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    Identifying an unknown Merlin

    I've come across an unknown Merlin MTB frame, I'm guessing a 2000 or so - anyone have any pointers on how to tell what model and/or year the frame is? I know this was around the time that Merlin became part of Lightspeed, so were there any changes that occured with the change in ownership that might help me figure out what year it is? How about decoding the serial number?

    It's a hardtail, dropouts look similar to current XLM, but not exact.

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    I know everyone is on the edge of their chairs waiting to see what the frame turns out to be... I emailed Merlin, one of their reps emailed me back nearly immediately & was quite helpful - turns out it's a 2002 XLM I'm looking at. I'll probably go for it - hope to be riding it soon.

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    Doc, how about some pics when you get it

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Paul Proteus
    I know everyone is on the edge of their chairs waiting to see what the frame turns out to be... I emailed Merlin, one of their reps emailed me back nearly immediately & was quite helpful - turns out it's a 2002 XLM I'm looking at. I'll probably go for it - hope to be riding it soon.
    Just picked up a used 1999 Litespeed Pisgah a few months ago and I got to say the fit, geometry and forgiving nature ot Ti makes this 22ish pound HT a pleasure to ride.
    I'll post a new pic (soon) now that all the modifications are complete.

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