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That's a 2002 Trek 820. I know, we had that EXACT same bike, right down to the paint color and frame size. It's a great all around bike and an adequate beginner bike. IMHO, priced too high, try to get it for less. However, it's very rugged. Both my sons rode ours on MTB trails. My youngest weighed in at around 250lbs, and rode that bike over logs without bunny hopping, just sort of smash into them. The bike never let us down. Later, I used it on MUPS and really liked the soft ride of the steel frame. It's a tad heavy at 33lbs. We sold ours only because we just didn't need it.
Truth is, I hated to part with it. I think that color scheme is one of the best looking bikes we've ever owned. BTW, you'll want to change the saddle.
When checking it out, pay close attention to the fork. If it's too soft, be careful. It may be worn out. It's an entry level spring fork and if it needs to be replaced, then that would be a total deal breaker.
EDIT: And the dude selling it is not truthful when they quote $420 as the original price. It sold for $280 new and currently sells for $380 new, never sold for $420.
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