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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:57 pm 
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Looking at gtRTSdh thread I was reminded of all those MT Visions I used to see at Polaris back in the day.
There were so many that MBR called them the Ford Mondeos of the trails and the few that come up for sale here have struggled to sell.
So where are they now? Let's see those pics and plans to resurect them. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:09 pm 
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'Tis a good point, you don't actually seem an old or new ones about these days. The Mount Vision was a pretty common sight once upon a time, both the single pivot and early quad link ones.

I had one of the early Mount Visions a long time ago... Z1's, full XTR M952, Maguras, Hope Big Uns etc. It was a pretty good bike but I sold it for a BMX which got nicked at uni.

A mate had one too, but it snapped and he got a DH FRS frame as a replacement.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:04 pm 
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See quite a few round here. Saying that, they're all the older ones as I can't remember ever seeing one of the current bikes out on the trails :?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:09 pm 
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There's 2 Marins being used in our family. Soon to be 3.
Built a 98 East Peak for my 12 yo daughter, a 99 Wolf Ridge for her 17 yo sister and have just bought a 98 Wildcat Trail to build up for my wife.
Both girls love their retro full suspension bikes.
Also have a spare Mount Vision (I think) frame as well, kindly donated by Robmac.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:21 pm 
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My Marin was stolen from outside my work place last Summer... :(


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:31 pm 
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I always thought the B17 was THE full sus bike to have when I was aspiring to bikes.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:10 pm 
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I have 2


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:33 pm 
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I read somewhere that Marin are in a bit of trouble? Always fancied one of their single pivot full sussers when I eventually go for some spring.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:42 pm 
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Interesting thread from singletrack if anyone is interested:
http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic ... st-4588904

Hope they turn it around, never felt the boring tag was justified myself!


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