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Old 08-16-05, 04:47 PM   #1
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Iron Horse - Love 'em or hate 'em

I recently purchased an Iron Horse Hollowpoint Mark III and am in love with it. I have heard great reviews about this bike and am glad I purchased it. I have also seen a couple of negative comments too, I am just wondering what the general consensus on Iron Horse is in general.

I give them a big thumbs up. For the price I think it is a good bang for the buck.
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Old 08-16-05, 05:28 PM   #2
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I just bought a Rogue from Supergo. I like the look and build quality and for the money I doubt that there is a higher spec bike. Hayes FX9s, LX RD, Juddy SL... for less than 600 bucks.

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Old 08-16-05, 05:40 PM   #3
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I like Iron Horse bikes. I just recently bought one......I also jsut finished stripping it down to part out on e-bay, but that's beside the point. I was happy with the bike for the price. IronHorse has really nice bikes for the price ranges. I totally agree that they have alot of bang for the buck. The components are usually a level above what other brands have at the same price. THe bike I'm parting is a warrior comp. It was pretty heavy. Now that it's stripped I know it's not the frame because it's damn light. Those hayes mx-2s weigh quite a bit and nothing else on that bike was light by any means. Only things I found that were light were the no-name seatpost and bars that weighed about as much as my easton and raceface stuff. Weird. I'd definately buy IronHorse again.
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Their high end stuff is good. Such as the hollowpoint. Another company that makes crappy and good bikes
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I am just wondering what the general consensus on Iron Horse is in general.

I give them a big thumbs up. For the price I think it is a good bang for the buck.
I think most will agree. What is your impression of the dw suspension?

Got any pics for us to admire?
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Solid bike that a lot of people knock. It's a great bike for the price, although I tend to question the prices of the 7point series.
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FWIW: I started to buy a hardtail from SuperGo.com a few weeks back, but decided against it (for some reason). I think their bikes are great buys for the $$$$. I often wish that I'd bought that bike that I didn't....
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Love. Great guys, great customer support, and refreshing to see a smaller company putting so much effort into building its brand and reputation with some great bikes.

I owned a Hollowpoint for 2+ years and am building a custom MkIII. The dw-link has sold me to the point that I'll resist going to a 29" full suspension until I see Dave Weagle's suspension ported over to the larger wheels.
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My wife bought an Iron Horse Warrior two years ago. It's been a great bike. We were so impressed with it that this year when I decided to buy a road bike, I bought an Iron Horse Triumph Sport road bike........on sale for $450 including carbon fork and double wall rims. When I replace my older mountain bike, I'll have to look into buying an Iron Horse also. Real nice, quality bikes for the $$.
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My wife bought an Iron Horse Warrior two years ago. It's been a great bike. We were so impressed with it that this year when I decided to buy a road bike, I bought an Iron Horse Triumph Sport road bike........on sale for $450 including carbon fork and double wall rims. When I replace my older mountain bike, I'll have to look into buying an Iron Horse also. Real nice, quality bikes for the $$.
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I am happy with the warrior too. I just took advantage of their 20% off coupon to get my son a warrior. He is so psyched. Riding is so much more fun when you can do it with family. We are now trying to pick out one for my wife. I am trying to decide. I want to stay with iron horse. Any ladies have any input on which they would recommend for her?
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My friend just bought an Ironhorse '04 Warrior Sport and he loves it but he was asking me about what type of chainguide and bash guard (low price to) put on it. Any Suggestions?
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Old 08-21-05, 03:56 PM   #12
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I recently bought an Iron Horse Maverick SE -- awesome bike for the $$$. The SE version is an upgraded Maverick that from what I can tell, doesn't even exist on their website. I decided to buy it instead of the Specialized Rockhopper because it had better components across the board for the same $$$. I'd never heard of Iron Horse before but I'm happy with my purchase.

Here's a link to the Performance Website that list the components: http://www.performancebike.com/shop/....cfm?SKU=19843

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I liked the looks of Iron Horse's Fully bikes. Very competitive pricing.

E.g. LX rear, manitou splice, wtb rims for around $700. Very reasonable.

I know Maelstrom says they're one of the best values.
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Old 08-21-05, 08:21 PM   #14
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i got a 2004 Iron Horse Hollowpoint Expert from bicyclebuys.com for around $1400 and that was the sale price. i think that it was normally around $2500. but anyway, i love it 100%. some people complain that they're a little on the heavy side, but i never can tell at all when riding.
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Old 08-21-05, 08:41 PM   #15
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i got a 2004 Iron Horse Hollowpoint Expert from bicyclebuys.com for around $1400 and that was the sale price. i think that it was normally around $2500. but anyway, i love it 100%. some people complain that they're a little on the heavy side, but i never can tell at all when riding.

Nice! You can pick up the Hollowpoint Mark III Comp for $1199 at Performance Bike after a 20% off coupon. I list those items and coupons in a deals section on my forum (in my sig tag) if you are interested. That's what I paid for mine.
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i ride an 2004 iron horse warrior special edition- although i havent had it for long, it is pretty pimpty for so far...
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The Iron Horses are really ugly. I think this must contribute to the snob bias against them. Because I checked one out against a Raliegh Ram (same segment) and the Iron Horse was a better bike, imo.

Just another good bike that gets distributed thru big outlets. They sell lots of them because they're good, but then they get lots of hate because they sell lots of them.
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I think they are excellent bikes, and the HT is far from ugly. Im just bummed my lbs wont be carryign them anymore.

I find it funny that there is a snob bias against them considering Sam Hill rides IH.
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Yeah,

The Ironhorse Mkiii series look like pretty good value. I'm looking at buying a 2005/ 2006 Mkiii Comp. I've been looking around, and the prices are around $2000-$2300. I'm wondering if those prices are in US dollar. Do any of you guys know the price in US$?
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I am indifferent. Good value for the buck, but nothing exceptional in the value range. Their Higher end bikes are great too but more equal in pricing with other high end bikes.
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great bike,I recently got the Ironhorse warrior race hardtail and have been nothing but pleased. Super bike at a great price. I got mine at www.rscycle.com they havew some great deals on 2005 models.
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The security at my high school, recently got some insanely cheap IH dualy (comparable to Wally World bikes), that are waayy to small. They ride around on them with their walkie talkies is probably the funniest things ever. They conjure up plans to corner people, it's great to watch.
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Iron Horse just purchased K2 bikes, according to my lbs guy. they are both good bikes for the prices. Their popularity would probably rise if they were marketed differently .
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Last Spring, I bought a 2005 North Face Yavapai. It is an Iron Horse, but with the North Face name slapped on it. I got slightly better components on this one than what they were offering an identical Iron Horse for the same price. I put some narrower hybrid tires on it and I use it for touring. I really enjoy this bike.
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Iron horse: Heavy mother ****ing bike that is built like a train.
Thats how my old HT was from them.
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