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    Picked this up on craigslist, how'd I do?



    The guy built it himself so it's a bit of a Frankenstein bike but the suspension and frame feel really good.

    Voodoo frame with Rockshox Sektor RL Gold forks and RT3 shock. XT front deraileur and Altus rear deraileur. The shifters are 3x7 shimanos without any other markings. Seatpost, seat, and bars Diamondback. I put new pedals on it already and plan to change it to a 2x10 setup. Picked it up for $540.

    I haven't seen the frame brand before but a quick search on the forum seems like it's solid. Can't wait to take it out this weekend.

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    Looks like a good deal for the price.

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    A very good deal indeed. The $540 price is same as a price of a new Sektor fork. Parts are upgradeable but the frame is the most important. You don't see them Voodoos everyday. very good bikes.

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    That's a really solid find at that price

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    29er? Those rotors look tiny ^^
    to err is human... to face plant is frickin hilarious!!

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    great pick up man. The most important thing is fit, as a bonus all the components look great, and the bike overall is in great shape. What a steal. Maybe you can get some grippy skate shoes/five tens? or a dropper seat post with all the money you saved.

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    are you certain that's not stolen?

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    The bike fits great. Stand over is a little closer than I'd like but seated and standing feel really good.

    I hope it's not stolen. The guy seemed to be a diy kinda guy and said he built it himself. Is it that good of a deal it seems stolen?

    The rotors are 6".

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    Quote Originally Posted by TakezoKensei View Post
    The bike fits great. Stand over is a little closer than I'd like but seated and standing feel really good.

    I hope it's not stolen. The guy seemed to be a diy kinda guy and said he built it himself. Is it that good of a deal it seems stolen?

    The rotors are 6".
    Sweet deal you got there, congrats!

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    Nice score. I sold mine a few months ago for double that.

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    Seems like a nice bike for the money. Probably took the good parts off before selling it - wouldn't think it would have been built up with the low end drivetrain.
    Looks like it is big for you? Not much seat post in use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slash5 View Post
    Seems like a nice bike for the money. Probably took the good parts off before selling it - wouldn't think it would have been built up with the low end drivetrain.
    Looks like it is big for you? Not much seat post in use.
    Agree...the components don't much resale value but if they work that is all that matters. Enjoy!

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    Just noticed you said it was 3x7....which means a freewheel hub.

    Sounds like the the original owner had a entry level bike then bought a newer frame and swapped all the parts over.

    Frame is not a high price frame...believe you could pick them up new for about $750.
    I crashed hard enough on my Tallboy to break my leg,
    The carbon is way more durable than most people.

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    Picked this up on craigslist, how'd I do?

    Pretty sweet ride. What kind of pedals are those?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbikej View Post
    Just noticed you said it was 3x7....which means a freewheel hub.

    Sounds like the the original owner had a entry level bike then bought a newer frame and swapped all the parts over.
    not necessarily. you can put a 7-speed cassette on a freehub. but it looks like some of the parts came off an entry-level bike, so that might be the case.

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    Entry level bike swap over or not, it's a damn good bike for $540 as long as it's in good condition. Ride the hell out of it and don't look back. For what you pay to get an entry level hardtail, you did well.

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