Ionic Steelhead 2002 Hardtail

5/5 (1 Reviews)
Weight : 3lb, 8oz MSRP : $700.00


Product Description

  • REYNOLDS 853 AIR-HARDENED STEEL
  • TIG WELDED
  • SLOPING TOP TUBE
  • BREEZER DROP OUTS
  • CABLE ROUTING THAT MAKES SENSE
  • TOP PULL DERAILLEUR
  • S-BEND SEAT STAYS
  • S-BEND CHAIN STAYS
  • IS Dist Mount Option - add $25.00


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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Roger a Cross Country Rider from Boise, Idaho, USA

    Date Reviewed: July 14, 2004

    Strengths:    great handling & climbing bike, you can feel the trail through the bike in good way, simple one color paint scheme. The geometry of this 2000 model was, I've heard, honed in the Boise Idaho foothills and you can tell it.

    Weaknesses:    for under $900 used and no problems, can't think of any weaknesses. Maybe not a bike for bombing down rough trails, but this bike isn't made for that.

    Bottom Line:   
    New generation steel and spot on geometry makes for a more comfortable ride than aluminum and more efficient climber than full suspension. Takes a little getting used to becasue you ride over that back wheel more than on most other bikes - but the ergos work and are roomy. The ride quality is really good - there is a perceptable give over the rough but this bike accelerates and climbs as good as an aluminum hardtail as far as I can tell. A keeper.

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    Favorite Trail:   Prittchet Canyon, UT

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $890.00

    Purchased At:   used (2000 model actually)

    Similar Products Used:   rode Cannondale hardtails before buying this bike, have an old wicked fat chance for comparison of evolution of steel bikes

    Bike Setup:   mostly XTR, bontager wheels, King headset, SID shock

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