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    1995 Barracuda A2R

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    Hahaha! Lol! Mine was a 2012 Moonlander, and I'm over 40 years old! Hahaha! I've had plenty of road bikes though.

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    1992 Murray Mountain Shadow, black, rigid, fun.

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    2003 Mongoose MGX DXR wal-mart special.

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    GT Karakoram/No suspension/Crackle Paint

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    1990ish Schwinn Impact. Broke the forks off a drop and upgraded to a Trek 7000.

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    Mine was a 1988 Giant Sedona. Still have it.

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    First REAL mountain bike was a 1996 GT LTS-1.
    Sold my 93 KX500 for 2K and went and rolled into buying the GT.
    Great bike back then for full suspension in the 90's.
    Hand made frame and XT components, etc.

    Still have it in the garage and thought of fixing it for my 15 year old son who s showing an interest in joining me on rides.

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    Trek 7000 after seven years the frame broke, but it was a good bike.

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    Trek Marlin

    Trek Marlin

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    Trek Marlin 29er

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    A 1989 Trek 830. Sort of a piece of crap. If I remember correctly it had plastic brake levers. Then I got the bug and upgraded to one of these (1993 Marin Pine Mountain) - a completely different beast. I wish I still had it today, purple ano and all.
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    2008 kona caldera puchased at REI for $900, cant bring myself to sell it. Since I have owned 2011 cannondale trail sl2 26er , 2011 cannondale trail sl2 29er, 2011 cannondale sl4, 2011 trek cobia, 2012 salsa mukluk 3, and a 2009 surly pugsley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChugachNative View Post
    2008 kona caldera puchased at REI for $900, cant bring myself to sell it. Since I have owned 2011 cannondale trail sl2 26er , 2011 cannondale trail sl2 29er, 2011 cannondale sl4, 2011 trek cobia, 2012 salsa mukluk 3, and a 2009 surly pugsley.
    Do you still own all of those bikes?

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    I had the same bike, sweet ride!

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    I have a Trek 7000 as well, I hope the frame doesn't go bad on mine!

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    my very first mtb was a skykomish in that amazing neon yellow/green. man the 90's were a great time to be a kid!

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    First mtb I owned was a 1993 Giant Iguana. In green (nice lizardy colour if I recall). Cro-moly frame with a Shimano Altus A20 groupset.
    I don't crash, I just have slightly uncontrolled dismounts!

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    My first bike was in 1988, a Schwinn High Sierra. I replaced almost every part on it as they broke, I think by the time I gave it away the only thing original was the frame and forks.

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    Merida Duracarbon 980. Raced on it as a kid about 15 years ago and the frame is still sitting in the shed. Dont have the heard to thrown out a carbon fibre frame. Maybe when my boy is a bittle older ill build it up for him

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    Columbia Twin Peak from sports authority. What a POS.

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    Schwinn Sierra. 1984. When I bought that bike used off a friend a whole new world opened up to me out there in the eastern Utah mountains.

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    My first "real" mountain bike was a 2000 Rockhopper FSR. Uglier than sin, but man that bike could move...lol

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    I think my first one was probably a STOLEn one.... yeah i wasnt a good kid, but any way needed more post to create my own thread. Thanks

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    90-91 Nishiki Colorado rigid frame.

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    Ti Kona Hey-Hey... It was my dads and about 2 sizes to small for me! Worked great till the chainstay got chain suck one to many times and wore through...

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    haha! a raliegh firefly, to be honest it was a bucket of crap!

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    Motobecane

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    A Nishiki Alien with elevated chain stays, index shifting and oval chainrings.
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    1990 something hard tail red Gary Fisher, bull horn handle bars, excellent bike, rode it on slick rock in Moab, Utah and climbed like a champ.... also up Kennebec pass in southwest Colorado... think it doesn't fit me any more but would make a great touring bike....

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    Those old school steel frames look so fragile. Of course they probably aren't, but we're so used to aluminum and carbon these days, and the tube girth that goes with those materials.

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    '94 Giant Iguana. Still remember the horrible purple splash on black paint job.

    Eventually was stolen out of our garage. Would eventually replace I with a '96 Gt Avalanche LE.
    I resolve to constantly assert my honest opinion on anything and everything - whether it is requested or not.
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    Early 90s GroundControl, that bike was badass at the time what a piece of crap now that i look back.

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    Just ordered a GT karakoram 3.0....my first ever. As a youngster I always cruised on Dyno's, and the sorts.
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    1976 on my modified 193? Schwinn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    1976 on my modified 193? Schwinn.
    Was hoping you would post on this thread, since your first mountain bikes were the FIRST mountain bikes!
    Just circles turning circles....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider View Post
    1976 on my modified 193? Schwinn.
    Sons Of Champlin?
    And the repack.

    Respect.

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    Trek Y frame- Classic!

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    You can find anything on the internet.

    Here is a picture of someone else's Raleigh Traverse, just like mine.


    Full rigid that weighed -- ready for it -- 42 POUNDS.

    It was a lot of fun. I could keep up with some of my riding buddies. Nothing ever broke on it.

    I added a pair of Power Grips - the SCARIEST accessory I have ever tried. They stayed loose until you needed to get your foot off the pedal (like when you were crashing), when they tightened up to hold you foot to the bike.

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    Geez everyone is so old! just kidding guys. My first MTB (other than the huffy or other cheap kid bikes) was a 2006 Gary Fisher piranha.

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    God Im Old

    I had the sears baby blue banana seat bike in 1975, Converted it over the years until my first huffy in 1981, first diamondback in 1985, First true MTB was a 1984 Puegeot Canyon Express which I got used in 1987 for 250 bucks. Both rims were bent, front derailuer was completely gone, and the cantilevers were broken off when someone stole it in 1990. Tree limbs mess up stuff bad when you catch em. Bought a new 1993 Trek MT 700 and have been riding/upgrading it since. Starting to look at the new Treks this year.

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    Mine was a mid/late 80's Panasonic. I want to say it was a Mountain Cat? Maybe! Had a pearl white paint job with hot pink lettering, thats all I can remember, if anyone can remember the model or has any pics of the same bike, please post!

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    late 80's Trek Antelope 800

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    Re: What was your first mountain bike?

    Lotus something or other from Sears. Late 80's. Okay starter rig I guess. It had Suntour components, but cheesy BB-sheared spindle once, twisted another, screwed up the freewheel-teeth jammed in housing, and replaced the fork-hit a tree. She was a loss when I wiped out in Cheyenne Canon and the bike went down down 100 feet or so. Cost more to fix/replace, so bought a Trek 930 SHX, then a Fuel 70. Still riding the 70. I realized the other day the only stock pieces left are the main triangle and shifters.

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    Ha...what was Wal-Mart selling around 2000 or so? Next? $100 or slightly over for a FS that I thought was so cool (My first time seeing a FS bike)

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    1986 Norco Bush Pilot, forest green, rigid fork. Still have it.

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    First proper one was a 2001 Specialized Hardrock A1 Comp FS (ha ha back then FS stood for Front Suspension). Had a Judy TT on the front cost about 1k (Au). These days bikes haven't changed that much except that for the same price you get a slightly better fork and disc brakes.

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    And I thought I'd just add that before that I had a "Dunlop Mens MTB" (kind a like a Huffy pretty much) well two actually, first one got stolen, 2nd one I rode until the bearings wore through the rear hub!
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    Re: What was your first mountain bike?

    I give props to a buddy of mine who had the highly acclaimed 'Huffy Night Stalker'.
    Heavy Duty frame - way heavy!
    Steel wheels-painted black from the factory including brake surfaces. The paint wore to the shiny metal below!
    Cheesy, flexy brakes.
    About 3 feet extra cable housing.
    Stamped steel chain rings.
    Crazy cheap tires.
    And more!

    My buddy ran that thing with me and we tortured it. He just rode the pee out of it. He asked me if I could help; I shortened up the housings, Kool Stop pads, Panaracer tires, took a grinder at work and resurfaced the wheels-tons of sparks! Worked a million adjustments, never great, but ridable.
    One time riding, the kickstand took a direct hit and one of the welds broke, rammed into the wheel and some spokes. 'What do you want to do now?' - 'throw this damn thing away!' I was hoping he meant the bike, but instead, he bent the stand back and forth a bit 'til it came off and threw it down the canon. Then he says 'let's ride!'
    It may have been a piece, but the engine is what really made all the difference.

    *picture from Google Images

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    Ritchey 1984 Commando, painted custom color at build. Still own it and restored/upgraded it last year.







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    1991 Schwinn High Plains! Woohoo! Bent the fork about six months after I bought it... LOL

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