my mom just bought this used mountain bike at a flee market for me. she paid $200.
it's a black cannondale mountain bike, on the frame it says 3.0 series. it's an aluminum frame.
on the fork it says tange cro mo steal fork
sintour xcMaster derailer
da Compe XLT breaks
Sintour Xpress shifters
anyone know the model name/number and/or year of this bike? The guy who sold it to my mom said something about it being a bike thats used by the police, but i'm not sure the guy knew what he was talking about.
i guess my questions are, is this bike worth $200 and can the bike be used for serious mountain biking. can the fork be replaced for a suspension fork, and when so done will it be a descent bike? I was going to start mountain biking and buy a used bike this spring, but i was expecting to have to pay more like $500 for a used bike thats worth using. I just started road cycling last year, and i'm happy with my entry level trek 1200 for that, but i want to be using a real mountain bike on the trail, not a consumer made for suburbs bike.