hey whats going on guys? my friends and i are just getting into this hobby and know very little about bikes. i just joined the forum and been reading and still i hav to learn a lot of things.. right now im in search for a bike and saw one in craigslist. the bike is 7point DW-Link IronHorse. my question is, can i use this for DH? since thats where we are trying to get into. also is this a good bike to start off? thanks in advance
Are you getting in to Downhill riding? Yes you can use it for DH. Most people start with trail riding and XC, DH is more on the extreme side. Unless you are talking about riding down the hill.
You may want to start with 5" full suspension bike. Again not knowing what skill set you have I'm just giving a general advice. DH bikes are heavier, much heavier than other types of mtb and usually a single purpose bike which is DH.
thanks man, yea i wana get in to DH riding. i rode bmx and mountain bikes but nothing crazy just small jumps and easy trails.
heres the specs of the bike and hes selling it for $700
Name: Iron Horse 7 Point Dw-Link (virtual pivot point, 1 piece rear triangle)
Rear Shock: Xfusion Vector HLR triple adjustable with 350lb spring
Linkages: F7 with Enduro Roller bearings
Forks: Marzocchi 55TST2
Bars: Truvativ Hussefelt
Stem: 70mm connect
Grips: Ergon GP1
Seat: Spank Freeride Saddle
Pedals: forte flat pedals, I also have the original clipless available if you prefer (i still have the brand new clipless pedals that came on the bike, never used)
Bottom Bracket/ Cranks: SRAM Truvativ OCT
Chainring: RaceFace 36T
Brakes: AVID BB7
Front Mech Derailleur: Shimano SLX
Purchased new and recently installed by my LBS (last winter)
Rear Mech Derailleur: SRAM X-9
Cassette: Sram PG-990 11-34
Chain: Sram PC-991
Seat Post: RaceFace Turbine
New Avid Brake Rotors
Rim: DT Swiss E540
Hub: Alloy Sealed Bearing 110mm X 20mm
Tire: Kenda Nevegal 2.35 DTC for XC OR maxxis ardent 2.5 for DH
Rim: DT Swiss E540
Hub: Alloy Sealed Bearing 150mm X 12mm
Tire: Maxxis Minion 2.35 for XC OR maxxis 2.5 for DH
Yeah sure, it would be a good fun bike. It weights half a ton but who cares if you are descending. It's not going to be a fun bike if you have to climb and not as versatile "one" bike to have but if you want to do DH, it's not bad. Since it's a gravity oriented bike that usually takes repeated abuse, you should check for any sign of wear and tear, as well as cracks and dents. Have fun.
ok thanks again, i appreciate it!