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Is this a good buy for the price?

jamethjameth Posts: 4
edited February 2012 in MTB buying advice
http://stgeorge.craigslist.org/bik/2838630723.html

Hey guys, like the title says, I am curious if this is actually as good of a deal as my very un-trained eye tells me it is.

I may even be able to get the guy down to $400



Is this a good deal assuming it is in half decent used shape?

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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Given there is no spec list, no details on condition, in fact no details at all (except the very useful fact it is red) I'd say no. Could be completely knackered,
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    Looks worn out to me.
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  • Thanks for the fast reply.

    I called the guy just to get a little more info, sounded like an older guy selling his sons bike, who decided he was more into road bikes.

    The guy selling it is certainly not an expert on the bike :)

    Assuming its not falling apart, would $400-$500 not be a pretty good deal?

    I am pretty new to all of this, I want a quality bike, but kind of want to test the waters a bit before I drop 2k on something new.

    Is the used market generally a bad place to start in my situation?
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Wouldn't touch it with a bargepole. Old, dated and possibly (probably) stuffed.
    Doubt may people here could advise you on the US market though.
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  • Ok, thanks for the replies guys!

    I guess I will keep my options open for now, and maybe just start setting aside some money.

    If anyone else has something to say I am still interested to hear it!
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