when i first bought it (used)
since then have changed a lot of stuff.. too lazy to take a new one though
This is my 08 Iron Horse Warrior 5.5
Here's a quick update to my bike:
Originally Posted by preludedriven
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:
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.
Is that a still or a meth lab in the background! HaHa!
Better yet! Its my other passion an all electric all grain brewery :).
Originally Posted by aaron04
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)
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.
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
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:
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.
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
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: )
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.
Sorry to jack the thread for a sec but whats an electric brewery? Thats pretty cool!
Originally Posted by aaron04
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!
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!
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
2007 Giant Rincon "Halo3 Bike"
Velociraptor rear tire.
My son and I both have one!
That thing come with any plasma grenades?
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.
My Gary Fisher Mullet, stock apart from '09 Rockshox Recon 351 U-Turns
Is your stem on upside down? Or do you prefer it like that?
Originally Posted by jc99
The stem is designed to be put up or down depending on what angle you want. It's all based on your preference.
Originally Posted by Fuzz1028
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:
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
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?
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.
What do you mean, the quick release is a rust color??
Probably referring to the QR's positioning. Meaning that it should point up or back to prevent accidental opening.
I just read that on the beginners forum. Thank You
Not trying to burst your bubble, but your bike is an 04 not an 06. Just FYI
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.
Dude thank you very much, you are exactly right.
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.
Frame: Merida XC TFS 600
Rims: Alex XD lite
Tires: Kenda Nevegals 2.1
Groupset: Deore exept for the LX FD
Seatpost: Truvative XR
Handle Bar: FSA
Brake set: Shimano non-series mechanical
Fork: RST Gila Pro
Installed now after the picture was taken
XT hydro brakes
SLX rapid shifters
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
GT Outpost Disc
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
Here is my 1x8er 2008 Rincon:
WTB Silverado Saddle
Avid BB7's /w Speed Levers
Truvativ Hussefelt Stem
Truvativ FireX Crankset (32)
N-Gear Jump Stop
Rockshox Dart 3 SL 1
Panaracer XC Fire Pro
Iron Horse Maverick 4.5
Truvativ Boxguide Team '07
Specialized Chunder 2.3"
Sigma BC 506 computer
Truvativ Hussefelt short stem
Kona platform pedals
Loving the army paint scheme on the new rincons
Yeah, it is one of my favorite looking bikes.
Originally Posted by DrNickels
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.
Wow 1st member I've seen on here with the same FS Maverick frame :cool:
Originally Posted by Boris4ka
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.
Originally Posted by preludedriven
My '09 Trek 4300. All stock, 3 wks old, 250+ miles.
my entry bikes for this year..
my wife and i used to ride these 2 cannondales : f5 and f6
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then we didn't really like the weight of it..and we sold off in the local forums and got these cheap..
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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)
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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.