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Old 08-14-17, 06:33 AM
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Selling My Specialized Epic M4

Condition is excellent. Barely ridden. Mostly stowed away. What do you think I can get for it?
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Old 08-14-17, 06:47 AM
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Your best bet would be to check your local listings, ebay, etc. and see what they are actually moving at. There is a bicycle book value site or two you can check for a ballpark figure as well.

I am not particularly familiar with your bike, but guess half of retail if in really good and nearly new condition only a year or two old. Less if a more current bike is out. If it's older than that is more often about half what you think it should be worth.
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Old 08-14-17, 06:56 AM
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New it was $2400. I found this which is helpful: bicyclebluebook.com/searchlistingdetail.aspx?id=92396 It's a 2004 model. They suggest about $450. What do you think of that?
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Old 08-14-17, 07:09 AM
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Found this: pinkbike.com/buysell/1666312/ It appears actually that the bikes fetch more than the bluebook references since they're kind of hard to come by?
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Ebay completed listings is a little confusing for this model. I searched for it and see that same bike sell for $700 and then for $376?

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...p2045573.m1684

Am guessing the first auction fell through and was relisted. So I'd guess $350 to $400 for it...

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Old 08-22-17, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by RowdyTI View Post
Condition is excellent. Barely ridden. Mostly stowed away. What do you think I can get for it?
I'm going to be perfectly honest. It's not in excellent condition, even if it's hardly ridden. It's old enough that it likely needs significant servicing just because the lube and grease has dried up in everything.

Having said that, it's probably still worth around $500, maybe more, largely depending on the condition of the fork & shock. If they still move smoothly then probably more. The Bay Area market is expensive and good full suspension bikes are hard to find. Most everything under $1000 is either older or thrashed, so you're in a good spot.
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Originally Posted by gsa103 View Post
I'm going to be perfectly honest. It's not in excellent condition, even if it's hardly ridden. It's old enough that it likely needs significant servicing just because the lube and grease has dried up in everything.

Having said that, it's probably still worth around $500, maybe more, largely depending on the condition of the fork & shock. If they still move smoothly then probably more. The Bay Area market is expensive and good full suspension bikes are hard to find. Most everything under $1000 is either older or thrashed, so you're in a good spot.
You're right the chain needs lube as it's less smooth than when new. However that's trivial and the forks and everything else seems in excellent working order. This is going for at least twice as much as the $500 USD you suggest. How do you think it compares? SAVADECK DECK380 Mountain Bike 27.5" T800 Carbon Fiber Frame Complete Hard Tail MTB Cycle Bicycle with SRAM GX 2 x 11 Speed Group Set: Amazon.com/SAVADECK-DECK380-Mountain-Complete-Bicycle/dp/B074L36BJK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1503892565&sr=8-1&keywords=deck380
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$450
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Old 08-27-17, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by RowdyTI View Post
You're right the chain needs lube as it's less smooth than when new. However that's trivial and the forks and everything else seems in excellent working order. This is going for at least twice as much as the $500 USD you suggest. How do you think it compares? SAVADECK DECK380 Mountain Bike 27.5" T800 Carbon Fiber Frame Complete Hard Tail MTB Cycle Bicycle with SRAM GX 2 x 11 Speed Group Set: Amazon.com/SAVADECK-DECK380-Mountain-Complete-Bicycle/dp/B074L36BJK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1503892565&sr=8-1&keywords=deck380
That's really impossible to compare. That's a generic Chinese carbon frame vs Specialized Al-frame. It's a hard-tail vs full suspension. I suspect that hardtail is easily 5+ lbs lighter, and definitely has a better fork, shifters and probably brakes. I can't tell if it's the new SRAM brakes, or the older Avid junk.

Almost no one is going to compare a full-suspension bike to a hardtail.
This is a better comparison point:
Save Up to 60% Off ALL BIKES FREE SHIP 48, NO TAX Collected 48 States LTD QTYS of these 5 Inch / 130mm Travel Full Suspension 27.5 / 650B Mountain bikes 2016 Motobecane HAL5 COMP Edition 27.5 / 650B Full Suspension Mountain Bikes Shimano Deore / XT 2

Everything on that BikesDirect bike is likely better than your Specialized.
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Originally Posted by gsa103 View Post
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Everything on that BikesDirect bike is likely better than your Specialized.
There is a thread for that ya know. Just sayin
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That bike you linked is way more than you said I should get for my Specialized. What gives? You want me to sell my bike for under $500 USD and yet that bike that is "better in every way" costs more than double that amount. So honestly --- where is a buyer going to find a bike on the level of this nearly mint Epic M4 for anywhere close to $500 or even $800 USD?
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