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Old 04-29-07, 11:21 PM
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Iron Horse Warrior on sale at Dick's this week

Hey guys. My wife and I recently got into trail riding. I bought her a 07 Specialized Hardrock Sport, which seems like a really decent bike. I have a Fuji Odessa that is a couple years old. I'm currently in the market for a new bike.

Anways, I normally wouldnt look for a bike at Dick's Sporting Goods..... but they have a bike that looks pretty good. I also have a coupon that would make it $275

Its called the Iron Horse Warrior 1.3. I remember it has a Rock Shock Dart 1 fork, hayes mech. disk brakes, acera rear derallieur. It looked like a pretty solid bike. Anybody own one of these? I couldnt find anything by googling or searching the forums.
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Old 04-30-07, 01:03 AM
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Originally Posted by dirtchambers
Hey guys. My wife and I recently got into trail riding. I bought her a 07 Specialized Hardrock Sport, which seems like a really decent bike. I have a Fuji Odessa that is a couple years old. I'm currently in the market for a new bike.

Anways, I normally wouldnt look for a bike at Dick's Sporting Goods..... but they have a bike that looks pretty good. I also have a coupon that would make it $275

Its called the Iron Horse Warrior 1.3. I remember it has a Rock Shock Dart 1 fork, hayes mech. disk brakes, acera rear derallieur. It looked like a pretty solid bike. Anybody own one of these? I couldnt find anything by googling or searching the forums.
Well i don't have one of those But for $275 i wouldn't worry about reviews or anything just ride the dang blasted thing & have fun with it.
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Old 04-30-07, 09:07 AM
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Support your LBS!!!

support your Local Bike Shop. Any of those sporting goods stores like Dick's and Sport Authorities probably has some part-time yahoo assembling these bikes unlike a trained mechanic from your LBS. Sure you pay more but you usually get a pro-build, get properly sized for the bike, and you usually get a free tune-up and a discount on some accessories at the time of purchace. You have a problem with the bike you bought at Dick's and bring it back im sure they'll look at you as though you have two heads.
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Old 04-30-07, 10:34 AM
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The guys who assemble bikes at department stores get paid per bike. There isn't a lot of incentive to do it right.
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Funny you should mention this, my buddy just got I'm pretty sure that same exact bike. We were riding the trails (first time on this bike) and he was just going around a tree that had fallen on the trail and a metal piece snapped off on the gear selector I think (I'm not too knowledgeable yet on bikes) and the whole chain assembly was hanging off the bike. We had to walk it back to my car and he took it straight back to Dicks where they're going to either "fix it" or replace it.

I'm not sure if it was just a defect with that bike or what. The piece on my bike looks the same, but somehow his sheared right off which makes me think there was a defect in the metal possibly. Oh well, just something to think about.

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Yeah, a bike shop is a better place to go. You will get a lot of knowledge with your purchase. Also that bike at Dick's isn't exactly a steal, it is a low end bike for a low price. Not that you shouldn't buy it, but just don't think you are getting the steal of the century.
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Old 04-30-07, 09:27 PM
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As long as its put together correctly its a good bike for $275. If you wanted to be on the safe side, a tuneup shoukd only cost $40 or so (high estimate) and even then its a decent deal.
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I went by and looked at it a bit harder. The assembly was bad, but I was counting on that. The wheels are what turned me off. They were warped already and they didnt have any brand / specs on them. They may have just been cheap single wall wheels.

Anyways, I'm going today to look at a few bikes and fork out a little more money. I'm either going to get a jamis cross country or a specialized hardrock... possibly a rockhopper.
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way to go......I would encourage you to go for the Rockhopper.....rather than the hardrock....

good luck.
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I ended up buying a new 07 Gary Fisher Opie. It was in my price range and I really like the way it rides. Thanks for the advice guys.
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Originally Posted by dirtchambers
I ended up buying a new 07 Gary Fisher Opie. It was in my price range and I really like the way it rides. Thanks for the advice guys.
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