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Old 02-18-22, 07:28 PM
Clark W. Griswold
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There are a lot of "standards" out there if you know what you are looking for in parts things can be better helped. I would caution on putting a lot into that bike though it is a low initial cost bike and not really anything special in terms of frame. Certainly keep it running if not expensive but don't go crazy putting a bunch of parts on it that you couldn't transfer to something more modern.

Most modern MTBs will have thru-axles and usually air forks or if it is a coil fork it is a higher end coil fork. 7 speed came out in the late 80s so over 30 years ago so the quality of that stuff has only gone way down hill or is literally DH specific because you don't really need to shift (but is really 11 speed compatible with fewer gears) and really for downhill you don't even need a chain (Aaron Gwin?) 10 speed is fine for entry level stuff or if you find something with 9 speed Microshift Advent that is decent but most of the single digit stuff is getting more and more relegated to the lower end of the range. Most of the quality stuff is 11 and 12 speed these days.
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