Glad to find this board and just wanted to introduce myself. I've been a pretty avid biker for about 10 years now off and on and live in the Northern VA region. Hope I'm not asking too much with my first post but I figured I could get some good advice here. Back in the Summer of 1997 I purchased a Gary Fisher Joshua X0 full suspension bike. I paid around $1000 for it when it was all said and done as that what was my budget at the time. I have thoroughly enjoyed the bike over the years and gotten pretty comfortable with it.
Fast forward to about a month ago, I was able to locate a NOS (new old stock) 1998 Gary Fisher Joshua Z0 which is brand new (albeit 9 years old now). The bike when new was around $3000 and I can pick it up for $750 plus shipping - it does not include pedals. My question is, even though it appears a good deal, am I wasting money on old technology? As I don't have a vast knowledge of equipment and changes over the years I'm just wondering if I'm making a bad move by maybe being too nostalgiac. It has all XT gear for example, but would not have the newer luxuries such as disc brakes. Could someone please help me out on this one? Thanks in advance!