Just purchased an older Motobecane 700DS Aluminum mountain bike. Got it on Sunday and have been having a blast on it everyday. It's great to ride a bike that doesn't jar your spine or shoulders with every uneven hard surface on our crumbling infrastructure. Love the jumping curbs and cutting across large areas of mowed grass. Different path each time to keep my footprint as small as possible. Just order some Mountain biking paper backs and intend on improving my off road skills. >>> Ckingrex