In the time before suspension, most quality MTB's were light and flickable. This was a golden age of handling and sensitivity, and many of us are returning to this very time. To test the theory, select your favourite off road route and then hammer it on a lightweight bike...you'll soon realise whether you're a good rider or not!!
Let's not forget that the materials used are almost as equally important as their respective weights.
But before I get technical, yes...THE LIGHTER, THE RIGHTER!
1990 Marin Team Titanium, 1991 Marin Team Titanium, 1993 Marin Team Titanium, 1994 Marin Titanium FRS, 1995 Marin Team Titanium, 1995 Marin Eldridge Grade, 1996 Marin Team Titanium, 1998 Marin DH FRS, 1999 Marin Team Titanium, 1999 Marin Mt. Vision Pro, 2000 Marin East Peak, 2002 Marin Mount Vision
1988 Concorde Colombo, 1997 Colnago Master Olympic, 2005 Look KG481-SL, 2009 Look 586
WANTED: Marin Titanium - pre 1990, 1996 FRS, 2007 25th anniversary