Iron Horse 7POINT9 Freeride Full Suspension

5/5 (2 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Rear Shock - Fox DHX Air, 9"X2.75"
  • Fork - Marzocchi 66 SL, 170mm Travel
  • Saddle - SDG Bel Air ST I-Beam
  • Seatpost - SDG 2014 I-Beam
  • Front Hub - DT Swiss 440, 32h


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Matt Harrington a Cross Country Rider from London, UK

Date Reviewed: April 25, 2007

Strengths:    Suspension, geometry, frame kit price, fun factor

Weaknesses:    Weight - compared to Nomad

Bottom Line:   
Best bike I've owned for all round aggressive mountain biking - all day super tech backcountry xc, DH shuttles, freeride experimentalism, Megavalanche whatever. Suspension soaks it all up especially if you use DHX adjusters, but feels lively enough to boost out of corners like Sam on the Sunday. Angles, top tube, highish and wide BB give it a low, stable but flickable feel. DW link provides superb pedal response in the outer ring, but some feedback if you stomp out of the saddle in the small. Climbing traction amazing if you have the strength n gears to keep it planted...

Worth using a Hone/Saint rear mech mount to avoid the usual alloy hanger problem on a burly bike and use a large recessed rear tread like a DMR Digger or Maxxis Larsen to keep it zippy when the going is hardpacked. Replaced chainstay link bearing after 12months hard use.

So sweet you gotta get a test ride on proper terrain!

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Favorite Trail:   Megavalanche, Cader Idris

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Pearce Cycles, Ludlow

Similar Products Used:   SX Trail, Enduro, Giant AC, 7point3

Bike Setup:   DHX Air, Van 160, E13 DRS, Race face, Hope, Hayes etc.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by peter levy a Downhiller from aston hill, bucks, England

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2006

Strengths:    great stand over height, low bb for good cornering. Very active rear end 7" feels like 8 .pedals well. Stronge 1.5 headset. can run 150-180mm forks.

Weaknesses:    Heavy compared to a nomad, air shock was sticky if you run it with loads of air (i am 225lbs). shock position means you have to take it of to chaneg the air preassure!!

Bottom Line:   
Fast, stable, strong, can be used for light DH,cornering much better that the rest. Best to get a coil shock version unless you are under 180lbs, perfect for FR, light dh, and short al mountain. Done 200+ horus on it and no problems. Lighter thant a fr / dh rig stronger and tougher than a nomad.

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Favorite Trail:   Wavgrain astria

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   cycle surgery uk

Similar Products Used:   Bullit, nomad, coiler, sx, orange 7+.

Bike Setup:   Fox van 36rc on the front 160mm, fox push rc ti rear. saint, race face cranks, ti a light weight gear. 150mm ringle rear end,mavic 321 rims.

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Help my 7Point9 Shock/Linkage problem

Right this is driving me insane. Mostly because it is stopping me from riding but also because no one has an answer for me. My frame is a lovely new 06 7Point9 with DHX air but I have a problem with it. The problem is that when I have normal pressures in the shock the top shock hole sits about 1/2 ... Read More »

Ironhorse 7point7 or 7point9?

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Ironhorse 7point7 and 7point9?

I'm looking into getting either a 7point7 or a 7point9. From what i've read the 7point7 sounds awesome, I can't find much on the 7point9 but am leaning towards getting that one. I'm just talking about the frame because I am going to custom build it and put the parts on it that I want. Does anyone ... Read More »

06 7Point9 - HAWT!

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