Asking price for 1yr old PowerTap SL+ ?? quick help!!!

Terminator-X
Terminator-X Posts: 37
edited September 2010 in Road buying advice
Hello everyone,

I have recently come across a guy I know who is a selling a PowerTap SL+. The item has gone through one years use which would have included a full training schedule and races. It seems in good condition and works great when I tried it out. My question is what should I be expecting to pay for this second hand item?? Also noting that it is built into a very basic aluminium 32 spoke rim.

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    60% of new.
  • Pokerface
    Pokerface Posts: 7,960
    £500-£700 assuming it comes with the computer and a HR strap also.
  • No just the hub built into a very basic looking Alu rim, I have a garmin edge 500 and have no need for computer or HR strap
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    No just the hub built into a very basic looking Alu rim, I have a garmin edge 500 and have no need for computer or HR strap

    In that case 500 notes assuming good condition.
  • 500 still seems quite steep for what im looking at, from my research and from speaking to the man selling he supposidly picked it up for 500 built into the rim.
  • chrisw12
    chrisw12 Posts: 1,246
    Don't know if this will help, but I'd be careful buying a second hand powertap and perhaps you can use this advise as a bargaining tool.

    The reason I say this is because I've got two power tap elite+ which have both had to go back to Sarris to have the bearings sorted all within one year and hence within the warranty period (seems a common problem). I'd imagine that somewhere along the line the one year old wheel you are buying will have to be serviced, so perhaps factor this in with the cost.

    Powertap is a great reliable product but you have to remember you are dealing with a mechanical and electrical system that is on a very exposed part of a bike, for this reason I'm not sure you should use normal rules of thumb for pricing when buying second hand.

    Don't want to put you off buying it though, power measurement is a great way to train.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    500 still seems quite steep for what im looking at, from my research and from speaking to the man selling he supposidly picked it up for 500 built into the rim.

    Market forces my man... Market Forces.

    The SL+ is about a grand new on it's own with no wheel or computer etc...

    Paligap do an excellent job of servicing in a very fast turnaround time if needs be. Offer him 400 then and see if he'll take it.