Iron Horse Yakuza Chimpira Freeride Hardtail

4.38/5 (37 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rob22 a Downhiller from Edmonton

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2010

Strengths:    The frame is extremely strong

Weaknesses:    The crank is a little weak

Bottom Line:   
I have had this bike for about 4 years now and the only thing that's gone wrong with it was the crank. But nothing else this bike kicks ass its strong fast and fun for all types of riding

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Favorite Trail:   white mud

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   Sport check


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Crby101 a Weekend Warrior from Ontario

Date Reviewed: June 27, 2010

Strengths:    strong frame, looks good, good fork

Weaknesses:    break callipers

Bottom Line:   
great bike. i put it through its paces on small hills and it did fine i road for 3 hours straight and it was fine. it is really good because my version is a dj bike and small hills is more freeride, not something the average khs dj single speed can do. with 16 gears, you have engh to get through the tough trails and can still rip it on the junps without worrying about the chain coming off. i shugest getting new calipers though, i just ordered some avid bb5's. the fork ids good because it is simple and easie to repair. it also has a good comprtion-to-rebound ratio. overall, it looks flashy, preforms well and is prety light, too. great bike and if you are concidering a fairly expencive bike that you want to put through it's paces, this is the bike for you. it is built to last.

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Favorite Trail:   small hills of the pit

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   sport chek

Similar Products Used:   trek 5500

Bike Setup:   black, 15" frame, 26" tires sr suntour xcm 100 mm fork

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Tony a Downhiller from Ferndale Wa, U.S.A

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2010

Strengths:    Handles corners and steep slopes very well. Even when going fast you feel in control. Quality parts with extra pieces welded in for added strength.

Weaknesses:    The shock adjusters don't really do anything. The back derailer is sub-par. It gets easy bent. Its very heavy which makes it hard to ride uphill.

Bottom Line:   
It's a good bike and probably one of the best hardtails out there for the money.

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Favorite Trail:   Galbraith Mt. trails

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Pawn X-Change

Similar Products Used:   Trek 4500


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Solguardian a Weekend Warrior from Winchester, Calirfornia

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2009

Strengths:    Best part of this bike is the Frame! I cannot break it.

Weaknesses:    None really, parts brake if you ride it hard. That's normal. It just means better parts on its way :-)

Bottom Line:   
This Bike is Solid. Very Stable and can take a beating, no joke. I can do anything on this bike, freeride, DH, park, commute, whatever when ever. Its a great buy from beginners to advance.

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Favorite Trail:   San Juan

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   Neighbor

Similar Products Used:   Iron Horse Yakuza Aniki

Bike Setup:   Bought it stock, now has upgrades. FSA Cranks, 8in Hayes, Sram X-O, Marzocchi All Mountain I.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jimbo33000 a Weekend Warrior from ojai, ca, us

Date Reviewed: October 17, 2009

Strengths:    well mine isnt stock at all so the frame is the main thing i can speak for. very sturdy not too heavy

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
my bike is built like a tank. 30lb, 170mm travel (locks to 130) i can do freeride, dh, park, dj, anything! except climb hills:) i would def recommend the frame, dont know about the parts that comes with it. 1.5 steer tube (not sure what year mine is) allows for an awesome fork.

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Favorite Trail:   pratt

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   trade from kid on pi

Similar Products Used:   hardrock ss, only other dj used

Bike Setup:   ss, manitou sherman breakout plus, fsa cranks, 8in hayes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jake leiker a Weekend Warrior from portland oregon USA

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2008

Strengths:    Frame strength and geometry. Small enough to whip through the dense Oregon woods and still stable @ any angle.

Weaknesses:    ALL of the parts. Pedals stink, fork stinks, drivetrain stinks, brakes stink (your forearms are tired way before your legs)

Bottom Line:   
From boulder strewn DH runs to shore style riding @ Post or Blackrock I impress myself every time I ride it. I bought it cuz it was on clearance and i thought it looked neat but thanks to the Sport Services crew @ Joes and the guys at Trailhead cycles this bike has introduced me to the best(my opinion) type of riding on the planet.........FREERIDE!!

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Favorite Trail:   Post Canyon

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Joe's Sports and Outdoor

Similar Products Used:   first bike in this category owned.

Bike Setup:   Atomlab trailpimp pedals, DJ2 fork, code 5 brakes on the way, converted to single speed (do people still go UP hills?)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Patty Cannon a Weekend Warrior from Cairns QLD

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2008

Strengths:    Great frame strong and smooth ride

Weaknesses:    weak parts deraler and hanger wtb rims are average bike would be stronger if it had sun rims and a stronger deraler and hanger and more modern -- more effeicent gearing would be better

Bottom Line:   
the bottom line is the bike is great for all terain it would have to be one of the best hardtails on the market. better stronger parts would help... but overall great, strong bike ... great value for money

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Favorite Trail:   Palmers

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   of my mate originally from bike man for 1200

Similar Products Used:   Norco Katmandu converted

Bike Setup:   everything stock except a new hanger new deraler and da-bomb racing rims and about to have a new stem

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ran Zhang from Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Date Reviewed: February 22, 2008

Strengths:    Very good quality frame, decent rims and tires, good front suspension.

Weaknesses:    Weak brakes, cheap seat and seat post, cheap handbar grip, and heavy.

Bottom Line:   
Good for the regular biker who needs a good and reliable bike and can tackle moderate trails. I would advise spending a good amount upgrading the brakes to something more solid if you want to stop quickly and want brakes that last more than a couple weeks; I use it more as transportation than trails compared to most people though.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Amazon.com

Bike Setup:   All stock except replaced with Avid BB7 brakes and FSA seat post. Also replaced grips. Shimano shifters are fragile and break very easily on impact.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Iker Telleria a Downhiller from Arcadia,CA, U,S,A

Date Reviewed: November 6, 2007

Strengths:    the rims and frame can take a beating

Weaknesses:    derailer hanger broke on first ride 5 minutes in and the front shocks bottom out even on the smallest jumps and drops.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is just awesome for beginers up to experienced riders.

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Favorite Trail:   Chain Smoke in Mammoth

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   swap meet


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Cedar Hals a Downhiller from Roslyn, WA, USA

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2007

Strengths:    Frame and wheels are the only real strong points

Weaknesses:    i have had the most truble with the spinner fork and the stock pedals

Bottom Line:   
best bike for free ride that is cheap and sturdy

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Favorite Trail:   Rat Pac Trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Cle Elum Bike & Boards

Bike Setup:   Race face free ride carbon cranks, SDG seat, moab lock on grips

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian a Weekend Warrior from Moorestown

Date Reviewed: October 22, 2007

Strengths:    this bike is great for the price and really gets you far with freerideing.

Weaknesses:    forks,but amazing platform

Bottom Line:   
this bike is amazing and has really got me far.

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Favorite Trail:   local spots/philly

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   eastern mountain sports

Bike Setup:   I I have made this bike a downhill/freeride machine it has an azonic big drop saddle holy rollers. kore pedals animal grips deity stem. deore r. derailur. Shimano deore triger shifters/levers. Now it is time for a change. i am switching it up for street. Im getting the rockshox argyle 318 and a funn splined seatpost sdg seat holly rollers hone r. deraileur. Hfx 9's 6in.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Daniel G a Weekend Warrior from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2007

Strengths:    the forks ( spinner ammo 1) and the frame

Weaknesses:    the rear and front derailleur's

Bottom Line:   
this bike is great for a kid like me that just wants to ride with his friends.. and the price aint bad either!!!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $599.00

Purchased At:   sport chek


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kevin a Weekend Warrior from PA

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2007

Strengths:    everything except the front fork has alot of recoil to it witch means once u land the front bounces alot

Weaknesses:    nothin really

Bottom Line:   
great bike for the money just have to replace the front fork after some heavy riding. GREAT BIKE GET IT!!! o and its just a little heavy

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Favorite Trail:   brookeside trails

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $371.00

Purchased At:   bike usa

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   stock getting new wheels and seat

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kris someone a Weekend Warrior from prince george

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2007

Strengths:    thr frame, forks, bars

Weaknesses:    grips

Bottom Line:   
great bike all around, could do better with some new grips if your a an expert rider it's a great bike if your a new rider it's a great bike I love my chimpira im 14 i can whip it around easy the fram is also absaloutly incredible and the bike's apperance is sick!

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Favorite Trail:   ditch pig

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   sport chek

Similar Products Used:   norco big foot

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by andrew burks a Downhiller from ohio

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2007

Strengths:    yakuza chimpira

Weaknesses:    the price

Bottom Line:   
great bike all around, good forks light, im 13 and am 96lbs i can throw it around everywhere, i love it you should buy it

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Favorite Trail:   splitter

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   sport chek

Similar Products Used:   norco bigfoot

Bike Setup:   stock

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