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    Deal or No Deal? Trek STP 300

    Bike: For sale on my local craigslist http://austin.craigslist.org/bik/4265459533.html

    Me: Daily commuter on road bike. Looking to get first mountain bike on a student budget. Hoping to spend no more than $500.

    Questions / Concerns:
    (1) This one is clearly old - not sure of exact year but approx 2001. Clearly at the time this was high end but I don't know with evolution of technology if I'm better off with a high-end vintage bike such as this one or a more entry level modern bike. Specifically, is lack of disc brakes concerning? Is suspension technology outdated?
    (2) Assuming that this isn't obsolete, what is a fair offer price?

    Thanks in advance!

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    I am not an expert on MTB. I had a 930 that I upgraded to a Manitou SX something front shock. It sat for a long time and I lent it to my bosses boss to ride. Wouldn't you know it, but the shock locked up. I eventually rebuilt it but finding elastomers was not easy. So, I'd check the suspension components real well.
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    Deal or No Deal?

    No Deal.

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    Senior Member Lascauxcaveman's Avatar
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    +1 on "no deal"

    He's spent too much for a lot of nice parts on that bike, but I'm always very wary of other people's old used carbon. Wouldn't recommend that bike to anyone who doesn't know exactly what to look for.
    ● 1971 Grandis SL ● 1972 Lambert Grand Prix frankenbike ● 1972 Raleigh Super Course fixie ● 1972 Peugeot UE-18 Mixte ● 1982 Motobecane Jubile Sport ● 1983 Nishiki Landau ● 1984 Peugeot PH10LE ● 1984 Bianchi Limited ● 1985 Peugeot Vagabond ● 1985 Trek 600 ● 1985 Shogun Prairie Breaker ● 1985 Raleigh Elkhorn ● 1986 Univega Nuovo Sport ● 1987 Schwinn Tempo ● 1996 Kona Lava Dome ● And a Bike to Be Named Later ●

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