Mountain Biking - Advice on upgrading bike
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08-21-09, 09:25 AM
So, I've been riding since I was a kid, perhaps in more recent years not as aggressive though. I'm getting back into more trail riding, after learning of some nice trails near by and a group to ride with. I've always bought what might be considered lower end bikes, currently i have a 2003 norco bushpilot (http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...ilot&Type=bike) . The bike has served me well, but I'm ready for something more serious that is going to be a good trail bike. I want to keep the price under 1K, so that may mean a used bike (I may have already found one).
The used bike I found is a 2006 Specialized Rockhopper pro, it looks like its in immaculate condition it is owned by a bike mechanic at a local bike store. He wants 800 cdn for it, and will give 2 years free service. This a good deal? Picture of model of the bike is : http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/3648264/ .
Other than that, any suggestions on a new bike in that price range are welcome.
08-21-09, 09:32 AM
That's a bit high for a four year old bike even if it's spec'ed nice. Is is stock? I probably wouldn't pay over 500 and even then it might be a bit high.
08-21-09, 09:34 AM
$741 dollars US...
I think he a little high...
what was bike new? i dont see a RH Pro but I do see an Expert Disc 2010 model for $940...
08-21-09, 09:34 AM
I believe it just has new front shocks. So, your recommendation would be to with something new i take it?
08-21-09, 09:36 AM
I believe that bike new was 1700 msrp or so.
08-21-09, 11:17 AM
Bikepedia (http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?Year=2006&Brand=Specialized&Model=Rockhopper+Pro+Disc+All+Mountain&Type=bike) says 1100. Unless he thrown on one hell of a shock it's depreciated more than 300. I still say offer him five or less.
08-21-09, 11:30 AM
Ok got some more details, as i looked online and another bike that is almost identical is going for 950 used.
17" 2006 Rockhopper pro disc
condition wise when i looked at it, I thought it was brand new. The guy pointed out a scratch on the pedal, and then informed me it was used.
hayes sole brakes
single track rims
rockshock revelation fork
shimano xt cass
he sounds firm on 800, thoughts?
08-21-09, 11:46 AM
If you look around you might find a better deal. Be patient! I waited and found this at a reasonable price. $600
2007 Cannondale F4 Mountain Bike, rarely used, over a thousand dollars in upgrades including:
Hayes Nine Brakes Front and Back
Shimano XT Rear Deraillleur
Shimano XT Crankset
Shimano Deore Front Deraillieur
XT Rear Cassette
Cane Creek Thudbuster seat post
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