Iron Horse SGS-Pro DH Downhill Full Suspension

3.96/5 (23 Reviews)
MSRP : $2499.99


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sam H. a Downhiller from Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

Date Reviewed: April 10, 2007

Strengths:    Strengths?umm...i'd say that frame is a freaking tank...super strong compare to other DH frame I've seen...Through Axel at the back just like add an extra shield on that bike!!
and it looks swe~e~e~t
and + it has a front deraliour hanger tube thingy...really helps for freeriding


Weaknesses:    I'm more a freerider,so its a little heavy,but i got that bike for so cheap!how could you resist a cheap awsome bike?
oh yea also if you left your seat post a little bit too low,your seat post might hit that one part right next to the rear shox(but all it has done is only a couple sratches)


Bottom Line:   
You've gotta love this bike if you ever have a chance to ride it!!this bike just make me buffed for all huge drops!!
its stiffness makes me very confident on going faster,its weight just push me down to a point where I've never felt befroe on the same trail,AWSON BIKE

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Favorite Trail:   Palmer Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Rock Shox

Similar Products Used:   Azonic Eliminator

Bike Setup:   BoXXer Team 06',Sram X9,Truvatic Holzfxxxx,5th element, azonic seat post

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DHRC a Downhiller from The Future

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2007

Strengths:    Super Strong Frame. You will not damage this one easily. Great geometry. Soaks up big hits and little bumps well. Sturdy and confidence inspiring. Well made.

Weaknesses:    A bit on the heavy side, but this is basically the reason that it feels so sturdy and durable.

Bottom Line:   
Buy it if you want a reliable and strong frame that will last years. Makes a good used pick up since it is built to last. It might do fine on technical trails and rocky terrain, but do not buy it if you are wanting to ride cross country. I have ridden it for freeride and downhill. This bike pedals well considering its nature and really shines on the downhills and in landing big hits.
I bought it used, and I think it is an excellent pickup!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   egay

Similar Products Used:   Haro X7, Ram 2500, Yeti 575, various demos

Bike Setup:   E13 guide and bashG. SRAM. Boxxer. Rollin on Maxis.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bash a Downhiller from Quebec

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2007

Strengths:    Everything

Weaknesses:    Shimano crap, Rear linkage

Bottom Line:   
This bike is pretty good for the money, the best upgrade i have done to it is changing from shimano to sram. The frame itself is heavy, i weighted the frame bb headset and rear axle at 15pounds for a medium frame. Im having problems with the rear suspension design, the bolt holding the rear shock keeps bending and im having play in the rear, have to fix it after a couple rides. thinkin of changing the frame for something lighter this season

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Favorite Trail:   National

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   sportscheck

Similar Products Used:   Morewood izumu dh, norco shore, giant dh comp

Bike Setup:   06 boxxer worldcup, juicy7s, mag30rims on wtb hub, race face north shore cranks, sram x9 derailleur and shifter, sic stem and easton monkey bar. parts remaining are stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew Ingersoll a Downhiller from Boulder Colorado

Date Reviewed: October 25, 2006

Strengths:    EVERYTHING! This bike is awesome the horst link is sooo responsive. Absolutly no complaints. Plus Iron Horse has about the BEST customer service of all bike companies.

Weaknesses:    Weird BB size but thats it. You might want a shock with High and low speed dampening.

Bottom Line:   
I you want a killer bike that feels just as comfortable on the race course as on the North Shore drops of Vancouver this is it. This is pretty much the racing version of the Specialized Bighits' (bigger better and faster!)
BUY THIS BIKE!!!

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Favorite Trail:   ANY DH!!

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bicycle

Similar Products Used:   Santa Cruz Super8

Bike Setup:   Pretty much stock. I mean it works great why would I mess with it.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Victor Pasieka a Cross Country Rider from Edmonton Alberta

Date Reviewed: February 26, 2006

Strengths:    This biek hs noo strnths, it smels funyy and onl;y likes to be drved like ok.

Weaknesses:    the holl beik is like jarbage it brokk in halv tha frst tim i ridded it.

Bottom Line:   
it ir a smerly peiece of jarbage and good buy it

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Favorite Trail:   The spankalizer

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $5900.00

Purchased At:   Sportchek

Similar Products Used:   i am poor anf cnt not aferd to reid bikse, i like coco

Bike Setup:   it is liek it was out of la box

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by HAYWARD RIDERS Segarra's a Downhiller from Hayward Ca.

Date Reviewed: November 30, 2005

Strengths:    Everything!!!I built this bike from scratch,from the ground up.I even fabricated some of the parts my self.I didn't want a bike that everybody had plus I saved a lot of money.The frame is so beefy, more than most! This bike is so plush,you can take any drop in front of you!!!!!!!!!

Weaknesses:    NOTHING!!!If there was I would have fixed it or changed it out!!!!

Bottom Line:   
This bike is one of the most fattest bikes ever built!Get one if you ride hard core downhill or freeride,it could take anything!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Green Belt Trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Custom built (every where)

Similar Products Used:   demo 9, big hit,you name it,I tried it.

Bike Setup:   sgs pro DH 04,bomber 888,fox vanilla rear with lock out

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Marshall a Downhiller from Torrance, CA

Date Reviewed: November 13, 2005

Strengths:    *This is an update to my review below*

Great entry level DH bike (this model is no longer available. They have the Sunday series for '05 and 06) This is the bike that got me into DH'g. I couldn't afford a full on DH rig until I saw this bike @ Supergo. I figured, why not? If I don't like it, I can sell it.


Weaknesses:    I does have some wierd sizes to it. I wasn't aware of this at first. A headset was a headset to me. I didn't know the difference. The headset is a 1.5, the rear axel is 165MM and the bottom bracket is 100mm. The seatpost is a strage size as well, I can't think of the measurement offhand. When I replace the existing one with a Race Face, I have to use a shim to make it fit.

This is just my opinion- I didn't like the E.13 chainguide. I prefer MRP chainguides. It isn't a "weakness" per see, but one of the things I didn't like about the bike from the start.

Some say the bike is heavy, with a DH rig, do you really care?


Bottom Line:   
I have upgraded this bike beyond belief! But the bottom line is that it isn't and wasn't necessary. I did it because I wanted to. I was very time consuming, but worth it. With all the different from normal sizes, I had to investigate a lot to find out which product was what I considered best. My bike is pretty much bulletproof now.

This bike is fantastic out of the box, so if you are concerned about the value, it is great!

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Favorite Trail:   North Star- Lake Tahoe

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   Supergo

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi Shiver DC, Race Face Diablous cranks, stem and bars, MRP chain guide, DT-Swiss 440 FR Hugi hubs. Atomlab DHR rims. Cane Creek Double XC headset. SDG big boy seat. Next purchase is a Race Face Diablous seatpost. Nokian tires 3.0 front 2.6 rear.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by scott mclean from gaytown

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2005

Strengths:    i take it in the bum

Weaknesses:    it feels good

Bottom Line:   
if u r gay lets hoock up cuz im super gay hey hey hey im gay

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Favorite Trail:   im gay

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $100000000000000.00

Purchased At:   im gay with men

Similar Products Used:   in the mouth ear and eye

Bike Setup:   im gay oh ya im gay

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by vic pasieka a Downhiller from edmonton

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2005

Strengths:    first of all that was not me at the botom some dum ideot is trying to drop the rating of this wiked bike...
first of all yes the grips do wear out but thats just not good enuf to drop the rating.the bike isnt that hevy for the size of the toobing used...look at last years a line 65 pounds and this bike is just 45 pounds + it makes every bike look like a tooth pike besid it.


Weaknesses:    the grips.
the shiffter cadle snaps after a will
not eny big problems


Bottom Line:   
this bike is asome for the price cand bet the deal.

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Favorite Trail:   aaaaa

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   sport

Similar Products Used:   kona..n

Bike Setup:   stock exept tiers and soon to be new grips and shocks

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by victor paseika from edmonton

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2005

Strengths:    nothing

Weaknesses:    brakes broke on the first day, tires lost tread very fast, the frame is extremely heavy, the grips on the handlebars wear out realy fast,

Bottom Line:   
it is an extremely bad choice when other bikes like it are way, way better in every way

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   big hit, wilson and team DH

Bike Setup:   bone stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by peter huisinga a Downhiller from bainbridge, WA, U.S.

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2005

Strengths:    Wow... best value of any buy I've ever bought. Very plush 5th element, solid cranks, smooth e-13 guide, Awesome wheels. Everybody talks about mag 30s and the like, but these laserdisc DH wheels haven't had to be trued since i got it. My friends rear mag 30 went out in 3 weeks. Very good tires and responsive handling. Hubs

Weaknesses:    I snapped the bottom chainstay, had to pay $60, but ironhorse got it to me really fast. Not good geo. for an 8 inch fork. Shifter sucks @$$ and It brok in like 3 &$*^$& hours of &*^&)% riding! Brakes such even worse.


Bottom Line:   
The value you can get out of this bike far outweighs its cons. It's my current bike and I'm very happy with it. This bike is for the Begginers to the most seasoned veterans.

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Favorite Trail:   mine

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   Guy from california

Similar Products Used:   Demo 9, Stinky dee-lux, brodie devo, SC bullit, stinky 9, demo 8, trek diesel.

Bike Setup:   888r, e-13, wtb laser DH, 5th, minions, hfx-9, hot seat, v-drive, Xt der. and formula hubs.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Andrew a Downhiller from Tucson

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2005

Strengths:    Price, Componets.

Weaknesses:    Frame is a piece of crap.

Bottom Line:   
The rear suspension developed play after two weeks of riding and only got worse from there. Initialy apears to be a great value for the money but you get what you pay for. Don't waist your money on an Iron horse, save up a little more and get something worth having, you'll be gald you did.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Supergo

Similar Products Used:   VPP-free. Gemini, Uzzi SLX

Bike Setup:   Stock.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Racer from Boulder, CO

Date Reviewed: February 27, 2005

Strengths:    1.5" Headtube, FSR geometry, 5th Element

Weaknesses:    Original chainstay was horribly designed in the 2003 SGS. E.Thirteen makes the upgrade that is worth it! Solves lateral movement problem. Original RockShox Boxxer Race, could have chosen a little bit better of a fork to go along with the strength the bike has.

Bottom Line:   
Pretty good bike for the money. So good I am racing this for a second year b/c it has held togheter well. Unfortuantly they don't make the SGS models anymore, but if you can find one, it's worth looking into buying.

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Favorite Trail:   Paid In Full (Keystone, CO)

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $2099.00

Purchased At:   Supergo

Similar Products Used:   Giant DS1, Specialized Big Hit, Specialized Demo 9

Bike Setup:   2.5 Maxxis tires, SIC stem and handlebar, 2004 rear upgrade kit, SRAM drivetrain, 38T Blackspire cainring

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave York a Downhiller from Woodinville, Washington, USA

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2005

Strengths:    Best bang for the buck out of the box. The combination of all the components with a great frame design is bulletproof.

Weaknesses:    The Boxer Race is a little springy due to the lack of adjustability. (so i got rid of it) The rear shock assembly was really squeeky (fixed this by taking it apart and greasing it all up) The tires appear to be cheaply made but are very affective.

Bottom Line:   
This bike was the best bang for the buck i could find. I looked for nearly 3 years for the best burly full suspension bike, and this is the one. For the price you cant go wrong. I did have to go through th rear linkage to grease everything up to stop the squeeking (Supergo didnt grease the bike at all when building it). I do a lot of downhill and freeriding with this bike on the current setup and it is the best ive fallen down a hill on. It takes near everything and asks for more. I hope to rebuild the wheels and upgrade the hubs and headset, other than that she is set.

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Favorite Trail:   Whistlers A-line, and South Seatac

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   supergo store in Seattle

Similar Products Used:   Santa Cruz Bullit`s, Norco VPS Launch, Atomik & A-line, Haro Extreme, intense M1, Kona Stinky, Stinky dee lux, and Stab, Specialized Big hit`s, the list goes on...

Bike Setup:   Mostly stock setup still except for an Axiom downhill seat, new set of Monster T's up front and new tires (same ones but the 2.7 up front). Im also in the process of changing the grips and looking for a new larger front ring (36T or 38T).

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by boyer a Downhiller from bethlehem,pa, usa

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2004

Strengths:    whoo! i paid the cheapest for this bike! totally love it. the parts alone cost more than the price.

Weaknesses:    the derailler hanger bolts are way too short. get longer ones. the rear shock hardware does not fit flush. after 3 weeks of iron horse mailing me new pieces, i have to have a machinist cut me a custom spacer to prevent play in the shock. (even with the play in the shock i rode this hard. 6 ft to flat concret and ya dont even feel it)

Bottom Line:   
sweet bike, just hope you dont have to go thru the 3 weeks it took me to get the bike running well

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   1390

Similar Products Used:   big hit

Bike Setup:   stock as of now

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