Ditto on the Schwinn Rocket 88! I loved my 2001 Rocket 88 (Stage 3). I cracked the frame after the Pacific buyout and the only thing they could offer me was a 2000 Rocket (that year had issues) and a GT I-Drive 1.0. Went with the 1.0 The Rockett climbed well, I imagine puttting on an SPV shock would make it even better.Debaser said:Sigh... Rode my homegrown earlier this week, i love it. Selling my Rocket 88 (on one of those big auction sites), I don't need a shorter travel bike. They made some super kick ass bikes.
The local Performance store has a couple new cruisers ($400ish) and some newer GT Idrives, and they look ok, at a casual glance.
We can only hope they rise from the ashes a second time.