I used to ride the 1995 from 1996 to 2003 until I found a crack at the BB. So I stopped riding it and bought a Cannondale (disappointing experience
). Then earlier this year I decided to go back to my first love, Manitou's. So I found and bought the 1994 frame which I am riding at the moment.
But, except the question regarding the serial numbers, you can see a difference in geometries (although they are both 17'). I started measuring the 1995 one, and now I plan to switch the equipment from the 1994 to the 1995 for comparison of riding experiences, and to measure also the 1994.
PS : this year I could get a comment from Doug Bradbury who told me the 1995 cracked frame could stil be ridden. That's why I plan to rebuild it and compare it to the 1994. I feel like I will keep the 1995 as the geometry looks beter for a modern 85mm fork.
Manitou HT 1995 cracked at the BB
Manitou HT 1994 uncracked for sale on http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... 27#1211827