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Good Deal for Pilot 2.1 WSD?

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Old 09-18-09, 04:36 AM
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Good Deal for Pilot 2.1 WSD?

My wife is looking to get a bike. She has never really road ridden before untill she got her hands on my Caad8 Sprint. Now she is in love. We went to the LBS to look at some Trek's (he sells trek, cdale, and GF, but really only stocks Trek) and had happend to be selling a Pilot 2.1 for a gentleman that just bought a Madone 5.5 wsd for is wife. She had a black and pink Pliot 2.1 WSD that looks absloutly brand new. Not a scratch on it or even a nick. Shop owner said he maintained the bike, and he does a great job, he takes care of my Cdale. The bike has 4500 miles on it and is asking 650. Is that a good price?
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It's a Pilot 2.1 and not a regular Trek 2.1? Pilots have a longer head tube and a pretty relaxed geometry versus the current 2.1. They're a comfortable bike but not overly fast. Geometry does depend on the year.

They were a $1400-$1500 MSRP bike new, so if in excellent condition it's worth the asking price. Oldest the Pilot line is is 2005, so it's not that old.
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My wife road it today, and she really liked it. I road it and felt way too cramped. Seat could have come up another 2 inches. But everything shifted effortlessly and all in all felt like a great bike. Not sure if its just me, but before buying my Cannondale Sprint Caad 8 I road a 1.2 and now have been on this 2.1 Pilot, but the crank just seems to be a shorter stroke??? Am I just being wierd or is it possible? I am new to biking, well, new to being on a bike costing more than 50$ Last bike I bought was a Gitane when I was 15 and I'm 28 now.
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