• 07-06-2012
    GSargent
    1991 Bianchi Nyala
  • 07-06-2012
    Rock dude
    Here’s my 1985 Ritchey Commando that I ordered with Phil Wood Hubs.
    The tires are the only things that are not original.
    Check out the first seat post dropper.

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  • 07-06-2012
    Cdalejunkie
    Used Cannondale, probably 1994/5 was the first. The first Mountain Bike that I bought new was a Cannondale F600 around 1999.
  • 07-07-2012
    Jack Daniels
    A Trek 950 Single Track back in 1991. It's still sitting in my basement but the Manitou 2's are complete junk. I got the elastomer replacement kit and may look to bring her back to life as a change of pace bike, I just need the motivation. Or maybe I just scrap that idea and look for something used & newer. It's funny, some dude on craigslist is trying to sell the same bike, "vintage" and $800 back in the day, for $225. HA! Get real pal
  • 07-07-2012
    Ilikemtb999
    My planet x zebdi was my first mountain bike. It was a nice transition from bmx....now I'm on a cross country bike 12 years later.

    Oh and I recently resurrected it as a dj bike complete with a new powdercoat.
  • 10-19-2012
    socalkev
    Bump
  • 10-19-2012
    DCTILLER
    1990 or so Marin Bear Valley. i was 31. Started a love affair that has lasted quite a few years.
  • 10-20-2012
    eclipse24
    A Trek 3900. Since I've move on to a better bike, I've attached a child trailer to the 3900 and it is now my 2 year grandson's bike. He loves going out for a ride.
  • 10-20-2012
    Rod
    My first bike I went mountain biking on was from wal-mart. It barely survived the week trip I took it on. Grip shifter broke, rear wheel came out of true, etc.

    A couple years later I got a 2006 Giant Yukon. Here is an image I found of it somewhere. I'm younger so it isn't a rigid etc.
  • 10-20-2012
    HitmenOnlyInc
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    Mine was a Diamondback Apex just like this one purchased new at South Coast Bike Shop in Santa Ana, California.
  • 10-20-2012
    Kstateskier
    93 GT Tempest. "Triple triangle!" Tech


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  • 10-20-2012
    KarynS
    Gary Fisher HooKooEKoo...loved that red bike with the gold accents.
  • 10-20-2012
    KrazyKreitzer
    Mine was a 1997 Diamondback Sorrento. I loved that bike and rode everywhere all the time. I remember being jealous of my friend's Diamondback with a RockShox fork.
  • 10-21-2012
    rockerc
    If you mean the first bike I went down a hill on, it was a rusty old frame I found under a bush in about 1970, no tires, no saddle, no brakes, no chain, just a pure downhill racer! Used it for a while until it fell apart, then bought my son some French bike in about '86 that was purpose built. That was so much fun I went out and bought myself a D Back. That was about 87. Lots since then...
  • 10-23-2012
    Rhyhobini
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  • 10-23-2012
    rgc52
    first mountian bike was a 89 Schwinn Sierra Comp. still have it and use it as a beater bike now
  • 10-23-2012
    Diesel8810
    1989ish DiamondBack Ascent.... Purple.. with Biopace chain rings... I was 13 and it got me everywhere...
  • 10-23-2012
    Rev Bubba
    Schwinn Jaguar circa 1958
    Schwinn Jaguar circa 1958. Fat tires, basic front suspension, gears, rim brakes and ridden on dirt trails. Mountain bikes are nothing new.;)

    First mountain bike of the so-called "modern" era? Giant Iguana circa 1991 or so. Rigid with Suntour SCM groupo.
  • 10-23-2012
    Gordon Shumway
    It was called a 'Sterling - Super Discovery' and I was probably 10 or 11 when I got it (20 years ago!). It was too big but I was able to grow into it. Lower end components but it lasted me until I was 16 or so when I got a hand me down Cannondale.

    Edit - Check out that elevated chain stay.. sweeeet!


  • 10-23-2012
    Jinxy
    I bought my 1984 Schwinn Sierra brand new. 2 years later I sold it and bought a new 1986 High Sierra which I still own and sometimes ride. Ridden it through Yellowstone Park, Blueridge & Smoky Mtns and last summer the Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park. Still has original roller-cam brakes. I use it for bad weather commuting and gravel touring.
  • 10-23-2012
    haloblue
    1993 Specialized Hard Rock. Loved that bike. It was purple.

    Sent from my SGH-T879 using Tapatalk 2
  • 10-23-2012
    evasive
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Diesel8810 View Post
    1989ish DiamondBack Ascent.... Purple.. with Biopace chain rings... I was 13 and it got me everywhere...

    I had the 1987, in bright yellow. The catalog that year was all about how awesome indexed shifting was. Braze-ons all over, and 3 spare spokes for a chainstay protector. I actually did a lot of loaded touring with mine.
  • 10-24-2012
    zaneposoy
    need some suggestion :(
    I'm planning to buy a hardtailmountain bike an this 3 seems to caught my attention. any idea which is better from this 3??

    specialized hardrock vs GT avalanche 3.0 vs jamis trail x3
  • 10-24-2012
    sgtjim57
    Trek 820 Antelope Mountain Bike, can not remember the year. No longer have it.
  • 10-24-2012
    funnyjr
    Bianchi ocelot. Suntour components. Wasted so much time and money trying to mod it. Was only 13 at the time and barely had any money. I remember I wanted a control tech stem and rock shox quadra fork but never happened. Bike eventually got stolen and painted green by some criminal as my brother spotted it. It led to us being subpoena to court to testify. The dude that stole my bike got community service hours. I was reimbursed by insurance which led to specialized stumpjumper ht in black.. Awesome bike back then.

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  • 10-24-2012
    wanna_ride?
    I just bought it. 09' DiamondBack Response XL.
    I'm loving this thing..
  • 10-24-2012
    TrailNut
    Peugeot steel ridgid hardtail with Phil Wood hubs. Was stolen from my blue 4wd Suburu wagon near the Cow Palace.
  • 10-24-2012
    kubikeman
    1 Attachment(s)
    1997 Trek 820 - Happy Birthday to me!

    Attachment 732954

    Upgraded it later on with a Rock Shox Judy XC fork.
  • 10-24-2012
    bcruze
    1. diamondback sorento sport
    2. giant rainer
    3. specialized comp carbon 26" :thumbsup:
  • 10-24-2012
    tartosuc
    My first was a 83 norco bigfoot.
    Paid 350$ for it back then
  • 10-24-2012
    mbco1975
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    Specialized StreetStomper. I'm guessing 1988, but can't remember as I was pretty young when I got it. It was revolutionary with Shimano SIS thumb shifters.

    The below picture is very similar / but I just found it online. It looks like the chain rings on this one have been upgraded to biopace. Very fancy. I just had regular cranks / chainrings.

    I left mine in the UK when I moved to the US 11 years ago. No idea if its still alive...
  • 10-25-2012
    debusama
    1992 or 91? Giant Acapulco. My parents got it for me when I was12 because I was a fat kid and their solution was to get me a bike, make me ride to/from school and sign me up for the school bike mountain bike club to get me involved something active. Now at 32, I'm a 6'0" 165 lb adult Cat 3 road, cyclocross & mountain bike racer... guess the plan worked.
  • 10-25-2012
    Barheet
    Mine was a '92 Roadmaster. Pretty sure it weighed about 45 pounds. Cracked the frame after a year or so riding it.
  • 10-25-2012
    AndrwSwitch
    You're cat. 3 road and mountain?? Sandbagger! :p
  • 10-25-2012
    debusama
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AndrwSwitch View Post
    You're cat. 3 road and mountain?? Sandbagger! :p

    Nah, cat 3 road, my mountain bike racing is limited to mostly the local 24-hour race and and some other occasional longer distance races that don't require USAC licenses.
  • 10-25-2012
    Vampir
    Early 90's GT Pantera so that I could ride with several of my college roommates. Neon as only a late 80's/early 90's bike could be. Six hundred bucks lead to a whole lifetime of endorphin addiction.
  • 10-25-2012
    bigbadwulff
    Trek 830 back in about 1989. Pretty sure it weighed a good bit LESS than my current Cannondale but...
  • 10-26-2012
    likeaboss
    1988 Diamondback Ascent. Biopace. Added bear claws and toe clips and a hiterite. Sold it for $200 when I bought my GF HKII in 1991.
  • 10-26-2012
    sykbykeT
    white Huffy something or other that I broke within a couple weeks.
  • 11-02-2012
    buddyholly
    My first mountain bike was a 1984 Univega Alpina Uno. I bought it new for $300. Mountain bikes were very new back then and this was only the second one I had ever seen. I still have the bike and have ridden it as my primary mountain bike for the past 28 years. I just got a used Scott 29er two weeks ago so I hope it last me another 28 years...
  • 11-02-2012
    ironbrewer
    My first was a brand new 1985 Diamondback Ascent.
  • 11-02-2012
    John Kuhl
    A 60s Huffy Stingray with a different seat, handlebars, and
    knobby tires.
  • 11-05-2012
    too many components
    2011 trek 4300 (13'')

    Using it as a DJ bike now
  • 11-05-2012
    andy f
    1985 Mongoose ATB with Suntour Mountech derailleurs. Next was a 1988 Bridgestone MB-3. That was a great bike. Lugged steel frame with triple butted Ishiwata tubing and a Ritchey fork.
  • 11-07-2012
    sportfish258
    Schwinn paramountain . Overend signature model
  • 11-08-2012
    zman9000
    1991 Schwinn Sierra.
  • 11-09-2012
    epicfailagain
    '94 rigid Spesh Rockhopper bought from Rayments Cycles in Brighton in a sale in '95. Sold it to a friend about three years ago on condition he sells it back to me if he no longer wants it.

    I'm currently rebuilding my oldest friends first mtb, a Saracen Backtrax from '96.
  • 11-09-2012
    DiRt DeViL
    1999 GT Outpost Trail
  • 11-09-2012
    shibiwan
    Trek 800... that was like 1995 I think
  • 11-09-2012
    MTBerNick

    1995ish Schwinn Badlands