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Old 08-21-09, 08:25 AM   #1
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Advice on upgrading bike

So, I've been riding since I was a kid, perhaps in more recent years not as aggressive though. I'm getting back into more trail riding, after learning of some nice trails near by and a group to ride with. I've always bought what might be considered lower end bikes, currently i have a 2003 norco bushpilot (http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...ilot&Type=bike) . The bike has served me well, but I'm ready for something more serious that is going to be a good trail bike. I want to keep the price under 1K, so that may mean a used bike (I may have already found one).

The used bike I found is a 2006 Specialized Rockhopper pro, it looks like its in immaculate condition it is owned by a bike mechanic at a local bike store. He wants 800 cdn for it, and will give 2 years free service. This a good deal? Picture of model of the bike is : http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/3648264/ .

Other than that, any suggestions on a new bike in that price range are welcome.

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Old 08-21-09, 08:32 AM   #2
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That's a bit high for a four year old bike even if it's spec'ed nice. Is is stock? I probably wouldn't pay over 500 and even then it might be a bit high.
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$741 dollars US...

I think he a little high...

what was bike new? i dont see a RH Pro but I do see an Expert Disc 2010 model for $940...

hmmm
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I believe it just has new front shocks. So, your recommendation would be to with something new i take it?
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I believe that bike new was 1700 msrp or so.
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Bikepedia says 1100. Unless he thrown on one hell of a shock it's depreciated more than 300. I still say offer him five or less.
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more info

Ok got some more details, as i looked online and another bike that is almost identical is going for 950 used.

17" 2006 Rockhopper pro disc

condition wise when i looked at it, I thought it was brand new. The guy pointed out a scratch on the pedal, and then informed me it was used.

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hayes sole brakes
single track rims
rockshock revelation fork
shimano xt cass
new tires

he sounds firm on 800, thoughts?

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If you look around you might find a better deal. Be patient! I waited and found this at a reasonable price. $600
2007 Cannondale F4 Mountain Bike, rarely used, over a thousand dollars in upgrades including:
Hayes Nine Brakes Front and Back
Shimano XT Rear Deraillleur
Shimano XT Crankset
Shimano Deore Front Deraillieur
Shimano SPD's
XT Rear Cassette
Shimano Shifters
Cane Creek Thudbuster seat post
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