Iron Horse 7POINT5 Freeride Full Suspension

4.81/5 (26 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Sram X.9 derailleur
  • Xtreme cranks
  • Funn pedals
  • HFX-9 brakes
  • U-Turn fork
  • 3-way shock


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ryhan a Downhiller

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2013

Strengths:    Frame is a tank, linkage is great, overall strong and reliable, wheels are crazy good

Weaknesses:    Stock rear shock

Bottom Line:   
So it handles jumps, drops, rocks and whatever else like a roman god... I have a different setup from stock, but its great no matter what. Sure, it doesnt have a real slack head angle or whatever but it doesnt need it... Buy if you get a deal!!

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Favorite Trail:   Mountain Creek bike park

Duration Product Used:   3 years

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Purchased At:   online

Bike Setup:   Stock forks, wheels, handlebars, Rockshox Kage R shock, FSA cranks, sram x7 derailleur, Gravity light chain guide, bb7 brakes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lj mtb a Downhiller from california

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2011

Strengths:    Can handel anything I don't have a 5th element I have a x fusion vector dh very nice

Weaknesses:    Probily how the cable is set up on the bike

Bottom Line:   
Overall great bike totally should get one best bike I've riden in a long time

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Favorite Trail:   north star

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   friend

Bike Setup:   Not stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ashlandmtb a Downhiller from Ashland, Or, USA

Date Reviewed: February 12, 2011

Strengths:    Very durable, takes a pounding. I love the front shock, very plush. The 50/50 pedals are sick!

Weaknesses:    The 5th element rear shock Is a little lame. It does not have the capability to turn the rebound up very far. But it does fine.

Bottom Line:   
Overall a great bike! I would reccomend it to lighter people who will get more out of the shox!

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Favorite Trail:   Martys

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Craigslist

Similar Products Used:   Norco atomik

Bike Setup:   I have a boxxer ride on the fork, 5th element rear shock, Finn handlebars and stem, Hayes 9 hydaulic disc brakes, 50/50 pedals, e-thirteen gaurd, and 2.5 inch knobbies!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by 19cobra93 a Weekend Warrior from Ogden, Utah

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2009

Strengths:    Ultra durable, nice components, beefy frame. And besides the usable strengths, it's just a sexy bike to look at.

Weaknesses:    Heavy, limited turning radius.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike, very strong, will take the hits. For the price you get a LOT of great components and a beefy frame to abuse as much as you like.

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Favorite Trail:   Skyline

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1150.00

Purchased At:   Craigslist

Similar Products Used:   Enduro, Big Hit, Rocky Mtn.

Bike Setup:   Stock for now.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sirhuxalot a Downhiller from NH

Date Reviewed: June 22, 2008

Strengths:    *This review is for the 2007 7Point5*

Overall a very capable bike. The suspension handles technical, rocky, rooty, steep terrain like a pro. Very fun on the berms and jump lines.
I was also surprised at how well this bike handles super steep climbs!


Weaknesses:    At 42.4 lbs stock, its a beefy, but nothing a real man can't handle. To be honest, it doesn't feel that heavy on the trail- so i guess it's not a weakness after all.

Bottom Line:   
All in all the best bike I've ridden. Probably greatly due to the DW Link. I ride alot of very technical trails, and this makes them super fun. I plan to hold onto this bike for years to come. If you're not sure about buying one, take my advice and buy it- you won't be disappointed!

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Favorite Trail:   HMBP

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Purchased At:   JRA Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Kona Stinky, Trek Session 10, Trek Session 7, Mongoose Black Diamond.

Bike Setup:   Stock but with Panaracer Fire FR 2.4's to shave 2 lbs, making the bike about 40lbs. Doesn't need any upgrades- comes perfect stock!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Philly a Weekend Warrior from coquitlam

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2008

Strengths:    DW-Link=awesome pedalling, 1.5 headtube, suspension design allows very light weight spring rate.

Weaknesses:    Boxxer Ride, kinda heavy.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is the best 7" frereride bike I've ridden, pedals with no bob, and bombs downhill. Can easily be used for xc rides it pedals so well. Go buy one, now!

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Favorite Trail:   anything eagle mtn

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   craigslist

Similar Products Used:   Oryx spitfire

Bike Setup:   66 slata, 5th element rear, nokian gazza 2.6, mavic ex325 wheels, wtb seat, otherwise stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Aaron Corcoran a Downhiller from Holly Springs, NC

Date Reviewed: November 2, 2007

Strengths:    STURDY, TIRES GRAB LIKE MAD I AM AMAZED ON HOW MUCH THEY THOW ROOSTS, EASY TO MOVE IN AIR, LOVES TO BE THROWN AROUND... FRONT FORK IS AMAZING, FEELS ENDLESS... REAR SHOCK IS PRETTY GOOD... I NEED TO TUNE IT THO,THE GRIPS ARE NICE... I LIKE WHERE THE CRANK IS GIVES IT A GOOD CENTER OF GAVITYT... X-9 IS AWESOME

Weaknesses:    NOT TO FOND OF THE CRANK... IM GUNNA SWAP IT OUT TO GET A SINGLE RING CRANK... TIRES ARNT THE GRATEST ON HARD PACKED OR ON THE ROAD, BUT I CAN LIVE WITH EM... I DONT KNOW WHY BUT MY REAR HYDRO CABLE GOT A HUGE HOLE IN THE LINE SO I HAVE TO REPLACE THAT... I DONT KNOW IF IT WAS PINCHED OR WHAT???

Bottom Line:   
THIS BIKE IS THE AMAZING!!!! I LOVE IT SOOOO MUCH FRONT FORK IS AMAZING!!! LIKING THE REAR SHOCK...

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Favorite Trail:   shilo 2 dh

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   GIANT GLORY, BIG HIT SPEC, IRON HORSE KUMMY TYPE R

Bike Setup:   STOCK...
EVENTUALLY A PUSHED ROCO, AND BOXXER RACE

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by STEPHEN KENAN from TUJUNGA,CA,US

Date Reviewed: September 21, 2007

Strengths:    overall stability in turns in air, good over modulation in hilly trails, excellent at absorbing with 7" of travel, very comfortable cockpit and easy to jump the big hiots with.

Weaknesses:    poor turning radius with triple crown fork, gearing is a, chain jumps and gets sucked in to the rear tire after big jumps

Bottom Line:   
GOOD CENTER OF GRAVITY & PERFORMANCE. OUT PERFORMS OTHERS, PEDALS UP THE HILL JUST AS FAST AND GETS DOWN THE HILL EVEN QUIKER, TAKES THE BIG HITS & HUGE DROPS WITH THE REST OF EM. ID PUT THIS BIKE UP AGAINST ANY IN A BROAD SPECTRUM OF TRAILS, RACES, COMPETITIONS AND TAKES A BEATING

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Favorite Trail:   mount wilson el prieto/redbox

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1900.00

Purchased At:   PERFORMANCE BIKES

Similar Products Used:   ellsworth, KONA, INTENSE

Bike Setup:   06' boxxer ride u-turn team model... beautiful performance...

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by natasha a Downhiller from Utah

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2007

Strengths:    stiff frame, good on large impacts like drops/hucks, nimble in the air

Weaknesses:    geo is a little off for steep/sketchy terrain. i have an 06 and i have had too many problems with my linkages. they developed play that wouldnt go away and i wasted alot of time trying to fix them. i found that on successive hits the suspension packed down, it could have been the shock but i changed it and nothing changed.

Bottom Line:   
I really wanted to like this bike, but was let down by linkage problems and trouble in some situations with suspension performance. I found this to simply be an average ride.

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Favorite Trail:   motorhead, keystone

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   1500

Similar Products Used:   banshee scream, spec bighit, can Gemini, gt ruckus, stinky primo

Bike Setup:   stock except changed the fifth to a roco

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dave Nishikawa a Downhiller from Fair Oaks CALI

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2007

Strengths:    This bike is for starters is the most responsive freeride that I have ever ridden for the price. I takes big hits and allows you to make some errors because the bike is so versatile. The Forks in the front are also off the charts!!

Weaknesses:    The DW Link is great but the rear spring would have been a lot better if it came with a 450 LB. spring.

Bottom Line:   
The bike is great and has made the style of riding that I do very enjoyable! I couldn't ask for anything else this bike is great. If you don't like it you bought it for the wrong reason or the wrong style of riding. So the bike is great and for the price you can't beat it!!

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Favorite Trail:   Mickey Mouse

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Big Hit/ Santa Cruz/ GT 1.0/ Iron Horse Yakuza OJIKI

Bike Setup:   Stock.... but soon to have a new spring in the back!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tyler a Downhiller from erie colorado u.s of a

Date Reviewed: July 23, 2007

Strengths:    Good for big drops easy to throw around nice handling bike good natural terrain jumper cheap for its quality good for beginner/novice riders

Weaknesses:    heavy forks are a little on the soft side(same with spring) left side shifters very sensetive. other than that none

Bottom Line:   
Good quality bike and a must have for the weekend warrior or. good quality thats affordable and a good bike to put better parts on.

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Favorite Trail:   keystone

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   big hit

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ryan a Downhiller from broomfield, co, usa

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2007

Strengths:    this thing is bomb proof! very sturdy- it screams throw me down the mountain as hard as you can. plush ride; buttery suspension soaks bumps nicely. component line (stock) is pretty good in MY opinion. suspension is what needs the upgrade.

Weaknesses:    suspension- the 5th element 3 way in the rear- worthless. they don't even support bike suspension anymore! the sprin in the boxxer is very soft- must upgrade to a stiffer one. this being a DH/FR bike, you don't sit much. but when you do- the saddle is like a rock. so for those pedal days up- ditch the saddle for a better one.

Bottom Line:   
amazing/awesome/gnarly/burley bike that can take the hits and keep going. you read alot on how HEAVY it is- well it is a DH/FR bike- so its going to be heavy. so man up and pedal! i have riden this thing somewhat cross country and did fine! in fact it did alot better i thought it would. so don't let heavy discourage you.

the tires and front fork give it alot of the weight it carries- can always go tubeless.

all-in-all this bike is sick! buy it. ride it straight to hell and back- she'll be fine (the bike that is)

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   performance

Bike Setup:   she's all stock for now....

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Will Tourtellot a Downhiller from Black Mountain, NC, US

Date Reviewed: June 10, 2007

Strengths:    Excellent Frame, Updated the stock 300 lb. coil to a 450 lb. coil. The Geometry of this bike is wonderful. It does everything that Iron Horse claims it will do. It pedals, uphill, easier than most downhill/freeride bikes.

Weaknesses:    A bit heavy, but I don't think it's any heavier than many any other downhill/freeride bikes with 7.5 inches of travel.

Bottom Line:   
I got an incredible deal on this bike from Epic Cycles in Black Mountain, NC. (The owner is a good friend of mine, so check them out if you're ever in the area, he'll hook you up!) I weigh anywhere from 165-175 lbs. at any given time and the stock 300 lb. spring wasn't really sufficient so I upgraded to a 450 lb. spring, now I have bearly any sag in the shock. It goes uphill like a champ, and the suspension is EXCELLENT for big hits, free-ride and downhill... This bike should never bottom out on you. Unless you huck off of a 20 foot high bridge onto flat concrete.
......Bottom-Bottom Line- This bike is as good as if not better than many other freeride/downhill bikes on the market. It's also the best value anywhere around. I'd rather have this bike than a Specialized Demo, hands down...Not to mention I'd have an extra $2500 in my pocket!!

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Favorite Trail:   Bennet Gap Trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1315.00

Purchased At:   Epic Cycles, Black Mtn, NC

Similar Products Used:   K2 Disco Monkey
Specialized Demo
Giant Faith


Bike Setup:   Fork- Rockshox Boxxer U-turn
Rear Shock- 5th Element (coil) 450 lb. spring
Shifters-Sram X9
Rear dérailleur- Sram X9
Front dérailleur- Shimano Saint (top pull)
Crank/Bashguard- E-thirteen
Brakes- Hayes V8 w/ 8-inch rotors.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David a Downhiller from Fillmore CA

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2007

Strengths:    Great Forks, Rear Shock, EVERYTHING!!!!!! Pop Wheelies Like Theres No Tomorrow.

Weaknesses:    not so much a "going up hill bike". but slopes are alright

Bottom Line:   
Awesome Bike For Jumping. Great For begginers and advanced riders.This is a Great Bike!!!! Very Cheap in cost. very sturdy. GET THIS BIKE!!!!!! If Not Your Missing Out On A Great Oppritunity

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Favorite Trail:   Goodenough Trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bikes

Bike Setup:   Everything Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Smitty a Weekend Warrior from Durham, CT, US.

Date Reviewed: March 22, 2007

Strengths:    Frame is mega fat, love the forks (they acually respond to adjustment) Great stock pedals, grips and tires

Weaknesses:    I had to use spacers for the E13 DRS for smoother operation, heard about 5th Element, we'll see. HEAVY!!

Bottom Line:   
This is the 2006 model. I'm 190lbs. and this supports me very well. The bike screams quality out of the box. I'm used to the Giant so this seems like a slight chore to pedal for now untill my skirt comes off! running 140-150lbs. in rear shock, seems good but don't have enough time yet. I must have the sag or something wrong because I do feel some pedal feedback while cranking uphill on the small chainring. I seem to be the only dork w/this problem. If you want to get the hills over with as soon as possible then don't buy, you may be pedaling for a while with the reminder of being on a beefy freeride, (and forget about any street/urban) But if you can deal with the slow uphill time because you creak n' tweek a normal ride, then this most likely is the best choice w/the Dave Weagle link rear end. Otherwise, THIS BIKE IS SOOO SICK!!!!!!! Rating is based on my price and what is was designed to do, pedal ok and shred without breakage!

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Favorite Trail:   One's that don't pop tubes

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   RS Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Giant Warp DS1

Bike Setup:   Stock

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7point5 rear shock spring weight

what spring weight are you guys running, i just built up my 7 point and have a marz roco coil, it came with a 500 lb spring, i weigh 165 lbs and am thinking about getting a 400 lb spring. any suggestionsRead More »

Pimped Out 7point5 ( Vivid Version )

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2006 7point5 boxxer ride compression problem

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Versus Blitz II vs. Iron Horse 7point5 or 3

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anyone riding a small frame 7point5

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