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.
Here is the link:
2014 Jamis XCT 650B Team Dakar Trail Full Suspension Mountain Bike Medium 27 5 | eBay
Even with the swapped components, you have a carbon frame, awesome shock and rear suspension, and great wheel kit. But it still is making me feel a little weary.
Appreciate any feedback.
Most likely swapped the components to his new bike, or sold them individually on ebay. Think of it as buying a frame, wheels and crank, everything else is basically worthless at this point.
The problem I have with the auction is that is still lists the original components... x0 and hydraulics. There is no mention of x5 or the 1x setup.
I can almost guarantee that whoever buys that bike will be opening a claim against the seller on ebay.
a super high end Jamis is a little like when VW made a luxury car to compete with MErcedes a few years back that didnt sell well
--- nobody wanted to pay 50k for a VW, --- and not many want to pay 5k-plus for a Jamis
That said -- looks like a nice frame and wheelset -- brakes are worthless, so is the drivetrain ---
buyer beware - or i should say, be aware (which you are) -- i wouldnt want to be into it for more than 1500