2007 Iron Horse 7.5

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Bike Whore, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. Bike Whore

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    This bad boy just arrived today, i have changed over a few parts from stock, Deity bars
    Hope M4's and have a few more changes in mind to lighten her up.

    She will get her first ride tomorrow :banana:





    more pics here and a ride review tomorrow :biggrin:
     

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  2. SK6

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    I don't see the "Maiden" Influence, do you? :D

    I like the logo design!
     
  3. untitledsince89

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    damn that looks hott
    especially with that 1.5 66!!!
     
  4. firevsh2o

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    The best colour of the whole Iron Horse lineup. Very nice!
     
  5. gmac

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    My first close-up of the 07 graphics. Looks like an Iron Maiden album cover. I like it. Perfect build. Which Shock is spec'd on that ?
     
  6. Pogstar

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    I was gonna say the same thing


    BTW that is a super sick bike there
     
  7. trailblazer

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    :biggrin: nice....even "eddy" would be proud:biggrin:
     
  8. Bike Whore

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    Fox DHX 3

    with the suspension design and the settings that are on it i
    don't think i will need to upgrade it at all.

    well stoked, now i just need to get her dirty :cheers:
     
  9. sneakysnake

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    Sweet bike, but it looks like your front brake cable is just waiting to get snagged on something.
     
  10. gmac

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    Yup. I hear it's the frame design not the shock w/ DW-Link. Again cool bike congrats on that. Riding pics ?
     
  11. mshred

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    Is it just me or is there a 6 inch rotar in the back?
     
  12. kona-ryder

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    I don't see any rotars, but it does look to me like there is a 6 inch rotor in the back.:busted:
     
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    I run two six inch rotors on my 45+ pound dh bike.

    I like to think that'll keep me going fast -- ignore that being out of control part. Speed is what matters.
     
  14. Bike Whore

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    the bike needs some fine tuning, i was just in a rush to get her up and running.

    The cable needs to be cut down and yes that is a 6 inch - don't use your brakes all the time do you :biggrin:

    I'm going to be a real weight weenie with this.

    New rims, double butted spokes, lighter tubes and tyres, ti spring blah blah :greedy:
     
  15. Dogboy

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    Very cool indeed! The DW-Link on the chainstay is also in the "metal lord" font and if you could see a close-up :clue: of the top tube, you would see it's a cassette tape with powerslave scribbled on it. :brows:
     
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    How does the I-Beam Bel Air feel, Ive been considering upgrading to I-beam...
     
  17. Miller

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    i've got a 2005 7.3 these bikes are awesome
     
  18. bent^biker

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    I beam = snap
     
  19. Bike Whore

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    The I-Beam feels pretty good, a little had but the suspensions makes up for it.
     
  20. harpo-rider

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    New to the thread, or at least new to posting so don't sue me if I'm going about this the wrong way but I have a serious question about my brand new 7.5 and was hoping someone could help.

    At the top of the suspension (fully extended with no weight) there is a very small dead spot with a clunk at the top. Meaning, if you are riding over bumps, when the suspension becomes fully extended there is what sounds like a metal on metal clunk. Also, you can duplicate the sound by standing off the bike, holding the rear tire down with your foot and quickly pulling up on the seat or frame. Clunk Clunk Clunk.

    All ready sent the Progressive 5th Elemnt shock back to Progressive for a rebuild but the bike makes the same noise. I'm still not convinced that it's not the shock making the noise but diagnosing it seems to be near impossible.

    Can anyone help or at least point me in the right direction.
    Thanx Joe

    jhharpo@sbcglobal.net
     
  21. in the trees

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    Are you running a chainguide? Check to see if the bommerang has rotated and is contacted the chainstay. I've had this problem several times on my '05 (without ISCG mounts). The boomerang will take an impact rather than the bash and "slip" pushing the lower arm of the boomerang (by the roller pulley) into the chainstay. More info may be found here as well - http://forums.mtbr.com/forumdisplay.php?f=40 Good luck!

    toby
     
  22. harpo-rider

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    Thanx, that's definitely not the problem. Spent an hour going through it with pretty hi-end mechanic. There is definitely nothing visible making contact. It's definitely one of the pivot points, bushings (pivot hardware) or the shock itself.