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Old 12-02-11, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Zephyr11 View Post
The catch with your old rigid though is that while hardtail geometry has changed a lot over the past 16 years, it's nothing compared to the gains suspension has made in that time. Suspension is awesome and I definitely encourage you trying it out, but I think you'll appreciate it a lot more if you can find something a little newer.
Wouldn't he "technically" appreciate it more if he tries something old first, then tries something new to see how far it really has came and what the differences are? I'm not saying go buy an old suspension bike just to try it out so you can compare it to the newer stuff, but IMO to truly appreciate something I feel you would have had to at least tried out the older stuff to know how they got to where they currently are. Kind of like how many people say to be able to appreciate and know how to "properly" ride a line you need to first ride a rigid/HT before going to a FS because a FS lets you plow over pretty much everything that gets in your way while still mostly having control (even with little skill).

OP, don't go buy it based off just what I said above. I honestly don't know how good of a bike it is. With what most of the people on here said I would like to think that it would have been a decent bike back in the day (which isn't saying that it is currently in good condition). I personally would rather have a newer bike with a more modern (air) suspension, and I have never even ridden a high end older FS bikes. I've ridden crappy older FS bikes, but that is it for FS. However, if it fits you well and you think you will like it and and think that it is a fair price I say go for it.
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