Nice bike. I had a 5.7 with RC35 suspension fork and it was a great bike for XC, unbelievably light to ride, much better than my Cinder Cone of the same era.
Made a mistake in selling it to a friend, a lifelong roadie, but he loves it so much I'll never get it back.
Yea the bike is not only light, but it also rides light as well. I have been on some lightweight bikes that still can feel kinda sluggish but this Alpina is a climber, it loves to climb which is why I took out the granny ring....I dont ever use it 36 front 28 rear is the lowest gear I have available. I probably will never sell this bike...love it too much. Any pics of your old bike?
1994 Univega Alpina 5.5 -- 1997 Giant ATX 970 -- 1995 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR -- 2011 Diamondback Response hardtail -- 1988 Schwinn Prologue -- 2007 Litespeed Niota -- 1986 Benotto Modelo 1500 SS/Fixed --