a Weekend Warrior
from Denver, CO, USA
Date Reviewed: December 26, 2008
Strengths: Travel, Front fork, Front axle, brakes, bashguard, climbing ability.
Weaknesses: Grips, weight, pedals, and seatpost
The bike climbs well for as heavy as it is. I can keep up with most XC riders on the way up but I blast by on the way down. Bike takes care of business at keystone and winter park on the blues, blacks, and double black diamond trails. Handles the 5 to 7 foot drops with ease but not enough travel for the larger drops.
Similar Products Used: Giant, Diamond Back, Mongoose
Bike Setup: Zochi MZ1 (150MM), Fox Vanilla R (750lbs coil), WTB rims, 2.35 intense tires, ODI lock on grips, Avid juice 3 with 183mm discs, XT and Deore derailers, Deore Rapid fires, synchros DH stem and bars, Race Face with bashguard, FSA bottom bracket, Drive Platforms pedals, Ritchey Seatpost, WTB Pure V saddle
from San Jose, Costa Rica
Date Reviewed: August 13, 2008
Strengths: strong frame, good geometry, decent travel (front and rear), good brakes, decent components, great price for the combo.
Weaknesses: weight, should come with platform clipless pedals, should come with a stronger rear wheel skewer or with axle system as it has on the front.
It is a great All-Mountain bike that can take a beating in more aggressive scenarios, such as light downhill and freeride, which is the kind of trails and places I ride in the most. The only parts I've replaced are the pedals (normal platform to clipless platform) and the saddle (I smashed it on a hard fall). It has resisted more than I thought it could; consider the fact that I've been riding with only DH'ers and FR'ers for the last few months. Before that I was more into the XC/AM side, and it could climb quite well. So, considering the fact that it has performed for me on both the XC and the DH/FR sides of MTBing, you could say it is a great Agressive AM bike.
I just bought an IH Sachem 6.0 for a great deal on ebay -- it hasn't arrived yet but I am excited to get it and go riding.
I can only find one review of this bike so I was hoping some people on this board could chime in and tell me what they think of this bike. I am new to MTN biking and I don' ... Read More »
I am new to MTN biking and I just purchased a NOS 2007 Sachem 6.0 on ebay for $600. I think I got a pretty good deal for my first bike, but is there anything I should look at upgrading first?
Race Face XC Cranks
Fox Vanilla R
WTB Dual Duty Rims
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Out of the GRX, IH Sachem 6 and the Norco 6 3, which is a good bike for the occasional XC and some small jumps and drops (1-2m). I still want to be able to climb relatively well but more jumps and drops.
Any help would be appreciated
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I was wondering if anyone else was riding on of these bike and how they like it? I have owned mine for about 2 months and love it so far. I was looking to upgrade my grips,flat pedal and possibly the shifters. I was wondering if you guys had any suggestion. So far I have only upgraded the rear shock ... Read More »
Hey IH faithful,
I was looking for a nice FS bike that my wife could grow into as her skills progress. I saw two bikes in particular at performance that caught my eye.
The 07 Sachem seemed to be speced nice with 6' travel - Great price
The 07 Warrior 6.0 (more xc?) but decent components - g ... Read More »