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    NEED HELP - What is this bike worth?? Iron Horse DW Link etc ...

    Hey Everyone,

    Please share your thoughts on this bike I found on Craigslist. How much is this worth? I know Iron Horse is out of business but I recall people loving the DW Link set up.

    Thanks for your opinions

    Iron Horse Hollowpoint MKIII DW Link Full Suspension Mountain Bike
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    Not much, those frames (MKIII's) have a nasty habit of cracking for no apparent reason. Then you've got a very elaborate paper weight seeing as IH is now a wally world manufacturer. Not sure how he spent $2k building it to that spec either.

    Look for something else, you can pic up a decent used Specialized, Kona (or something similar) for under $1000 and there will still be spare parts available too.

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    ++ Fix The Spade. MKIII's were great bikes until they *ALL* started cracking. If you buy the bike, the frame WILL crack. Don't fall for it.

    Not only that, but the parts spec kind of sucks.

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    Not "all" of them cracked... Its worth 500 to 600
    Whats this line for?

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    Thank you everyone for the feedback

    My budget is in the 500 to 600 range, a friend of mine is looking to get into mountain biking and I thought this would be a great starter bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titusonly View Post
    Hey Everyone,

    Please share your thoughts on this bike I found on Craigslist. How much is this worth? I know Iron Horse is out of business but I recall people loving the DW Link set up.

    Thanks for your opinions

    Iron Horse Hollowpoint MKIII DW Link Full Suspension Mountain Bike
    My IH MKII was an amazing ride. Unfortunately, most people I know who have had one have dealt with a cracked frame. Usually the rear triangle, sometimes the front. The previous owner of my '07 frame replaced a cracked rear, and the front just cracked on me a few months ago.

    Go over the the IH board and look at how many people have had a cracked frame, though I don't think the '05s were as bad as some later years.

    I would look at this as a parts bike. Frame (if it has no cracks starting) is worth $150 tops. Parts are mediocre. Rear shock is a joke, and my experience with the Manitou Black is not good.
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronabrandt View Post
    Not "all" of them cracked... Its worth 500 to 600
    Wishful thinking. Iron Horses are already worth half of what they should be if they didn't go under. If you look around Pinkbike, you'll find that nobody is buying them anymore.

    They were great frames, but the cracking was due to a design problem, not a materials problem. If ridden enough, they will crack. I personally wouldn't risk wasting my time, money, and body on such a thing when there's plenty of used frames out there that won't crack by design.

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