Originally Posted by aprilia1
is ebay worth checking? My problem is I don't know anything about todays components.
If you have no knowledge of todays components and bikes, e bay is dangerous territory. real easy to overpay.
If you are on a budget check out the big brand names;
Kona, Specialized, Trek, Giant. Some people 'round here like haro also.
I had success getting a year old new bike for a discount at a LBS 2 years ago. You might have to go older than just a year old used if you want to get a discount greater than 50%