I think the 6 point sounds like a major PITA with the funky bb width, wheels, and it's the wrong size for you man. I'm sure it rides OK, but the firebird takes all the standard parts, will ride well, and look rad too.
Yeah I agree about the size, being 6'4" a 23" TT is does not sound comfy for epic sessions. Thats my biggest caveat. Thanksgticlay said:I think the 6 point sounds like a major PITA with the funky bb width, wheels, and it's the wrong size for you man. I'm sure it rides OK, but the firebird takes all the standard parts, will ride well, and look rad too.
1) Yeah being 6'4" it think it will be a bit small.coolhandluchs said:Looks like there are two issues with the 6 point:
1) Sounds like you're worried about the 6 point being too small.
2) AFAIK, 2009 was the last production year for Ironhorse's DW bikes, which means that finding replacement parts could be next to impossible in the near future. My neighbor has a pair of 7 points that he and his wife use and he has to replace pivot and shock hardware on a regular basis.
I had considered the Reign X but hav two big issue with that frame..deoreo said:Just a suggestion, have you looked at a Giant Reign X? (No flames please I love the FB too.)
Very light frame with nice "AM" geometry - perfect, low bottom bracket - around 13.75" w/160mm fork
73mm bottom bracket shell, and 135 X 12mm thru-axle rear wheel.
The rear Maxle Lite axle is awesome, as easy to use as a quick release, with the security and stiffness of a thru-bolt.
The large frame only has a 24" TT though.
Yeah I think Im over the idea of the 6point much as I like the concept, just wouldnt work for me.Jayem said:Also, changing the shock out for a non-OEM size is going to change the DW characteristics.