Iron Horse Maverick Comp XC Hardtail

3.91/5 (11 Reviews)
MSRP : $269.99


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul a Weekend Warrior from Geelong, Australia

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2007

Strengths:    Pretty good components compared to others in price range

Weaknesses:    brakes seem to be a bit rough and sometimes shudder, but they still stop you pretty well. Nothing else really outstanding.

Bottom Line:   
Had the bike about 6mths and given it a bit of a flogging. Usually ride on pretty rough xc/all mountain and surprisingly the bike has held up extremely well. Wouldn't hesitate to take of 3ft drops. This was my first mtb and would recommend to anyone wanting to get into it. I am now looking at buying a duelie but will definatley keep the maverick for a "kick round town" bike. This bike cannot be compared to top of the line bikes, but as an entry level i think it's a great buy, especially for someone who's not sure if they wanna spend a heap of cash.

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Favorite Trail:   You Yangs

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Bike Pro

Similar Products Used:   giant boulder, trek4300, specialized rockhopper

Bike Setup:   stock SRAM X4.0, Hayes mech discs, rock shock J1's

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by David a Cross Country Rider from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: March 31, 2007

Strengths:    Good frame, excellent gear selector.

Weaknesses:    Seat, seems to slip between the last two gears (easily fixed by tuning). Limited ability to adjust handle bars.

Bottom Line:   
I love this bike. Good Value for the price. However, I had the seat post break during the first two months of riding (I only weigh 150 lbs). I have had no problems with the replacement.

I don't know what one of the other reviewer was talking about regarding the rims. I have taken them on some challenging trails and the double-walled rims that came with the bike are still running true.

If you are a beginner, or an intermediate rider this is a good frame to start with, replace other cheaper components with better ones as you can afford them, but the stock ones will last until then.

If you are an advanced rider shell out the extra bucks and buy a better bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Dirt, or City

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $399.00

Purchased At:   Sport Check

Similar Products Used:   Trek XC.

Bike Setup:   19.5 inch frame Stock, switched out peddles for Time ACTC Clipless

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by sid h a Weekend Warrior from Bolingbrook

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2007

Strengths:    Very solind frame. good shifters, and i love the shifter/ brake dual combination, im sure those are on a lot of bikes now.

Weaknesses:    the brakes arent that great, bottom of the line mechanical disc brakes, a bit heavy. if you jump too high or land too hard the chain comes off, im sure i can fix that with a chainbot tool. the tires that come with it stink

Bottom Line:   
Great XC bike it got me started into biking, now im building my custom bike with a leader bike frame( mountain ). Very good for just riding around and for hitting the trails on the weekends. Easily upgradable. If you are going to hit the trails get new tires first.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $275.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike

Similar Products Used:   none, my first XC bike

Bike Setup:   2006 Iron Horse Maverick Comp - almost stock, new seat, new stem( old one broke ) New tires

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by sid h a Weekend Warrior from Bolingbrook

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2007

Strengths:    Very solind frame. good shifters, and i love the shifter/ brake dual combination, im sure those are on a lot of bikes now.

Weaknesses:    the brakes arent that great, bottom of the line mechanical disc brakes, a bit heavy. if you jump too high or land too hard the chain comes off, im sure i can fix that with a chainbot tool. the tires that come with it stink

Bottom Line:   
Great XC bike it got me started into biking, now im building my custom bike with a leader bike frame( mountain ). Very good for just riding around and for hitting the trails on the weekends. Easily upgradable. If you are going to hit the trails get new tires first.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $275.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike

Similar Products Used:   none, my first XC bike

Bike Setup:   2006 Iron Horse Maverick Comp - almost stock, new seat, new stem( old one broke ) New tires

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by sid h a Weekend Warrior from Bolingbrook

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2007

Strengths:    Very solind frame. good shifters, and i love the shifter/ brake dual combination, im sure those are on a lot of bikes now.

Weaknesses:    the brakes arent that great, bottom of the line mechanical disc brakes, a bit heavy. if you jump too high or land too hard the chain comes off, im sure i can fix that with a chainbot tool. the tires that come with it stink

Bottom Line:   
Great XC bike it got me started into biking, now im building my custom bike with a leader bike frame( mountain ). Very good for just riding around and for hitting the trails on the weekends. Easily upgradable. If you are going to hit the trails get new tires first.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $275.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike

Similar Products Used:   none, my first XC bike

Bike Setup:   2006 Iron Horse Maverick Comp - almost stock, new seat, new stem( old one broke ) New tires

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Nic Ulrich a Weekend Warrior from peterborough

Date Reviewed: October 3, 2006

Strengths:    the frames nice and strong, but everything else is pretty crappy

Weaknesses:    tires, rims, crank, dont hit any crazy jumps without adding parts on to it, better forks rims tires

Bottom Line:   
All out good bike if you add some money into it or if you just gonna ride xc its alright as it comes but definilty buy it if you got the money to put into it. nobody_01234@hotmail.com

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Favorite Trail:   fairburn, jacksons park

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $430.00

Purchased At:   sport check

Similar Products Used:   ironhorse sonic, giant raidier

Bike Setup:   rock shox j1's, front 2.50 kenda tire with speed disc rim, back 2.0 wtb tire with double wall single track rim, new handle bars new crank new grips new peddals,front disc

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by evan montgomery a Weekend Warrior from moose jaw

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2006

Strengths:    iron horse maverick come dx
$450 candian
frame is pretty strong
...
THATS IT


Weaknesses:    everything but the frame is crappy
ive only had the bike for 4 months and i only ride around the city doing some jumps. around here the trails are pretty crappy so nothing can really break around here on a good bike but this one is a different story
i bent the rim in the first 1/2 hour i have already it put 4 rims on it ...just keeps bending
crank makes noise
ive had better canadian tire bikes than this one
DO NOT BUY!!!



Bottom Line:   
crappyiest bike ive every had

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   sportcheck

Similar Products Used:   a bike that you picked out of the dump that has been sitting outside for 3 years


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by daniel xc a Cross Country Rider from tel-aviv

Date Reviewed: August 14, 2006

Strengths:    Very light, strong frame, cool as a citybike and for aggressive xc too!Climbs wherever you want.Makes 1m drop offs with ease-it's nice for a hardtail.Nice price.
Great fork, the bike is upgreadable..


Weaknesses:    Not found

Bottom Line:   
A great bike for beginners, i learned to xc with it. Recommend.

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Favorite Trail:   any terrain

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   second hand

Similar Products Used:   haro v2

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alex Bell a Weekend Warrior from Washington

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2005

Strengths:    Seems like a tough, strong frame. I'm 6'0, 200 pounds. Adjustable pre-load forks. Nice seat, better than other stock seats for Iron Horse . I like the yellow paint. Disc brake mounts. 24 speed. Handles well. (21.5 frame). I was suprised at how light it is.

Weaknesses:    cheap tires and rims. Welgo pedals might need to be upgraded. Paint scratched from just being on my car bike rack.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for the price and very cool looking. 24 speed is a nice addition but might cause problems with the drivetrain if it needs to be replaced. I rode it first time for a 20 mile stretch on a fire trail and it flew. As with any bargain bike I wouldn't recommed heavy jumping or downhill action. But for the weekend warrior it's a steal. I've been riding for 20 years and have seen a lot worse bikes in my time.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $270.00

Similar Products Used:   Giant Rincon, GT

Bike Setup:   Shimano altus. Shimano brakes.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Russel from Israel

Date Reviewed: August 29, 2004

Strengths:    Solid construction

Weaknesses:    Not the best quality components; could be a little lighter for urban riding

Bottom Line:   
A good entry-level mtn bike. Looks good. More importantly it's tough-enough for the street. I use it to commute to work and back - about an hour's ride every day. It's a punishing ride as the roads are riddled with potholes and broken glass, the pavements are the same. Traffic is hell but I have survived a couple of acidents on this baby whereas my old road bike would have let me down.

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Favorite Trail:   Jabotinski Rd

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Tel Aviv store

Bike Setup:   Stock xcept for semi-slick tyres and the pedals from my old KHS racer - with hard rubber toe-guards. Will add a small, hard saddle next and then better, lighter components.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by col a Cross Country Rider from calgary, alberta, canada

Date Reviewed: June 16, 2004

Strengths:    was on a great sale $150 off. its got great shocks, good shifters, and decent tires. its got a nice anti scrath paint job. very comfortable seat and 80mm travel is lots IMO.

Weaknesses:    could use better tires like kendas or maxis. would mind quick fire shifters

Bottom Line:   
great bike for the money, i would definatly buy another iron horse but ive only had this bike for a few days now... recomend to anyone who wants a great bike for anyone who doesnt wanna spend to much.

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Favorite Trail:   fish creek

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   sportcheck

Similar Products Used:   infinity telluride, Norco Bigfoot

Bike Setup:   stock, hope to get some beefy tires

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