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Old 08-22-05, 09:16 AM   #1
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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.

Cheers, neill

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Old 08-23-05, 12:01 AM   #2
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Keep the bike for it's current use and get a new one for the more fun stuff
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