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    HELP PLEASE - Pricing my K2 Razorback Team

    Hey everyone! Looking for some honest opinions here on what might be a reasonable price to post my K2 for. I've been out of serious riding for a couple years...pretty much since graduating college and entering "the real world" as a full time employee, husband, and dad. Story is that I'm actually looking at heading back to school for another degree now. My wife, two boys, and myself will be moving to a college town here in Oregon and I'm looking to trade in my mountain bike for something more street-savvy for commuting. But like I said, I've been out for a while and am just really not sure what a reasonable asking price would be for my bike. General specs below.

    K2 Razorback Team (Medium)
    Manitou Slice Super fork
    Sun Rims Double Tracks
    Fox Float RL rear shock
    Thomson Elite seat post
    Bontrager XXX Crowbars
    RaceFace Evolve DH crankset and BB
    Avid BB5 (I think) discs F&R w/ Avid levers
    XT F&R ders.
    Bike's in good overall condition. Nothing's wrong mechanically. Couple small scrapes from normal wear and tear.

    Any direction would great! Thanks again everyone.

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    400--$430 max
    I hate to say this but your fork and brakes are undesirable
    your rear shock is OK and its well...not really a sought after bike
    like a santa cruz, specialized, trek, etc. Good luck

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    Impossible to give even a ballpark figure without knowing the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatcat View Post
    400--$430 max
    I hate to say this but your fork and brakes are undesirable
    your rear shock is OK and its well...not really a sought after bike
    like a santa cruz, specialized, trek, etc. Good luck
    I appreciate the honesty. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck View Post
    Impossible to give even a ballpark figure without knowing the year.
    The frame's an 03

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    Why not just put more street savvy tires on it and keep the bike? I bet it would save you some money and you could simply swap the tires to hit some trails. Oregon and WA have some great trail networks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OP4guy View Post
    Why not just put more street savvy tires on it and keep the bike? I bet it would save you some money and you could simply swap the tires to hit some trails. Oregon and WA have some great trail networks!
    At "$400-$430 max" I'm having the exact same thoughts. It's really a fantastic bike and there's really no way I could justify selling it for that cheap if that really is all that it's worth now.

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    This is what has become of K2 while you were away: Take a look at our categories.

    I suspect as others have mentioned the conversion to commuter would best suit your bike. Hold on to it for another 5 years or so and it might have vintage value but frankly K2 was never super desirable even when they had pros racing Norba and Grundig world cups.

    It was a cool company wrought from another cool company (Proflex) but it really never had the engineering chops behind it, it lagged behind and then re-marketed itself in the Mongoose, discount bike world. Which was too bad as it was once atop the world in racing and coolness, girvin forks, lightweight CF bikes, turner derived Razorbacks. etc.

    Sadly like Iron Horse, Mongoose, Schwinn to name a few it just lost its way and fell from grace.

    Keep that bike, ride it and hold it dear as the apex of a time gone by.
    Try this: HTFU

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    This seller was originally asking a laughable $1300: ((K2 Razorback Team Mountain bike))

    Now it's "only" $850 obo.

    In my opinion it's worth about $400. Maybe.

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    I couldn't give away my ex-wife's Razorback even if it was new. Even as a great bike it has little to no resale value. I would consider parting it out, otherwise you are looking at $400 or less for sure.

    Good luck!

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