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Used vs. New Rockhopper

Old 09-18-08, 06:13 PM
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Used vs. New Rockhopper

I want to get a Specialized Rockhopper Comp Disc. The owner of the local Specialized dealer, however, has offered to sell me his used Rockhopper.

Thing is, it's 2 years old. He'll put on a new fork (same as the new rockhopper) and a used XT crankset and BB, but the rest of the parts on the bike are either the same as or a little below what's on the new rockhopper comp disc. He's also including a decent (but not 'nice') computer and a set of lightly used slicks. He says $625 is the lowest he can go for all of this.

On the other hand, he said he'd sell me a new Rockhopper Comp Disc for $100 below retail, or $670. I like getting used stuff for environmental reasons, but I don't know about this. The crankset and BB are better on his used bike, but everything else is the same (or slightly worse) and is used. And I really don't care about having a computer. I want slicks to switch on and off, but they wouldn't really be that expensive if I were to buy them new, right?

What would you do?


(if it makes a difference, I don't want to spend more than about $750 on a bike, and --obviously taking into account components-- the less expensive the better)
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Old 09-18-08, 07:12 PM
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THe two year old Rockhopper was the last of the A-1 frames, the new bike will have a M-4 frame. Thats enough right there to say go new. I bought a Rockhopper used by the LBS at the end of the season in 05 for 33% off MSRP and they threw in a new chain and cassette. Also, they sold it as a new bike with complete factory warranty. THe discount this guy is giving you is just not enough to consider used.
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If you were in the mid west you would be in luck, The chain sporting goods store Scheels is blowing out all of there specialized stuff for cheep. I guess Specialized and scheels couldn't get along according to the sales man I talked to. $400 for a base model rockhopper.

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Sounds like a pretty obvious choice. Thanks.
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Where do you live? I wish I couldve paid 600ish for one. I felt like I was getting a good deal at 950..

edit: nvm I didnt read comp. I got the pro.

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