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Old 08-24-15, 11:30 AM   #1
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Need opinions on eBay purchase (newer bike, swapped components)

Hi All,

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.
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Old 08-24-15, 12:33 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 08-24-15, 01:06 PM   #3
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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.

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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
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