I have owned my Trek 8700 pro from new. I bought it in 1992 from a specialist cycle shop that had only one in stock, as at the time they were scarce. I have replaced anything that needed replacing with O/E gear, like chain-sets. I still have the O/E catalogue and receipt, both mint.
The Original rims wore out last year and have been upgraded with New Mavic rims. The XC-pro suntour gear is a work of art. If you have never seen this suff it is simply the best engineered and designed. Everything about Suntour XC Pro is purpose-made and functional. I take the Dia-Compe 986 brakes & cables apart every year to clean and lubricate (the cables are original)
I really like hard-tails and the ride/performance is amazing, especially up gradients and unforgiving mountains. My brother has a top-spec-Giant full-suspension-full-carbon, crazy expensive wheels and it is a lot heavier with all the suspension, than the Trek. I have had countless, amazing summer days on my Trek 8700pro.
Would I ever sell my Trek ? - No. There's a prefect 'balance in the design & construction' that makes you feel your 'part of the bike' rather than on the bike! - at the time the 8700pro was-made-to-win and everything was made 'just to be functional and no more"
I have posted a few photos of my Trek 8700 which is all original and immaculate
5th December 2013
The Trek 8700 Pro Bike is FOR SALE : - contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
07866 381301 - UK