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Whats my 29er HT worth?

Old 11-11-17, 12:36 AM
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Whats my 29er HT worth?

Sorry if this is the wrong spot for this post, but I need some advice re: selling my custom 2013 Orbea Alma Hydro 29er bike or frame. The market has changed so much in the last 5 years and I haven't kept up, so I don't really have a good sense for what the frame or entire bike would be worth.




The frame is 16 inch (Orbea size small). Front wheel is stans laced to sram x9 hub. Rear is a Easton Haven. Race Face bottom bracket and chainring. 165 mm race face evolve cranks. Easton post and stem. Bontrager bars. BB7 mech brakes. sram 9 speed x9 rear shifter and x7 rear mech. Bonty X3 2.3 tubeless tires. Rock Shock Recon Gold fork.

Everything is in very good condition. The frame has a few scratches from one of the brake levers (since replaced)

Any advice for what would be a reasonable price for the frame and/or complete bike would be appreciated as well as if I am better off selling it whole or parting it out.

Again, if this is in the wrong forum, please let me know. Thanks.
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Old 11-11-17, 11:00 AM
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In my area that would be a 500 dollar bike. Priced any higher and you are looking at retail cost and someone can go get a new bike with a warranty.
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Is that 1x9? did you "convert" that from a 2x or 3x9 by replacing the crank with a 1x?
that I think makes the range useless for a MTB and the new owner will either convert it back to a 2x, or go to a 1x11.

not sure this is correct, the blue book says it came with 2x10. Also the picture looks like it has mechanical brakes? Looks like as it is it is just an MTB who doesn't really MTB. Or if someone wants to seriously MTB, they need to upgrade drivetrain and brakes. Both reasons to not pay a lot. BB says it came with Deore brakes.... if that is true, you already took off the good parts people look for and put on cheaper ones.

To answer your questions: it is worth what someone is willing to pay.... just put it on CL and if there is no response, lower the price gradually.
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Nothing wrong with 1x9. I used to run 1x9 fairly comfortably on my old xc ht with a widerange deore cassette.
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Originally Posted by HerrKaLeun View Post
Is that 1x9? did you "convert" that from a 2x or 3x9 by replacing the crank with a 1x?
that I think makes the range useless for a MTB and the new owner will either convert it back to a 2x, or go to a 1x11.

not sure this is correct, the blue book says it came with 2x10. Also the picture looks like it has mechanical brakes? Looks like as it is it is just an MTB who doesn't really MTB. Or if someone wants to seriously MTB, they need to upgrade drivetrain and brakes. Both reasons to not pay a lot. BB says it came with Deore brakes.... if that is true, you already took off the good parts people look for and put on cheaper ones.

To answer your questions: it is worth what someone is willing to pay.... just put it on CL and if there is no response, lower the price gradually.
I bought the frame and added parts. It was not purchased as a complete bike. Yes, it has mechanical brakes. I have never needed more than a 1x9 for midwest singletrack; but I am also used to riding ss. Brakes are BB7s--better than Deore in my experience. Yes, it is a dedicated mountainbike. Used on twisty, rooty, rocky, singletrack.
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