Strengths: Very strong and very light. I spent years on Raliegh Police bikes that were 45 pounds and not near as stromg
Weaknesses: None yet.
Very good value. Yes, I did say $300.00 at Scheels. They jusr opened in Reno and have killer sales. So get yer padded behind down there and pick one up. I raced road bikes for years and had to have stiff frames. I love how stiff this frame is for a cheap bike. I look forward to tearing up the local parks and trails.
a Weekend Warrior
from San Diego, CA
Date Reviewed: February 8, 2008
Strengths: Really light, and strong as if it was very heavy. Takes alot of abuse, and will just not break.
Weaknesses: Tires, seem to lose a little air every month. Disc Brakes, very minor touching on the pad, but if fixed properly it will not slow you down, although it is still annoying. Crank, I somehow got a defected crank leg, but I got a new one for free. (store warranty)
This is a great starter bike for anyone into mountain biking. I have a feeling this bike will last for many years, And will not be very hard buying upgrades if needed. Overall, cheap, durable, and nice looking bike. (It has given me no problems whatsoever)
Bike Setup: Sunrims rino lite on the back,stock rim in the front,stock tire in the front, bontrager tire in the back,mantiou shermans breakout 1.5 forks,wtb GT speed v seat, all the rest stock
Date Reviewed: October 23, 2007
Strengths: this bike stock was just about ready for hardcore trail riding great front forks brakes and just about everything else.
Weaknesses: the back spring was way too soft for my riding since i ride alot of freestyle but i have now since replaced it.
the bottom line this bike is a steal i ride almost everyday and even when this bike was stock it never broke nothing ever fell off or bent. if u want a good bike for a cheap price the iron horse warrior is the way to go
Bike Setup: marzoccie mz3 forks, fox racing spring in the back, hayes brakes, shadow conspiraces seat, chris king headset, profile cranks, and the maxxis holy rollers for the tires
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: July 14, 2007
Strengths: Amazing frame, fork, headset, rims, Hayes MX-2 brakes, the bike is extremely light
Weaknesses: WTB Motorapter 2.14's dont grip in trails with many roots, or gravel like other tires. Levers are a little flimsy, already had to replace crankset
This bike is the best bang for the buck guarenteed, and won't break the bank. The hayes brakes will stop you no matter what, and it is the lightest bike i've ever ridden in the XC cattegory. I'm a proud owner of my 2006 Ironhorse Warrior team. You really cannot go wrong with this bike.
Bike Setup: Ironhorse, drop off triples, deemax, king...
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: June 16, 2007
Strengths: Good value, strong bike
Weaknesses: fork, grips, tires(if I have to nit pick)
This is an update of my 3 mo. post. I had the LBS rebuild the shock w/a heavier spring, and that made a huge improvement. I had to change the grips, they never would stay in place, and I didn't find them that comfortable in the first place. I changed the tires, but the stocks lasted ok, and I never disliked them enough to change until they wore out. All in all, I don't have any regrets about this bike, it has done every thing I asked it to do. Great bike for its class. I would recommend it to anyone, as a matter of fact, I am looking at IH(K2) for my new road bike.
a Cross Country Rider
from Detroit, Michigan
Date Reviewed: April 26, 2007
Strengths: Hayes Disc Brakes, Deore Shifters, Decent Manitue 100mm Axel Shock, solid frame..
Weaknesses: Not Many. A little on the heavy side. The Manitue Shock is somewhat weak and can bottom out easily pushed hard. The MTB Motorapator tires are sub-par and I would replace them as soon as possible.
This product review is for and 04 model. I have used this bike for three years now and I must say that the bike has held up well over that time. It is on the heavy side (not due to the frame which is rock solid), however for the price you can't beat the quality of components found. I shopped around and similar component bikes were $200~$300 more. I ride appox 2 times a week (8~10 miles) on mostly hardpack terrain.
Bike Setup: Mostly Stock. I upgrades to Time Atac Clipless Pedals (Big improvement) and Panaracer XC pro tires. Future upgrades with include crankset.
from Biddeford Maine
Date Reviewed: April 3, 2007
Strengths: impressive features, 27 speeds, disc brakes, good visual design
Weaknesses: There are many, I purchased this bike for winter road riding, but on my first ride the chain became caught between the middle and large ring on the crank, bent the crank, ruined the chain and bent the rear dérailleur hanger and sucked the rear dérailleur into the rear wheel. I brought it back for repair, the store blamed me, but repaired it. I have had the bike for over a year and a half, had to replace the whole drive train, and it still does not funtion. Currently I am fighting with the manufacturer for a replacement of the whole bike. Don't buy any Iron Horse products, they only warranty the frame for five years. The product may look good but it does not meet the expectations of a serious rider.
Don't buy Iron Horse products, there are much better options out there for mountain bikes. plain and simple this bike is not worth the money
Weaknesses: Deore Rapid Rise is total junk, heavy, wheelset is weak.
Great entry level HT XC bike. After a few minor upgrades this bike is really aggressive on single track. I have given the frame considerable abuse with no signs of it weakening. I would recommend this bike to anyone thinking about starting trail riding.
Bike Setup: I have upgraded to shimano deore xt m760 9spd front and rear derailluer, xt m750 9spd brake/shifter combo rapid fire, xt m760 hollowtect crankset, xt m760 11-32 9spd cassette, have a set oem specialized hubs with dt swiss spokes, sun ditch witch rims and a set of blue dragon tioga tires.
a Weekend Warrior
from Austin, Texas
Date Reviewed: December 1, 2006
Strengths: The frame, forks, and the shimano deore componets that it came with when it was purchased.
Weaknesses: I had a small problem with the crank set. I had a little work done to it, and have not had a another problem with it.
The bottom line is that this is a great bike for the price and I have really enjoyed my bike. The frame and forks have been good and I think it is a great deal.
Bike Setup: I have upgraded to XT shifter,XT brake levers, XT front and rear derailleurs, and double sided clipless pedals.
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: October 14, 2006
Strengths: Disc brakes, okay fork, awesome color,
The bike is a killer ride for the money. I wanted to buy something cheaper with disc brakes, but when I saw this bike it was the worth the extra cash I paid. I ride a couple times a week and cannot get enough. Great ride!
Hello, new poster to the forums but I have been lurking around here for quite a while. I am new to mountain bikes but I have turned quite a few wrenches in my past when it comes to cars. I purchased a Warrior comp off craigslist a while back and have had some issues but for 150 and little investme ... Read More »
I don't know to much about Ironhorse bikes and was wondering if this was a good deal. He claims it to be a 2006 or 2007 Warrior Comp. I would appreciate anyones help!! I'm looking at this bike or the Forge Sawback 5XX.Read More »
Warrior Comp BB removal problems
I have applied a huge and unreasonable amount of torque to the BB of my 2005 Warrior Comp without a budge.
Has anyone had this problem? Was it over tightened at the factory?
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