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Did I get ripped off or is this a decent value?

Old 11-30-11, 02:28 PM
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Did I get ripped off or is this a decent value?

Hi all, I am a twenty nine year old guy looking to get into mountain biking. Not really interested in trying to do any gnarly jumps or anything but mostly for fun and fitness. I recently purchased a bike off of ebay and have no idea what i bought. Could you guys tell me if it was a good value and is it a good starter mountain bike? Thanks in advance. I really enjoy reading your forums.

2005 trek 8000
zr9000 frame
RockShox Duke xc fork
Wheels: Bontrager select: Durable welded rims, machined for smooth braking; OSB rear rim provides good stiffness. Hi-lo ATB rear Hub, cro-moly skewers, 780g 24h front

Shifters: Shimano Deore LX
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore LX
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT
Crank: truvative blaze 44/32/22 with ISIS
Cassette: Shimano HG-50 11-32, 9 sp

Saddle: trek
Seat post: Bontrager Select
Handlebars: Bontrager Select
Stem: Bontrager Select
Headset: AHS 1 1/8' alloy cups, semi cartridge, sealed
Components Bontrager race crank with shimano deore lx/xt 9 speed shifting.

I paid 355 for the bike plus 75 s&h. Did I get a good value and do these appear to be decent components and is this a good beginner bike? Any input will be greatly appereciated. Thanks!
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Old 11-30-11, 02:38 PM
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i have a trek 6500 and love it, totally stock and had it for 2 years. still kicking. the bike you bought is a 1500 dollar bike, ride it, love it, stay slim my friend! With the obesity raging out of control i tell my patients to ride anything, JUST STAY ACTIVE!
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Old 11-30-11, 03:06 PM
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As long as it doesn't appear to have been abused I'd say you got a pretty good deal. All the components would have been very good high quality parts back when it was new, it just all depends on how well it was maintained and how much it was ridden.
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Old 11-30-11, 04:00 PM
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The guy said it had been ridden very little because it was a bit big for.him. It had no scratches or anything on it. It is a 17.5 inch frame and I am 5 8 1/2 so this should fit me very well shouldn't it?
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Old 11-30-11, 05:43 PM
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On average that's a pretty good frame size for someone who's 68.5" tall. If it's in good shape, that's a nice bike for $430.
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Not a fantastic deal, but a good bike at a fair price. Enjoy it.
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