Dart 1, Dart 2, Motobecane, Marin, I have a headache...
So I've been occupying my time picking up bikes off craigslist. I recently acquired two 26" mountain bikes.
Marin Alpine Trails, Dart 2, XT rear derailleur, v-brakes
Motobecane HT600, Dart 1, LX rear derailleur, disc brakes
I added the Dart 2 to Bike 1 because the original fork was junk. Unfortunately, after much research, I still have no idea what the difference is between a Dart 1 and Dart 2. Some Googling suggests the 2 has a rebound adjustment--it doesn't. In fact, the forks look almost identical. Neither has a lockout, no rebound adjustment on the bottom, but both have the preload adjustment on top. Does anyone have a clue what the difference is?
I'm thinking I'll keep one of these bikes for a back-up, or for a friend to ride, and then sell the other. I'm leaning toward keeping Bike 2, but I don't know. Since it has disc brakes, it would be much easier to put a nice fork on it later.