Thanks - it's the met gold colour that really did it for me and has forced me to keep this for nearly two years (almost a record!), makes me feel happy just looking at it. It is Ritchey Nitanium cromoly tubing of course, anyone thinking it's an M2 is very confused!
I love M2s as well mind, I've owned five of them over the years ~ awesome bikes, if only they made gold ones! The Manitou fork is good. Works as well as anything else from the time and is reliable and fuss free. I've toyed with the idea of putting a Project Two on it, but will probably stick with the Man '0' Poos.
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