This Alpinestars bike shows how far we have come in 15 short years. This was considered a downhill back in 1995 sporting the optional "long travel" downhill version of the Rock Shox Judy with a whopping 75mm of travel. These days, 75mm would be considered a short travel cross country racing bike. The average downhill bike these days has somewhere aroudn 3 to 4 times the travel of this one. Fairly clean bike featuring the last production year of the original XTR components. I still think the original XTR is the best looking component group ever built for mountain bikes. The polished and clear anodized aluminum parts just have a nice "glow" to them that is lost with all the gray and black parts of today. I suppose at some point in time silver will make a comeback?
Full specs at http://www.mombat.org/1995_Alpinestars.htm
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