Help identifying this Specialized bike? (Pictures)
Hello. So I'm heading off to college this fall and am looking for a bike. I'm about 6'4" so I need a taller bike. But it's been quite hard finding one used that fits. One of my good friends dad is selling a bike. But he doesn't know too much about it. It's just a Specialized Mountain bike. Full suspension. No disk brakes. Has handlebar risers. He doesn't know what frame size. I've included some pics. Anyone have any ideas on what model it is and if it would do me any good? I'm gonna go ride it next week. And he's asking 200 for it. Fair deal? I'm a rookie. You guys tell me.
Based on the first photo, I think that's a 19" or 20" frame, which would be a "large" by Specialized's scheme. At 6'4", it's probably still be a size too small to be ideal for you.
A couple other thoughts:
1. a major-name full-suspension bike will be an elevated theft risk on a college campus. If you get it, don't skimp on your lock. A full-rigid old Rockhopper or Hardrock would be a lower risk.
2. if you need to ship the bike to its destination, be aware that shipping can be >$125 for a large bike in a bike box, plus you'll pay to have it packed. That's over half the initial cost of the bike, it might be better to buy one locally.