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Hi all. Looking for info (year, model, etc) on my homegrown. I bought it from a friend who worked at a bike store. The bike was only ridden a few times and he was explaining how the bike was really special...? I've owned it since then and have only ridden it maybe 10 times. Here's a picture. I'm just curious because everyone freaks out when I say I have a homegrown and ask several questions I don't have answers for. Thank you very much ahead of time.

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Looks like a '97 XT with some upgraded parts. Here's the model, though the catalog picture is of the polished frame: http://bonustomato.com/models/1997-homegrown-hardtail-xt-ht

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Thank you very much. Everything else is XTR except the crank. I was having no luck finding any model/year with that combo.

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I should've added those were available as framesets, so it's probably more likely a custom build from the start than replacing a bunch of parts. Dur.

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I do remember getting some extra parts with the bike. It's been so long ago, but I'm thinking possibly the xt derailers, etc. I wouldn't ever sell the bike, but was curious what this would sell for. Several guys offered me $600-$700 and said they mainly wanted the frame. Thanks again for helping me out.

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$600 would be a good deal for you. Going rate lately seems to be closer to $400 but it depends on the buyer...you might get lucky if someone really wants that particular frame/color, but generally speaking the older frames are a little less desirable these days since everyone wants (ISO) discs. There's one like yours near Chicago that's been on craigslist for $500 or so for at least a year, if not longer.
Completed listings on ebay are always a good resource; there's bikes currently on auction with high prices that have been on there for months.

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Thanks for the responses. Nice full suspension bike. Love the blue color. Thanks again all.

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Bump

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New member here too mine is a 97' had her since new. She sat in the corner of the garage for around 10 years--I know i need my butt kicked !!!!!!! Just put her back on the trails she needed a rebuild new rims hubs cables etc.... but still the sexist thing mountain.........LOL.........

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Nice, I just got a 97 BBB Sweetspot frame. Gotta re decal it and do a few touch ups. Looking to build it with mainly 9 speed XTR, and Mavic rims and XTR hubs. What rear shock are you running?

Jeff
94 Underground aluminum cracked frame
2- 97 Underground composite
97- Homegrown Factory
99- Homegrown Pro
01- Homegrown Factory Limited

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It has 4' of travel now instead of 3 3/4 I think.

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Also very jealous of all the '97 BBB Sweet Spots. I've been looking for a 17" forever...

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I'm making you more jealous, these where taken the other day, YuuuuuuuuuP everybody on the trial says the same WOW awesome looking!!!

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from 6/10/17

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Yes that is correct 25.5 lbs with pedals, big heavy tires and bar ends. I did have it down to 24.8 lbs with no bars ends and light weight tires. How many full suspension bikes these days are that light without putting stupid lightweight parts for someone that weighs 120 lbs. I've out of cycling for so years what would this bike cost in today's pricing? Thank You

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Is the Homegrown Factory top tube script white? It looks like white in the picture, but I have seen green script in the catalog.

Jeff
94 Underground aluminum cracked frame
2- 97 Underground composite
97- Homegrown Factory
99- Homegrown Pro
01- Homegrown Factory Limited

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Beauty. I think one on ebay recently went around $500.