Performance M409- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Posts
    1

    Performance M409

    Performance M409-bik1.jpg

    I recently bought this "Performance M409" used, just looking for something to use on casual family bike rides. I haven't owned a bike since I was a kid in the 90s and this reminded me of my old mountain bike so I went for it.

    I've learned Performance is gone. I called the new Performance and they are only Performance in name with no records prior to February 2019. Does anyone have any information on these Performance branded mountain bikes? I can't find much. My searches have turned up an old thread about a Performance branded road bike and not much else.

    I'm not a bike expert, but it seems to ride well. The paint is nice with only (Sadly) damage in decals. There is some slight rust in bottom of the seat tube near the bottom bracket. I've never done bicycle maintenance, but I enjoy tinkering with things so I plan to clean the rust up and put some new parts on it. Any recommendations on a new fork? I was told by my local bike shop I have a 1 1/8" steerer tube which seems to be the current standard.

    As I make progress, I'll post updates and show my process if anyone is interested

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2
    Nice mid level bike, I own 2 sweet higher level M305s ... frames are nice.. great value.
    info here:
    https://bikepedia.com/Quickbike/Bike...spx?item=67508
    https://www.mtbr.com/product/older-c...m400-bike.html

    Just throw new elastomers in those forks, it would be perfect for your use.
    Buy them here:
    https://suspensionforkparts.net/eshop/rst/rst-381.html

    Put some fresh brake pads and maybe tires... Inexpensive suspension seatpost would be nice... size is stamped on original post..

    Amazon is great for parts... or Jensen. enjoy!

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    2
    Oh... and please turn handlebar ends in the right direction!

Similar Threads

  1. Fox 36 Performance vs Performance Elite?
    By arm121 in forum Shocks and Suspension
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 02-05-2019, 12:51 PM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-25-2017, 06:11 AM
  3. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-11-2008, 08:48 PM
  4. Performance discs@Performance
    By zarr in forum Brake Time
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-21-2008, 01:14 PM
  5. Performance is renaming all the Supergo stores to Performance
    By yetirich in forum Where are the Best Deals?
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08-02-2005, 11:56 AM

Members who have read this thread: 28

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.