Saturday, June 2, 2012
1998 Gary Fisher Big Sur
1998 Gary Fisher Big Sur Mountain bike we refurbished here at Bike Boom. If your'e not familiar, Bike Boom is a used bike shop in Davis square, on the border of Cambridge and Somerville , near Boston MA. where we specialize in restoring and refurbishing used and vintage bikes and offer professional bicycle repair services.
This 1998 Gary fisher Big Sur mountain bike was in mint condition and looked as if it had less then 20 rides in total. We come across really nice mountain bikes but while road bikes since the mid nineties have pretty much stayed the same, mountain bike technology changes everuy year and thus used mountain bikes value drops rapidly. this 1998 Gary fisher Big Sur is a great example of a high end mid-late nineties bicycle geometry with the long top tube and 70-80mm fork travel. bikes like the 1998 Gary Fisher Big Sur were meant to climb and go fast. Back then most of the mountain biking was cross country. The top tube is long in order to create a front leaning position that puts the center of mass in the front to help you climb and to create a more aerodynamic position so you could go faster. I wish we had more customers for these bikes as Boston is Surrounded with dozens of quality trails.
this 1998 Gary Fisher Big Sur came with a mix of shimano STX-RC components and XT rear derailer with an interesting sugino crank, something you don't see any more on mountain bikes.