Need opinions on eBay purchase (newer bike, swapped components)
Been searching for a 650B full suspension for a while now. Came across what appears to be a potentially sick deal. 2014 Jamis XCT Dakar Team, likely will sell for around $2000. Everything looks pristine with the bike; however, it looks like it has been changed to a 9 speed, the hydraulic brakes are now mechanical, and the x0 derailleur has been swapped for X5. I don't understand why anyone would strip those nice components but it still could be a really good deal. The bars have also been swapped. Anyway, curious if you think I should go for it or stay away. I've spoken with the seller a bit, he seems to be an older guy with money who doesn't have a lot of knowledge of his product.