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    Post Your IH Hardtail Photos!

    Well I've been looking at the other IH photo thread, but I didn't see any photos of Hardtails so I just made this thread. I doubt anybody will even read this, but at least /i tried. I would start with my bike, but since I decided to post this now (my stupidity) its too dark out to get a reasonable picture. Post your photos with a short, sweet, and to the point description of upgrades or parts you have found to be really good stock. I'll get a picture of mine up A.S.A.P.

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    i think most of us ride a fully

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    Yeah. Iron Horse only makes 1 hardtail, and most are in past years. So I dont expect to get many posts, but thats alright. And I really want a full suspension bike, but I'm just gettin into the sport so I will just hold off for now, until i see like a screaming deal. And any reccomendations on a nice Iron Horse full suspension bike on a budget?

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    Finally took pictures in my "studio" a.k.a the garage door with old sheets clamped to the garage door with vice grips. now that, my friend, is redneck ingenuity.
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    I have a Warrior 5.5 hardtail. I'll post a pic later (or you can check out my avatar).

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    ...and here she is.
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    Yap, good lookin bikes, but most of us on IH's tend to ride fullys.
    "If your not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space." ~ J. Whittaker

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    But there are at least two hardtails out there! (And we have the pics to prove it, lol.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2007Quantum2
    Finally took pictures in my "studio" a.k.a the garage door with old sheets clamped to the garage door with vice grips. now that, my friend, is redneck ingenuity.
    you want to get rid of that kickstand ASAP. a giant steel rod sticking out of the bottom of your bike is not what something you want to have when riding over rocks.

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    I would remove the kickstand, but since i live in florida, the trails are crap, and i have no way of getting to an area with good, rocky trails so i dont have to worry about it. Plus i put pieces of an old innertube between the frame and the stand, so its not going to gouge the frame. And thanks for replying to this post, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2007Quantum2
    And thanks for replying to this post, lol
    Seriously, there has got to be more than two Iron Horse hardtails out there!

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    There sure is more out there... Sports authority special... I don't ride it much any more since I got my full suspension. Its more my loaner bike/backup bike/XC bike which I don't do much XC. My next step is to rebuilt it with new nice parts rather than the bottom of the line department store parts.






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    K'mon people. I know theres more of you out there...somewhere!

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    yeah i also own a quantum 2 which i upgraded till the only things left were the frame and fork
    List of some of the changes:
    Odi ruffian lockon grips
    Xt Front and back Derailleurs
    Easton ea70 monkeybars
    WTB Rocket Race Saddle
    WTB Duel duty Rims Laced To XT hubs
    And a few other changed i cant remember

    Sadly this bike has been retired for active duty and now serves as a loan out bike
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    Nice ride

    What brakes do you have on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2007Quantum2
    Nice ride

    What brakes do you have on it?
    I've swapped them a few times so not sure but I think in the picture it has the stock hayes mx4 but I've gone to bb7s and back truthfully i was very shocked with the performance of the MX4's once dialed in.
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    Can't wait until I get my Recon back from SRAM. It looks great on the bike, and as soon as I get it back on the bike, I'll post photos.

    Keep 'em coming!!!!
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    Here it is! my maverick 5.5! so far new IRC MythosXCII tires and Sette Duo riser bars are the only upgrades.

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    And yes I don't have the front derailer thing...It was broken when I got it (used) and I never replaced it...middle ring is good for all around riding! Love this bike!
    Yeah! I can bust a wheelie!

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    Nice ride! Good to see one with some mud on it. You can get a front derailleur from Jenson USA for cheap. I think there is one for $6, on sale from $25 or so. Thats the best site to use. Since you will have to eventually anyways, I reccommend getting rotors like mine, which are Hayes V6's.

    Happy riding,
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    Nice Bikes!

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    2005 IH Yakuza Waka Gishira

    not sure how many of these are out there but i've got one of them. got maxxis hookworms on it right now but usually have some DH tires on it.
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    Old School IH

    I'm sure this is a far-distant memory for most - 1997 IronHorse MT400 with the old "A-Frame" geometry (See attached pic). The picture is from last Friday morning - I snuck in a quick ride before the big snow came (~20 more inches).

    I bought this in summer 1998 when I graduated from college. I did some pretty intense riding in college on a rigid Scott bike, but the fork got bent when a friend rode it into a log. This was my big "upgrade" to front suspension. It didn't see a whole lot of action until 10 years later, when I moved to within 2 miles of a mtn bike trail system. So it's still in good shape - tires, seat, and brake pads are the only things I've changed. I may have out grown the aggressive XC body positioning, which makes technical/rocky downhill a bit sketchy, so I'm now considering moving to a 29er HT.
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    i smell a rat-Patrick Henry

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    Wow, another A-Frame - what year/model is that?

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    warrior 3.0

    fixed it up today, will run it and tweak it tomorrow.
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    The lowly 2007 Maverick 1.2 from Dick's. Was about 1/2 the price of a Trek 3900 and aside from paint... identicle bike, same fork, frame...

    Been a good bike, slightly upgraded, Avid SD 5 brakes, Titec bars, stem, post. My only complaint, no disk tabs on the frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TedS123
    Wow, another A-Frame - what year/model is that?
    Sorry for the late response, I never came back to check this thread.

    I believe it is a 94or 5. Most of the bike was found in a ditch, so I only know from hearsay really, but it originally had a rigid fork on it (which was stock).

    Putting the current fork on slackened it out a bit, and made it a fair amount more fun to ride, except the bottom bracket was a little high...
    i smell a rat-Patrick Henry

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    Now that's a bike with some interesting history!

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    I have an old A-frame, 1998 or so Flagstaff. Friends use it when they are over. I have been thinking of fixing it up. I love the Ergos. Just not sure what I am going to do with it. Got it new after college. Here is a random pic I found on google.

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    This thread cant die!!!!!!
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    Bought it new a few years ago. It has seen all 4 corners of the U.S. I currently live in Denver. All original components.

    I plan on retiring it and buying a nice 29er as soon as I find a good deal.

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    Just for anyone who cares, I am 2007Quantum2. That acct. was banned for some really dumb reason.
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    I am no longer a hardtailkid. 2012 Trek Remedy 9!

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    An update of my bike:
    New RockShox Recon 351 U-Turn
    New Avid SD-7 brake levers
    New RaceFace Diabolous Lock On grips
    New RaceFace Deus XC stem
    New Answer Alumilite Handlebar
    New Vredestein Tiger Claw XC-G tires
    And New Shimano Alivio shifters.



    These parts will be on the bike sometime before October (and thats at the absolute latest):
    Hope Pro II hubs, Sun Equalizer 23 rims, DT brass Pro-Lock black nips, DT Comp spokes
    Ashima rotors
    New cassette
    XT M770 Rear Derailleur
    Saint front derailleur
    New cables/housing front and rear brakes and gears
    Brand-X lightweight allen key skewer set
    Wellgo V8 copy pedals
    SRAM PC830 chain
    New saddle and hopefully a new seatpost, but 30.8mm seatposts are as rare as hens teeth
    All replacements are justified, if you want to know why I am replacing everything, just ask and I will tell.
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    This is my wife's Warrior Comp. I got it from Performance bike about 2 years ago for $350. When I upgrade my bikes her bike gets my old parts, so its got some pretty good upgrades. The Truvativ Isoflow cranks had to go because the arms kept falling off, I replaced them with an LX I got new on ebay for $68. I am really happy about the Crossmax wheels because I was able to pick them up off craigslist for $250. The only stock parts left on it are the frame, pedals, derailleurs, shifters and grips. The bike started at 32lbs and now tips the scales at 24.5 lbs.







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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsmith
    This is my wife's Warrior Comp. I got it from Performance bike about 2 years ago for $350. When I upgrade my bikes her bike gets my old parts, so its got some pretty good upgrades. The Truvativ Isoflow cranks had to go because the arms kept falling off, I replaced them with an LX I got new on ebay for $68. I am really happy about the Crossmax wheels because I was able to pick them up off craigslist for $250. The only stock parts left on it are the frame, pedals, derailleurs, shifters and grips. The bike started at 32lbs and now tips the scales at 24.5 lbs.
    Do you know how much the TruVativ IsoFlow crankset weighs? I see online that it weighs 750g and thats clearly not true, considering the crankset costs $45.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailkid
    Do you know how much the TruVativ IsoFlow crankset weighs? I see online that it weighs 750g and thats clearly not true, considering the crankset costs $45.
    Yes, I actually weighed them after I took them off. The arms and chainrings by themselves are 860g and with bottom bracket and spacers the whole thing weighs 1250g. Pretty heavy! By switiching to the LX cranks I dropped about 320g or 0.7lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsmith
    Yes, I actually weighed them after I took them off. The arms and chainrings by themselves are 860g and with bottom bracket and spacers the whole thing weighs 1250g. Pretty heavy! By switiching to the LX cranks I dropped about 320g or 0.7lbs.
    Any complaints about the LX cranks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailkid
    Any complaints about the LX cranks?
    No, they are great. And especially since they are on clearance everywhere now you can get them dirt cheap.
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    If I want 'em enough (which I most definitely do) I'd have to scrounge up another $100 because I'm about to get a TON of new parts from Chain Reaction Cycles including a wheelset
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailkid
    An update of my bike:
    New RockShox Recon 351 U-Turn
    New Avid SD-7 brake levers
    New RaceFace Diabolous Lock On grips
    New RaceFace Deus XC stem
    New Answer Alumilite Handlebar
    New Vredestein Tiger Claw XC-G tires
    And New Shimano Alivio shifters.

    These parts will be on the bike sometime before October (and thats at the absolute latest):
    Hope Pro II hubs, Sun Equalizer 23 rims, DT brass Pro-Lock black nips, DT Comp spokes
    Ashima rotors
    New cassette
    XT M770 Rear Derailleur
    Saint front derailleur
    New cables/housing front and rear brakes and gears
    Brand-X lightweight allen key skewer set
    Wellgo V8 copy pedals
    SRAM PC830 chain
    New saddle and hopefully a new seatpost, but 30.8mm seatposts are as rare as hens teeth
    All replacements are justified, if you want to know why I am replacing everything, just ask and I will tell.
    So I changed the list like completely! I got a screaming deal on a WTB Speed Disc wheelset with Nevegals and tubes for $119.95, so that isn't too big of an expense to say that another, better wheelset is out of the question. Depends how long it lasts.
    I bought Shimano SLX brakes front and rear! They ROCK!
    I am about to buy Shimano RT-76 6 bolt rotors, 180mm front and 160mm rear.
    I got an M772 rear derailleur.
    Hope to get either an SLX or XT front derailleur.
    New RavX shifter cable and housing set.
    Not sure on th pedals....but I reallllyyyy need some...
    New PC870 chain and PG850 cassette.
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    hardtails rool

    it's all good, keep it smooth.
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    My first posting.
    I have a bone stock G70 that I could clean up and take a photo. I bought it at an auction sale. The bike has very little use and I think all the parts on the bike are original when the bike was purchased. I haven't been paying much attention to it because it is not my main ride. If anyone could tell me what year it was made, I'd appreciate it.
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    Bring a thread back from the grave............LOL

    I'll post a picture of mine soon, maybe this week.

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    One of my IH steeds in my barn of my IH steeds. One tuff ass HT by far and have thrown it off some big features

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    My '06 Iron Horse MKIII comp, hardly anything stock left. Great bike.


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    It's far from a full bike but it's on its way. I picked the frame and a Manitou Sherman fork at the shops yearly bike swap for $60
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    Changed a whole lot since this picture, Saddle, seatpost, bar, stem, der. shifter, chainguide, pedals, crankset. Will get a more recent pic up once i get a chance to photo it.





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    My brother's Warrior Comp Disc. The bike was gutted, and all components moved onto his next bike. He gave me the frame. I believe it was about 6 lbs with headset.

    Several hundred dollars later, I built this with LX shifters (with indicators removed), LX front/rear derailleurs and FSA XC external bearing BB / crankset. Got a deal on some Deore M485 hydraulic brakes (the kind that are known to leak). Went through 2 rear calipers before finding one that didn't leak. Sun DS2-XC wheels with M525 disc hubs. Topped it off with some spare parts I had laying around (gel seat, seatpost, etc). The priciest part of the bike is the 140mm dual air Revelation fork (which I also had laying around somewhere).

    I often see entry level hardtails (like my IH Warrior) going for around $100 used. Given that my cheap set of wheels set me back $150, these bikes are a steal.

    2.35 Nevegals up front and 2.1 in the back. I'm using it as a "light" AM hardtail.

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    my maverick 1.5. i found it after being left outside for a while. Cannibalized a gary fisher with a ruined frame for the fork and drive train. Some vuelta zerolites to get a fresh set of hubs, shed a little weight, and give a cleaner look.


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