a Cross Country Rider
from Rochester, MN, USA
Date Reviewed: June 17, 2003
Strengths: Great frame geometry, nice components, good fork, great tires, nice brakes, looks awsome
Weaknesses: The bike is a bit heavy and the fork could be stiffer, I broke the chain after a few days riding
Actual retail price is $999.99,The Sinister Hard Tail is an awsome bike for the money. The fork is a bit soft, but has grown on me. The frame geometry is incredible. The brakes work very well, as well as all of the other components. The saddle is stiff at first, but becomes more comfortable after a few rides. It's a little heavy at 30lbs, but that is all forgotten when you get out on the trail. The bike is very well built! I'm an ex-motocross racer, so I'm naturally hard on my toys; this bike stands up to a lot of abuse. I would recomend the Sinister hard tail to anyone who is looking for a hard core hard tail ready for the woods, or streets. The bike can be found on several web sights for around $700.00, or at your Iron Horse dealer for $999.99
Last year i purchased an IronHorse Sinister 6.1 so i could get into mountain biking with a group of my buddies. Since then i have made several upgrades to the bike which include new forks, pedals, handlebars, stem, headset and tires. I am pretty happy with how it has transformed and have ... Read More »
I've been trying to figure out what bike to buy and saving up for about 3 years now. It’s been really frustrating for me as most bike shops will not let you demo or test a high end bike in the actual terrain I ride. After three years of reading the forums and listening to people say, ride it, ride i ... Read More »
IronHorse Sinister 6.5 - FS (Rock Shox front, Junk rear)
Redline MonoCog 29er - 2007 with Hayes Disc Brakes
I need some advice on which to get. Actually I already ordered the IH from Wall-Mart but it can always be returned.
I ordered the IH for $479
I can get the MC used for $275
-It appears in ... Read More »
Anyone else have this issue? Mine creaks like crazy...not the bottom bracket, seat post, or sliding dropouts.
Been a great bike--just may have something built with identical geo that doesn't have the creak, and the seat post doesn't slip.Read More »
Doesn't look like Lynn. Is this Vietnam?
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