Wahoo i just got an iron horse! i was told its pretty sick for a stock bike, its got a bash guard, a 1.5 inch head tube (or something like that) and manitou (sp) splice 120mm. Its 15 inch so its a dirt jumper/urban bike. but i can still ride it on the downhill, its burly as hell. Sorry i dont know much about bikes at all, i just had to start for rehab for my knee so i figured i would do dirt jumping and urban shit.
Well since that is a low end xc bike you will probably want to swap out the fork and update your drivetrain to XT. After that get some nice light tubeless disc wheels and then some new disc brakes. For disc brakes get Avid Mechanical Disc's since they are just awsome plain and simple. A nice fork will run you at least 300, wheels another 500, brakes 150, Drivetrain another 450-500.
you could just sell your bike and just buy a nice one with all the nicer newer parts for the same price.
Now that i think of it i need ..azonic shorty stem or marzocchi integrated stem, new wheelset with 20mm QR upfront , new bars pref answer pro taper and i need an ethirteen chainguide 5bolt. ummm some tire's 2.5 or over xt rear derailer or shortcage derailer of some sort. so yeah Pm me if you have any of that shit layin around, pretty much i can get you any pair of skis you want for good part's even hit me with frame's and wheelsets. yeah PM me
Just dip your dong in paint and smack your helmet with it.