I've realised that I love mtb! But I don't have money for a good bike. I'm trying to rebuild a old Merrida Dakar which I found in the woods (I've given it to the police but they didn't want it, too crappy) Now I've fixed the gears and fixed a suspension fork but I've started to wonder about how good this frame is.. The gears are altus (which I've understood is quite good?) but the frame is heavy as hell! It's like 20 kilo and now I wonder if that's how it is on a steel-mtb or should I get a new frame?
Could get a pic or more exakt numbers ( just guessed about the weight but it is like twice as heavy as my roadbikes)