRU AXLE HUB, 83MM BB SHELL, REPLACEABLE DERAILLEUR HANGER
REAR SHOCK FOX DHX AIR 5.0, 8.75" X 2.5"
FORK FOX 36 TALAS RC2, 150MM TRAVEL


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Betsie a Racer from Forres, Moray, UK

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2009

Strengths:    Climbing, descending, the flat, jumps....

Weaknesses:    Possible future support.

Bottom Line:   
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.

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Favorite Trail:   I just like to ride my bike.

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Nomad, Mbuzi, Blur 4x, Patriot, 5, G Spot, 5 spot... long list.

Bike Setup:   Float 36, Thomson, juicy ultimate, Atlas FR, Float RP23HV 8.5x2.5, Hadley/Sapim CX-Ray/719's, Carbocage

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Drae Jones a Weekend Warrior from Irvine CA USA

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2007

Strengths:    The six point is very light the way i built it up. It has awesome traction, great turning, and it is fast. It climbs great too at 31.5 pounds. It can be stroked to 7 inches in the rear.

Weaknesses:    The front derailluer hits the noodle in the granny

Bottom Line:   
If you like climbing higher and descending faster this bike is for you

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Favorite Trail:   Skyline, Corona

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $5000.00

Purchased At:   The Path

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale gemini, ih mk3

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

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tom 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...

Bottom Line:   
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...

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Favorite Trail:   Bissen-Trail Wallis, Switzerland

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   CrashCycles, Bern

Similar Products Used:   Turner 5 Spot, Specialized Enduro, Santa Cruz Blur (LT), Scott Ransom, Giant Reign, Iron Horse MKIII

Bike Setup:   Bought the 6Point8 Framekit and built it up from scratch: RS Lyrik U-Turn, X-9, Avid Ultimate, DT Swiss Wheels, Thomson, Truvativ

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