Iron Horse Sunday Elite Downhill Full Suspension

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Frame - 8" Travel DW-Link Downhill Race Frame
  • Rear Shock - Fox DHX 5.0 Coil, 9.5"X3"
  • Fork - Marzocchi 888rc2x W/ Flat Crown
  • Stem - Funn Direct Mount Stem 31.8mm Clamp
  • Headset - FSA Orbit Is-2 W/ E-13 Reducer Cup
  • Pedals - Crank Bros 5050xx Platforms
  • Saddle - SDG Bel Air St I-Beam
  • Seatpost - SDG 6061 I-Beam


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by callum sprosen a Downhiller from miarangi bay, auckland, Newzealand

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2007

Strengths:    everything

Weaknesses:    nothing

Bottom Line:   
came out stock perfect didnt need to change anything apart from seat hight

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Favorite Trail:   national downhill rotorua

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $3600.00

Purchased At:   Bikesmith

Similar Products Used:   the worldcup

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Darren a Downhiller from Australia

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2006

Strengths:    - Great geometry and low BB height makes sketchy corners and steep sections much easier. You can make some big mistakes on this bike and get away with it.
- DW Link pedals very well if you don’t jump up and down, even going uphill with Pro Pedal backed right off.
- Solid parts spec (except for the rims) that's good value for money. I was surprised it only weighs ~19.2kg considering the fork and cranks.
- The combination of DHX 5.0 shock and 888RC2-X fork makes for a very plush and well-balanced suspension package that has a wide range of adjustment.
- Excellent customer service from the people at Iron Horse, they’re always quick to answer email and help out on internet forums.


Weaknesses:    - Play in the top shock mount straight out of the box. I’ve been told it shouldn’t be a problem but it still bugs me, especially after handing over this much coin.
- The paint chips way too easily. The loose rocky trails around here have given the down tube and bottom bracket a very nice “shotgun blast” motif. Invest in some 3M clear vinyl before the first ride.
- Very ordinary wheel build. A couple of bent spokes, damaged nipples and scratches on the rims (covered up with black marker). No matter, it won’t be long before you have to rebuild the wheels anyway as the DT Swiss rims are softer than hot margarine, even the front one is looking average after a few months.
- The durable part spec adds a bit of weight but if you’re after a lighter version get the Sunday World Cup.
- Low BB height means you have to concentrate when pedaling through rocks at speed.
- Crank Bros. 5050XX pedals have pretty average grip if you don't have 5.10 shoes.


Bottom Line:   
Point this bike down your favourite DH run and prepare to grin. It’s a fantastic sled that’s held back a little bit by the shock hardware and terrible paint. I thought these problems were going to be solved for ’06 but unfortunately not. Thankfully you don’t really notice them while riding.

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Favorite Trail:   Whistler Bike Park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Demo 9

Bike Setup:   Standard except for SRAM X9 shifter/derailleur and Azonic A-Frame pedals. Switching to Mavic EX721 rims as well.

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