Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Maple Grove, MN
Bikes: '06 Fuel EX 8, '01 GT Rebound
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Trek Fuel EX 8
I am looking for a little reassurance. I was going to wait until the spring to purchase a new bike, but I came across a 2006 Trek Fuel EX 8 a the LBS.
One of the guys that has worked there for 11 years, had purchased it and rode it twice before messing his back up at work.
Obviously it is very gently used.
After trying it out, it seems to be perfectly fine, and looks brand new as well.
I purchased it for $1450.
I'm wondering if this price sounds right, or if I paid too much.
Also, it is a 17.5". I'm about 6'2", 205lbs. The guy that had it was pretty close to my size, and he said it should be fine for me. He said he likes to have it a little smaller because it gives him a little more control.
I'm still learning the ropes, so I'm just looking for some opinions. I know it comes down to personal preference. But I just want to make sure that based on my size, that a 17.5" is way to small or not.
Thanks for any thoughts.