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1992 S-Works MTB Value?

Old 03-06-20, 08:15 AM
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1992 S-Works MTB Value?

Hi Everyone!
I'm looking for a rough value on this 1992 M2 S-Works MTB. It appears to be all stock, except for the new tires.It's just too small for me.
Deore XT FD/RD, (FD shows a date code of PF) Brakes and hubs.
8 Spd grip shifters
18" frame with a few scuffs/chips, ser# starts w/92T (1992)
Rims are Z-21 Pro's
Manitou shocks have a stiff spring to them
Seat post and stem move freely
everything works great

Thanks for any feedback!!





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Old 03-06-20, 08:27 AM
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I don't have any idea of 'value' but a few thoughts:

manitou forks from that era had elastomer bumpers for suspension. They are probably not 'stiff' but 'age hardened beyond usefulness'

Those MM (metal matrix composite) aluminum frames were brittle, IIRC. Not too many of them left.

Parallax hubs and 8 speed would have been from about 1994, not 1992.
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Can't imagine its worth too much though it looks like a nice piece for the time, little used and well preserved. If I wanted it for a rider I'd do 2-300 though with everything stock like that and no really noticeable scratches it seems like it should be worth more and hanging in a shop as a historic piece. Biggest issue is that the shock is completely out of date and probably useless at this point.
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How do you like those Maxxis DTH tires? I'm thinking of picking up a set for a '92 Stumpjumper I picked up recently for $125.

That's the problem, old MTBs just aren't worth a lot. I like 'em and I buy them and I generally pay right around $125. I also think that the old school MTBs with a rigid fork are more desirable than one with a suspension fork. Parts for those forks may or may not be available. A rigid fork vintage MTB makes a fine all around bike.

I hate to say it but this bike is worth more as a part out than complete. I'd ask $300 since you are not too far from the greater Boston area and maybe someone is hankering for this bike.
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Originally Posted by Wilfred Laurier View Post
I don't have any idea of 'value' but a few thoughts:

manitou forks from that era had elastomer bumpers for suspension. They are probably not 'stiff' but 'age hardened beyond usefulness'

Those MM (metal matrix composite) aluminum frames were brittle, IIRC. Not too many of them left.

Parallax hubs and 8 speed would have been from about 1994, not 1992.
Good to know Wilfred, so it's not original.
I've looked the frame over, no cracks that I can see, and apparently the forks have springs in them!
Thank you!
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Thanks for the feedback Russ!
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
How do you like those Maxxis DTH tires? I'm thinking of picking up a set for a '92 Stumpjumper I picked up recently for $125.

That's the problem, old MTBs just aren't worth a lot. I like 'em and I buy them and I generally pay right around $125. I also think that the old school MTBs with a rigid fork are more desirable than one with a suspension fork. Parts for those forks may or may not be available. A rigid fork vintage MTB makes a fine all around bike.

I hate to say it but this bike is worth more as a part out than complete. I'd ask $300 since you are not too far from the greater Boston area and maybe someone is hankering for this bike.
Thanks bikemig. I haven't really had a chance to ride on those Maxxis yet! I just might take them off and use them on another bike.
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That's a really nice bike -- at one point in the recent past , there was a company still making replacement elastomers for those forks, as a lot of forks used a similar system back then
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Really neat bike, and probably still great to ride. If you can't replace the elastomers, maybe you can locate compatible springs. Easily worth $300 IMO.
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Really neat bike, and probably still great to ride. If you can't replace the elastomers, maybe you can locate compatible springs. Easily worth $300 IMO.
Thanks 2old, it has springs in it already! Ye, I think I could part it out and easily make $300, I see the wheels along on ebay going for about $150 and at leaset $150 for the frame because of the shape it's in.

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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
How do you like those Maxxis DTH tires? I'm thinking of picking up a set for a '92 Stumpjumper I picked up recently for $125.

That's the problem, old MTBs just aren't worth a lot. I like 'em and I buy them and I generally pay right around $125. I also think that the old school MTBs with a rigid fork are more desirable than one with a suspension fork. Parts for those forks may or may not be available. A rigid fork vintage MTB makes a fine all around bike.

I hate to say it but this bike is worth more as a part out than complete. I'd ask $300 since you are not too far from the greater Boston area and maybe someone is hankering for this bike.

92 Stumpjumper? I have one with 2.1 DTH. I really like these tires; currently up to 5 bikes with them on.
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92 Stumpjumper? I have one with 2.1 DTH. I really like these tires; currently up to 5 bikes with them on.
Sharp looking bike, sharp looking tires. I may have to get a set for my '92 Stumpjumper Comp when I get around to refurbishing it.
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