Hi, I've decided to get back into Mountain Biking (after my last one was pinched my gypo's 5 years ago!!!) and have been looking around for a hardtail.
One thing that did catch my eye was a 1998 GT Lightning Ti bike that was for sale. Now upon seeing this I was a little put off by the age, but the weight (only 21lbs) kind of turned me around. I'm very much into XC biking so less weight is beneficial.
However, my younger brother disagrees and thinks I should go for a newer bike as technology has changed. I'm not disagreeing with him, but I could always upgrade the GT bike if I were to buy it, and I'm sure I'd ride just as well on a 21lbs bike even if it is 7 years old.
I've always wanted a titanium bike, and don't have the money to buy one new. Was just wondering what people thought. Would you go for something older, but that was better in it's time, or something less impressive but newer?