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Old 05-05-13, 07:18 AM   #1
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HELP! Going to meet a craigslister to look at a bike in a few hours...

Hi there! Looking to buy a Specialized Rockhopper I found in the classifieds and wondered if it was worth it...so I come to you! I am new to this...be gentle.

I am 6'1"...210 lbs.

The listing is for:

Specialized Rockhopper Bicycle. 21 Speed, Rock Shox Indy Front Shock. New Shifters. Great Condition. Shimano Components. 19" Frame.

He doesn't know the year. Knows it is in great condition and just had a tune up.

$160 a good price? Thanks!!!
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Old 05-05-13, 11:27 AM   #2
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I don't know anything about mountain bikes....but I have to laugh when a seller says "Shimano components"! Duhhhh...which ones?! Shimano makes everything from $20 components that go on Walmart bikes....to Di2, which costs a few grand..... (One thing i do know about MTBs: Make sure the shocks are in good condition...'cause they cost more than the bike is worth to replace!). And try and make sure the bike isn't stolen.....I get leary when a seller doesn't know anything about the bike he's selling.....)
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Old 05-05-13, 01:21 PM   #3
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The bike is too small for you. Thus, not a good deal at any price.
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The bike is too small for you. Thus, not a good deal at any price.
Many 6' 1"s can fit a 19in...

http://bicycling.about.com/od/howtor...MTB_sizing.htm

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Yes, remember, MTBs are sized way different than road bikes.
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The bike is too small for you. Thus, not a good deal at any price.

I'm 6'1 and ride a 19 inch MTB and it fits like a glove.

I do ride my seat a lot higher than the OP pic as I only use it in the dirt. That low saddle height would be very uncomfy.

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