that would be a 1990.Carbonman said:I have one (with red lettering) and have ridden it since buying it used in '98. It's equipped with DA 8-speed and is still a nice ride. It isn't as stiff as my new Argon 18 Platinum but is still very comfortable on the body. Mine originally came with an aluminium front fork and was a little hard on the arms and shoulders during centuries and really fast downhills. Replaced it with a Profile BRC carbon fork and smoothed the ride considerably. I'm keeping it as my wet weather bike.
Do these frames have a lifetime warranty?
a manufacturer actually admitting a 10 year lifespan, even if it's years after the frame was pulled out out of production!?!MONsterD said:Specialized recommends the retirement of those lugged carbon fiber frames, as they had an intended life of ten years.
that's how i'd go. i'd be kinda leery of buying any of those older bonded tubed frames, even in aluminum. but especially early carbon fiber, cause the learning curve for manufacturing them was still rather new.MONsterD said:Maybe I should just go look for a steel frame instead?
Again, thanks for all the comments. Much appreciated.