I'll soon have the option of buying a Whyte 46 MK 2 for a low price, maybe £450-500. I really loved it when I rode it (even though it's the only MTB i've tried) and I know it's been taken really good care of and the Mavericks were rebuilt two years ago. My only concern is that it seems to built with lots of proprietary parts and quite a unique design so I'm worried about the cost of maintenance. My road bike is just a Spesh Tricross so all super simple super cheap parts.
What do you think about taking on an aging bike like that? Does anyone who has one know what getting hold of parts is like now?