Iron Horse Maverick Disc XC Hardtail

4.4/5 (15 Reviews)
MSRP : $339.99


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Shamus275 a Racer from Tacoma, WA USA

Date Reviewed: November 2, 2008

Strengths:    Frame! Geometry! Decent fork (Manitou Splice), decent drivetrain (X-7) throughout.

Weaknesses:    Truvativ IsoFlow crankset, BB...cheap IS headset. 30.8mm seatpost is hard to find at LBS. Get a nice 27.2 and a shim.

Bottom Line:   
I owned one of these several years ago in stock form and loved it! Being fairly short 5'5" this frame is one of the best fitting frames for me and I've tried just about every frame out there! I recently found one on Cragslist and bought it immediately. As you can see I've upgraded just about everything on it but that's because it will be used for the '09 race season. This bike handles great on the trail in stock form and is a great value for any entry to mid level riders looking to get into mountain biking. I'm my opinion the frame is more than a worthy platform to upgrade into a reliable adventure/x-terra or cross country race bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Any trail in Capital Forest

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   craigslist

Similar Products Used:   I build all my bikes and usually build with a minimum of X-9 or XT and a light fork (Skareb/SID).

Bike Setup:   Currently, 15.5 Maverick SE, full X-9 drivetrain, SRAM PG-970 Cassette, Manitou Skareb Elite w/lockout 100mm, Truvativ Stylo 3.3 cranks, Thomson seatpost, Thomson stem, Ritchey WCS riser. Hayes mechanical, WTB wheels.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ray Reigh a Downhiller from Flagstaff, AZ US

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2007

Strengths:    Frame has been good to me. Wheels are surprizingly strong have not bent them yet i've landed flat off 6' + drops no problem. Geometry is nice.

Weaknesses:    All the stock componets are pretty much crap but it's been fun beating them up and breaking them.

Bottom Line:   
It's been a good all around bike. Stronger than I would have thought. Even the cheap fork has surprized me a few times on the trail by sucking up big drops and rocks when I couldn't corner soon enough.

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Favorite Trail:   all in flg

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $265.00

Purchased At:   E-bay

Similar Products Used:   first hardtail very impressed that I actually liked it. Only other bike ridden was Kona Dawg which i flat spotted rear rim first ride.

Bike Setup:   FSA alfa drive crank 44,36,24 8 speed casset about to replace fork with double crown to play with that on a hardtail.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by michael morais a Downhiller from london.ont.canada

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2007

Strengths:    very strong frame,and for the price i couldnt of gone wrong!!

Weaknesses:    the fork, the pedals(plastic!!), the derailler and the brakes sucked when i first got it becuase the retards at sportchek did the crappiest job in puttin it together... but i got it tuned and now it works fine!!i replaced the fork and pedals so far


Bottom Line:   
this bike is good to start of wit and always good to upgrade on!!!

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Favorite Trail:   hyland

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   sportchek

Similar Products Used:   kona shred , kona stuff

Bike Setup:   marzocchi jr t triple crown fork best upgrade ever done for this bike now i can do 6 foot drops no prob, replaced derailler with shimano alvio

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andre angelle a Cross Country Rider from Oakland

Date Reviewed: February 14, 2007

Strengths:    frame is stiff and fairly light, beefy rear dropouts, decent components, disc brakes really stop ya!

Weaknesses:    brakes need minor adjustments often (not bad though), overall build kit is lacking but adequate for entry level riders. could shave some weight with upgrades to the fork, wheels and cranks/BB.

Bottom Line:   
best bang for buck i have come across in the mountain bike category, of course i got a great deal used, but I hear they aren't too expensive new. Climbs very well (as a HT should), but descends with more confidence than I'd expect. great for single track if your not too heavy on the brakes (don't be afraid to go fast, it's better than going over your handlebars). Hayes brakes really stop well but need constant minor adjustment, and sometimes squeak...but they stop really well and that's what matters to me. I would sy this is the best entry level MTB, or, in another light; a great rainy day hucker when you don't wanna worry about getting your prize ride all wet.

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Favorite Trail:   BART

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $220.00

Purchased At:   craigslist.org

Similar Products Used:   Rockhopper comp disc, raliegh M80 disc

Bike Setup:   Manitou Splice forks w/ air assist, WTB speed disc wheelset, hayes IH2 mech disc w/ avid levers, truative iso cranks (splied), shimano spd pedals, IRC mythosxc 2.1 F/R, SRAM X-7 rapid fire shifters and rear derailer (deore front), topeak fenders/rack

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Spiroff from Baltimore, MD, USA

Date Reviewed: December 28, 2005

Strengths:    Solid frame, good components (SRAM X-7) fork (Manitou Splice Elite), etc.

Weaknesses:    crappy stock pedals. Stock seat post too short. 30.8 seat post size hard to find decent options at LBS.

Bottom Line:   
Great first MTB. Using for XTERRA races. Climbs well, fairly light considering beefy frame. While the brakes may not be top of the line disc brakes, they are really nice with great stopping power. Looking at specs for 06 model on Performance webpage looks like a downgrade in components from the 05 model.

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Favorite Trail:   Loch Raven

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $345.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   N/A

Bike Setup:   stock except Shimano M520 pedals, Shimano XT crank, bar ends,
Ritchey seat post.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Daniel a Cross Country Rider from charlottesville

Date Reviewed: December 19, 2005

Strengths:    this bike has a pretty decent ,frame. Light with good geometry.

Weaknesses:    if you get this bike anywhere but performance at the store in charlottesville va the componets SUCK. but i got a great deal with some nice componets. good SRAM, TRUVATIV, and WTB componets. with a fork up grade and some straight shooter handlebars its a nice XC setup.

Bottom Line:   
Get it from preformance or be prepared to put an ouch on your wallet to get good componets. its not worth it to buy another hard tail frame unless its a litespeed or some thing.

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Favorite Trail:   o-hill

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   performance bike


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ben Graff a Weekend Warrior from Ocheyedan Iowa america

Date Reviewed: December 5, 2005

Strengths:    FOR the price it is very good,great paint job,almost perfect shifting no chain suck

Weaknesses:    in cold weather shock freezes and personally i like the 05 better .(I have the 06) and cheap but working disc brakes

Bottom Line:   
VERY GOOD BIKE. I LOVE IT.the only other bike I'd want is the step up the warrior comp. Especially since i dont have to pay a dime it came with a shirt its free because im the employe and im working for the bike not a pay check cause im only goin to be thirteen december 15

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Favorite Trail:   NONE YET

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   EZEKIALS WHEEL

Similar Products Used:   schwinn aluminum comp

Bike Setup:   stock except for a greenfield kickstand,lizard skins fork boots ,lizard skinz brake handle grips andtrik topz gold crown valve caps

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ben a Weekend Warrior from Perth Western Australia

Date Reviewed: November 21, 2005

Strengths:    Seems pretty solid so far. Handles rough downhill and a bit of air time. Good for climbing too. Frame is obviously where the quality is, nice and beefy for what it is and the price. Disc brakes are a bonus.

Weaknesses:    Travel adjust on fork starts to wind down if you land hard and sometimes even on small bumps... Pedals are plastic. Tektro disc brakes are not the best, it's tricky to set them up so they don't rub. All components are pretty basic.

Bottom Line:   
I am a begginer who just started mtbing in feb 2005. So far it has been good to get me into the sport and i am currently looking at more expensive options for getting into mild freeriding and downhill. If you want a cheapish bike (the price is in AUS$ with $50 off) that is actually built with offroad in mind, this is a good bike (the 06 maverick looks even better). The frame is built to take a beating but the components will need upgrading if you are too rough. Not a serious offroad bike, but a great begginner!

For what it is, i give it 5 flamin chillis!

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Favorite Trail:   Foothills east of Perth

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Carine Cycles

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   The specs shown on this site do not match my bike, but here is what i got stock: RST Gila TC 100mm Fork, Truvativ xflow powerspline, tektro 6inch cable discs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David Goulet a Weekend Warrior from Milford Massachusetts, USA

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2005

Strengths:    Has a strong frame, fairly good componets, excellent brakes, and a cumfy seat.

Weaknesses:    The pedals, whats up with the plastic? They suck.

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for the price and holds up with anything you through its way.

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Favorite Trail:   Vietnam

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $360.00

Purchased At:   Crossing Cycle

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Completely stock exept for the pedals i have redline platforms on them now.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew Highet a Cross Country Rider from mount vernon

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2005

Strengths:    Good Solid Frame. Low price.Disc Brakes.

Weaknesses:    Front suspension is fairly weak. Most of the components are of high grade.

Bottom Line:   
For this price I have found this to be a great bike. The original cranks held up great for me(im around 300lb.) takeing 3-4 foot flat land drops.I upgraded cause I knew I would blow out the old cranks soon.

Its a great bike for XC, and some air.

Id like to se you try and get the bike for the same price, I'm the bike mechanic at G.I.Joes... so good luck.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $210.00

Purchased At:   G.I.Joes

Similar Products Used:   Diamondback Assault 05'

Bike Setup:   Race Face Evolve cranks, Marzocchi Mx pro w/ ETA,Diamondback pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chato a Cross Country Rider from Collingwood, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2005

Strengths:    everything so far, got such a great deal for a full disc bike that I can't complain yet.

Weaknesses:    very bad setup or building process at the place I purchased it haven't had it for a month yet and had to go back to get derailers tuned and everything tightened, good thing i get 1 year of free tune ups oh and a free helmet worth $40.00

Bottom Line:   
great deal, great buy, no problem.
Well except for the huge mistake the store made
Oh well

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Sportcheck

Similar Products Used:   cannondale

Bike Setup:   stock for now but if any one has any suggestions to lighten it they would be greatly appreciated

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Coby Melo a Weekend Warrior from San Juan, Philippines

Date Reviewed: January 5, 2005

Strengths:    price, disc brakes, looks, stock seat is surprisingly comfy

Weaknesses:    weight, suntour xc fork just doesnt cut it, rear hub has too much slack and has a noticeable wobble.

Bottom Line:   
The frame seems to be beefy enough to take abuse and may be worth adding better components to. The stock components are basic and will get you through commuting and light XC. By far the biggest plus is the Tektro disc brake system - not really a highflying disc brake brand, but it performs great IMHO.

A must upgrade is the fork. The stock suntour is really heavy and travel was not the advertised 80mm. With the stock fork the bike weighed around 36 lbs. when I upgraded to marzocchi's MX Pro, the bike instantly felt lighter and it was a lot easier to lift/wheelie the front end. Steering improved a lot also.

Overall, this is a really good bike if you're a beginner who wants to try the sport out and is not willing to risk a big investment for something that may just sit in the garage after a few rides. its only $285 (discounted)!!! Soem cycling shoes cost more!!!

If you're more experienced and are willing to spend or invest more on a hardtail, just get a good frame and build it up with your chosen components. Actually, looking back, after having fallen in love with mountain biking, thats exactly what I should have done. 5 chilis for value and overall!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Santa Rosa

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $285.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   trek hardtail (demoed only), cheap department store types

Bike Setup:   now... Marzocchi MX Pro with ETA, Thudbuster LT seat post, shimano spd pedals, maxxis kraken tires, Tioga hbar, Da bomb fix shorty stem...more to come

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by E.R. from Tel Aviv, Israel

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2004

Strengths:    Comfortable, very solid build, feels sturdy.
Excellent value for money.


Weaknesses:    None were found so far.

Bottom Line:   
Prior to the purchase I scanned the entire market, initially prepared to invest more than the $330 I eventually spent.
Setting a set of criteria, I went out to find the best match.
The Maverick caught my eye mainly because of the way it looked (matt black) and looking at the specs I decided to try them.
3 months and several hundred kilometers later I can conclude the Maverick Disc worth every buck 'invested'. I'm very happy with the choich I made !!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $330.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joe a Weekend Warrior from Glen Rock Nj, USA

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2004

Strengths:    the strengths of this product is the fact that i paid $319 for this puppy and it has a decent suspension and disk brakes....for an entry level bike and I hope it serves me well.

Weaknesses:    None, that I have found yet

Bottom Line:   
Great bike great price.....nothing more you can ask for, plus mine is yellow

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $319.00

Purchased At:   Campmor


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dom a Weekend Warrior from NY

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2004

Strengths:    the brakes are awesome, the gears shift smoothly, the seat is very comfortable, the front suspension takes curbs well, the frame is nice and light and the bike is an overall pleasure to ride. To buy a bike with dics brakes for 300.00 bucks is a super deal. Plus my bike shop also comes with 2 free tune ups for the first year which is another 80.00 value.

Weaknesses:    the only thing i dont like about the bike is that the stem is non adjustable. If your an experienced racer or serious trail rider than this bike might not be for you because it does not have rear suspension.

Bottom Line:   
If your looking for a low priced bike with a lot of great features including disc brakes then this bike is for you.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $320.00

Purchased At:   campmor

Similar Products Used:   i used to have an older giant iguana and was ready to purchase a new one but then i compared the ironhorse to it and for the amount of money i wanted to spend the ironhorse had many more features for a much lower price.

Bike Setup:   I have the front suspension set at about 8 because i am a little bit of a heavier rider 190 lbs. I also have the seat a little lower than normal because i dont like to fully extend my leg.

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