FS: Bontrager Race OR Medium, complete bike.


Dirt Disciple
Bontrager Race OR, Medium size

Bought in July 1996 and it is almost as purchased.
A Bontrager Race, medium sized frame, and fits me as a 5’9” person.
I specc’d it with Pace RC35 forks not the then troublesome Rockshox forks, who at the time kept blowing suspension cartridges.
I asked Keith Bontrager if Pace forks would upset the dynamics and he said no, they were good kit and he’s use them himself if the US/UK import weren’t so prohibitive.

It has XT throughout with Bontrager stem and handlebars.
Tioga Surefoot VII pedals and clips.
The forks are Pace RC35 MXC’s complete with Pace Greasegun and Pace grease.
*the elastomers are breaking down so need a new set*

The non-original parts are:-
Rims – gone through a few!
Original rear V Brake became rattly so fitted a newer one. I will include the original V brake for your choice.
Black Hope qr seat clamp fitted, again original seat clamp will be included.
I must have changed the rear cassette but simply cannot remember.
The front qr lever is not XT.

The local bike shop has just fitted a new headset and checked/grease bottom bracket.
On re-fitting the pace forks I realise they need new elastomers, available from the Pace shop.

I have fitted Lizard Skin frame protectors to stop cables rubbing the paintwork.
The Bonty anti-chainsuck plate has prevented chainsuck and a MBUK plastic chainstay guard protects the chainstay from chainslap..
There are no major scratches on the frame.
It rarely got wet as I used a rigid Bontrager Privateer ( now sold ) which was the ‘wet bike’.

Frame: Bontrager Race OR Medium size ( fits me at 5’9” ) purchased July 1996.

Handlebars: Bontrager Race Lite 5o Easton EA 70, 570mm straight across ends
Bontrager foam grips
XT V Brake Levers and Papid Fire 8 speed gear levers.
Bontrager Race 4130 HT Stem

BontragerRace Lite Easton seatpost + Sella San Marco Saddle.
Hope Black quick release ( original Bontrager seat clamp included )

Original XT throughout.
Crank FC M737 175mm,
Chainset 22/32/42 teeth.
XT V brakes, original front and newer replacement on rear.
Original rear V brake included.

Front wheel:
XT M738 XT Parallax 110 hub

It's in really good condition, simply no longer used.
I'd like to get £575
collected if possible from Devon?


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Bontrager Fan

I am, but it looks too small. is it definitely a medium - 15" centre to centre seat tube measurement?


Dirt Disciple
Yes it was bought as a medium.
I've just put a tape on it.
If I've understood correctly, from the centre of the bottom bracket ( centre of axle ) to the centre of the where the top tube would join the seat tube is 15".....
If I've misunderstood, apologies, and can take other measurements for you....