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Old 05-27-09, 12:07 PM   #1
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Value of a 2004 Trek Equinox Tri Bike?

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A colleague of mine has a 2004 Trek Equinox Tri bike with less than 300 miles on it -- almost new condition. Looks like new the msrp was around $1400. Apparently it has all the original equipment, as illustrated here: http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...ox+7&Type=bike .

Typical mix of Shimano, Bontrager, etc. Aluminum frame with carbon fork. Any ideas on what it's worth? Considering you can get a brand new tri / tt bike on Bonktown for a bit over a grand, my initial thought was in the $500 - $600 range. Any thoughts or experiences with this?
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Based on the fact that it the technology is not that out-dated for Tri stuff, and it has Dura-Ace shifters, I would put it at a touch higher than your estimate if there are indeed no issues with it, and it is ready to ride. If it needs a tune-up or anything, then maybe your high end estimate is about right.

The fact that it has 1 less gear in the cluster is about the only significant difference between it and a new bike... My gut feel before I looked at the specs was about 1/2 of retail (based solely on age) and I would go with that. About $700. The main down side is no warranty with this used bike.
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Thanks for your input. If the bike's in fine shape (and I believe it is, from what I was told), it makes sense even at $700 or so for someone who wants to get into triathalons without dropping real big $$. Thanks again.

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Based on the fact that it the technology is not that out-dated for Tri stuff, and it has Dura-Ace shifters, I would put it at a touch higher than your estimate if there are indeed no issues with it, and it is ready to ride. If it needs a tune-up or anything, then maybe your high end estimate is about right.

The fact that it has 1 less gear in the cluster is about the only significant difference between it and a new bike... My gut feel before I looked at the specs was about 1/2 of retail (based solely on age) and I would go with that. About $700. The main down side is no warranty with this used bike.
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