Is an old Trek 3900 MTB good as a winter commuting bike?
Hi, (from Sweden)
I have the opportunity to get a used Trek 3900 for a nice price. My plan is to get some Marathon Winter tires, butterfly bars and panniers for it and start using it as a winter commuting bike for the next winter.
The bike is about 150km away from were I live, so I thought I´d ask you professionals about the bike before I actually drive there.
The disc brakes are mechanical, is that "OK" if I keep them lubed and clean regularly? The bike will be kept indoors when not in use.
Is the overall ride position decent for winter riding? The worst conditions I´ll be riding on are black ice, really packed snow (mirror finish) and max snow depth of 10cm (4")
Is the suspension fork OK to use if I lock it?
Or are there better used bikes to look for?
Regards //David from Sweden