Most of my life I have wanted a high end full suspension mountain bike. I have a nice entry level mountain bike (Trek 800) which I like very much, but when this little gem came my way I didn't hesitate to snatch it up. It is 20 years old but looks like it has barely ever been riden. When new it was $1700 and has some really high end components and rides like a dream. My only regret in getting it now is I doubt I'll have many opportunities to really ride it much before next Spring given how our weather has turned.