Iron Horse Sachem 4.0 All Mountain Full Suspension

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SACHEM / ALL MOUNTAIN

The Sachem series is one of Iron Horse’s new additions for ‘07. Designed for deep woods and all day rides where a freeride bike is overkill, but that an extra inch or two of travel is the crucial difference. The Sachem dual suspension frame features the single pivot cps design to simultaneously provide exceptional bump absorption and pedaling characteristics in a simple, low maintenance package. The Sachem hardtail is our new proprietary design for back country situations where an xc race hardtail will get thrashed.

(C.P.S.) Centralized Pivot System

Our carefully tuned centralized pivot system (cps) uses a single pivoting suspension with pivot placement medium height and in front of the seat tube. The heart of our cps system is its dynamically tuned leverage rate progression. The result is a predictable classic single pivot feel under power, with improved bump compliance and big hit absorption over other single pivot systems.

FRAME 6" TRAVEL ALL MOUNTAIN DUAL SUSPENSION, SINGLE PIVOT W/ SEALED BEARINGS, 1-1/8" ZERO STACK HEADTUBE, REPLACEABLE DERAILLEUR HANGER, INTERNATIONAL DISC BRAKE MOUNT
REAR SHOCK FOX VANILLA R 7.875" X 2.25"
FORK MARZOCCHI DROPOFF, 150MM TRAVEL

User Reviews (14)

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Grant.W   Downhiller [Apr 30, 2010]
Strength:

For starters, I would like to warn you that I am going to rave about this bike. Having said that, this bike has done EVERYTHING I can throw at it, and I ride in one of the gnarliest areas in California, if not the gnarliest. This bike, right out of the box, was a piece of art. Tapered tubes, good welds, and perfect components jump out at you. I ride up the mountain, down the mountain, and then hit some of the most world renowned jumps on my way to the parking lot, and for $560, I ride with my buddies who have poured thousands into bikes that can't do anything more than this bike can. Iron Horse may have died, but this bike is still very much alive.

Weakness:

The only thing I can think of is that my bike came with a very slightly warped Shimano front disc, which was not removable from the WTB wheels, as it was pinned on. Also, the grips could be better, but ODIs were going on this baby no matter what.

The bottom line is, unless you are a truly amazing rider, who travels out of state to race, this is the under $1k bike for you. For under 600 bucks, I could never be happier.

Similar Products Used: Various dual suspension bikes
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5
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5
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minorthreat81   Weekend Warrior [Feb 22, 2010]
Strength:

Amazing suspension. The Marzocchi fork and Fox shock is a great combo. This thing soaks up everything I throw at it. It is really plush but not so soft that it bottoms out, even off some decent drops. Gives you a lot of confidence when you ride. This bike is very tough. I beat the crap out of it on a regular basis and nothing has broken or even come loose yet. The saddle is surprisingly comfortable. Stock tires work great in a wide variety of conditions. Bombs downhill!

Weakness:

I guess it is a little on the heavy side but not so much that it feels like a burden. I have no problem climbing or getting it moving. You can turn this "weakness" into a strength and just get stronger. Stock bars seem a little wide. You can always hack 'em down to suit your needs.

You really can't beat a full suspension, 6" travel, hydraulic disc bike for 7 bills. I love this thing.

Similar Products Used: first real full suspension
upgraded from a Specialized hardtail
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5
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5
rjwh20s   Weekend Warrior [Oct 25, 2009]
Strength:

Price!! climbs great, handles the big stuff, great hyd. brakes

Weakness:

Shifts a little erratic, not too bad. Maybe a bit heavy, but it is an XL frame

This is a GREAT bike for the money. Class A components. Lots of travel. I'm 54 and am not about to jump it off of a 6 ft. drop, but I know it would handle it. It climbs like a goat. I hit some rocks and a 8 inch root that I though I was going to "eat it" on and it went over them like it was nothing. I was shocked, 6.5 inches of travel make a huge difference. If you don't want to spend 2 grand on a bike, but want 2 grand worth of handling, pick one of these up before they are gone. Thanks rscycles.com.

Similar Products Used: GT hardtail,
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5
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5
IHrider   Weekend Warrior [Oct 16, 2009]
Strength:

Amazing bike its strong, its got 6 inches of front and rear wheel travel, the pivot system is simple and amazing, it jumps good, it defines the terms all mountain you can do anything on this bike i can to 5 foot drops to flat without bottoming out, the hydralic brakes are good and it flys on the trail with good grip

Weakness:

shifters are ok but theres nothing else

An amazing bike try to find a bike with over 6 inches of travel front and back under 700 new like i said it defines all mountain greatest bike and if you want to make it better then up grade to wat ever you like

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5
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5
bikerkid21   Weekend Warrior [Sep 27, 2009]
Strength:

good frame, good fork and rear suspension, feels nice good tires, great fs bike for the price. good for freeride because of the frame design

Weakness:

a little on the heavy sign shifters are a little problem but no biggie

good fs for the price a little heavy but its only .7 to .9 pounds heavier then most all mountain bikes good for freeride(thats what im using it for) i would definnetly recomend this bike

Similar Products Used: giant glory, giant glory o. iron horse maverick 5.5, giant reign
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5
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5
StevoStyle   Weekend Warrior [Jan 19, 2009]
Strength:

It seems easy to ride,fun on the trails. The bike looks sweet. After adjusting the suspension to my weight I like it more. Shift ok ,could be better ..paint seems to nick easy but that may just be me..

Weakness:

heavy ..stock tires are huge ..but thats easy to change.And they work good

I think paying 375.00 for a bike that has front forks that cost $400.00 bucks alone is awesome.The bike had never even seen dirt!!!! I am stolked >>I really like playing on this thing. Cant wait to go bombing down some local trails. I will keep you all posted on what starts breaking first. I plan to break things..hopefully not my neck..If someone like myself gets a deal like this (GO FOR IT )

Similar Products Used: first real full suspension bike
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
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4
Eamon   Downhiller [Jan 17, 2009]
Strength:

Solid frame.
Cant go wrong with the marzocchi bombers up front and fox vanilla R at the back. The vanilla R has pro pedal and rebound adjust which is great to have!
Single pivot suspension system feels really plush and handles big drops no problem.
Stock bars feel solid and evoke confidence at speedy technical sections.
Wheel and tyre package fits the bill for downhill.
Overall look is really nice especially in the white. My helmet is also white...looks sweet !
Overall feel is total solid bombproofness.

Weakness:

Too Heavy ! Weight acts in its favour on downhill but in the pedal to get uphill to go down is really hard. Its probably due to me being used to a lighter bike but that being said its still too haevy for the "all mountain" experience Iron Horse advertises it as.
Brakes were a problem for me. The conditions we get in Scotland didnt suit the mech disc brakes on this steed. They are responsive enough on the stand in my shop but when you get them on the trails they just dont cut it.
Wishbone style gear shifters are a joke. They'r gettin replaced really soon !

100% Solid. With a few select upgrades you will have a sweet ride! If your getting one i will say get prepared for the weight.

Similar Products Used: Scott Gambler 07, Scott aspect 50.
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4
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5
Joe   Weekend Warrior [Sep 15, 2008]
Strength:

The shocks are awesome they absorb plenty of bumps and jumps I take

Weakness:

shifters, none really

This is a great bike for the price I paid and one of the smoothest.

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4
VALUE
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5
chris   Downhiller [Jun 30, 2007]
Strength:

Great frame, I bought this bike because my Downhill bike was overkill on some of the trails we ride. I got the 4.0 because it was cheaper than that 6 and I had a Bomber 66 VF2 and Fox DHX 4.0 that i could put on the rig. It has a great feel to it and it makes it easy to pedal around some mild trails but also has the geometry and strength to hit some drops and rock gardens as well.

Weakness:

Spec list was kind of weak for what i wanted to do with it but since i had the better shocks already it was ok.

Great bike for a beginer wantint to test the waters or anyone on a budget. For I had to throw on some old parts from previous bikes to get what i wanted out of it. Bottom line a great bike for the price. If you want to free ride on it get a better fork and rear shock.

Similar Products Used: None, First AM bike.
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RATING
4
VALUE
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4
Thomas   Cross Country Rider [Mar 30, 2007]
Strength:

Well balanced bike for new production. Can handle what ive thrown at it lately. First real quality bike ive owned.

Weakness:

None that i have run into yet

Good bike for the price.

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RATING
5
VALUE
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4
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