Old 01-14-05, 01:10 PM
Time for a change.
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Originally Posted by adelii
BTW how old is this y-stlyle frame? What was the point of the frame if it is so inferior?
They were still being sold about 5 years ago and was one of the first "Mass produced" suspension bikes made. There were others but with Treks marketing they sold pretty well. Problem with it is, it is an early suspension bike when all it had to have was a spring at each end. In comparison to modern bikes, the suspension was terrible. In its day though, it was OK.
It is a bike to learn on, not one to upgrade unless you are going to use the upgrades to build your next bike. As parts wear out, then get them replaced, probably with better parts, but this bike will suit you for a couple of years.

If you can get us to admit, most of us on this forum started with crappier bikes than you have, and it is always that early bike that taught the skills that we still use on our latest Whyte 46 or Yeti. (I can dream can't I )
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