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is this mtb any good???

rob39rob39 Posts: 479
edited October 2009 in MTB general
Hi all

A pal has just had a garage clear out and gave me the following bike which he has had for about 3 years and only used about a dozen times?

Deore front/rear derailuer+ shifters
Rockshock 2 forks
Alex DP 17 disc rims with Tioga factory xc 1 rubber
Truvavit chain rings and crank arms
Tektro IO mechanical disc brakes

Any good and reccomend up grades if needed without spending a fortune cos I dont have the dosh


  • mac_manmac_man Posts: 918

    And for free? Wish I had mates like that :-)

    If it's been lying around a long while you may want to take it to your local bike shop for a service before exploring the countryside. Some components might have rusted or seized.

    But if aint't broke.... don't fix it... till it is
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  • Steve_b77Steve_b77 Posts: 1,680
    I had one of those as my first proper MTB, if it's silver it's a 2007 bike.

    Don't bother changing owt until it breaks, the rear disc brake may sieze due to moisture getting trapped in the cable, this can be a PITA but a bit of lube down the outter will help, eventually I replaced the brakes with Deore Hydros and the fork with a Tora U-Turn and it was a bloody good bike
  • rob39rob39 Posts: 479
    Hi steve
    Yes thats the bike I have. the silver one.
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