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    Iron Horse Yakuza Kumicho

    About a week ago I posted about the iron horse sohon bucho, and thought that would be the best bike for my budget. after looking into the yakuza kumicho, i realized it's only $200more, and i might be able to afford it. well, i was wondering, would this bike get the job done for some moderate dh and some drops? (the bike is $1099)

    here are some pics and specs:

    Frame: 8" Travel Aluminum Dual Suspension
    Fork: Marzocchi Super T; 170mm travel
    Rear Shock: Manitou Swinger 4-Way Coil
    Front Derailleur: E13 LG1
    Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.7 Mid Cage
    Shifters: SRAM X.7 Trigger
    Brakes Levers: Hayes HFX-9 HD
    Brakes: Hayes HFX-9 HD Disc Brake w/ V8 rotor
    Chain: Shimano HG-73
    Crankset: TruVativ Hussefelt 165mm; 38T Steel
    Cassette: SRAM PG-950; 11/32T; 9 speed
    Pedals: WELLGO ALLOY PLATFORM
    Bottom Bracket: TruVativ Howitzer
    Headset: FSA 1.5" to 1 1/8" reducer
    Saddle: SDG Bel Air ST I-Beam
    Seat Post: SDG 6061 I-Beam
    Handlebar: TruVativ Hussefelt; 31.8mm clamp
    Grips: NA
    Stem: TruVativ Hussefelt; 31.8mm clamp
    Tires: WTB TimberWolf DH 2.7/2.5
    Wheelset: Rims: WTB Speed Disc Pro DH; Hubs: Alloy DH Disc; Thru Axle; 36H




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    Hey, one of those is mine!

    Did you do a search on "Kumicho." I know of at least a couple threads (started by me).

    Let me sum it up...what I learned from 2 months of searching for an entry level DH bike.

    Pro teams (e13 etc.) used this bike last year.
    Pinkbike, Ridemonkey, MTBR, wherever...the kumicho is thumbs up by all riders. It was the most recommended bike to me during my search.

    Even though you have a pic of my bike, I can give you no thoughts, since I have only ridden mine once, and am a total n00b.

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    i tried to search, and nothing came up. would you like me to remove your pic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mt Ashland
    i tried to search, and nothing came up. would you like me to remove your pic?
    lol, of course not. waiting for my shock to be returned and I can send you more pics.

    oh, for the search... 157 threads mention it here on MTBR.
    http://forums.mtbr.com/search.php?searchid=5779189

    Pinkbike..91 threads

    http://vpfree.pinkbike.com/bb/search.php?mode=results


    Ridemonkey...126

    http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/sea...archid=1534816

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    I had one for a year, rode it at Whistler, on Vancouver's North Shore (Seymour), the Woodlot, Blackrock in Oregon and a ton of local trails. My review in a nutshell: the frame can handle anything you throw at it, and is a reliable rig. Mine had a Progressive 5th shock on it and pogo'ed like a fiend, severely impairing it's pedaling qualities. If you buy one, watch the frame pivots for play, check them after every ride. I slacked on that after a hard month of riding and was rewarded with a disintegrated pivot. I have at least four friends who currently ride the Yak Kumicho and love it, none are taking it easy on them and everyone loves them. Great entry-level DH bike, and a good platform for upgrading.
    Last edited by carbuncle; 06-10-2007 at 09:53 PM.

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