Iron Horse Outlaw 2002 Hardtail

User Reviews (5)

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zaam   Weekend Warrior [May 02, 2010]
Strength:

Mechanical disc brakes are decent

Weakness:

Heavy, very limited suspension travel and adjustability.

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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RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Buyer   Cross Country Rider [Jul 25, 2003]
Strength:

Simano Components. Quick release seat and wheels I think?

Weakness:

Unadjustable RST fork. 21 speeds.

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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5
VALUE
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5
Ron   Cross Country Rider [Jun 02, 2004]
Strength:

Price. Shifting.

Weakness:

Poor construction. You get what you pay for

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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RATING
2
VALUE
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2
Zaheer Khan   Cross Country Rider [Apr 01, 2004]
Strength:

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.

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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3
VALUE
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4
Azim Q   Weekend Warrior [Jun 29, 2004]
Strength:

Good for short distances

Weakness:

heavy frame, suspect quality

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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RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
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