Hi guys. I'm new to this forum and, I suppose, MTBing in general so please forgive the ignorance...
I've owned a Raleigh Urban Swamp for the last 5 years and I'm wondering if anyone can tell me anything about it (spec, how good it is in use, etc.) (This I do know: it's a steel framed, hardtail jump bike with a few Shimano bits and bobs and Suntour SR 7600 forks.) I use it for getting from A to B via roads, canal paths, curbs, and small (<1') drops/jumps and for these things it's been fine. And so, to the first of my questions: is it going to be suitable if I want to do a bit more with it, for example, bigger drops, etc? I'm not talking anything major, maybe 3'. Secondly, it's a bit too heavy-is changing the components going to make a big difference or would it be more cost effective just to buy another bike or frame? (I'm happy to go 2ndhand)
There's probably a lot more information that you need to answer this fully and so just ask.
Last edited by brutaldesire; 08-28-05 at 04:56 PM.