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Old 07-05-06, 01:56 AM   #1
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what is 4yr Trek Fuel 90 worth?

This bike looks in really good shape. It has all the stock components that came with the bike new (deore XT were some of them). I don't really know much about mountain biking so I'm not sure what to look for. I'm 5'11.5 and have a 31 1/4" inseam. Measurements taken in bare feet. I had one bike shop fit me on a fuel 90 and tell me I needed a 17.5 and a different shop fitted me on a fuel 90 and said I needed the 19.5 bike. How can I tell what size I need? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for the help.
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Old 07-05-06, 08:06 PM   #2
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This bike looks in really good shape. It has all the stock components that came with the bike new (deore XT were some of them). I don't really know much about mountain biking so I'm not sure what to look for. I'm 5'11.5 and have a 31 1/4" inseam. Measurements taken in bare feet. I had one bike shop fit me on a fuel 90 and tell me I needed a 17.5 and a different shop fitted me on a fuel 90 and said I needed the 19.5 bike. How can I tell what size I need? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for the help.
With a 31 1/4" inseam I think you're better suited to a 17.5". Go to Wrenchscience.com and fill in the numbers and you will get back a recommendation for mountain bike sizing.

As for how much your bike is worth, I remember LowCel once posted a depreciation schedule. I think he stated something like 50% each year. So assuming that your bike originally cost $1000 (don't know how much it cost you but you can do the math yourself. My guess is that there is a floor on the prices at about $150. That's just a guess from my part.
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