I was looking at this bike (http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...786256541.html) which seems to be in alright condition and is the right size (I think... I'm 6'3" 185 lbs). However, I don't know if I should even waste my time buying a MTB that is 15 years old: is the technology so outdated that it would make buying this pointless? I don't want to have to upgrade too many components, but I don't want it to fall apart/give me more trouble than its worth and ruin my experience. I wouldn't think twice if I was buying a road bike to convert into something simple like a fixie, but MTBs have lots of parts and tend to get treated harshly.
SO, should I just wait and save up the 1,500 i need for a new Specialized Stumpjumper Comp, or should I go with this bike at this price? Good value or not? Thanks a lot from a MTB noob in need.
PS: I'll probably be doing some moderate to heavy trailriding and singletrack, and I have an interest in doing more technical rides.