• 11-09-2008

    when i first bought it (used)

    since then have changed a lot of stuff.. too lazy to take a new one though
  • 11-14-2008
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    This is my 08 Iron Horse Warrior 5.5
  • 11-15-2008
    I'll play.

  • 11-16-2008

    Originally Posted by preludedriven
    Here is my Iron Horse Quantum II

    Here's a quick update to my bike:

    Iron Horse Maverick Full Suspension Frame
    RaceFace Ride Low Riserbars
    Easton EA50 Stem
    Wellgo MG-1 Pedals
    RaceFace Ride Seatpost
    Panaracer Fire XC Pro Tires

    Current status of build:

  • 11-17-2008
    Code Rage

    My Iron Horse Warrior 1.2
    odi lock on grips
    BB7 185mm front and 160mm rear
    WTB Velociraptors front and back
    and CB Mallet Cs

    I've got about $500 bucks in it and I am very happy with it. An upgrade to the fork is probably in it's near future then I'll be done with it.
  • 11-17-2008
    Is that a still or a meth lab in the background! HaHa!
  • 11-17-2008
    Code Rage

    Originally Posted by aaron04
    Is that a still or a meth lab in the background! HaHa!

    Better yet! Its my other passion an all electric all grain brewery :).
  • 11-17-2008
    The Hired Wrench
    many many moons ago, i was a young mountain biker. many many moons later, i am an older mountain biker.

    i dont have pics of my first 'real' bike, but i do have pics of the E/L that came about four bikes after that day. probably my proudest ride too.

    That, dear freinds and neighbors, is a 1997 VooDoo Bantu, it started life as a box-buy from a mail order (we did mail order back then, dinosaurs would carry our letters and parcels across pangea to our caves. it was really high-tech stuff.) supplier...i think either s-go or jensen. it came with absolute bing-bong rubbish for parts.

    i upgraded even after the picture, i will spare you the extreme details, but you should know that they dont make a SINGLE thing in the photo, even the bench is obselete. Note the lack of GREY anywhere but the wheels.

    front-to-back (difficult to clearly see because of the fred flintstone 35mm camera scan):

    Bontrager/Fisher radial wheelset (this was radial lacing's infancy for cross country)

    Manitou Pre-production '99 SX Fork (note the color is wrong, no decals, and the brace is
    wrong as well)

    Race Face Real Seal Headset (wow, eons)

    KORE Elite Stem (anodized blue, of course)

    Titec Bar

    Control Tech Barends (from 1992!!! PURPLE!!!)

    if the shifters look a little weird, it's because they are, Precision Billet Twisters.

    Kore Elite Seatpost (i ordered blue, but the dinosuar brought me cobalt)

    WTB all Leather/titanium saddle

    if the front derailleur looks a little complicated, it's because it is, precision billet again.

    Kooka CNC Crank (first generation kooka... work of art in anodization, black fading to purple with blue streaks, purple/blue/black rings in order from big to wee)

    Race Face cro-mo bottom bracket
    Shimano threetwentysomething pedals

    Precision Billet rear derailleur.

    after the picture, it got LX componentry for brakes and wheel hubs.

    here we are, billions of years later, all the bikes are grey and black. bring me back, please.
  • 11-18-2008

    now, kind of a bad pic, new parts thomson stem, easton bar, oury lockons, race face atlas cranks w/bashguard, revelation fork, specialized lowpro mag pedals, wtb saddle, maxxis ignitor rear, kenda nevegal front, next up is brakes/wheels
  • 11-18-2008
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    Another IH warrior 5.5 with a new recon 351 fork I just installed. Had the bike for 5 months and I wouldn't be surprised if it had upwards of 1000 miles on it already. I've never taken it to the LBS for repair. I'm a DIY kind of guy. :thumbsup:
  • 11-19-2008
    I'm far from a beginner...
    ...at least in years riding :p (mid '80's),but i dig inexpensive things that work,and i'm really diggin this thread!great bikes guys,and glad to have alla ya riding:thumbsup:

    anyhoo,based on price,I guess these are considered "entry level",so here's a couple Redlines for ya.

    2002 Monocog
    stock:frame and (2nd set of) wheels (20-22t rear cog,i swap em out a lot)
    Fox 125RL fork set at 100mm
    IRC Mythos tires f&r 2.1"
    Truvativ Hussefelt crankset/bb 32t
    Cane Creek hs
    Salsa stem/On One Mary bars
    Bontrager seat/Nashbar post
    Deore V-brakes/levers
    platform pedals

    2008 d440 (29er)
    added:avid bb5 disc brakes,cateyes computer
    swapped the stock 34t chainring for a 32t
    everything else stock...for now:) (including those nifty reflectors,so coyotes can see me comin:rolleyes: )
  • 11-19-2008
    Another contribution
    Here is a Diamondback Voyager II that currently lives life as a SS.

    The current configuration has removed the triple crank and the cheap tensioner and replaced it with White Industries ENO cranks and eccentric rear hub.

    I have had the setup on several different bikes, Including a Dean Ti HT, a Mongoose Ti HT and a Stumpjumper M2 and the Voyager is the best riding SS of the bunch.
  • 11-19-2008

    Originally Posted by aaron04
    Is that a still or a meth lab in the background! HaHa!

    Sorry to jack the thread for a sec but whats an electric brewery? Thats pretty cool!
  • 11-19-2008
    My freshly purchased GF Cobia

    I'm not new to MTB's, but I am new to 29ers! Can't wait for the thaw to try her out!
  • 11-19-2008
    NIce fisher :D
  • 11-20-2008

    Very nice. I have one myself. The cobia is a great 29er. First upgrades I did before it left the store were a new saddle (WTB Rocket V), new grips (Ergon GP2's), and some new pedals (Shimano 520 clipless).

    I found the toe strap pedals extremely annoying and also thought the grips were like a layer of duct tape over a skinny bar. The saddle was OK for short rides, but anything over a few miles and the boys went numb.

    It's a lot of fun to ride especially in the rock gardens.

    Go ahead and ride it in the frozen snow. It will handle just fine!
  • 11-21-2008
    hi everyone im new here but not new to cycling. about 4 or 5 years ago i was havaly into bmx and when i moved to florida, the heat and no one to ride with made me put down the handle bars.a year later i picked up an oar and began crew (competitve rowing). my team won a bunch, but after high school i had no sports so i picked up bikes again.

    heres my "new" bike, it's an 08 hardrock comp, all stock for now

  • 11-21-2008
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    2007 Giant Rincon "Halo3 Bike"

    Attachment 410557

    Velociraptor rear tire.
    Bar ends

    My son and I both have one!
  • 11-22-2008
    That thing come with any plasma grenades?
  • 11-22-2008
    Not mine...but my first mountain bike was a mid-late 80's Cannondale (dont know exact year, got it used around 88-89). It was a smaller size frame and I traded a 1982 Yamaha IT 175 for it that someone gave me that needed work. .

    This is one of the bikes I have now, mostly stock.

    Ironhorse Chimpira Yakuza.

  • 11-23-2008
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    My Gary Fisher Mullet, stock apart from '09 Rockshox Recon 351 U-Turns
  • 11-24-2008

    Originally Posted by jc99
    Another IH warrior 5.5 with a new recon 351 fork I just installed. Had the bike for 5 months and I wouldn't be surprised if it had upwards of 1000 miles on it already. I've never taken it to the LBS for repair. I'm a DIY kind of guy. :thumbsup:

    Is your stem on upside down? Or do you prefer it like that?
  • 11-24-2008

    Originally Posted by Fuzz1028
    Is your stem on upside down? Or do you prefer it like that?

    The stem is designed to be put up or down depending on what angle you want. It's all based on your preference.

    That being said, I don't know if I prefer it or not. It's just how the bike came. Now that you mention it I never noticed the shallower stem angle before.

    I might just flip it over and give the steeper angle a try. :thumbsup:
  • 11-25-2008
    Here is my 2006 GF Piranha:


    Bontrager Hank slicks
    Cat Eye wireless computer
    Blackburn light (sucks)
    Bell saddle tool bag - Trek bag in photo = junk; fell apart in about a month
    Bottle cages
  • 12-07-2008
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    200 bucks on craigslist.
    Yeah baby, I am so excited, i bought this yesterday and have had a blast the last 2 days, Can anyone tell me if anythings modded?

  • 12-07-2008
    What's up with the front quick release?

    If you know the year of your bike you can go on the MFR's site and compare specs.
  • 12-07-2008
    What do you mean, the quick release is a rust color??
  • 12-08-2008
    Probably referring to the QR's positioning. Meaning that it should point up or back to prevent accidental opening.
  • 12-08-2008
    I just read that on the beginners forum. Thank You
  • 12-08-2008
    Not trying to burst your bubble, but your bike is an 04 not an 06. Just FYI


    enjoy it!
  • 12-09-2008
    My first "real" mountain bike. A stock Trek 4300 Disc. I originally wanted a simple bike to just ride around the neighborhood with my 7yr old son but then the "bike bug" bit me and now I'm finding myself anxious to get out on a single track and add to my outdoor hobbies.

    I love the outdoors, love camping, fishing, hunting, etc. This will just add to all the things I love.

    One day, I'll upgrade the forks or I'll just trade it in on a better bike. For now I think she's going to be a great bike.

    Rockymounts clutch mount. Works great with my factory rails.
  • 12-10-2008
    Dude thank you very much, you are exactly right.
  • 12-11-2008

    2006 K2 Zed 3.0
    Fork - Rock Shox J1
    Rims - Alex 1D19
    Tires - WTB Mutano Raptor 26x2.14"
    Pedals - Time ATAC Alium
    Crank - TruVativ Isoflow 22/32/44t
    Chain - KMC Z9000
    Front Derailleur - Deore
    Rear Derailleur - Deore
    Shifters Deore Rapid-Fire Plus 9-speed
    Grips / Bartape WTB
    Brake Set - Tektro IO mechanical disc
    Brake Levers - Tektro RS-360
    Saddle - WTB Sport-V

    I like her lots.
  • 12-11-2008

    Frame: Merida XC TFS 600
    Rims: Alex XD lite
    Tires: Kenda Nevegals 2.1
    Groupset: Deore exept for the LX FD
    Seatpost: Truvative XR
    Stem: FSA
    Handle Bar: FSA
    Pedals: Shimano
    Brake set: Shimano non-series mechanical
    Fork: RST Gila Pro

    Installed now after the picture was taken
    XT hydro brakes
    SLX rapid shifters

    Future Upgrade

  • 12-12-2008
    I dont have any pictures of it (because i just got it today) but mines a late 80's or early 90's Norco Bush Pilot. I'll now justify why i have it and state my plans for the future...I'm too dang poor. I plan on doing minor upgrades to this a little bit at a time to keep it on the trail, but i'll be saving up chunks of each paycheck to go toward a new bike. I'm going to use this one to learn on and see what it is i most enjoy doing (single-track, dirt jumping, whatever) before i sink good money into my next bike. When i get my new bike, i'll probably drop this one down to a SS and use it as a campus bike, but until then, i'm gonna bash the crap outta it and see what it'll take. Just out of curiosity, did anyone here ever ride one of the old Norco's and got any advice on them. Thanks
  • 12-12-2008
  • 12-14-2008
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    GT Outpost Disc
    My first MTB. All stock.
  • 12-14-2008
    My '04 Cannondale F300
    Picked this bike up on the cheap about 2 months ago from my local craigslist. I have loved every minute of the bike so far! (excuse the floor in the pic, I am in the middle of a remodel :) )

    Things I have done so far:

    WTB Speed V saddle
    IRC Mythos XCII tires
    New XTR Shift and Brake cables
    Avid SD7 V-Brakes front and rear
    Lizard Skins lock on grips
    SRAM 850 cassette
    SRAM 850 chain
    Cheap Forte' QR skewers because the stock front broke

    Next on the list (hopefully sooner than later):

    Manitou R7 fork
    Mavic 717 wheelset
  • 12-15-2008
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    Here is my 1x8er 2008 Rincon:

    WTB Silverado Saddle
    Avid BB7's /w Speed Levers
    Truvativ Hussefelt Stem
    Truvativ FireX Crankset (32)
    BBG Bashguard
    N-Gear Jump Stop
    Rockshox Dart 3 SL 1
    Panaracer XC Fire Pro
  • 12-15-2008

    Iron Horse Maverick 4.5
    Truvativ Boxguide Team '07
    Specialized Chunder 2.3"
    Downhill tubes
    Sigma BC 506 computer
    Truvativ Hussefelt short stem
    Kona platform pedals
  • 12-15-2008
    Loving the army paint scheme on the new rincons
  • 12-15-2008

    Originally Posted by DrNickels
    Loving the army paint scheme on the new rincons

    Yeah, it is one of my favorite looking bikes.
  • 12-15-2008
    L'il Matt
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    Here's mine - Giant Yukon SX (same as FX but with a Tora fork), with the following upgrades;

    '07 Marzocchi XC 600 Retro fork
    Velocity VXC wheelset
    Truvativ 'Team" stem
    PRO XC OS handlebar
    Diatech Anchor Sport brakes
    Raceface Evole XC seatpost
    Selle Italia SLR saddle.

    I realise the upgrade list is extensive, but as I already possessed all of the components (with the exception of the seatpost and brakes), the upgrade cost was low, and the overall cost relatively inexpensive.
  • 12-15-2008

    Originally Posted by Boris4ka
    Iron Horse Maverick 4.5

    Wow 1st member I've seen on here with the same FS Maverick frame :cool:

    How's the 1x9 setup working out for ya?
  • 12-15-2008

    Originally Posted by preludedriven
    Wow 1st member I've seen on here with the same FS Maverick frame :cool:

    How's the 1x9 setup working out for ya?

    I've only done one ride with it since I just converted it to 1x9 and installed the chain guide on saturday. But so far for that one ride, it's been great. I never used any ring up front except the middle one anyways, and I always dropped the chain. Now the chain doesn't drop and I get a bit more clearance without the big ring. So yea, loving it so far:thumbsup: It's perfect for the trails I ride at.
  • 12-16-2008
    nice pic
  • 06-07-2009
    here's my Trek 6000 ;)

  • 06-08-2009
    My '09 Trek 4300. All stock, 3 wks old, 250+ miles.

  • 06-08-2009
    my entry bikes for this year..
    my wife and i used to ride these 2 cannondales : f5 and f6

    <a href="http://s137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/alixandart/part%202/?action=view&current=IMG_0379.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/alixandart/part%202/IMG_0379.jpg" border="0" alt="cannondale"></a>

    <a href="http://s137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/alixandart/part%202/?action=view&current=IMG_0366.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/alixandart/part%202/IMG_0366.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    then we didn't really like the weight of it..and we sold off in the local forums and got these cheap..


    <a href="http://s137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/alixandart/part%202/?action=view&current=giantxtcse2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/alixandart/part%202/giantxtcse2.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>


    <a href="http://s137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/alixandart/part%202/?action=view&current=13052009006.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/alixandart/part%202/13052009006.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>


    i got this and after selling the scott as the size was wrong for me (i was blinded by the cheap price and ignored the size problem when i got it)

    <a href="http://s137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/alixandart/part%202/?action=view&current=myblackie.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q219/alixandart/part%202/myblackie.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
  • 06-08-2009
    My GT Aggressor

    upgraded forks to rock shox judy tt and added crank bros. egg beaters, other than that stock.

    It's nice to see all the IRONHORSE bikes on here actually being used I built IronHorse bikes daily for about 2 years while the head mechanic at the local dick's sporting goods.