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    Hi everyone. I just got back into cycling and wanted to pick up a nice mountain bike. Iíve been riding road most of this year and just got the itch for the trails again. I havenít ridden off road since I had a GT HT back in the early 2000s. I rented a Specialized Comp 29 and was amazed at how capable these new bikes are. I started poking around the local marketplace and stumbled upon a 2018 Evil Wreckoning. What are your thoughts?
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    It looks like it was used by a 280 pounder.
    I only buy used from 160 or less.
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    Your going to gamble on any used carbon mtb. That looks like a pretty solid deal provided that rash by the BB is just superficial (it looks that way from the pics). Keep in mind that's a big mountain slayer...not exactly a trail bike. If you have the terrain for it that's an awesome bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evil0ne View Post
    Hi everyone. I just got back into cycling and wanted to pick up a nice mountain bike. Iíve been riding road most of this year and just got the itch for the trails again. I havenít ridden off road since I had a GT HT back in the early 2000s. I rented a Specialized Comp 29 and was amazed at how capable these new bikes are. I started poking around the local marketplace and stumbled upon a 2018 Evil Wreckoning. What are your thoughts?
    With a little of patience you can put something even better with your budget. Spend that amount and weíre is the warranty, I put the one I have together with what I like and still way lower that your budget and the only thing use was the frame and fork. Everything else is new and under 25 pounds. Just saying.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 33red View Post
    It looks like it was used by a 280 pounder.
    I only buy used from 160 or less.
    Millions of bikes collect dust, find 1 that fits you.
    As a 220+ pounder that's interesting. More concerned with the added stress on the frame, etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    Your going to gamble on any used carbon mtb. That looks like a pretty solid deal provided that rash by the BB is just superficial (it looks that way from the pics). Keep in mind that's a big mountain slayer...not exactly a trail bike. If you have the terrain for it that's an awesome bike.
    Thanks for your input. Hope he still has it so I can see it in person when I get back in town.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evil0ne View Post
    As a 220+ pounder that's interesting. More concerned with the added stress on the frame, etc?
    Everywhere, frame, wheels, suspension, transmission. I am 137 i just do not stress a bike. Chain etc.. very little need for maintenance. It sounds terrible bike allmost new had many parts replaced. All the others will need soon. I read cassette broken, even trying i could never. For wheels many manufacturer mention more frequent retensioning of spokes. I worked with a rickshaw we had 36 spokes to carry heavy loads.

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    I wouldn't touch that bike with a 10 foot pole.

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    Id try and get for a bit less... the real issue for me is that its about a 2 hour drive to get to trails that would justify that type of bike. I would really give some thought to the trails you will be ridding, could take some fun out mellow trails and be a bit much to drag around if its not needed.

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    hard pass... I would not own an evil without a warranty.

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    Thank you for the input; I hope to find something soon. It's almost prime riding season.

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