I posted a bit short yesterday, did it from my phone.
The thing is that the 99 bazooka is 13 years old
And I imagine that riding on a newer bike should be way better? Of course the bazooka can handle a lot! However I would think a new bike with 200mm front and rear travel would eat more terrain. Also the newer bikes often have a "bent" upper frame part, so the weight of the bike sits lower and the bikes frames are now more compact.
Of course a new bike costs a lot
So I think I'll fix upthe bazooka first and maybe fit larger brakes in the rear. Then I'll do some research about if I should purchase a new/newer bike.
I saw one bazooka 4 for sale, but the seller wanted 2000 euro.. LOL.. I said it was way too expensive and asked if it was negotiable. He asked me to give a bid.. But not sure what to pay for a 2005(?) bazooka 4
maybe 1000 euro is also too much? the bike looks in good condition, some paint damage and also it has the IS mounts for brakes. Maybe I should try to bid 600-800 eur? (I would need to pay 25% VAT on import).