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    1997 Bontrager Race Lite Mountain Bike Pricing

    Hopefully someone on this forum can give me some pricing insight. My wife has finally decided to sell her collector 1997 Bontrager Race Lite montain bike that she hardly ever rode. We're trying to determine a reasonable selling price. Hopefully you can help. Here's the details:

    Type: Mountain bike; front suspension; 24 speed
    Original owner; like new; ALL original parts; original product manuals and receipts; very few miles of riding.
    Frame: Steel Hardtail/ True Temper 4130 Tubing
    Type: Mountain bike; front suspension; 24 speed
    Original MSRP: $2,299.00
    Current condition: Excellent. No scrathes, scars, etc. Original paint & lettering
    Size: Medium
    Color: Red/White & Black Accents
    Frame & Fork: Steel TIG-welded
    Fork Brand & Model: Rock Shox Judy XC
    Rear Shock: N/A
    Component Group: Shimano Deore XT
    Crankset: 22/32/42 teeth
    Pedals: Shimano PD-M747 (Icon) SPD clipless
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-UN72, 107 mm spindle
    BB Shell Width: 68mm English
    Rear Cogs: 8, 11-30 teeth
    Seatpost: Bontrager Comp 2014 T6
    Saddle: Bontrager Selle San Marco M
    Handlebar: Bontrager Race 5 Easton EA70
    Handlebar Extensions: Bontrager Race 6031 T6
    Handlebar Stem Bontrager Race 4130 HT
    Hubs: Shimano Deore XT Parallax 110
    Rims: Bontrager Mustang, 32-hole
    Tires: Front: 26 x 2.10" Bontrager, Rear: 26 x 1.90" Bontrager
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    True Bontarger bikes-Pre Trek- were a much sought after bike and that should hold some extra value into the bike but it is now well and truly out of spec compared to modern bikes. 8 speed is not a limiting factor to those that ride regularly but everyone wants 9 speed nowadays. The forks- although a good step above what is available on modern bikes- are not good in comparison to modern respectable ones.

    Normal rule of thumb for a 3/4 year old bike would be half the original retail- less the expense that the buyer can find to bring up to Good condition----such as worn chain-cassette or wheels etc. Although this bike is older it does look in as new condition. Whether you could find a buyer to pay $1,000 for it though is a different matter. For that price someone could buy an inferior bike with a similar spec to this one that is a bit more modern.

    I'd ask over in C&V on this. It may not be a Veteran- but it certainly was a classic bike in its day.
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