Bike: For sale on my local craigslist http://austin.craigslist.org/bik/4265459533.html
Me: Daily commuter on road bike. Looking to get first mountain bike on a student budget. Hoping to spend no more than $500.
Questions / Concerns:
(1) This one is clearly old - not sure of exact year but approx 2001. Clearly at the time this was high end but I don't know with evolution of technology if I'm better off with a high-end vintage bike such as this one or a more entry level modern bike. Specifically, is lack of disc brakes concerning? Is suspension technology outdated?
(2) Assuming that this isn't obsolete, what is a fair offer price?
Thanks in advance!