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Bicycle Comparison Iron Horse v. Trek

Old 08-07-05, 04:31 PM
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Bicycle Comparison Iron Horse v. Trek

I have an Iron Horse Intrepid 400 bike. It is an "off brand" that I bought from Campmor in NJ. How much of an upgrade would it be to a Trek 2100 if any? The iron horse has a semi-compact frame.

Here are the Iron Horse specs.



Sizes: 48,50,52,54,57 CM

Colors: GREY W/ CARBON STAY

Frame: ALLOY ROAD FRAME , CARBON SEATSTAYS, DB FRONT TRIANGLE, SEMI COMPACT, REPLACEABLE DROPOUT

Fork: KINESIS1-1/8" THREADLESS STEERER, INTEGRATED ALLOY CROWN & CARBON BLADE

Handlebar: 3T "THE", ALLOY w/CINELLI CORK TAPE

Stem: 3T "THE", ALLOY

Headset: FSA ORBIT IS-2

Bottom Bracket: SHIMANO BB5500

Crankset: FSA GOSSAMER

Rings: FSA53/39T

Chain: SHIMANO HG73

Seat: SELLE ITALIA TRIMATIC 2

Seat Post: ALLOY MICRO ADJUST

Front Hub: ALLOY, 28H,SEALED BEARING, QR

Rear Hub: ALLOY, 28H,FOUR SEALED BEARING, QR

Front Derailleur: SHIMANO 105

Rear Derailleur: SHIMANO 105

Shifter: SHIMANO 105 STI

Freewheel: SHIMANO CS-HG70-9, 12/23T, 9-SPEED, CASSETTE

Brakes: SHIMANO 105

Brake Levers: SHIMANO 105 DUAL CONTROL

Rims: MAVIC CXP33 BLACK, 28H

Spokes: DB 14/15G FORGED BLACK STAINLESS

Tires: VITTORIA RUBINO PRO, 700x23C, BLK W/BLK WALL, FOLDING BEAD, 120TPI

Approximate Weight: 18.5 LBS




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The decals on the Trek will impress some people more than the ones on the Iron Horse will. Other than that, it's hardly worth making a change.

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You got nice wheels, good, solid components, carbon stays. I agree with Rad. No need to change bikes. Only thing I'd consider changing is the cassette if you ride steep hills.
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I'll just suck up to the wheel of all the other posts and agree. I can't say that I've read anything Rad has posted that I disagree with....(well other than some mention about owning a Pontiac Aztech!). Not much difference other than a name brand deal.

By the way, how do you like those tires? I was thinking of buying a pair.
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tires are fine. I have switched to a 12-27 to give me better gears to climb with. I was thinking of a compact crank, however so far havent needed anything more than the 27 with the standard double.
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