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Old 07-21-07, 12:29 PM   #1
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Madwagon Trailblaster

I have a MadWagon Trailblaster that I purchased at my LBS last summer for around $200, on sale. It has no actual suspension, but it is styled like the old mountain bikes of the late 80's and early 90's in the fork. I don't know the type of aluminum, but I am pretty sure it is 6061 (I took all the stickers off but the madwagon sticker)

I was considering putting front suspension on it and using it for XC, but I can't seem to find a threadless stem that will put the bars forward where I want them, about 2.5"

I will mainly be riding rough trails and occasionally using it as a means of short distance transportation. I currently have some road biking tires on it.

So I pretty much need a good XC fork/stem combo, and a new set of tires.

Any reccomendations?

I would be happy to take a picture of the bike, if anyone wants to see it.

Oh, and this bike is not a major brand, but the parts are good quality and the actual bike has never failed me with regular work.

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Old 07-21-07, 08:07 PM   #2
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Best I can tell, MadWagon is a band: http://www.madwagonband.com/.

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Old 07-22-07, 06:15 AM   #3
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Yep, they went belly-up this spring.

They went from well-selling road/trail bikes to 60's style comfort bikes, and there went thier business...

Okay, I will try to snap a couple of pics.

How I know its not a road bike is its frame angle. No road bikes would put the angle there. It looks like the 90's mountain bikes, like I said before.
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