Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: South of Raleigh, North of New Hill, East of Harris Lake, NC
Bikes: Specialized Tarmac, Speialized Roubaix, Giant OCR-C, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Stumpjumper Comp, 88 & 92Nishiki Ariel, 01 Bianchi Campione, 87 Centurion Ironman, 92 Paramount
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+1, Mountain bikes are judged as they compare to todays bikes. There are a few exceptions that get attention because of their long following, such as the Stumpjumper, but those are exceptions. Most MTBs are valued based on how they perform compared to a new bike. Vintage or classic doesn't matter in most instances.
There was a 1992 TREK 8500 with fully operating Rock Shox air shock, XT shifters, LX derailers and XT crank listed on CL for $140 around here. I know the seller. It got a couple of hits and thats all.
Dual suspension bikes really take a beating because the technology has advanced so much in such a short time. I'm certain of one thing, you might be better off parting out the bike. Vintage XT and XTR 8 speed still bring good dollars on ebay.
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