Iron Horse Maverick 5.0 XC Hardtail

"This radical bike blazes its own trail without putting wear and tear on your wallet. Lightweight and durable aluminum frame with 100mm of bump-eating suspension provides a solid, smooth ride. Shimano/SRAM components ensure reliable performance and the low maintenance disc brakes offer excellent control and all-weather braking power.

User Reviews (4)

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GroverTheClover   Cross Country Rider [Jul 20, 2008]
Strength:

Excellent frame (I was told it's the same frame as the Warrior HT), better value than competitors in the price range, reasonable weight, easy to to grow into by swapping components.

Weakness:

Components, especially the Hayes brakes (either on/off, very little "feel" or modulation), front derailleur requires a bit of finagling sometimes to get the chain to move, wheels are heavy, stock tires are pretty awful.

Excellent bang for the buck. The frame has taken a few crashes and falls and has held up with no problems. Brakes are okay, but are an easy (and should also be your first) upgrade. The front derailluer requires some finicking before it moves the chain over, the rear dérailleur has proven problem-free. For the most part, the components are on the lower end of the spectrum and will be replaced as they go, but the frame itself has proven very durable and competitive in weight department. Overall, the Maverick is a great canvas to start from and customize if you're a beginner or intermediate XC rider.

Similar Products Used: Specialized Hardrock, Scott Aspect, Novara Aspen, Gary Fisher Marlin
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
illldeca   Cross Country Rider [Jun 07, 2008]
Strength:

the frame is very strong

Weakness:

stock tires shifters and rims so i swapped em to x7 shifter and deraullers and i swapped the rims to veulta xrps

its a good bike just dont think the rims r gonna last and be prepaired to change ur derauller hanger when it snaps lol

Similar Products Used: n/a
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
5
Matt   Weekend Warrior [Apr 26, 2008]
Strength:

Frame is awesome. The brakes are good in my opinion. I really like the bike itself. Feels well balanced and able to be maneuvered through terrain.

Weakness:

Front and rear de-railers are very sticky, need to be upgraded as soon as possible.

Good all around bike for the money and good foundation to build from... I have been biking pretty hard for the 6 months I have had it, the only issue is the de-railers. I just have had an issue with the crank that I need to look into.

Similar Products Used: Giant
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Candle Jack   Cross Country Rider [Apr 01, 2008]
Strength:

Inexpensive, Great Color, strong frame.

Weakness:

The components aren't of the highest quality, but I guess that can be expected of an entry level bike. The brakes and shifters work really well, but the front for and the front and rear dérailleurs could be a bit better.

This is a great frame, it's inexpensive, built really strong, and it has a really awesome color. If you're just starting out then this bike would make a really good choice. Most of the components on this bike are really strong, though a bit on the heavy side, but for a entry level bike the weight is lower than most entry level bikes.

Similar Products Used: Giant upland, Schwinn moab.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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