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Looking for used MTB bike, max budget 750 €

xslbmlqoxslbmlqo Posts: 25
edited July 2017 in MTB buying advice
Hello fellas.

I want to buy good used bike and I plan to spend 750 € max. I found some bikes but two of them caught my eye. Both bikes are Ghost and both have similar equipment - Deore XT.

First bike:
Ghost HTX 2975
Fork: Fox Racing Shox
Brakes: Deore XT
Gear Shifters: Deore XT
Front Derailleur: Deore XT
Rear Derailleur: Deore XT
Crankset: Deore XT
Hubs: Deore XT
Thru Axle: Deore XT
Disc Rotors: Deore XT
Saddle: Ghost
Handlebar: Ghost
Stem: Ghost
Grips: Ghost
Tyres: Schwalbe Rocket Ron
Wheels: Alex Rims
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Second bike:
Ghost HTX 7500
Fork: RockShox Reba
Brakes: Deore XT
Gear Shifters: Deore XT
Front Derailleur: Deore XT
Rear Derailleur: Deore XT
Crankset: Deore XT
Hubs: Deore XT
Thru Axle: Deore XT
Disc Rotors: Deore XT
Saddle: Ghost
Handlebar: Ghost
Stem: Ghost
Grips: Ghost
Tyres: Schwalbe Rocket Ron
Wheels: Alex Rims
ghost-htx-actinum-7500-2012-mountain-bike-EV158705-9999-1.jpg

Bikes looks similar like those on given images.

I need your evaluation of those bikes. What you mean, how much they worth?

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    Second hand, who can say?
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  • xslbmlqoxslbmlqo Posts: 25
    We can suppose than condition of bike is good, but I need some help from experienced drivers, because I need to know real value of bikes. Do not want to pay more than bicycle worth.
  • It looks like there is nothing in it. Both were around £1800 when new. I think the 2975 is from 2013 and the 7500 is from 2012 so a year older. Personally, I'd be looking to spend less than 750 euros. I have a Ghost bike and it's really good though. Far more capable than me the rider.

    Can you get a test ride on them both? One might feel better. Don't worry about the value, worry about if you are happy riding the bike and if it feels like a good deal.
  • xslbmlqoxslbmlqo Posts: 25
    I can go to test those bikes. Price for first one is 780 € and for second 660 €.
    Photos from bikes:
    First:
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    Second:
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    Rule 16

    viewtopic.php?f=40034&t=12846748&p=17546828#p17546828

    Saying that they are probably worth what you are willing to pay.

    One looks like a 29er, one a 26er, so I'd buy the 29er. Assuming the size is right.
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  • xslbmlqoxslbmlqo Posts: 25
    Just want to make right deal. That is why I asked for price. Thank you for your opinion.
  • apreadingapreading Posts: 4,535
    Best way to judge the right price is to look on ebay at similar models which have actually sold and how much they went for.
  • Cool dad, I'd hardly call that a how much is it worth topic. Not a great way to get new members to hang around for too long. He only wants to make sure he's not being ripped off!
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    Except he specifically asked
    xslbmlqo wrote:
    ...how much they worth?
    .
    I don't do smileys.

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  • xslbmlqoxslbmlqo Posts: 25
    I think I was clear, RDG understood why I asked about prices. One more thing, I noticed that used bikes with full group of Deore XT (XTR or SLX) often are expensive than bikes with equipment in same rang.
  • Ok, well given that he's asking in Euros, and a couple of words would suggest English isn't his first language, I suspect he actually meant to ask, 'are they worth it, are they good value for money?', rather than specifically wanting to know the exact value.
  • xslbmlqoxslbmlqo Posts: 25
    Exactly what you wrote.
  • FishFishFishFish Posts: 2,238
    They are both worth it. I'd buy either and I would ask for proof of ownership.
    ...take your pickelf on your holibobs.... :D

    jeez :roll:
  • xslbmlqoxslbmlqo Posts: 25
    Well, I think that seller can't confirm proof of ownership because he is a trader.
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