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    First Mtn Bike

    My first MtnBike...I bought new in 1983- Specialize Stumpjumper Sport and I still have it out in the garage...Loner bike for friends who come to town and need a way to get around town.
    I raced this bike back in the day....crazy.
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    2004 specialized epic I'm a novice and this is my first and only mtb


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    Haha! I think I have that frame set in my basement! I pulled it out of the neighbors trash for parts! I'm always tinkering!

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    My first mountain bike was a brand spanking new 1984 (or there-abouts) Bianchi Grizzly. It sported the classic Bianchi Celeste Green and a full on welded up Bull Moose handlebar. I did some crazy stuff on that bike*.

    * qualification: It seemed crazy at the time and brings back good memories. Not so crazy when compared to todays standards

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    hehe 1991 Gary fisher hookooEkoo, red and black. had it for many years, sadly I moved it on as i had no space for it. kinda wished i had kept it.
    fully rigid it was.

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    1991 Nishiki Manatobe

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    It definitely wasn't a mountain bike, but I treated it like one. A 1994 (I think) Specialized Crossroad when I was 14. It took everything I threw at it. I used that bike for everything: riding to work, school, MTB'ing, riding with my parents... you name it.

    Years and years later that bike was all but a distant memory when my wife and I got an infestation in our shed. I didn't realize I had that bike stowed in its deep recesses when I bombed it

    When I got the bike I was working part-time at my LBS, and we had a glorious Stumpjumper on display that I always marveled at. I think it had a $6k price tag - in the two years I worked there, it never moved from it's display.
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    Dang some folks really showing their age ... mine was a fully rigid 1993 Trek 930... that was a beast to ride in Tucson Arizona where I lived at when I first started mt biking

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    1999 GT Outpost Trail

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    2004 Kona Blast.. Paid $50 over MSRP (the shop was in trouble and ended up going out of business not long after) and it was the best deal I ever got on anything. I rode that bike hard for 5 years without needing ONE bit of service. It was just over $600 and had Deore FD/RD and Sun Rims. The rims never broke a spoke, and I have one of them on my 09 Specialized even today. It was stretched out XC with a super long stem and I never fell off the thing more than a couple times. Was not the most "flickable" bike, but I wasn't the flicking type and the geo just never allowed me to fall off the bike.

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    1991 specialized hard rock sport, silver with purple writing. Just got rid of it last year after sitting in storage for over 15 years. Should have kept it, best Xmas present from Santa ever!

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    1993 Zaskar

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    Nishiki Manitoba i got when i was 12 and rode and beat the crap out of it until i was 17 when it didn't make it through a landing and LBS told me to throw it away. I was stupid then and trusted that they knew what they were talking about but think a new front fork and two wheels and some adjustments i would still have it.
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    What was your first mountain bike?

    Nishiki back in 90-91

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    It was a green batavus with very heavy tires and cheap shimano components. Loved that bike. Did a few good jumps and the steel fork was bent. I rode a chopper home.
    (long wheelbase)

    It was $600 and got stolen. Got myself a Raleigh(1996) and was hooked on good bikes ever since.

    After that I owned a Dynatech, raleighs expensive bike division . Bonded frames with dx and xt compnents.

    A dynatech encounter, more adventures on a bike that a 16 year old could handle!

    If I could only take a spin on that bike again.

    Forgot to mention:Bio pace for the win

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    1984 Diamondback Ascent. It was lightly used for three seasons when I got it. The places that bike went...

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    What was your first mountain bike?

    1989 Specialized Rockhopper. 21 speed and first generation rapidfire shifters.

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    What was your first mountain bike?

    2003 (I think) iron horse warrior disc with a manitou six fork and Haynes mechanical disk brakes.
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    This is my 1st:
    A 2000 Cannondale SuperV700SX:

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    New photo of my old bike, already shown in this thread. Joe Breeze built it for me in 1978, and it has been in the MTB Hall of Fame for a couple of decades. It finally came home when the HoF moved to Fairfax. Here it is with Joe and myself. It still rides great, even though the wheels are ungodly heavy.

    For the photo I chose my 1979 Crested Butte Clunker Tour t-shirt, where I rode this bike.

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    1985 Ross Mt Whitney.

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    1993 Specialized Hardrock Sport. I worked all summer to save for that bike, and half of the next summer to "upgrade" from a rigid front to an Answere Pro Forx (that thing sucked!). Lot of good times on that bike...

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    1994 Marin Palisades Trail, with onZa grips and bar ends, Panaracer Smoke/Dart combo, and matching purple Profile bottle cages.

    Not actually mine, but close enough...


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    Good job! 1985 GT Timberline - still my only mountain bike.


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    1985 GT Timberline

    That was my first Mtn Bike as well - looks almost exactly like that.
    I still have it, and it's the only mountain bike I ride.
    In 1984 or 85, I saw it in a bike store, had no idea what it was, but I could see it was perfect for me.
    I bought it and trained with it, then rode the Tecate to Ensenada ride with it.
    Most of the other riders had never seen a mountain bike.
    A few years later (~1988 or 89), I bought my wife the ladies version, which she still rides.

    I'll post pictures eventually.
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    1985 GT Timberline - still my only mountain bike.

    Duplicate post. I'll delete it if I figure out how.
    (my original post disappeared and now it appeared above - probably awaiting my account approval)

    ... it looks like my prevous post disappeared again now.
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    1985 GT Timberline. Bought it brand new 30 years ago & it's still my only mountain bike.

    It's almost exactly like the one in this post:
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    1985 GT Timberline

    I'll post a pic in a couple of days (my post from yesterday disappeared)

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    She was my first Motobecane 450HT From BD - She didn't last long (sold it) but she got me into the sport.
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    Early 1960s. Schwinn.
    So many trails... so little time...

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    IIRC It would be a 92 - 94 GT Timberline. Hardtail with a front fork giving like an inch of travel

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    Meant to add: Gary Fisher was on his own back then and the hottest thing at the time.

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    I still love her

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    My first MTB's were a 1995 Trek 800 in 1994 when I was 10. Then upgraded to a green 1996 Gary Fisher Marlin in 1995. Both are gone now. Sold my Marlin in 7th grade to upgrade to a red 1997 Hoo Koo E Koo. I will never part with my HKEK. Just found a twin 1997 HKEK on CL. Pretty happy about it.
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    What was your first mountain bike?-uploadfromtaptalk1444887406143.png 1991 Nishiki Alien ACX. Gone long ago when my brother pedalled so hard, the chainstay gave in.

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    1994 GT Timberline - BikePedia

    Bought brand new in 94? and still had it up until about 2007. It was pretty ratty, but still functioning perfectly. I gave it to someone at work to use as a beater city bike.
    Life is too short to ride a bike you don't love.

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    Bought with money earned from a good report card. I wish I had pics of mine. I had many good times and some even better crashes with it. I still have/use the Onza bar ends I put on it on my current MTB.
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    1988 GT Tequesta.

    Man that thing was heavy, but it got the bug going for sure.

    Here's the only pic I have... Grand Canyon ca. 1990

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    Wow. So long ago. In high school in '78, I had a purple girls 26" clunker with just a pedal brake and Carlisle stud tires. I brought it shop class to put a gusset in where the down tube met the seat tube and the arc welder burned a hole right through the seat tube, both sides! No gears, no brakes, steel rims, stem and seat post. After that I bought a Schwinn typhoon 26" bike with a 2 speed kick back and a Sturmey Archer front brake out of the Gazette from a guy who lived in Strawberry. I separated my shoulder on that one.

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    Performance budget model from ~1990 or so. Took it with me to college, in 3 months it was tagged twice, I actually didn't remove it the second time, I thought the pink would put off thieves, and then stolen in all its pink glory. I got it back about a week later, still pink, then kept it until sophomore year when I sold it to a Japanese student for a 6 pack of beer.
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    Kos Kruiser with a 5-speed freewheel and Suntour derailleur & shifter.

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    1992 Raleigh Chill. Absolutely loved that bike.

    After riding it hard for four solid years, I rode it sporadically from 1997 until 2005. Started riding it frequently again in 2005 until I upgraded in 2012. My wife still rides it on the rails to trails.

    After upgrading I realized how poorly that bike fit me!

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    you geniuses that kept a picture of your first bike!!

    me Bridgestone MB-3. loved that bike. that bike showed me how i want a bike to fit me. now they all have to kinda have that same "feel".. sorry, i cant explain it.
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    1987 (I think, whatever the first year was with the normal seat stays) Mongoose John Tomac Signature.
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    My first mountain bike was a 1998 diamondback voyager 2. I still have it

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    Mid-80's Fat Chance (Fast City Cycles). Unfortunately, no pictures.

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    mid-80's diamondback ascent, light blue. my toes barely touched the ground when straddling top tube. logged some serious mileage on that bad boy.

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    Mine was a 1987 Specialized Hardrock I bought new at the beginning of the year. I gave it to a coworker when I bought a new 1996 Stumpjumper M2FS Comp.

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    mongoose rockadile sx....1996ish

    step father has it now ;-)

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    1995 Specialized Rockhopper Comp A1 FS - Blue Satin

    One ride was all it took....I was sold! The Rockshox Quadra 5 fork felt buttery-smooth. Bike weighed only 27 pounds. Too bad I was a stupid meth addict back then, so I never had time to ride it on a real trail. I ended-up selling it to my dope fiend best buddy, for $50 cash and a leather jacket.

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    Mid to late 80's Norco Bigfoot. A little rougher on the trails than my SightC.

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