first mountain bike in 1985, although I'd been riding various other bikes on the mountain behind my folks house for some years before that.
1st bike was a raleigh ozark 531 & far too big
2nd bike was specialized team stumpjumper, still too big but so light in comparison to the raleigh
3rd bike a specialized stumpjumper comp, which I promptly broke in a massive crash
4th replacement frame was a specialized s-works steel (the 1st 1) which lasted 3 years & the start of "retro components", vast majority of which broke! nuke proof & white industry hubs, cook bros cranks, etc
5th a 94 fat chance titanium. tioga disk drive, mag21s, white industries, cook bros stem, judy FSX carbon forks, ringle, american classic, M900 xtr etc
that FAT did massive miles & had massive abuse & 1 of the low points of my entire life, after unofficially winning the welsh champs in 98 found a crack in the downtube
got a warranty replacement off wendyl 8months later=
6th, fat chance titanium, king titanium headset, white bros, now fox forks, custom syncros ti post with a RF XY clamp, M950XTR, king hubs, had moots, seven & ibis ti stems on it, onza ti barends, titus custom ti bars, full SRP ti bolt kit. later heard off wendyl that its only 1 of 2 polished FAT chance titaniums ever made
since then I've gone kinda mad, stockin up on the frames & parts I always wanted as a kid...
Boulder Ti mentioned below.. I'd love to see a pic of that
WTD- Shimano M980 XTR Rear Derailleur