Your first ever mountain bike.
Mine was cobbled together out of two knackered bikes I found somewhere. I used my girlfriends dads brazing torch to fix the rear triangle of one the the front of the other. It looked like Frankensteins butchers bike. Single speed of course. I think that would have been in about 1985.Posted 5 years agoThrustyjustMember
Saracen Tufftrax here, probably 1991 ish. Altus groupset , elastomer suspension on the front. Wheel lasted on the front about 3 months before I stacked it and started the mail order buying from Merlin of my first XT part of a front hub and a Mavic 231? rim, I think. The got given some inheritance and bought a nickel laquered Orange P7 with pace RC35 forks and my first bike build. Then went into Konas, which made the P7 turn like a barge. Loved my Kilauea in a greeny/ blue matt finish. The got a King Kahunna Ti, which I rode for years, but still hanker for another Kilauea sp?.Posted 5 years ago1981mikedMember
First proper mountain bike that was up to the job was a Trek 930, must have been about 1994/5. It was red and black in colour, Rockshox Indy (I think) forks, shimano XT gearing, LX cantilever brakes (got changed to XT v brakes) and silver Mavic rims on black LX hubs. I loved that bike and would buy another if I could find a goon one.
Progressed onto a Trek Y22.. I think I lived that bike a bit more.. Been looking for a good one for ages but still no joy.Posted 5 years ago
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