8.22.2006

Iron Horse

Another moutnain bike startup from the early 90's. Famous for the "a-frame", a little gimmick that was probably as functional as GT's "triple triangle." All I've seen from them around here is the $300 Sport Chek special - but I guess they still have a complete line in the States. [edit] iron horse is a weird one- Canada only gets awful department store bikes, the US gets some really decent DH and freeride bikes.


DH - It's ironic that the only Iron Horse pic I have is not really an Iron Horse. It's a Sintesi Verlicchi frame. Famous for being the bike that Dave Cullinan won the 19992 DH World Championships on in Mont St. Anne, Quebec. I remember reading that it was a terrible bike to ride up anything because of the very long chainstay length. Which makes it notable as one of the first DH only bikes.

2 comments:

Verlicchi said...

Hi 80,

I do have a Verlicchi I labelled Iron Horse myself.

I made some pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/92056929@N00/

Cheers
Melvin

Verlicchi said...

Hi 80,

I do have a Verlicchi I labelled Iron Horse myself.

I made some pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/92056929@N00/

Cheers
Melvin