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Old 01-10-12, 10:01 PM   #1
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Would this be a good trade?

I happen to have a pair of Shimano XTR V-brakes. A guy posted on CL that he was looking for some V-brakes. I told him a few things that I was looking for, which included a rear disk brake wheel. He's got a Deore hub laced to a Mavic rim. I have no idea what these brakes or his wheel might be worth. Would that be a good trade or should I look for some cash on top of the wheel?
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Old 01-11-12, 10:27 AM   #2
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i think you are winning on the trade....i would gladly give someone V brakes for a mavic wheel, assuming the wheel is not all banged up.
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Yup.
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I was thinking it seemed pretty good to me. The XTRs seem to go for a tiny bit more $ than a wheel of that basic spec on the bay, but I feel like if the wheel is in good condition, it's worth it more to me to have a decent disk brake wheel than a set of v-brakes, even if they're "really nice" v-brakes. Guess I'll trade the guy straight up, then. Thanks, guys.
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Not a lot of info on the wheel specs, it's not a Mavic wheel, but a Deore hub, laced to a Mavic rim, are they DB spokes, is the rim in true / any dents or dings, is it centerlock or 6 bolt, what condition is the hub / freehub in?

If in good condition, and the rotor fitting you need, probably about equal for the trade
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OK, he just emailed me again to confirm the time to meet up and said that the rim is actually an Alex with the Deore hub. Stock wheel from an ~05 Stumpjumper, in good condition.
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No way that rim came off a OEM Stumpy. It probably came off a Hard Rock. The 05 Rockhopper Disc had Sun rims with eyelets and the FSR XC had Mavic 117s.
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I wouldn't trade away XTR V-brakes for anything less than a near-NEW wheelset. There's always a bike you can build up that'll need V's....

My 14-y-o daughter's bike, an upgraded Wally special, has a nice alloy crank, an old Specialized bar, Tektro carbon levers, a Mavic 819 rim laced to a Coda disc hub, BB7's, and Avid SD-7 V-brakes on the rear. The bike lost 5 pounds, and needs next to NO maintenance. ALL of that was recovered from other sources, and kept "just in case".
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^ The way I see it, though, cheap generic no name V-brakes will stop your bike on a dime and put you OTB if you want just as well as XTRs. I didn't need them, but I needed a rear wheel. I ended up doing the wheel, which was Alex rim and Deore hub that spins smooth after I repacked it, a Ritchey Pro stem that's a little long for me but I figure I can use it as trade or $10 on CL, and $20 cash in trade for the XTRs in basically mint condition. I'm OK with how it worked out and think it was a pretty fair trade on both sides considering going rates for the items involved in the trade.
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Definitely good you went for more than a straight up trade.
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