The 1997 North Star El Sol is a mountain bike with a chromoly Tange Prestige frame. The frame has a teal finish. It was released in 1997 and costs $1,499 brand new. Due to the frame materials and other factors, we estimate that this bike weighs around 30 pounds. The El Sol has fork suspension.


The El Sol comes with Shimano Deore XT components, including a North Star stem, a threadless Dia-Compe Aheadset headset and Shimano Deore XT RapidFire SL shifters.

The Rock Shox Judy XC fork has a true suspension.


The El Sol has 8 speeds and has a Shimano derailleur.


It comes with WTB VelociRaptor tires (26in x 2.1in) and Mavic 221 rims.

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Type Mountain
MSRP $1,500
Year 1997
Alt. Names ElSol, El Sol