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    2000 Trek XO 1 -- good deal?

    Hi everyone,
    On my local Craigslist someone has a 2000 Trek XO 1 for $300 in my size. The specs are: http://bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeS...%201&Type=bike . Notably, this is on a 8 speed RSX drivetrain, has an aluminum fork, and also the crappy cell pics on Craigslist look like it has 32 or 36 spoke wheels of some kind, not the stock Rolf wheels. The gold color on that year is cool though.

    I plan on trying out cyclocross racing next season, and also will use the bike for mixed terrain rides (including some tentatively-ridden singletrack) and (at this price) a lower value commuter (as opposed to my Long Haul Trucker touring bike).

    Assuming nothing on this bike is terribly shot, would this be a reasonable value?

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    Well, for better or worse I bought it. Everything seems to be in OK shape. The fit is really good for me (even the WTB saddle it had on it), and I like the ride a lot. Just took it for a short ride in the rain on a fire road, and it did really well. The gearing is really very steep though--40 GI at the lowest. It's amazing how much lighter it is than my touring bike (which is admittedly a boat). It's my first road bike with brifters--it's really really nice. Braking in the rain is a little scary though--hopefully Kool Stop salmons and a better setup will help.

    At 300 dollars it can't have been the worst bike purchase, anyways. Gonna race next season and I'll have fun either way.

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    Cool! Have fun with it!

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    That's a great price for any bike to try out CX racing, and that one looks like it will be pretty good.

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    It's a great bike! Mine (blue) is still chugging away after all these years! I love it!
    It has been practically my everything bike: duathlons, cyclocross, light touring & commuting!

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    Bike has been great. I've ridden it through Wilder Ranch and the UC Santa Cruz upper campus, and this weekend went to Henry Coe State Park. The only issue is the gearing--uphill in wet offroad conditions standing out of the saddle with all my power just wouldn't get me to move another inch. I have a 50-34 FSA Gossamer crankset and a 12-30 Sunrace Cassete from ebay coming so hopefully I'll be able to make it up this stuff. It was good practice at dismounting and carrying, though! Very fun ride--it just feels more fun/responsive than my touring bike, and does just fine offroad.

    It's crazy how well it fits me. I didn't even need to touch the saddle from where the previous owner set it, despite them being some 14 year old kid.

    The color is seriously baller, although it's scuffed up and missing in a couple spots. Don't care.



    arctic hawk: by the way, when you toured, what rack did you use? My frame, at the least, has eyelets for fenders but no seatstay eyelets for a rack, or mid-fork eyelets. I have no immediate intentions of popping a rack on this bike, but it could happen if I end up with a daily commute with moderate theft risk. I'm thinking of lowballing every auction on a Old Man Mountain rack that clamps to the canti posts. I can also look into p clamps, as the cost of a used rear touring rack in my area is laughably minimal.
    Last edited by cpach; 03-21-11 at 11:39 PM.

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