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    2003 Specialized Enduro Expert $1200 - good buy?

    Hi - new to the forums!

    I've been into road biking over the last few years and just moved to a mountain state. Loads of hiking and mountain biking trails out the back door (Los Alamos, NM). I want to get into mountain biking as well and am looking for a good option to start. I won't be taking any major jumps or anything like that, just riding trails that would also be appropriate for hiking (don't even know the terminology!). I want something that would hold up though if I do want to get into anything down the line.

    I wanted to get your guys' opinion here: There's a guy in town selling a Specialized Enduro Expert, aluminum frame, 2003 I think from some snooping I did online. Shimano XT Dual Control brifters, XTR rear deraileur, XT front deraileur, XT crankset, Mavic 317 wheels, 26x2.2 enduro tires. He's asking $1200. Seems like a lot for my first step into the sport, but I'm also willing to pay if it's a good deal. I'd also pay more for a new bike but wondered if this would be a good deal. I rode it recently and it felt good, but I just have no idea when it comes to this. Any thoughts would be great. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by apolling82 View Post
    Hi - new to the forums!

    I've been into road biking over the last few years and just moved to a mountain state. Loads of hiking and mountain biking trails out the back door (Los Alamos, NM). I want to get into mountain biking as well and am looking for a good option to start. I won't be taking any major jumps or anything like that, just riding trails that would also be appropriate for hiking (don't even know the terminology!). I want something that would hold up though if I do want to get into anything down the line.

    I wanted to get your guys' opinion here: There's a guy in town selling a Specialized Enduro Expert, aluminum frame, 2003 I think from some snooping I did online. Shimano XT Dual Control brifters, XTR rear deraileur, XT front deraileur, XT crankset, Mavic 317 wheels, 26x2.2 enduro tires. He's asking $1200. Seems like a lot for my first step into the sport, but I'm also willing to pay if it's a good deal. I'd also pay more for a new bike but wondered if this would be a good deal. I rode it recently and it felt good, but I just have no idea when it comes to this. Any thoughts would be great. Thanks!
    That's a lot for a bike that used considering $1069 with coupon gets you this brand new:

    http://www.backcountry.com/bmc-speed...d=BMC000X-BK-S

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    If that is the FSR version(full suspension), then the seller would be doing well to get $500 out of the bike. It's way overpriced.

    The BMC on the other hand, is a great deal from a reputable online retailer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gus6464 View Post
    That's a lot for a bike that used considering $1069 with coupon gets you this brand new:

    http://www.backcountry.com/bmc-speed...d=BMC000X-BK-S
    Thanks for the input everyone! Is that BMC a good bike? Also, how would I go about getting said coupon? If I buy a bike online, how much build would I have to do myself? I've only bought bikes already assembled at stores.

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    That Enduro is way overpriced. If you're looking at a new bike, that BMC would be a sweet first bike in that price range. It will come disassembled, and they you can take it to a local shop, and they'll build it for you, probably $60-$100 depending on where you live

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    Quote Originally Posted by apolling82 View Post
    Thanks for the input everyone! Is that BMC a good bike? Also, how would I go about getting said coupon? If I buy a bike online, how much build would I have to do myself? I've only bought bikes already assembled at stores.
    The coupon is on the site for 15% off a single outlet item. As far as building the bike it comes pretty much assembled. A shop can tune it up for you for about $60. Also the BMC comes with a warranty as well.

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    Way over priced for an 11 year old bike.

    The BMC is a very good bike.
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