Had some spare time today and can't ride at the moment so had a go at some Merlin shots.
This is my 1994 Merlin Titanium with a combination of parts from various eras.
1999 Mars Elite fork
1999/2000 Crossmax wheelset
Recent XTR etc.
The bike is riden regularly and performs flawlesly.
It is the best hard tail I have ever owned and the modern components allow the bike to perform as it should.
I would like to fit a modern fork with 80mm travel but the choices with v-brake options are limited and I have not found an option I am happy with yet.
I know a few on here will cringe at the modern approach but the bike definately rides better for it and I get the best of both world with this set up.
What if your dreams and fears existed in the same place? What if to get to heaven, you had to brave hell? What if everything you've ever wanted cost you everything you've ever achieved? Would you still go there?"
Hell yes!How else can you find out if you have what it takes.