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Buying a new 2017 carbon hardtail, good or bad?

Old 02-15-19, 06:57 PM
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Buying a new 2017 carbon hardtail, good or bad?


I've been on the hunt for a new mtb and after test riding a crap load of hardtail and FS bikes finally decided I want a hardtail. I found a leftover 2017 Specialized Epic Comp World Cup Carbon hardtail that fits me perfect, looks good, and I really enjoyed the test ride today. Downside is its 11 speed and a 2017 model. Upside is that its light, the bike weighs just under 24lbs on their in house scale even with a Reba fork, heavy Roval wheels, and Sram GX 11 so there's room to trim the fat later on. Its also a bargain at $1,900 compared to a 2019 model at $2,800. Only thought that has me second guessing the purchase is the fact that its 2 years old but its new, any thoughts on this?

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Old 02-15-19, 10:00 PM
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Should be in the back of your pick-up already
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Old 02-16-19, 06:24 AM
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Originally Posted by BrocLuno View Post
Should be in the back of your pick-up already
I like the way you think! I couldn't stop thinking about that bike last night.
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Old 02-16-19, 06:47 AM
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Offer $1700 and see if they'll take it. Maybe they'll come down $100 or throw in some goodies.
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Old 02-25-19, 12:42 PM
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like that
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Originally Posted by dvdslw View Post
Downside is its 11 speed and a 2017 model.
This is not a downside to this bike.
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Did you buy it at the end?
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Did you find this in a LBS?
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