Iron Horse Outlaw 2002 Hardtail

2.6/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $190.00

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by zaam a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver, BC

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2010

Strengths:    Mechanical disc brakes are decent

Weaknesses:    Heavy, very limited suspension travel and adjustability.

Bottom Line:   
This bike should only be used for light trail riding on smooth paths. If you are planning on anything more rough, like even a gravel road, do not buy this bike!

First the good, the mechanical disc brakes work well and can stop the bike on a dime when they are properly adjusted.

Now the bad, the stock seat is very hard and uncomfortable. After I ride this bike for about 15 minutes, my rump is aching. If you buy this bike, replace the seat pronto!

Also, the suspension is terrible, it only has about 30mm of travel, it is very stiff, and there's no way to adjust it in any way. It takes very big bumps or drops to even get any motion out of the suspension. And you'll feel every small bump you run over because the springs are so stiff. Not only that, but some bumps will actually cause the bike to "jump" into the air rather than absorbing the impact. With suspension as stiff as this, you're better off spending your money on a decent hard tail because that's what this bike rides like, but worse because of the suspension jumping issue.

On top of that, this bike is heavy (roughly 35 pounds). And pedaling up even a moderately steep hill with a bike as heavy as this is a real chore.

Bottom line, don't let the low price lure you into buying this rig. This bike is cheap for a reason. Avoid it.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $200.00

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Azim Q a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2004

Strengths:    Good for short distances

Weaknesses:    heavy frame, suspect quality

Bottom Line:   
I bought this bike because it was comfortable and the gears were good. Bought it at Sportscheck for $170 CAN but they put together really badly and the handle bars came away on my first outing. I'm going to take it back for a check up because I'm not too confident about riding the bike on the road in case something else goes wrong.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   sportscheck

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Ron a Cross Country Rider from Alexandria

Date Reviewed: June 2, 2004

Strengths:    Price. Shifting.

Weaknesses:    Poor construction. You get what you pay for

Bottom Line:   
Purchased this bike on the advise of the salesperson and the low price. Not a bad bicycle for the weekend neighborhood rider or vacationer, but do not use this product on harder skill or rugged trails. The seat post clamp broke within the first 100 miles. The handle bar clamp gave way soon after. If you just want to ride 10 to 15 miles per week on smoother surfaces, purchase this bike. Otherwise drop another $100 or $150 and get something more reliable.

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Favorite Trail:   Mt. Vernon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $170.00

Purchased At:   Galyan's

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Zaheer Khan a Cross Country Rider from Toronto,ON

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2004

Strengths:    I ride a very high end alum frame bike but I was looking for a decent steel frame that I can play around with and this bike is that.

Bottom Line:   
The frame is 2lbs more heavy then Alum but the components and the geometry is great for the avg city rider. I prob wouldnt want to go up a hill for too long on the heavy frame.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   SportCheck

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Buyer a Cross Country Rider from Toronto

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2003

Strengths:    Simano Components. Quick release seat and wheels I think?

Weaknesses:    Unadjustable RST fork. 21 speeds.

Bottom Line:   
Ummm Can somebody please give this a review?

I am trying to find out if this is a good bike for the price. I am also looking if the Nakamura Grinder is a good deal from Sportchek.

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Sportchek

Bike Setup:   BTW, between aluminum and steel. Which one is better? I understand aluminum is lighter but isn't it weaker than steel? However, I reckon it won't rust as easily as steel. So please give me your opinion.

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