Thursday, July 24, 2008

I finally pulled the trigger and picked up a new bike :^)

This is the 2008 Iron Horse MKIII Comp and I have not had a chance to hammer on this yet but I will comment on it as soon as I do.



Product info

The DW – Link MKIII Models have been some of the most rider acclaimed full suspension bikes in recent memory. The MKIII’s 5 inch travel DW-link Chassis paired with a 6 ¼ lb frame weight make for a true trail weapon, The MKIII is one of the most versatile bikes on the market, being used by riders for everything from XC and endurance racing, to Super-D and Dual Slalom. For 2008, the MKIII benefits from some geometry adjustments and spec changes to make it both lighter and faster on the trail.

This is it. This is the one – ladies and gentlemen, the venerable 2008 Iron Horse MKIII Comp: a perfect blend of cost and performance. Forged in a fiery chasm under shadows strewn by summits too tall to fathom, the Comp was crafted to withstand all Mother Nature has to offer and deliver its passengers to their destination in a manner both fast and fun.

The bombproof Rock Shox Recon AM 327 Air Shock makes the Comp truly indestructible – a good quality to have in a mountain bike. The Fox Float R rear Shock is just as rugged, making this bike perfect for almost any type of ride.

The SRAM X9/X7 Drivetrain, DT/SWISS X4 30 Rims, and Truvativ Bottom Bracket/Crankset amazingly keep this bike under 30lbs. Yup, a 5” travel All-Mountain bike under 30lbs. “Climb with the hardtails descend with the 7 inchers” that’s what the MKIII comp always says, in the case of the 2008 version, it can certainly back it up.

When people say, “All Mountain Weapon” this is what they mean!

PREMIUM SPECS:

SRAM X.9/X7 Drivetrain

● Rock Shox Recon AM 327 Air W/ Alloy Steerer, 130MM Travel

AVID JUICY 5 W/ 185MM Front & 160MM Rear Rotors

Full Easton Cockpit

32H/Alloy Disc, 32H/DT/SWISS X430, 32H/DT/SWISS Champion 2.0 Black Wheelset

2 comments:

Mark said...

Awesome bike! Just like mine, only white and newer!

Mark said...

What size did you get? Did you go with the CB pedals or still with Shimanos?