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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:14 pm 
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So for your opinion and deliberation...what full suspension frame would you recommend or have owned and can give an opinion on? Not looking at anything super pricey...obviously pre 1997 with preferrably a canti brake option...so what are my options...who made full sus back then? Specialized? Proflex? Marin? What were reliable and easy to maintain and did the job!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:15 pm 
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I loved my Gt Lts DH


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:15 pm 
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Blindingsun wrote:
I loved my Gt Lts DH



Thinking more XC than DH and as light as poss...


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:16 pm 
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i had a trek y5 with maguras on,thought it was great,and quite cheap when you find one. :D :D


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:18 pm 
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corsarob wrote:
i had a trek y5 with maguras on,thought it was great,and quite cheap when you find one. :D :D


Been considering a Trek Y22 carbon...


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:20 pm 
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i also loved my gt lts dh. it was pretty light compared with modern dh tanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:21 pm 
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zetecmk2 wrote:
i also loved my gt lts dh. it was pretty light compared with modern dh tanks!
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Ok not really up on GT's so there is the LTS and RTS anyone care to give me a lesson in the GT heirachy in terms of there full sus?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:27 pm 
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Marin Mount Vision - I would go back to one in a shot. Others say they were flexi but I had a later swing arm and found it an excellent all round for its day.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:31 pm 
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Marin Mount Vision - I would go back to one in a shot. Others say they were flexi but I had a later swing arm and found it an excellent all round for its day.


Well Mr Cheese that fits in with my love of Marins! But I have heard just that flexy with the tubular rear swingarm...


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:56 pm 
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Trek Y and Cannondale Super V are the first 2 that come to mind here.


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