Collectible? Not really. Even Sevens and Litespeeds lose a lot of their value as used bikes, even if they weren't ridden. A Trek is just another mass produced piece of aluminum.
That model of Trek bike is like the Cannondale Super V series from the looks of it. I have a Super V from '96. It isn't the greatest bike in the world, but, the ride is pretty plush.
The freeride phenomenon started around that time and Cdale used the Super V style frame for their first free ride bikes. The major difference was the stem and handlebars compared to the "regular" Super V models - all the Super Vs were given 120mm of travel when the Freeride versions came out. You can look at Cdale's website and look at their various models back to 97 or so and see what I'm talking about. http://www.cannondale.com/bikes/02/cusa/
Their freeride specific bikes started in 98. Go to the bottom of the page for the archives.
I would view that bike as more XC than freeride. But, I've never been able to find anyone that could tell me exactly what freeride was supposed to be anyway
Last edited by martin; 04-17-02 at 07:17 PM.