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Old 05-27-11, 08:34 AM   #1
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What should I offer for this bike?

CL bike, in excellent condition. He's asking 189, which is a pretty good price, but I think it should be a bit less. I don't know for sure. Looks like a good entry-level bike for me. I've never seriously mountain biked, but am still looking for the right bike to get into it. I was hoping for chromoly, and I'll eventually add some front suspension.

My goal is paved trails, non-technical (within reason) singletrack, grass, slopes, etc. No dropoffs or anything like that. Just trails that make a workout and provide fun and flow.

So, how is this bike, and what should I offer?

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http://bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeS...=800&Type=bike

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Old 05-27-11, 10:52 AM   #2
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That bike was probably about $500-600 new. I would offer $100 or less, since it is 11 years old. Also, I wouldn't upgrade this bike with a fork. I would just ride it, get my fitness and technique up. Then just get a new fancy bike!! Upgradeitis is a disease.

Just looked at your link. again. It was $299 MSRP. Man, buy it for $50!!
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Old 05-27-11, 03:11 PM   #3
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Yeah the bike it too high.

Even though it says Trek

Even if you have a use for it

I would offer $75 and tell him it's a 12 year old bike. Unless it has been upgraded with Deore shifters and derailliers or some sort. It basically looks stock and boring to me.

I would recommend to look around and save your money to get like a Specilized Hardrock Sport, they sell for about $200-250 used two-three years old in good condition. They have a great starter frame and came stock with a good suspension fork.
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Old 05-27-11, 06:21 PM   #4
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Good advice.

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Old 05-27-11, 06:42 PM   #5
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That's a max $125 only if it has good tires and doesn't need any maintenance. It's also a ride it as it is bike, not worth upgrading anything just replace wear items as needed. That said, it will be fine for everything you want to use it for.
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Old 05-27-11, 07:22 PM   #6
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i would not spend more than $50 on it. i pick up an old ccm ice in almost new shape for $10 and i have seen a few others on the market for around $20-$30. i figure since you can buy a brand new cheap non suspension bike for $80 why spend twice that on someones used bike that may have been abused. i guess it just depends on where you live on how much a bike cost.
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Old 05-27-11, 07:45 PM   #7
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I would say keep looking. He obviously thinks it is worth more than it actually is. Dont be tricked simply by the brand. You can get a much better bicycle for the same price, or one that is just as good for $60. Be patient and im sure you can find one that will work best for you at a better price.
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Old 05-27-11, 07:58 PM   #8
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I guess I liked the frame (chromoly).

He emailed me back and said he wouldn't come down, and I said no thanks.

So, not happenin'.
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The bike in the photo looks closer to 20 years old.
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