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Frame warranty swap options and resale value

anthonyjacksonanthonyjackson Posts: 3
edited May 2014 in MTB buying advice
Hello - I'm looking for some advice from those in the know as I'm a little out of the loop.

I found a crack on my 07 trek 9.8 top fuel and my excellent LBS have arranged a warranty deal with Trek but I don't know which option to take.

A) free swap of frame to hardtail 9.9 SSL, keeping my '07 Fox forks, 26" wheels and SRAM X0 groupset.

B) pay £550 for a new 9.7 fuel ex or superfly 29er (I could raise the funds but not easily).

Considering resale value in particular.... What would you do ????



  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,811
    In terms of resale value, the new bike.
    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.
  • rockmonkeyscrockmonkeysc Posts: 14,774
    Resale value of a 2007 top fuel isn't much now. £500 for the new Fuel EX sounds like an excellent offer.
  • Or I can get the 9.7 superfly FS 29er on the swap deal.

    How much would someone realistically pay for a new 9.7 FS on eBay / pinkbike?
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Look on Ebay or Pinkbike.
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