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Old 06-09-07, 09:52 AM
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Used Trek VRX 200 - worth it?

I found a lightly used Trek VRX 200 (17.5 size) for sale locally. Bike is listed at $500 obo
I was thinking of buying a NEW Specialized Rockhopper Disc or Trek 4300 Disc, and was fit at a bike shop recently for a 17.5 frame.



Would the VRX full suspension frame be sized similarly to the hardtail rockhopper/4300? I'm looking to do XC trail riding, nothing too crazy. Should I just stick with hardtails? Any known problems with the VRX (I couldn't find anything when searching). Thanks!
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Old 06-09-07, 10:13 AM
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honestly, just stick to hardtails. the VRX is an old, outdated design.
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I bought a used Univega very similar to this bike, it was my first fs, I have to lockout the rear to even stand to ride the thing ( so whats the point of having fs?) it is a pretty old design, on mine feel like I am on a pogo stick. So it sits collecting dust, and I went back to my Kona hardtail.

500 is way too much my Univega everything is Bontrager, Ritchey, and Deore and I paid 175

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Old 06-09-07, 11:25 AM
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I can't imagine that bike was even $500 when new.
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Old 06-09-07, 03:37 PM
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OK, thanks again for helping me scratch things off the list. Today I test drove some bikes and narrowed it down to 2 (new bike) choices... I'm going to post that in a seperate post so that I don't clutter up this one.
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Old 06-09-07, 03:52 PM
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^^ or... you could post it in this one and not clutter up the forum
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those things weight a frigin ton
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Old 06-10-07, 03:09 AM
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Wow. That thing is super clean for how old it is. Not a bad bike really, pretty much like a cannondale super-V from that era. If you can get the price down it might be worth looking into.
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Old 06-10-07, 07:07 AM
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one thing i forgot to say is that it has nasty pedal bob
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Early version of a linkage actuated single pivot, it's not a y bike. If I remember correctly the bike was over a grand when it was new. In fact it is the predecessor to Trek's Fuel line. Despite the weight it was a pretty decent bike for what it was worth. As to getting it now, I would advise to get a hardtail though.
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The VRX 400 was the top of the line of the VRXs and came with a dual-crown X-Vert R and sold for about a grand. The 300 was 700-ish if I recall correctly, came with a single-crown Manitou and a coil shock. 200 was bottom of the VRX food chain and came exactly as pictured above: lower-grade Manitou, base-model Cane Creek shock and sold for not much more than the asking price above. ALL THREE shared the exact same frame/linkage.

It was a solid performer and (for its time) light-freeride-worthy (well, the 300s and 400s). I would have NO qualms about owning one and would prefer it over some ^%$%$#$#^& hardtail. But the price is way too high. Would be a bargain around 250-ish.
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Originally Posted by dminor
The VRX 400 was the top of the line of the VRXs and came with a dual-crown X-Vert R and sold for about a grand. The 300 was 700-ish if I recall correctly, came with a single-crown Manitou and a coil shock. 200 was bottom of the VRX food chain and came exactly as pictured above: lower-grade Manitou, base-model Cane Creek shock and sold for not much more than the asking price above. ALL THREE shared the exact same frame/linkage.

It was a solid performer and (for its time) light-freeride-worthy (well, the 300s and 400s). I would have NO qualms about owning one and would prefer it over some ^%$%$#$#^& hardtail. But the price is way too high. Would be a bargain around 250-ish.
we made a killing at the bike shop the other week then, sold one for about 300 (maybe more)
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