Im interested in picking up a used MTB for the right sort of money and found this
Missed the auction but managed to contact the vendor, turns out he's quite local to me. Interesting history, Tifosi don't make MTB, but import a range of high(ish) end road bikes from the far east. As a favour for their emplyees, the Tifosi importers, R J Chicken and Sons, sourced three frames from the far east, got painted up ij Belgium as Tifosis and built up. This one got sold on, and the second owner, who changed quite a few parts, now wants to sell.
His reserve in the auction was £500. He's a bit desparate now and would take £400 cash.
Trouble is I know naff all about mountain bikes. Couple of things that worry me. Carbon stays? Good/bad idea on a MTB? Forks are Rockshox SID XC, recently rebuilt. About 4 years old. Have things moved on so much that these forks are a waste of time? He's got a Hope disc brake for the back, just not fitted at the moment. Front mech likewise.
Bear in mind I'm an old man, no pretensions of racing, but would enjoy some cross country rides with friends at weekends.
Whadda you think? Thanks.