Vintage 1997 Klein Mantra Comp, Medium, Pearl Yellow, $800

1997 Medium Klein Mantra Comp in Pearl Yellow.

I am the original owner, bought new in 1997. Excellent, gently used condition with low miles, this is a “Garage Queen” bike. Well cared for, stored indoors in heated room, regular annual MTB tune up service. Last full service 03/26/2021 at reputable bike shop. In excellent working order, new brake pads, brakes adjusted, rear wheel trued.

Specifications
Frame Construction: TIG-welded
Frame Material: Klein Gradient aluminum
Fork: Answer Manitou Pro C
Fork Material: Aluminum, triple-clamp crown
Rear Shock: Fox Vanilla, 4.5" travel
Component Group: Shimano STX-RC
Brakeset: Shimano Deore LX V-Brake brakes, Shimano Deore LX levers
Shift Levers: Shimano STX-RC RapidFire SL
Front Derailleur: Shimano STX top-swing, bottom-pull/clamp-on 35.0 mm
Rear Derailleur: Shimano STX-RC
Crankset: Sugino Impel 350, 22/32/42 teeth, crank arms are 175 mm
Pedals: Wellgo Flats (not original)
Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-UN51, 107 mm spindle
BB Shell Width: 73mm English
Rear Cogs: 8-speed, 11 - 30 teeth
Chain: Shimano
Seatpost: Aluminum micro-adjust, 31.6 mm diameter
Saddle: WTB (not original equipment)
Handlebars: XLC Riser (not original equipment)
Handlebar Stem: Aluminum
Headset: 1 1/8" threadless Tange-Seiki DX
Wheel Size: 26" wheels
Hubs: Front: System 2 suspension, Rear: Shimano STX-RC
Rims: Bontrager Maverick, 32-hole
Tires: Serfas Drifters 26" x 2.0" (not original equipment)

$800 cash, price is firm.

By appointment I will arrange an indoor test ride.

Questions received on this bike:
3/9/2021 “Hi there, how many inch frame is this bike and what size rider would it work best for?”
Klein Manual from 1998 Klein Mantra Comp size Medium states: Typical Rider Height is 5’ 4" to 5’ 9." Top Tube is 29.04" Effective Top Tube length is 23.39" Chainstay length is 16.4" Wheelbase is 41.79"

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Collector’s item. Awesome bike.

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Thank you. It was my first full suspension bike back when I was learning to ride the fire lane trails in Forest Park. Good memories!

“It belongs in a museum!”

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Hi Susan,
Sorry to hear you are having trouble.
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I see your forum email as rotvik@msn.com. I’m not sure why that error msg appears otherwise. Are you not able to reset your password still?

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