Post your first mountain bike

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  1. Stkx66

    Stkx66 iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Southern California
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower 27+/ 29r
    My first mountain was this Motobecane I bought off Amazon. I think I spent $500.00 for it. It didn't last long. My friends in Lake Havasu wouldn't let me ride it with them out on their trails. They loaned me a Scott's Hardtail with 3.0 tires on it which got me hooked. It's safe to say my first real bike purchased for this activity was the Santa Cruz 650b. I bought it used for $ 3,000.00- Best 3 G's I ever spent.

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  2. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail,Yeti SB 130 LR
    Deadliest Catch star.
     
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  3. AKAKTM

    AKAKTM Well-Known Member

    Location:
    SCV
    Name:
    Tony A
    I had no idea what I was doing then. Just the first cheap bike I found!
     
  4. Oaken

    Oaken Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    CeeJay
    1990 Diamondback Ascent from Buena Park Cyclery.
    Quill stem, Shimano Biopace crank, toe clips.
    I remember the first tires were gumwall Farmer John’s nephews.
    That bike took me down the Luge, Rockit and Chutes. Man my forearms and hands ached.
    The steel is real!
    I sold it to my old roommate for a song, and then a few years later he was moving and asked if I’d like it back. Sure I did!
    I ride it once and a while. It’s still a fun bike.

    not mine

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  5. Y-not

    Y-not Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Coarsegold
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Pivot Mach 6, Litespeed SS
    Y-not. I'll post. Picture of a picture.
    This was the first one.
    Broke the frame at the shock mount.
    Second one was a one side blue and the other side was yellow.
    Broke this frame at the shock mount.
    Third one was all yellow. This is the one I'm trying to get back.
    Trek said no more replacement frames after the yellow one.

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  6. -ROCKY-

    -ROCKY- Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lakewood, CA
    Name:
    Rocky
    IMG_20190427_133913.jpgFirst MTB bike is my current bike. I wonder if I'll ever need another mountain bike :confused:
     
  7. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail,Yeti SB 130 LR
    NEED is a tricky concept in mountain biking. There is almost never a need for an upgrade. NEED has little to do with our bike purchases.
     
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  8. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    I've never seen it :laugh:
     
  9. Tom the Bomb

    Tom the Bomb iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fallbrook, Ca.
    Name:
    Thomas Cosgrove
    Current Bike:
    21 SSSSSSSSSlash!
    I remember those . They were state of the art when they came out. Very cool.
    Interesting how all the early MTB'S look so much like road bikes. This one like the y foil. I tried to find a Y foil sooooo hard. The only road bike I would consider riding:).


     
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  10. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail,Yeti SB 130 LR
    I was fascinated by the series. I was toodling about Seattle and happened to see the Time Bandit docked for re-fit. I headed down to chat with the crew who could only share that there was some "crazy Sh!t" that happened in the not-yet-aired upcoming season. I talked to a deck-hand called Pineapple (Eddie from Hawaii) who told me quite a bit about the boat, the series and the job in general. I am glad I did not choose that line of work.

    I believe they added the skull and crossbones to the bow during this re-fit.
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    And now, back to discussing your first mt. bike. Mine is featured somewhere in this thread.
     
  11. Titus

    Titus Well-Known Member

    Location:
    OC
    Name:
    Titus
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower LT
    I moved to Hawaii in '89 and didn't have a car so I bought my first mtnb--a 1989 Fuji Cadenza. I rode that bike from the dorms at Univ of Hawaii to the beach daily. Unknown.jpeg
     
  12. da big hills

    da big hills iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    my first was stolen out of my pickup when they stole my pickup. My next was a used Cycle Pro
     
  13. jdubb

    jdubb Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    John Williams
    Current Bike:
    2018 Santa Cruz Tallboy cc
    1987 Jamis Dakota - still hangs in my garage
    First photo late 80’s Moab Rim trail
    2nd photo early 90’s racing at Keyesville

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  14. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Troutman, NC
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    My first real "bike" that I didn't have to share with my sisters was a 1976 Raleigh Record:

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    I had a series of road bikes over the years. My first "mountain bike" was something I bought at Costco in 2006 that lasted exactly one year before it started falling apart. I took it to a bike store and explained where I'd been riding, and all the problems with the bike, and the mechanic looked wryly at me and said "this bike isn't designed to do what you've been doing with it. Yes, they say it is a mountain bike but it really isn't."

    So my second mountain bike was a 2007 Trek Fuel EX9:
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  15. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Don't fence me in!
    Your sister was pretty hot!

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