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Old 08-08-07, 05:42 PM
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Can anyone tell me about my bike?

Hey everyone - I've been looking long and hard for a bike to get started with and was able to pick one up from a friend who has had this one in storage. I took it for a test ride and it felt great, so here I am. All's my buddy could tell me about it was his uncle bought it ~10 years ago, never rode it, and then gave it to my friend, who left it in storage.

I'm wondering if anyone could tell me anymore about this bike. I've attached some pics of the bike and its components in hopes of learning more about what kind of bike this is (I've never heard of the company) and if the Shimano compnents are nice or if they are way out of date. Thanks for any help!













The other info on the bike I can gather from the parts:

Tires: Ritchey Mountain 2.1
Rims: Araya RM-20
Saddle: Vetta Gel Turbo
Frame: Tange MTB Chro-Mo
Shifter: Shimano STI
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Old 08-08-07, 09:54 PM
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Deore DX was made from 1990 thru 1993. It was one step below Deore XT.

I've never heard of that brand, but going by the components, I'd guess it's a 1990 model year.

Looks like it was a decent bike in the early '90s, but outdated and heavy by today's standards.
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Old 08-08-07, 09:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Svr View Post
but outdated and heavy by today's standards.
Its no heavier than the average mountain bike today.

Just ride it.
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Old 08-08-07, 10:07 PM
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Nice bike! I see a lot of expirienced riders saying that starting with a rigid bike will make you a smoother rider as you progress. Have fun!
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Originally Posted by mcoine View Post
Its no heavier than the average mountain bike today.

Just ride it.
Maybe he meant Heavily outdated? It does look like a nice bike though for the era it was make and used in.
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Old 08-08-07, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by mcoine View Post

Just ride it.
I'd certainly agree with that, but Deore DX wasn't known for being svelte or easy on the scales.
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Old 08-08-07, 11:10 PM
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Originally Posted by croscoe View Post
Nice bike! I see a lot of expirienced riders saying that starting with a rigid bike will make you a smoother rider as you progress. Have fun!
really? Oh well, I have an RST fork, its pretty darn close...
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Old 08-09-07, 01:53 AM
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Shifting might be a bit slower with the older gears... It doesn't look like a bad bike, just ride it and enjoy.
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Old 08-09-07, 06:29 PM
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I think the bike will do you just fine dude. It doesn't have any suspension however so if you're riding in some rocky terrain it could get a little rough on the ass. If it feels good when you ride it and you feel comfortable controlling it, ride it. Just be sure to inspect all the components for rust. I would suggest getting a full tune up for about 45 bucks at a local bike shop. You're supposed to do this at least once a year so I would imagine it would need it.
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Old 08-09-07, 06:39 PM
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Oh man, that thing rocks! I love it.
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Old 08-09-07, 08:18 PM
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Your bike is a period piece, and I mean that in a good way.

Deore DX.....those were the dayz.
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Old 08-09-07, 09:06 PM
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nice looking tires are they ritchey z-max?
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