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  1. #1
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    Quick help with a bike: Iron Horse

    How is this bike:
    For someone who is 5'11" and about 220#? I would be using it to commute to work (with proper tires) but still want something capable for some offroad use. Since I am a newbie, I don't anticipate any huge drops or extreme trails, but I still want something decent

    Also, how is the overall value of this bike considering there is 10% off as well on the site bringing it to about $566 or so. Any input is appreciated. Thanks

  2. #2
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    Dec 2005
    Screaming deal on a great set of parts and a worthy frame. Go for it!

  3. #3
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    Apr 2006
    Aside from the hubs/wheelset, it looks like a good bike for the money. I wouldn't let the wheelset stop you from buying it, but its something to be aware of. Also, plan on paying another ~$50-$100 for a bike shop to either assemble or thoroughly tune the bike once its shipped to you...

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    Just bought the exact same bike 19". Great bike, but the fork is too softly sprung for your weight. I weigh 235# and the MZ-1 Lockout fork has too much sag, even with max preload. I checked with Marzocchi and they don't make a replacement spring for this OEM fork, and no aftermarket either. I've e-mailed several pro mechanics and no luck. I'm probably gonna have to upgrade my fork...too bad, it's brand new. Its not horrible as is, but a bit soft and could be a lot better with stiffer spring.
    Good Luck...Let me know if you get any more info.

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