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    2011 TCR Advanced SL Spinz's Avatar
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    I had a weak moment

    While at LBS I looked at a Giant TCR Composite??? It was on consignment, perfect for my 6'2" frame and all Dura Ace components. It was a year old and the asking price was $1500.00. I held off ------ is it a good deal or is the asking price fair or inflated? What da ya think? Lp
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    Dure ace and it fits- Only a test ride to go and you are out $1500. Can't relate to your prices but it seems cheap- Unless its a white bike- then they should pay you to take it away.

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    I think a new Dura Ace groupset is about $1,000-$1,300 so that sounds like a good price to me.
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    MSRP new w/Ultegra SL $3100. Sounds like a deal if its in good shape.

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    Actually the price is very good - almost too good - if there is nothing wrong with the bike. Make sure someone has all the original paperwork/receipts. Not unusual for someone trying to get a good price on a stolen bike. If something happens - no warranty for you!
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    2011 TCR Advanced SL Spinz's Avatar
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    OK more info. The bike is about 4 years old, Dura ace 9 speed build set, Giant TCR composite. 800 miles total. Its white, gray and red. Mavic kyserium (sp) wheels,easton carbon handle bars,seat post,brooks B17N, and a computer. No pedals. Now whats the story.

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    Still seems a good price for only 800 miles- but some things have changed in 4 years. Components have got lighter- And a bit of age has got into the bike. If it is being sold through the LBS- they should give a bit of warranty but look at the frame- Any sign of a knock on the CF and walk away. That is the problem- there is no history of how the bike was stored in the 4 years. May have been at the back of a shed with Mowers and Crates falling on it.

    If you trust the LBS and they recommend it, offer a couple of hundred less. Worth a try. After the test ride of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinz@50 View Post
    OK more info. The bike is about 4 years old, Dura ace 9 speed build set, Giant TCR composite. 800 miles total. Its white, gray and red. Mavic kyserium (sp) wheels,easton carbon handle bars,seat post,brooks B17N, and a computer. No pedals. Now whats the story.
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    Go for it. It sounds absolutely perfect (says this 6'2" owner of a Giant CF).
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    +1 to the others that have indicated it's a "GO". You're not likely to find as much bike for the bucks than this. If it feel good, and the shop is one you trust, I can't see why it wouldn't be worth it.
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    You might add about $400 to what your going to need to spend for pedals (if you need to buy some) and probably a new saddle just in case a Brooks doesn't appeal to you. Still sounds like a pretty good deal. My biggest question might be to see if you can validate the mileage on the wheelset.

    Darn good setup and value otherwise. I'm sure they'd let you take it out for a test drive. Caution: don't ride it if you can't afford it because you'll probably really, really like the ride.

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