I bought my Rocky Mountain Equipe in 1991 and still have it. Over the past thirty years it's taken me on a bike tour of Germany, towed my son in a bike trailer, completed the Seattle-to-Portland (STP), toured all the Gulf Islands (several times over), and covered thousands of miles of roads and trails from Vancouver and Whistler. The bike has always been solid and has required only minimal maintenance over all those years. When I ride it on the trails now, I get lots of accolades, from "Cool bike!" to "You're my hero!", especially from people that weren't born when I bought it. The only problem is the bike is ageing better than I am!