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    Upgrading an Iron Horse Yakuza Ojiki

    Hi everyone,

    I've just bought an Iron Horse Yakuza Ojiki. From what I've read its a good idea to upgrade them as its pretty much standard at the moment. Anyone got any advice on what I should upgrade and what to? I want to turn it into a freeride beast. Don't have a particularly high budget though.

    Thanks!

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    My shop is always like, "Wait until something breaks." That's pretty hard for me to do, especially when I start reading the Internet and thinking about how: If I had _____, I could do _____ a lot easier.
    Don't forget the used market; I bought a RockShox 170 Lyrik coil DH off Pinkbike for like $450, and it was in good shape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MonsterDan View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I've just bought an Iron Horse Yakuza Ojiki. From what I've read its a good idea to upgrade them as its pretty much standard at the moment. Anyone got any advice on what I should upgrade and what to? I want to turn it into a freeride beast. Don't have a particularly high budget though.

    Thanks!
    If you don't have a bunch of coin to piss away then don't bother. Just ride as is and replace parts as needed.

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    I have a bit to spend on it but it will be gradual improvement. Just wondering what people thought would be the best parts to change from standard?

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    can you post a pic of the bike or give us a spec list? It's easier for us to tell you what you might want to upgrade if we know what parts you have.

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    I have to post 10 times to post an image so bear with these next 3 messages

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    Here we go finally! this is the bike I have bought IronHorse Yakuza Ojiki - Pinkbike.com the pedals have already been changed for me. This is the spec the guy has given me


    Fork Brand & Model -09 Marzocchi 66

    Rear Shock - Manitou Metel R Coil, 7" travel

    Components

    Brakes - Quad FR 220mm rotors F+B
    Shift Levers- Shimano Deore Rapidfire
    Front Derailleur -Shimano Deore
    Rear Derailleur -Shimano Hone
    Crankset -Truvativ Ruktion, 24/36 teeth
    Bottom Bracket -Truvativ Howitzer
    Rear Cogs - 9-speed, 11 - 32 teeth
    Chain- Shimano CN-HG73, 1/2 x 3/32"
    Handlebar- Truvativ Hussefelt
    Stem- Truvativ Hussefelt, 31.8mm
    Headset -1 1/2" threadless FSA Big Fat Pig

    Wheels
    Front: 20mm Marzocchi QR axle, Rear: Bolt-on
    Rims- WTB Dual Duty Freeride, 36-hole

    Thanks guys

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    I would upgrade the shock. Manitou Metels Suck IMO. My dad has one on his 05 Giant Faith and I find the bike hard to ride just because of the shock. I want to throw it at a wall.

    I would just find out what size shock you need, then hit up pinkbike and look for a shock the same size. You can get pretty good shocks for $100-$200 on there.

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    Get a set of wide bars at least 719mm, the rest of your setup is decent enough to ride through a few seasons. Save the cash for a tuneup and/or bearing replacement.
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