I have a '97 Mantra Comp which I've had seen since near-new, but I after various non-riding and road-riding distractions, I'm starting to ride a lot again. A couple of questions:
- rear sag? I weigh about 180 lbs, and even with the preload collar about 50% up the threads, static sag with me on the saddle compresses the shock right up to the (very soft) bump stop, about 16mm. Any recommendations? Shock is the OEM Fox Vanilla.
- general opinions of this bike ... back in the day it was considered very good for an FS cross-country bike, but URT's are out of favor now and I'm sure there's a lot better stuff our there. I came from a rigid so it still feels pretty good to me, but I've been considering a new fork, maybe a disk upgrade (would a Brake Therapy conversion work on this bike?) . I know this is very subjective, but is it worth it? I live in Northern California and ride singletrack and fireroad, at a moderate pace, no jumps/drops.
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