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    1986 Norco Bush Pilot, forest green, rigid fork. Still have it.
    Oops, it is an Alpine not a Bush Pilot.

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    I was bought Specialized Hardrock Sport 2009 model and never ride on mountains.

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    Late bloomer when it comes to a "real" MTB. '09 Moto 700HT.

    Before that I quasi-MTB'd on an old 90s Peugeot Hybrid.
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    My first Mountain bike was a brand new 1987 Gary Fisher Hoo-Koo-e-Koo, blue with new deore, state of the art u brake under chainstays. It was awesome.
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    What was your first mountain bike?

    My first mountain bike was a 1996 Parkpre Pro 825. Full rigid steel frame and cantilever brakes. I fell off that bike many times. It was a 17” frame so didn't really fit that well. It looked a lot like this one from Retrobike (not my original bike as I couldn't find a photo).

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    My first full suspension bike was a 1997 Marin Mount Vision. Weighing a little over 30lbs it had an aluminium frame, 100mm rear travel, Fox Vanilla coil over shock, a Marzocchi Z1 BAM 100mm travel suspension fork and V-brakes. (In this picture dating from 2008 it has Shimano Dual Control shifters fitted. It originally came with Shimano STI Rapid Fire pods). The frame couldn't accept disc brakes which is why I eventually replaced it.

    The 1997 Marin Mount Vision was a great bike that pedalled well whilst providing a comfortable and controlled ride. It still wouldn't disgrace itself against a current full suspension bike from today. The first time I saw a Marin Mount Vision was at the 1997 Polaris challenge two day orienteering event held on Exmoor. A pair of riders on another team were riding matching Mount Visions and they looked to be going really well, which made me take notice. When I got to test ride one at a bike shop later in the year I was sold by how well it performed and had to have one.



    My current bike, a 2012 Specialized Epic 29er. It weighs around 25lbs with a carbon fibre frame, 100mm air sprung suspension travel front and rear, carbon fibre rims, a Powertap hub and hydraulic disc brakes. When you look at the Marin alongside it gives an idea of how design fashions have changed over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalkev View Post
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    My first mountain bike was a Huffy bought from Canadian Tire if I remember correctly. I don't have a picture to share, but it was a mighty bike.

    I ran into a lot of problems because it wasn't the highest quality bike. I still had a blast riding it though.

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    What was your first mountain bike?

    My first MTN bike was a 1993 Giant Rincon which was stolen, so I replaces it with a 1994 Fuji full rigid CroMo. The chain stay cracked from so much chain suck so I replaced it with a 2001 Jamis Eureka hard tail, which I currently ride. I'm too big for a FS, and it still works great so there's no reason to replace it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by askibum02 View Post
    My first MTN bike was a 1993 Giant Rincon which was stolen, so I replaces it with a 1994 Fuji full rigid CroMo. The chain stay cracked from so much chain suck so I replaced it with a 2001 Jamis Eureka hard tail, which I currently ride. I'm too big for a FS, and it still works great so there's no reason to replace it.

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    It seems to be a trend. Those first mountain bikes aren't always the best, but they get the job done

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    '13 Giant Revel 1. First one I've bought myself. Before the Giant, I was riding a Mongoose.
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    New to the MTB scene (8 months or so) and this is my first bike. Love it!!


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    1987? Specialized HardRock... or was it a RockHopper...
    Not certain what I was thinking regarding safety gear. But hey, it was the 80s
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    This is my first adult MTB. Bought it 2001. Didn't have a clue about mountain bikes back then. I chose the bike that has more shock absorbers.



    Yes it's a URT (they were popular back then). It never occurred to me to replace some components before buying my second MTB 2 years ago. So I recently replaced the crank, the BB, the chain, the rear derailleur and the pedals. And now it rides better than it did the first time I rode it 12 years ago. I just need to buy a new fork but I can't find any threaded forks anymore.

    Now, I hardly use the other bike.

    My second bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gundam168 View Post
    This is my first adult MTB. Bought it 2001.



    It never occured to me to replace some components before buying my second MTB 2 years ago. So I recently replaced the crank, the BB, the chain, the rear derailleur and the pedals. And now it rides better than it did the first time I rode it 12 years ago. I hardly use the other bike anymore. I just need to buy a new fork but I can't find any threaded forks anymore.
    That's awesome. I love it when you can breath life back into an older bike.

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    My first bike was a DiamondBack, circa 1988..can't remember the model. No suspension...I was in high school and rode as much as I could. As you can see in the pic, I was looking mean in front of my DiamondBack MTB.


    My first bike with suspension was a 1996 Nishiki Backroads. I added a Rock Shox Mag 21 and went everywhere with that MTB.
    Now in this pic, I am sporting a nice set of bike shorts and a huge helmet (safety and comfort first).

    Miss that Nishiki.....
    Looking forward to riding.....

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    Late 90's (?) Stumpjumper with Rock Shox Judy fork! I was addicted after my first ride.

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    1989 Marin Eldridge Grade

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    Specialized Hard Rock Cruze, I wanna say '91. Pearl white with blue lettering. Beat the crap out of it so much that the shop mechs would groan every time I came by to fix something. I still have it, on its 4th fork, 2nd mismatched wheelset (now 8 speed rear). It's basically backup for others who may need it if I go riding with friends, just can't seem to let it go, may have to someday convert to SS since Suntour XCT is still the component group, mostly.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    I would say my Metallic Orange Trek 800 sport was my first real mountain bike. My brother had a green one and as kids we beat the crap out of those bikes. We raced through glen trails behind our house then into the neighborhood. We crashed a lot, had bike drag races where we ripped on our Gripshifts and rode down stairs. Those were some great bikes in the early '00s

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    1991 Trek 7000. Started the love on this bike. Who knew the path it would take me on?

    edit: this image is not my bike but the best representation I could find.
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    Cannondale.

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    Jamis Diablo in the smoke color. 1987 maybe?

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    1997 GT LTS-2. This was in 2010 when I started riding. A little past its prime but I rebuilt it all and I kept up with all my buddies on way newer bikes with better technology. I miss that bike, love my new one but I should have kept my GT as well.

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    Mongoose IBOC comp 1994. I have another one now
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    The GT timberline that I bought used got me started in 2009', The Yamaha "moto-bike" got me started in 1975! (but I won't try to say that was MTB)

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    A hunter green Giant Yukon.... Back in 96 or 97.

    Still have the frame stashed away somewhere.... I wanna dig it up and turn it into a SS
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    my first mountain bike was a steel chromoly Trek 800 hard tail that I used for commuting to university.

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    93 or 94 or 95 GT Outpost.
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    82 or 83 Schwinn High Seirra. Loved that bike and rode the heck out of it. Wish I would have kept it.
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    2006 Iron Horse Warrior hard-tail. Now it's my son's.

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    Gary Fisher Advance, circa 1990. My father still has it.
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    I actually consider my current 2013 Trek Marlin as my first real mtn bike (especially when I get a decent front fork on it). However I did have a steel Pacific "mtn bike" (in appearance) that was bought at a department store for like $225 around 2000. Believe it or not I put about 8000 miles on that bike, 99.9% were on pavement. It weighed something like 37lbs!
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    my first mountain bike was a suzico. it's a japanese brand that my dad got for himself back in '88 but because of work wasn't able to use it much so it automatically fell on to me to use it :-), although it's quite large for me (i was 10 back then). but the first mountain bike that was truly mine was a '92 gt richter 8.0. up to this day i just can't forget the sensation that a properly fitted and equipped mountain bike made me feel after riding that suzico for years!

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    93' Schwinn High Sierra

    I rode the crap out of this bike!
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    What was your first mountain bike?-image.jpg. Mine was trimmed out in red. Loved it. '84 Ross.

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    My first official mountain bike was a Raleigh Technium. Full rigid. the front shifter broke so in order to keep it in the big ring i had to hold the shifter with my thumb to keep it from going to the middle ring.

    My first real mtn bike was a Cannondale from Costco. I put a mach 5 shock on it. What an insanely stiff bicycle.

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    A '93 Diamondback Outlook. No suspension, steel frame, fun as hell.

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    1991 Nishiki in a neon yellow paint job. Can't remember the model but it was one of the lower end models.

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    GT Talera (bought about 17 years ago and kept for about 12 years too long).....It was not enough bike for me and I quickly broke the (non-suspension) forks and had to replace them with Manitou suspension forks. Years later I broke the stem and to replace that too....needless to say I got my monies worth out of that bike.

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    What are the bennifits to a 29er mountain bike compared to a regular downhill bike?
    29ers climbover obstacles easier than 26ers

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    Quote Originally Posted by socalkev View Post
    29ers climbover obstacles easier than 26ers
    As well as roll faster downhill, there is more traction than a 26.

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    What was your first mountain bike?

    A Specialized StumpJumper


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    After a couple Wal Mart bikes, my first real mountain bike was a Specialized Hard Rock. 21" frame was too big, rigid fork, 3x7 components, I had a blast on that thing.

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    I am a thirteen year old bmx racer and I am planning to get into a bit of mountain biking, I have done a course and the guys told me i have lots of natural talent. i was totally awed by this i forgot to ask what kind of bike they recommended.
    So I was wondering if anybody could recommend any dual shock mountain bike for me. (im 1.35cm tall)
    Thanks

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    Miele Vulcan over 20 years ago. I rode that thing everywhere. Think it was a good bike for its time too. Was stolen many years down the road.

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    81 SE racing OM flyer 26" BMX cruiser with GT cruiser bars (High and wide) . Had 5 speed freewheel and suntour thumb shifter added. Many trips through Annadel state park on that beast. Rode it in the innaugural Rockhopper at Annadel in late 80's. Fun bike think I sold it for 80 bucks to pay for my first 24" cruiser

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    Romet Giewont - I bought it in 1994, steel frame, 18 spd drivetrain, wheels require centering after each route but it was fantastic... There is no picture of that bike in www now...

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    nishiki bikes alien designed by richard cunningham think it was a 1989.

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    1997 Raleigh M80

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    I stopped racing Bmx nationally in 8th grade (started playing football, chasing girls etc) and my pops bought me a Fuji Tahoe SX in 1997. Cut my teeth on the Otis trails on Cape Cod which I could ride to from my parents house. Fun times. I still have the bike, along with a bunch of my old BMX bikes in my barn. I stripped the Fuji down to the frame and cleaned up a lot of the components and stored them so they'll be functional for my son when he's old enough. I always get prett pumped when I see dads out on trail with their little ripper kids. Hope that's me someday.
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    1992 Bridgestone MB-2 bought new from The Bike Barn in Houston for $1000. I added first gen SPDs and a Flite saddle.

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    Are we really considering Murrays and other dept store types from the 90's you could never actually ride on a mountain?? I had a Murray Avalanche or something like that in the early 90's before I could drive. Probably cost $130. I used to pick it up over my head and throw it because I was a hyper pre/teen.. It actually lasted some of those throws..

    But my first real mountain bike was a 04' Kona Blast. Hooked me. Great bike.

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    My first was an Apollo Hybrid in 1990 for $450, as I could not decide between road and mountain. It only took 3 months to realise it was to be 100% mountain and so I sold it and bought a 1991 Diamondback Accent EX. I still own and am re-birthing for a bikepath training bike with slicks.

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    I currently ride my first mountain bike, it's a Kent International Jeep Comanche 29er. It has an 18.5in frame, Shimano Tourney Rear Derailleur, some cheap Shimano Front Derailleur that doesnt like to shift into 3rd Chainring, and a fork that has 65mm travel, I bottomed it out when I steamed up and over a downed tree. The sound it made was crazy! The best part of this bike is the fast drivetrain and knobby tires! Ive ridden this thing on the beach and I gotta say, it actually moves on the beach! Not very fast at all but still, pretty amazing! Even when this bike gives up and I get a Trek with all the bells and whistles, Ill still remember my big old Jeep as my first Cross Country machine!!!

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    "94-"95ish Schwinn High Sierra SS , Tange suspention fork , Shimano STX components , Richy Rock wheels

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    My 1987 Schwinn Cimarron was my first serious purchase and only "new" bike i ever bought. Back then with rear rack, fenders, and rear paniers i paid around $870.00 Today that's probably around $3,000 or so!

    And "Old School is Still Cool"!

    Here's it soon after i got it out of storage a few years ago. The first thing i did was remove the kickstand as it was chewing up the paint, which i touched up. The rear fender was off temporarily also. The original tires and tubes were dry rotted and were changed to a more commuter friendly Serfas Drifter tire.



    I've built it up over the last few years in different ways,....currently have it fitted with a set of 32 X 700c Dura Ace hubbed wheels/Mavic MA40 rims using Dura Ace BR-7400 duel pivot calipers, as shown here:



    Here is one of the previous builds, however. Having a small frame MTB allows a lot of build up choices. This one is still on 26 inch wheels.




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    My mom's boyfriend bought me a cheap fifty pound clunker from Montgomery Wards. Their idea was to see if I would like mountain biking with him. It had a extended warranty that I abused. I pretty much broke everything on there once and had it replaced. In my 13 year old mind it made sense to return it for a refund at the end of the 6 months. I took that money and everything else I could save to go to the LBS and buy a new 1990 Giant ATX 760. I think the bike cost $599. The top of the line bike by Giant at the time went for a whopping $999. Big money for a bike back then. I think of that Giant as my first mountain bike. It had "oversized tubing" and biopace chainrings. As well as toe clips and you know I ordered one of those really uber cool helmet covers that everyone used to sport back in the day.
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    An early 90s Specialized hardrock. it had the paint fade from, pink to purple? oh my god, was that a girls bike? No, wait, straight top tube.

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    Raleigh Dyna Tech. How things have moved on since the 90's

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    A roamaster 15$ at the local value village....
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    '92 or '93 Rockhopper. I put over 10,000 miles (mostly street) on that thing in the first 16 months I owned it. Oh, and I'm still riding it these days. It's a 20" or 21" frame, and I'm only 5'9" so it's nice on the road, but I don't know how I used to maneuver on the trails...it's like a limo. Hopefully I'll get a new bike in a couple months.

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    1996 Scott Racing Comp. Fully rigid--had a quadra fork put on.

    Oh I also had a Murray "Mtb" from Montgomery Wards around 1993 or 1994---I hardly consider that a mtb though.

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    First specific mountain bike was a : Gary Fisher designed Muddy-Fox- Pathfinder-Original from the early 1980's. Sold it a year ago! I still have an Orange C16R, and an Alen Alloy framed MTB from the same era. May post some photos later.

    I loved seeing your bikes, thanks for posting them.

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    2000 Diamondback X2.
    I thought that was the coolest thing in the world. The thing was like a tank! Pretty cool to see that pic. Found it with Google.

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    Diamond Back Sorrento in 1993. Had some awesome adventures on that bike - didn't let the fact that it was fully rigid and weighed a ton stop me...
    In 1995 upgraded the forks to a Rock Shox Mag 10 and thought I was the bees knees...

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    Had this bike for like 20 years. I put air in it a few months ago and rode it up to Bootleg. Got my but kicked and my whole body vibrated off the handle bars, but it made me want to ride. I bought an entry level FS MTB two months ago. I'm hooked!
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    Yet another -early 90's Diamondback Ascent purchased new - here

    .......I think mine was a 93 ........I finally gave it up just this summer after 20 years.... with some remorse to follow.......oh well.......it had been collecting cob webs and the new owner loved retro old stuff,,,,,,,gave him a new toy to play with. After myself my son had given the Ascent a good beating while he was in his teens. It hardly ever seen a paved road. It was hauled to trails and road out back through the deer trails like the little 26" mountain goat it was I had put a squish fork, granny gear,rear bike pack'in rack and Scott bull bars on it. Classic for the time smaller frame fit size with a high,aggressive seat to bars angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joejeweler View Post
    My 1987 Schwinn Cimarron was my first serious purchase and only "new" bike i ever bought. Back then with rear rack, fenders, and rear paniers i paid around $870.00 Today that's probably around $3,000 or so!

    And "Old School is Still Cool"!

    Here's it soon after i got it out of storage a few years ago. The first thing i did was remove the kickstand as it was chewing up the paint, which i touched up. The rear fender was off temporarily also. The original tires and tubes were dry rotted and were changed to a more commuter friendly Serfas Drifter tire.



    I've built it up over the last few years in different ways,....currently have it fitted with a set of 32 X 700c Dura Ace hubbed wheels/Mavic MA40 rims using Dura Ace BR-7400 duel pivot calipers, as shown here:



    Here is one of the previous builds, however. Having a small frame MTB allows a lot of build up choices. This one is still on 26 inch wheels.



    Ha ! Luv it ! Thats a cool little....billy goat.....expedition... sh!t .........nice job.......my kind'a bike

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    Specialized Stumpjumper about 25 years ago

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    iron horse maverick 5.0, think it was an 07-08. awesome bike for what it was. upgraded the fork and wheelset, swapped out the handlebars and seat. converted it to 1x8. awesome bike for the price, still have it as my back up bike. ill never get rid of it, I still find myself most comfortable on that bike

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    First mountain bike was a Royce Union Abstract. First real mountain bike was a 1997 Jamis Dakota AL. Still have it and love it. As for the Abstract, that was the reason to buy a real bike.

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    My first was a used red Trek 850 ....no suspension....still fun to ride and got me hooked on Mtn Biking.....sold it for the same I paid for it....
    There are two paths you can go by but in the long run........

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    First MTB is an '87 Trek 850 Antelope. I recently pulled it out of storage to ride with the family, as my youngest is ready to graduate from balance to pedals and my middle son is taking a step into MTB, from BMX. I noticed my saddle is due for a replacement as are the grips. I ordered a couple of inexpensive replacements recently. Let's see if I can remember how to do this stuff! Very excited to ride again!!! I think this old man can still hop a curb! This is my first post on here by the way.

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    Early '80s Univega touring bike with cyclocross tires. The old cantilever brakes made for some interesting times trying to stop on some long downhills, but at least it had a triple crank.

    The 1st real MTB was an '88 rockhopper comp.

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    What was your first mountain bike?

    A 2004 Kona Kikapu...followed by a used
    Specialized Enduro, then Transition Trans Am, then Enduro 26....and then I tried 29ers.... Stumpy fsr 29, stumpy ht 29, Enduro 29, and now on to Niner - rip9rdo...quite biased with bike selection but that's my job!

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    Schwinn MP21 from the early 90's. Very period looking with a neon yellow paint job and black "smudges". Wish I had some pics. Searched the internets, but could not find anything. Also had biopace cranks. Mainly used it to ride to work and back. In the late 90's, when I started getting into mountain biking, I actually road it on some single track for a few months before picking up a GT Ricochet.

    Edit: Here it is. Unfortunitly it does not show the paint job mine had.

    Last edited by eric1971; 10-29-2013 at 09:01 AM.

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    In 1986 I bought a new Diamond Back Apex to join the rest of the guys on the shop in their trail rides. I've been hooked ever since...

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    What was your first mountain bike?-gt.jpg86 GT Backwoods

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    95 Stumpjumper Cro-moly. Still miss that bike. Changed all the parts out as I broke them over time. Manitou EFC fork, XT drivetrain with Magura hydraulic brakes then XT V-brakes, Synchros seat post, Gripshift 900, laced and built my first wheelset with red anodized Sun CR17-A rims, Coda hubs. Good times, should have kept it.

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    What was your first mountain bike?

    Bridgestone MB-0 in '90.


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    Saracen Hardtrax 1997. Still miss it to this day.




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    I had an unknown yard sale mountain bike as a kid I rode all over the desert and back growing up until I started driving, then didn't touch bikes much. Joined the military, needed a hobby and got a Rocky Mountain Fusion when I came back from Iraq. I loved it, but got married, had bills, and it went the way of the buffalo. Now I've been without a bike for about 5 years and looking to finally get a new one once some money becomes available.


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    my first was a trek 7000. it was white and had splatter paint graphics. raced that thing a ton.

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    1990 Diamondback Apex

    Not mine but this was it! My first “mountain bike” purchase. 1990 Diamondback Apex. Heavy steel frame and rode rough. The bike was almost 30lbs! My current HT with a front fork, disk brakes and 29” wheels is under 20lbs…….times have changed for the better
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    It was called "Salut" - may not look like MTB but I was riding it non-stop everywhere when I was a kid and well into my teenage years. Looked almost the same as the one in pic below (mine was bright green)

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    Nostalgia hit me so I found pic of exact same bike I had:


    I mostly used rear brake (coaster) and I had no idea how it works, did not have a clue that it should be re-packed with hi temp resistant grease, etc. So once we went out to the mountains (I dunno - 15-20K maybe). On the way there it was real hard but descending back was a blast. I used rear brake a lot and when we finally stopped to get some water - my rear hub was glowing I kid you not. Being young and dumb - I just splashed some water on it to cool it down. No clue how or why it survived but I made it home and rode trouble free for many years after

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    The problem with being old is that you remember crap like this. I had a Schwinn (three top tube, probably late 50s) that started life with with me sporting non-OEM springer fork and two-speed kickback hub. It inhereted hubs and and a rear deraillier from an old varsity. The handlebars, stem, cranks, seat and rear brake from my old Rampar R-9. Front brake, stem shim and bottom bracket adapter were new from the LBS. I think I traded the springer and two-speed off for the "Cruiser" fork and tires. Wheels were originally steel rims laced to the varsity hubs using surplus spokes from teardowns, but were later up-graded to early alloy hoops and "store bought spokes." The guy I sold it to chopped the seat tube to raise the BB and used it for early Bicycle trials (Circa 1981). That was followed by a Nishiki that got totaled in a car v. bike fight I lost and was replaced by a first generation Cannondale 26"/24" before that concept caught on for Raleigh's mountain bike trials (and others). There were a couple good bikes that followed, Fisher Montaire, Bridgestone MB-3, Schwinn Moab 3 (when they were still Schwinn) a Trek 8500 and now a Fisher Paragon (2011). Nothing worthy of writing home about, but all put in the miles.

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    Updated cockpit originally ment for my recoil comp 2011 the handle bars where to small so they went to the old lady!


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