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1996/97 klein attitude race - rigid fork original?

Old 05-19-23, 01:45 PM
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1996/97 klein attitude race - rigid fork original?

I found this beautiful (Seriously - it looks like it's been in storage since being bought) Klein Attitude Race mountain bike at a local thrift store yesterday. Trying to research it, I'm pretty sure it's either a 1996 or a 1997 and appears to be mostly all original w/Deore XT group set - but the pedals are Cannondale & I don't think the seat is original, so maybe not?
I have 3 questions please:
What year exactly is my bike?
Also, almost all of the 1996 or 1997 Klein Attitude Race mountain bikes I've found online so far have a suspension fork & are not ridged like mine - was a rigid fork standard or maybe a less expensive option on a 1996 or 1997 Attitude Race?
Finally, there is a sticker on the down tube that says something about Power Tubing - what is that?
Any other information on it would be greatly appreciated - Thank You!

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Looks like '97 from this catalog. Bike appears to be mostly original besides the fork. Both the complete bike and frame/fork were sold with a Rockshox Judy. Catalog has some stuff about the Klein tubing, but it's not english.

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The 96' catalog says talks about what they called power tubing:

In non marketing language it seems to mean heat treated, TIG welded....

Nice looking bike anyway... based on his cat, the handlebar might also not be orig, although its not written, if that integrated one was standard on this model or optional extra.
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It is a rock solid mountain bike that will last you decades and it is as good as the cannondales from the late 90's.
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