Iron Horse SGS-Team DH Downhill Full Suspension

Iron Horse SGS-Team DH Downhill Full Suspension 

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[Feb 08, 2011]
airmiller44
Downhiller

Strength:

Solid Frame

Weakness:

make sure you have a big boy fork as you wont be able to turn much with the huge headtube and fat top bar.

THis bike will bomb down the hill and absorb anything you hit.

You can find a frame and build your own for pretty easy. Only hard part is finding a rear hub and axle 160 or 165mm and a 100mm BB.....

Similar Products Used:

Iron horse sgs freeride

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 18, 2005]
Joel
Downhiller

Strength:

- strength
- beefyness
- looks cool
- reliability
- steel
- price

Weakness:

- overall geometry
- seat placement
- weight
- headtube size

Good bike overall. Reliable and simple frame design (FSR) and the strength of the steel frame is confidence inspiring.

Bike is very slow on flat straight aways and pedal bob is pretty gruesome. Weight is a big deal to me and this thing is heavy. Whenever I do big drops I always get raped by the seat because it's so damn high; it also makes it tought to tuck up technical downhill sections or speed jump anything. Very little standover height... not good for you balls if you know what I mean.

Overall a good bike for a decent price. Simple design means it'll last you a long time and it can really take a beating. Not the best downhill rig in my standards.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 13, 2007]
heavy hitter
Downhiller

Strength:

Super strong frame and good geometry

Weakness:

seat post clamp

For the price you cant go wrong love the frame the 2004 had better geo and were beefed up. Aint very lite but i weigh 230 and i havent had many problems, this is a race bike. Rocks and boulders run from it very stable at high speeds and jumps very perdictable. Riden angle fire and it handelded everything that course had and then some.You can find an 2004 frame dirt cheap used buy it.

Similar Products Used:

m1

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 06, 2004]
Tyler Gilsdorf
Downhiller

Strength:

This bike is well put together
1) it has compression dampning on the fork, unlike last years SGS pro
2) Shock is just as good as a 5-element
3) grips a ten times better than last years
4) 4-bolt stem thank you
5) Sram drivetrain, I had the Shimano XT get the cable ripped out the back at least 10 times on my old 03 SGS Pro
6) Rims are huck and racing proof
7) Brakes are incredible MAGS ROCK!
8) Comes with Top notch tires
9) E Thirteen Chainguide is awesome very quiet
10) Frame is so beefy, too beefy
11) Bike is very light 42lbs.! For a dh bike at least

Weakness:

1) Tires are too soft so right when i got it i switched out the tires for maxxis mobsters (cheap tire for general riding) and saved the slow reezys for racing
2) The deraileur hanger still has those dang philips head screws, you either strip them or they back out

This bike is worth the $600 over the 04 SGS PRO
This Bike held up to all the punishment I have given it
1) 10 foot roof drop
2) 25 foot road gap
3) 35 foot step down
This bike is so woth your money why waste $5000 on a super race bike when you can have this bike that does the job just as well for $2000?
I'll give you a proper review after the 05 race season
Peace

Similar Products Used:

Kona Stinky, Kona Stinky Deluxe, Specialized Bighit Expert, Sport, SPEC, and Grom (fun bike, small!), Ironhorse 03 SGS Pro -got stolen from me :( -, 03 SGS EXPERT, Norco A-line (P.O.C.), Kona Joyride, Kona Stab Garbonzo, Giant Warp, too many to list

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 13, 2004]
ryan elliott
Downhiller

Strength:

The frount end is a great deal stiffer than the previous years, the x9 derailer is easly tunable and super quiet, the evil srs chain retention system is very bombproof and reliable(not to mention quiet for a box guide)and consistent,the manitou swinger shock matches the feel of the boxxer team forks nicely when set up correctly, the frame is super beefy and flex free and with the 4" bb shell it feels extra stable, the sic stem is cool brcause you can run either a 25.4 or a 31.8 handelbar, the evil zero stack hedset gives the frount end a super low racey feel, the rear linkage has a sweet interlocking piece to prevent lateral play in the rear end plus the 12 mill axle helps, the minnion slow reezzay f/r tires are some of the best tires i have used, the hayes hd9 with the g2 open back calipers dissapate heat quickly and never fade the wtb lazerdisc wheel set is sweet and reliable only weigs 41.8 lbs thats roughly 3 lbs heavier than a pro rig

Weakness:

my stock seat collar broke, grips suck unless glued or wired, you must take the linkage apart to get the shock off(this is because of the interlocking spacer) matt black paint amp;ifies even the slightest bit of dust, supergo is out of them

super sweet bike for the price 2500, the rear suspention can react smoothly to any type of punishment you throw at it, you can go from a super fast technical downhill to tightly packed dirt jumps with out changing the suspention setup, awsone budgit race bike, and this bike should get six flamin chilis but only five are avalible. track this bike down and try it out

Similar Products Used:

ironhorse g-spot with similar set up

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 10, 2005]
Niki
Downhiller

Strength:

- Good looking
- Strong
- Good parts

Weakness:

- A little bit heavy
- Handlebar with too small rise
- Too soft tires

Good bike overall. In my opinion this bike is good choice for anyone.

Similar Products Used:

Norco Shore.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
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