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    Bridgestone MB-S

    I picked this up today and wondering if anybody knows much about these bikes. I did read a little info regarding MB-S's posted here from a few years ago, but it's not much. I liked it enough for a "go to the store and won't cry too much if it gets stolen" bike.
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    That about sums it up.
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    The MB-S was somewhat of a rare bird. Might be the only Grant Peterson (and Bridgestone) bike to have ever come with a suspension fork. It's ironic that it's now been replaced with a rigid fork.

    I think it was a decent quality bike, probably equivalent to an MB-2 or 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    Might be the only Grant Peterson (and Bridgestone) bike to have ever come with a suspension fork.
    Cool! What did it come with?

    That is indeed an oddity in Grants world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith
    Cool! What did it come with?

    That is indeed an oddity in Grants world.
    I don't know if it is the same bike, but the catalog on Sheldon's site shows a 1994 MB-3 SuS model with LX on it and a Quadra 10. If that is what this came with, the rigid fork was an upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak
    Quadra 10. If that is what this came with, the rigid fork was an upgrade.
    Agreed....

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    Quote Originally Posted by migeorgeco
    I liked it enough for a "go to the store and won't cry too much if it gets stolen" bike.
    If really that's the way you feel, I've got $10 burning a hole in my pocket ...
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    I have an MB-5, and the component group isn't as good (400-LX w/ Deore thumbies) but it is a great riding bike. I had to put on some wider bars (580mm I think) and now it is much better in rock gardens. It has really surprised me with how nimble the bike is and how well it rides compared to other bikes of the day. Hands down, I think it out handles anything else near it's price range.

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    Same but different...

    I had the same bike in high school. It's a 1993.5 model year. Mine came with a mix of XT and LX components and a pretty racey setup (low/flat bars, light wheelset, etc). In 2001, did a number of upgrades, then I sold it to a friend. Bought it back recently and here's what I've done with it since...

    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?p=6468818

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    The frame is the lugged version which was on the MB-1, 2 and 3 bike; lower models were TIG welded. And it was a mid year 1993 introduction to have a B'stone with a suspension fork for for those that wanted them. The following year, most Bridgestones came with suspension forks - the exception being the MB-1 which had a suspension stem.
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