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    Buying a used Trek...

    My sister's neighbor is selling his '99 Trek Fuel. I'm new to mountain biking, but I live in Colorado and finally got on some single track (it was called Captain Jacks) and found it so much fun that I want to buy a bike. I rode rented bikes the only other times I went. Soooo.... For a 1999 Trek Fuel that has a carbon fibre frame with chips in the paint (a window broke and hit the bike, but the integrity of the fibre seems good, no delamination etc), it has twist grip shifting, instead of the thumb and forefinger type that the rented bikes I rode had, and the bike has front and rear suspension (there's a Fox gas shock on the back) I could get the bike for $600. Besides the poor sentence structure, how does that sound? I think I'm excited, as the one biking friend I have said the bike was $2500 new, confirming what the owner told me. Should I buy it, or what? When I road it around the block, it shifted great and the breaks and shocks felt good too.

    Dr. Z

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    if you are thinking of buying a bike, you should ride it more than just around the block, and from what many people say on this forum, dont buy a used carbon bike.

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    Why don't you ask kona,he'll give you his opinion and then lock the thread.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66
    Why don't you ask kona,he'll give you his opinion and then lock the thread.
    Ha! At least he didnt get the chance to start the arguement this time

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    Regardless of the type of bike, I wouldn't buy a used dually from '99 period. 600$ is signifigantly overpriced for that age of bike.

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    I wouldn't expect suspension components to be of any value after 6-7 years of off road riding. If the fork and shock are stock, I'd pass.

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    Kona will say something to the effect of "trek mtbs are awfull" lol

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    I'm not going to argue, no reason to.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Words and Stuff.

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    No ones asking to argue, but im interested in your point of view in this thread.

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    Carbon Fiber scares me.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Words and Stuff.

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    Show Me What'cha got Blazinall91's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by KonaRider24
    Carbon Fiber scares me.

    darn tootin'
    "I'm; young enough to know the right car to buy yet grown enough not to put rims on it. I got that 6-deuce, with curtains, so you can't see me and I didn't even have to put tints on it."

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