My old Iron Horse hard tail is basically worn out and I need something new. I'm no hardcore rider or racer, just basic single track with decent amount of climbing and downhills. I don't do jumps or drops but if I ever get the balls to do them I still don't see me doing anything over a couple feet. A lot of the trails around here are covered in roots and thats why I'm leaning to a FS bike this time, plus I'd just like to try it. I'm also looking for used bikes here, craigslist, e-bay, etc but these are the two new bikes that fit into my price range.
Only bad things I've found about it are the front fork is a bit weak and well its ugly . The only weight I've found for it is 32lbs
Its about $100 cheaper once you count the free shipping which is nice, maybe enough to upgrade something? Its a single pivot so less stuff to break or maintain and has an extra inch of travel which I probably don't need. The only weight I've found listed for it is 34lbs but that was for a bigger frame. I've read some reviews that say it has a lot of peddle bob and others that say it doesn't so don't know what to think there. I'd think being a single pivot it has to be worse about it then the woodstock though but what do I know.
Most of the components look pretty even to me but I don't know much about the forks or shocks. While a lighter bike would be nice my current hardtail weighs in at 32lbs so neither of those would be a big downgrade. I can handle tuning and most maintenance myself so I'm not worried about that.
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