Mountain Biking - May be selling my bike, what do you all think its worth????
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Bry 03 cobra
03-24-03, 06:42 PM
1997 FSR comp, color is cosmic(flip/flop, green to purple)
2 rear shocks, both FOX vanillaR one 6' E2E, 4.5 travel, other 6.5 E2E 5.2 travel
2 swing links, stock and BETD (may sell BETA link seprate)
all bushings replaced with needle bearings
Rock Shox Judy XL (swapped the purple legs for grey)
Hayes Hydro discs
Mavic 517 w/Hays/hugi hubs
chris king headset
XTR rear derailer
XT front derailer
Conti Tires (new, 2.1 rear, 2.3 front)
either Used 636's or new 525 pedals
thinking of buying a 2003 FSR enduro, what do you all think my bike can be sold for???
do yo all think I can get $750 for it????
03-24-03, 07:01 PM
Maybe you could enlighten us as to what sort of use it's had.
03-24-03, 07:02 PM
Might get $500
Bry 03 cobra
03-24-03, 07:09 PM
Im a weekend warrior, sunday epics. 20 milers. over the last 3 years hardly riden, maybe 3-4 rides a year. Im getting back to sunday MTB rides, weekday Road rides. Rear has no play, bike is perfect, some scratches, but mechanicly perfect. Im just feeling like want a new bike.
its hard to get money for a used bike because people who ride already have a bike and people who don't ride are not likely to shell out enough money to get a decent bike.
03-25-03, 11:51 AM
Not to be critical, but the bike is almost 7 years old. That's a long time for bike these days. Really, I'd be surprised if you could get $500 for it. You might actually be better off parting it out.
You've got some nice stuff on it, minus the cranks. The wheels and the brakes are probably worth $350 -$400 on ebay alone, maybe more, depending on their condition. The frame/fork/BETD link isn't worth near a much as you would hope, you could probably get you another $250-$300.
But as a total bike you'd be lucky to get bids over $350, merely due to it's age!
BTW, I love those MAX extruded FSR's. Back in '98 and '99 they were THE frame! I just love the way they ride.
If you do decide to part it out, let me know, I might be interested in your wheels. (Not they brakes though!)
03-25-03, 11:57 AM
I just reread your spec, and you've got what? About $2500 into it? Sucks to think it's not worth much anymore. With trickle down technology, the same bike new is selling for $1,100 with a better component spec.
Kinda like a New car. The second you drive it off the lot, it's worth half as much.
If the bike was in BRAND NEW Condition you could probably get $750 for it! By the time someone's gonna shell out that kind of money, it doesn't make sense to buy a 7 year old bike. However, if you part it out, people don't mind spending $100 or $200 at a time on decent stuff!
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