Sunday is race day and the dw-link equipped Iron Horse Sunday is regarded as the
best performing downhill racing bike ever built. The Sunday’s dw-link provides
incredible traction, cornering ability, square-edged bump performance and light
weight to augment a geometry set that has become the industry standard for
downhill racing bikes. Being complacent isn’t something that Sam Hill and Duncan
Riffle do, and the Sunday epitomizes this spirit. For 2007 we introduce a host of
features developed over the last two seasons on the World Cup circuit and
through the dl program. The ‘07 Sunday uses an all-new o.p.t. 6069 triple butted
tubeset coupled with new lighter forged uprights, adding strength while dropping
0.9 lbs from the frame. All new 10-mil high strength pivot hardware and an
innovative screw in lower pivot assembly let you clamp down on the rear shock
tight for a zero play and no-maintenance ride. New f7 forged 7075 t6 upper and
lower links cradle the shock directly, and look trick doing it. Get on a Sunday and
realize your true riding potential.
Strengths: Really Smooth ride. Hard to get mud out of DW link but i dont mind, has really nice and loud rear hub sound, Roco TSTR has really no difference than the world cup, i think. Cant say nothin but smooth sailin on this ride
Weaknesses: brake cable holders pop off pretty easy, but no big deal its called zip ties.
Smothest bike youll ever pay for this good a price, you get in it you'll feel unstopable. No wonder sam hill is so nasty!
from Orange, NSW, Australia
Date Reviewed: August 28, 2007
Strengths: Frame and geometry. wheels and forks seem to be just fine
Weaknesses: CRANKS - worst ever. FSA Maximus make hussefelts look good. Bent on first day of riding. able to make them flex with my hand alone.
It is a great bike, I haven't enjoyed another bike more once i got a feel for it. I got mine on special for $3000 AUD - but the price is a stretch when retail (the frame is worth it, but the spec is lacking in a few areas, but overall is well thought out). The cranks are pitiful - but at this price point they all are I was skeptical about the rep sundays have, but i am now a very satisfied customer.
Similar Products Used: Yakuza Kumicho, Reign, Black Diamond Double, Atomik, Bullit, bottlerocket
Bike Setup: stock. new cranks in the pipeline
a Weekend Warrior
from Syd Australia
Date Reviewed: July 26, 2007
Strengths: Colour!! Its a Sunday, well priced, decent spec, great cornering and plush
Weaknesses: colour, some wont like it, too bling, low bottom bracket (no real issue once u get used to it)
My first DH bike. I am in love!! Went to buy a Stinky,walked out with the Sunday. This thing has been used for DH and some pretty big hucks. Handling it like a dream. So plush compared to my all mountain bike, rock gardens and drops are a breeze
Hi there, I am looking for a DH bike, but right now money is tight so I cant put down the ca.4000 to 6000usd a 2011 bike would cost (at least my choices)
I always liked the IH Sunday, and still have a 7.3 around as a backup bike, I am 175cm and from riding the medium 7.3 and the small Glory of my ... Read More »
It was an impulse buy, but I don't care. I just won on ebay a new Sunday Expert for $1400.00 shipped. I didn't think I was going to win, but I did.
Now the bad news it's not really for me, it is for my girlfriend......I'm going to have to spend another season on my 7point.Read More »
Just looking at my options again. i know that the expert has some worse components than the team or the demo but is also a lot less money. Do the components matter that much? The team has boxxer teams and the expert has 888's. if i am riding keystone, CO a lot and use that as the type of terrian i w ... Read More »
can someone tell me how the Sunday Expert frame differs from the rest of the Sunday range?
I know the geometry is the same
I believe the Expert frame is heavier? true? Anything elsse?Read More »