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Old 03-10-21, 02:42 PM
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Recommendations for used Road bike

Hi There,

I am a new member and would like to get recommendations on a used Trek Domane 2014 bike for 1K, please let me know pros and cons if I go with this. In the picture it looks like a good bike and the current owner has changed the back derailleur last month.

Thanks, SP.
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Old 03-11-21, 11:47 AM
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I know zip about the Trek Domane from 2014 or any other year,. In fact, I know pretty much nothing about the prices of carbon fiber framed bikes, period. However, I do have some suggestions for researching your questions.

First suggestion, use eBay. Find listings for Trek Domanes. What people are asking for theirs is helpful, but the real valuable tool is to search for completed sales. Once you have a list of for sale Domanes, look to the left of the screen and click on the button for completed sales - you may have to scroll down a bit. That will tell you people have actually paid.

Second, check The Pros Closet on line. They sell good condition used bikes. Search their site to see is they have any Domanes for sale, and that might give you some idea. Keep in mind that The Pros Closet is a for-profit business, so their prices will be higher than what you should be able to get in an in-person used bike sale, but it should at least give you a rough idea of value.

Finally, based on about 3.7 seconds worth of internet research, it appears that the Domane came in a number of sub-models. I suspect (but don't know for sure) that they have the same frame but different levels of components. Keep that in mind.

Good luck.
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@bikerswo Since you apparently can't tell if it's a good bike or a good deal, you probably can't tell if it's your size either... or whether it rides the way you want.

Experienced riders can get great deals on the used market. Inexperienced riders ought to stick to bike shops... or at least have a real life friend who knows the ropes to help.
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And, depending on model, it might or may not be a good deal.
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