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    Need Input on a 1998 Cohutta

    I am wondering if anyone has an opinion on a 1998 Cohutta. I ran across one that the owner is saying has never been ridden. It also appears to have a lot of extra's like the shimano wheels, disc brakes, a rock Shox Psylo fork, etc.. He sent me close ups and the bike is immaculate looking.

    My questions are:

    1. Is this bike worth $1500?

    2. Will the suspension work good or would I be better off on a entry level new bike?

    3. Has anyone had experience with these shimano wheels?

    4. How did he get disc brakes on thsi thing? I understand the fork but I didn't think they had mounts in 1998 for the rear?


    Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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    Well I am going to hold off on it. I think its too old of a design to give $1500 for it. Hopefully everyone got a kick out of it though.

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    $1500 for a 15 year old bike is way too much. Never ridden or not.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    For what it's worth, I bought a 1998 cohutta about a year ago. I paid $1100, but it had been updated with new XT/XTR components, a Fox Talos fork, and...disc brakes. I didn't really know anything about the bike, but I did some basic research and figured it was old. Since that rear swing-arm is aluminum, and fits disc brakes, I thought either it was some sort of really, REALLY good custom job, or somehow somebody had done a really, REALLY good job of welding on the bosses for the brakes. I eventually found a 1998 catalog and ID'd the bike. I can only guess it came with disc brakes as an option? I know you passed, but I love mine. It's got no decals, just the litespeed emblem. The combo of the brushed titanium, aluminum swing arm, disc brakes, and LUST tubeless tires makes it a real head turner. I'm a yokel on the trails, so it does fine for me, and tows my kids in the trailer and/or trail-a-bike!

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