2008 Iron Horse Sunday Expert 6

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Parts

Frame
Iron Horse
Sunday Expert
Polished rear triangle
Frame: Iron Horse Sunday Expert. Misc: Polished rear triangle
Rear Shock
Marzocchi
Bomber CR
450lb. spring
Rear Shock: Marzocchi Bomber CR. Misc: 450lb. spring
Fork
Rock Shox
Boxxer RC
White
Fork: Rock Shox Boxxer RC. Misc: White
Headset
Other
Headset: Other
Handlebar
ProTaper
YZ Low Bend
Handlebar: ProTaper YZ Low Bend
Stem
Profile
Push
53mm
Stem: Profile Push. Misc: 53mm
Grips
Sensus
EM.J
Black/White Swirl
Grips: Sensus EM.J. Misc: Black/White Swirl
Brakes
Avid
Elixir 5
Brakes: Avid Elixir 5
Brake Levers
Avid
Elixir 5
Gold
Brake Levers: Avid Elixir 5. Misc: Gold
Cranks
Other
Cult Crew 140mm
Chrome
Cranks: Other Cult Crew 140mm. Misc: Chrome
Bottom Bracket
Other
Odyssey BMX Euro
Bottom Bracket: Other Odyssey BMX Euro
Pedals
Spank
Spike
Blue Ano
Pedals: Spank Spike. Misc: Blue Ano
Front Rim
Sun Ringle
S-Type
26"
Front Rim: Sun Ringle S-Type. Misc: 26"
Rear Rim
Spank
Spike 33
24"
Rear Rim: Spank Spike 33. Misc: 24"
Hubs
SRAM
Hubs: SRAM
Spokes
Other
Spokes: Other
Front Tire
Schwalbe
Magic Mary
26 x 2.6
Front Tire: Schwalbe Magic Mary. Misc: 26 x 2.6
Rear Tire
Duro
Wildlife Leopard
24 x 3.0
Rear Tire: Duro Wildlife Leopard. Misc: 24 x 3.0
General Info

General Info

Model Year
2008
Model Year:
2008
Riding Type
Freeride
Riding Type:
Freeride
Additional Info

My 2008 Iron Horse Sunday Expert, heavily inspired by the Fast As F*ck crew in Whistler. Set up chainless with a 24"x3.0" rear tire, 140mm Bmx cranks, and motocross bars. I've been curious about building one of these for a few years now, and after finally meeting Ollie, John, & a few others from Fast As F*ck during Crankworx this year, I found a suitable donor bike and began the build.

I originally intended to build this bike just for fun. I thought the setup looked cool and was curious how it would ride. I also quite enjoy the process of gathering parts together, which took a bit of research for this particular build. The first lap at my local park blew me away. I honestly could never have imagined what was possible on one of these bikes.

I rode this bike for about 3 weekends without even touching my other bikes. I finally decided to do back-to-back runs between this bike and my 2016 YT Tues. The YT definitely felt faster in the flat sections, but didn't seem to clear the jumps any easier. It also felt quite harsh through the chatter. I hopped back on the Iron Horse and immediately felt comfortable. The DW link along with the 3.0 tire actually does an amazing job at smoothing out braking bumps.

The 24" rear wheel has several benefits: being able to gain exceptional momentum though jumps and rhythm sections, making up for any lack of speed during flat areas, less rotating mass from the smaller rear wheel also makes the bike more flickable in the air. Dipping into corners with the steeper geometry and small wheels is probably the most satisfying feeling on a bike ever.

Riding chainless was not nearly as bad as I had initially anticipated. Just a few modifications to my riding technique and I am able to ride nearly everything in the park without an issue. Surprisingly I find myself less fatigued while pumping as compared to pedaling before sections and my riding has gotten a lot smoother as a whole.

While I won't be getting rid of my other bikes any time soon, I find myself taking the Iron Horse to the park nearly every time. Everything from building it to riding it, and the confused looks on people faces makes this the most enjoyable bike I've owned so far. The Fast As F*ck boys definitely are on to something with these bikes and its not just aesthetics. With someone like Remy Morton running the setup, I wonder when more people will start to catch on...

Additional Info:

My 2008 Iron Horse Sunday Expert, heavily inspired by the Fast As F*ck crew in Whistler. Set up chainless with a 24"x3.0" rear tire, 140mm Bmx cranks, and motocross bars. I've been curious about building one of these for a few years now, and after finally meeting Ollie, John, & a few others from Fast As F*ck during Crankworx this year, I found a suitable donor bike and began the build.

I originally intended to build this bike just for fun. I thought the setup looked cool and was curious how it would ride. I also quite enjoy the process of gathering parts together, which took a bit of research for this particular build. The first lap at my local park blew me away. I honestly could never have imagined what was possible on one of these bikes.

I rode this bike for about 3 weekends without even touching my other bikes. I finally decided to do back-to-back runs between this bike and my 2016 YT Tues. The YT definitely felt faster in the flat sections, but didn't seem to clear the jumps any easier. It also felt quite harsh through the chatter. I hopped back on the Iron Horse and immediately felt comfortable. The DW link along with the 3.0 tire actually does an amazing job at smoothing out braking bumps.

The 24" rear wheel has several benefits: being able to gain exceptional momentum though jumps and rhythm sections, making up for any lack of speed during flat areas, less rotating mass from the smaller rear wheel also makes the bike more flickable in the air. Dipping into corners with the steeper geometry and small wheels is probably the most satisfying feeling on a bike ever.

Riding chainless was not nearly as bad as I had initially anticipated. Just a few modifications to my riding technique and I am able to ride nearly everything in the park without an issue. Surprisingly I find myself less fatigued while pumping as compared to pedaling before sections and my riding has gotten a lot smoother as a whole.

While I won't be getting rid of my other bikes any time soon, I find myself taking the Iron Horse to the park nearly every time. Everything from building it to riding it, and the confused looks on people faces makes this the most enjoyable bike I've owned so far. The Fast As F*ck boys definitely are on to something with these bikes and its not just aesthetics. With someone like Remy Morton running the setup, I wonder when more people will start to catch on...

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