Maybe it’s my age but I love my classic MTBs. I have 2 classics but only one modern which is obviously the 2016 Boardman FS Pro. Yes, they could both be cleaner but at least they’ve both had some attention recently. The Boardman has had rear wheel bearings and the Whyte JW 4 has had shock mounts and bushes. Both are ready to ride. I don’t ride the older bikes with any less aggression and will prove, if you keep following, that an old bike can be faster than a new one. Let’s hope the same applies to an older biker, as well.