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REI Arriba Novara Mountain Bike?

Old 01-08-23, 03:04 PM
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REI Arriba Novara Mountain Bike?

What is this bike worth? guy is selling for $100
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Assuming everything works well, price is about right. It has two traits I personally avoid: rapid fire shifters and front suspension fork. Tires look pretty old.
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why do you avoid rapid fire shifters and front suspension fork?
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Originally Posted by Azriel
why do you avoid rapid fire shifters and front suspension fork?
When they break they are hard to fix/replace. The shifters can gum up but usually a good flush with solvent will fix them. The elastomers in the fork have a finite shelf life and replacements can be hard to source

It looks pretty clean.
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Definitely looks worth $100. The fork and RF shifters can be replaced. Looks like a time capsule. STX was a great working group. Not sure what those brakes are, but they look halfway decent as well. Once that fork gets replaced along with the 30-year-old tires, it will be a good bike.
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It is a step above typical department store bikes. I think price is fair.
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Nice bike for a fair price. You will put a little money in it for expendables, but it looks good.
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