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View Poll Results: What year is your main MTB?
2005 28 23.53%
2004 21 17.65%
2003 20 16.81%
2002 10 8.40%
2001 7 5.88%
2000 9 7.56%
1999 2 1.68%
1998 4 3.36%
1997 4 3.36%
1996 or older 14 11.76%
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Old 04-17-05, 09:37 PM   #1
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How old is your main MTB?

It seems like most people have a bike that is'n tmuch older than a year or two on here. Just wanted to see how common older bikes were. My bike is a 2004. It's pretty new.
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Old 04-17-05, 09:39 PM   #2
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mine varies, i have a custom. My most recent bike, that being with all modifications added is something like a month old. The frames an 01, the fork is from 04. It varies like I said
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Old 04-17-05, 09:45 PM   #3
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2005. The v-drive cranks might be '04s, I don't know.
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Old 04-17-05, 09:46 PM   #4
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it'll be 15 in October.
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Old 04-17-05, 09:48 PM   #5
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Ask me again in 10 years, and I'll still be on this beast. As long as the frame is still good, I will ride it. It's a 2004 Trek.
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Old 04-17-05, 10:01 PM   #6
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My current bike is a 1999 model. Previously my bike was from 1990. My old bike was still going strong when I gave it away to my brother (stupid move). I should have kept it. I really miss it.
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Old 04-17-05, 10:36 PM   #7
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05 aline, but im sure if its still in one piece ill be riding it for a while.
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Old 04-17-05, 11:03 PM   #8
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My bike is a new '05. I got it a week or so ago. I had a FS bike a couple of years back, it was a hodge podge of components from '96 - '98. I sold it because I was moving and could take it with me, I also wanted to go to a hardtail because I do more street and light trail riding overall.
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Going by this season so far. 2002. And really in the season when I dh more it will still be 2002.
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Old 04-18-05, 08:01 AM   #10
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My bike's mainly 2005. The only things that aren't are the shifters and levers (soon to be replaced) and the fork (2002 I believe).
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Old 04-18-05, 08:44 AM   #11
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MIne is 3 months old and i plan to have it for a long time
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Old 04-18-05, 12:08 PM   #12
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I can't believe the majority of bikes here are '05s. I'm a 2001, with '02 wheels, '03 front derailleur and shifters, '00 or '04 cranks. The only '05 thing on there is Avid cables..
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I can't believe the majority of bikes here are '05s.
I had a '99 until about 2 months ago. It just started to fall apart to a point where it would cost more to fix it than the bike itself was worth, so I decided that it was a good excuse to upgrade
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Old 04-18-05, 12:26 PM   #14
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My 'main' MTB is, used for commuting, a 2002. My newest is a 2004.
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Old 04-18-05, 12:28 PM   #15
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2003, but i bought mine in 2004
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Old 04-18-05, 12:42 PM   #16
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my main (and only, thankyouverymuch) is a 97 Stumpy ... has an 05 Thomson Elite seatpost and XT front derailleur though
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Old 04-18-05, 12:47 PM   #17
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96 yeahhh.... one day when im out of college i can afoord a nicer bike.
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My frame is an '03, and the parts are a mix of old and new. My fork is an '04, my shifters are '00 or '01s. Wheels are '04s...etc.
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How old is your "main" mountain bike? Curious, as to how many people have more than one?
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How old is your "main" mountain bike? Curious, as to how many people have more than one?
Main bike - '03 Specialized Enduro SX
Hardtail - '02 Iron Horse Sinister
Single Speed - No Name frame
Sitting around - '01 Intense Uzzi SL that needs to be sent back for warranty replacement (No money)
Also sitting around - '03 K2 Brass Monkey that I'm building up for my GF's 12 y.o. son.
Road bike - '02 LeMond Zurich
Cyclocross Bike - '04 Bianchi Axis
Sitting around - old Cilo road frame to be a ss or fixed gear.
Sitting around - Old Schwinn Tandemn waiting for restoration.

Son's bikes (he's 5):
'03 Specialized hotrock w/16" wheels (his first bike)
'01 GT Mini - Still kinda big for him
'04 Redline Mini - Just got it for him, this one fits and is brand new old stock.
'05 Specialized hotrock w/20" wheels and 6 spd. Just bought this one too, for hitting the trails.

Don't make me list my girlfriend's kids bikes too, or my buddy's bikes that they keep in my garage. At last count I had close to 20 bikes in my garage.
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My Bullits an 03', but if I end up being able to finance that Yeti...05'
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Not getting into how many. My numbers keep climbing haha...
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Old 04-18-05, 01:37 PM   #23
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I've had mine for a while - It is a 1985 Specialized Rockhopper. All orginal equipment 'cept the tires, pads, some spokes, cranks, and saddle)

- now I run it on 1.5 slicks & with a Brooks saddle.

I remember that the first year I had it (85-86) that I broke off 2 cranks - nasty / scary - Nothing like going for a standup start in Downtown traffic and the crank sheers off! - Not once, but twice

- but they were both were replaced for free. It was one of the first mass produced Mtn. Bikes - back then it looked so strange - now it still looks strange compared to all the new Mtn. Bikes. - But now it is retro - Suntour fricton shifting and all!
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How old is your "main" mountain bike? Curious, as to how many people have more than one?

I've got 2-a HT and a FS. The HT's a '95 and the FS is a '98-pretty much down to just the frames and suspensions, tho. Had to upgrade/replace a lot of parts over the years....
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Interesting curve developing in the poll...
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