In my quest to rediscover steel I recently acquired a very-very nice 93/94 Bontrager Race Lite. I've only had the bike a couple days and I think I'm going to love it. The frame is very responsive, almost twitchy but perhaps a couple cockpit adjustments might help solve that.
I am really impressed with the attention to detail on these bikes and specifically the focus on strength, something Bontragers are evidently famous for. Every frame joint, every gusset and curve is well thought out and if needed reinforced.
This bike is equipped with the Lightweight Race (vs. Comp) version of the Bontrager composite rigid fork. This combination gives the bike a very responsive and precise ride characteristic.
I am very much looking forward to getting the bike out on the local trails and see how it handles some dirt!!