Hello all. Wow! I love the Internet. There are communities for everything. Glad to find you.
My name is Chris and I reside in suburban Sacramento, CA. I grew up on a bike. In my past, I've gone more than 100 miles in a day (114 on one occasion, but typically 40-50 was my max). I spent a week in Moab and only went over the bars 1x (tooting horn ). However, those days are 15 years behind me and I haven't been on a bike at all in about 10 years. Wife, mortgage, career, 2 kids and MIRACULOUSLY no extra weight later, I rrrrrreally want to get back into riding. I bought a Marin Bear Valley in 1990 (all I could afford) and replaced just about every part on it at some point during its lifetime. I finally put it in the donation pile after it didn't sell in a garage sale for $50, so now some homeless guy has a sweet ride (black with the neon yellow Jackson Pollack treatment). It was motivation to get a new bike to gather dust on a hook in my garage . I have spent the past year mulling over if I want a roadie or a mtb and have decided that I should go for a mtb. Been looking for some time and I am getting to the point of dropping some coin on a ride. As for a question... Anyone have a gander at how much a stock 2003 Specialized Enduro Comp in excellent condition should be worth... I like the bike but don't really know what it's worth... He's asking $850 obo which seems somewhat high. I want to give him a fair price that we'd both be happy with. Any input would be greatly appreciated. I would like to get going on a couple of rides and then hit Northstar for some downhill fun (not doing trails INSANE enough to need a full-on DH bike) before the end of summer. Thanks!!!