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    Well I couldnt find the xc section sorry guys. But hows this bike?

    My last bike was outgrown so how is this bike? I found it for 1000.
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    um, you found what bike? you forgot the link
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    Oopsie daisies

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    V-brakes for a thousand bucks?

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    Re: Well I couldnt find the xc section sorry guys. But hows this bike?

    What year? What components? Need more info. But if Berkeley is right (its has caliper brakes), this is a pretty good sign $1000 is way too much.

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    yep, pass on it. I recently sold a mint condition 3 year old Giant Reign with over 1k of upgrades into it for $1000. Keep looking...
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    Ya the bike has x-o components, disk brakes, new fork, and shock. So it has been pushed up to our days standards i would think.
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    yep, pass on it. I recently sold a mint condition 3 year old Giant Reign with over 1k of upgrades into it for $1000. Keep looking...

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    Well I couldnt find the xc section sorry guys. But hows this bike?-00y0y_eb8zlrqioeo_600x450.jpg

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    For XC, I'd say save a few more bucks and get a new/newer 29 hard tail. I wouldn't go much more than $600 for that Trek.

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    I'd pass

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    Hey that's my frame. I've rented 3 different "modern" bikes in the last year, and wouldn't trade for any of them. Nothing on it is original, though.

    Which fork is on it, and what's the wheelset like?

    Also, stand on the front pedal while holding the brakes, and see if there is more than 3mm or so if sideways movement. I was worried mine needed new bushings, and I am not sure if they are still available. It was just that the main bushing needed tightened up a little, though.

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    Re: Well I couldnt find the xc section sorry guys. But hows this bike?

    Hey Op, i know you're looking for a quick answer but you can't buy a bike like this or you're gonna get taken. You seem to be straying towards buying it because seller claims a few 'new parts.' Do the hard work and do your research, there is no easy button

    You say X0, new fork and disc brakes?

    1) which x0 components? I don't see any x0 parts in that pic, its definitely not an x0 crank or front derailleur. That leads me to believe its not an x0 rear either, b/c that would mean running a 10sp rear with a clearly older 9sp front.
    2) which disc brakes? How old are they? What did they cost new? What do reviews say about these brakes? Also those are probably the original wheels or at least the original rims (those are older rims for rim brakes)
    3) which new fork? What did it cost and how was it rated here and by other major bike publications like vitalmtb, bikeradar, etc. I can find you a 'new fork' for $100. Not all forks, brakes,etc are created equal.

    Oh and finally when you see a brake cable flopping around like that its a red flag. Either owner is sloppy, or, bike might be stolen. Thieves will mix and match parts from their take to try to obfuscate.

    Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddprocter View Post
    Hey Op, i know you're looking for a quick answer but you can't buy a bike like this or you're gonna get taken. You seem to be straying towards buying it because seller claims a few 'new parts.' Do the hard work and do your research, there is no easy button

    You say X0, new fork and disc brakes?

    1) which x0 components? I don't see any x0 parts in that pic, its definitely not an x0 crank or front derailleur. That leads me to believe its not an x0 rear either, b/c that would mean running a 10sp rear with a clearly older 9sp front.
    2) which disc brakes? How old are they? What did they cost new? What do reviews say about these brakes? Also those are probably the original wheels or at least the original rims (those are older rims for rim brakes)
    3) which new fork? What did it cost and how was it rated here and by other major bike publications like vitalmtb, bikeradar, etc. I can find you a 'new fork' for $100. Not all forks, brakes,etc are created equal.

    Oh and finally when you see a brake cable flopping around like that its a red flag. Either owner is sloppy, or, bike might be stolen. Thieves will mix and match parts from their take to try to obfuscate.

    Hope that helps.

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    Do you have pics of the complete bike or at least a full components list? That would be very helpful.

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    Well I couldnt find the xc section sorry guys. But hows this bike?-01616_3shlcjd0ulz_600x450.jpg

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    Honestly, I wouldn't pay more than $500 for that bike. I just sold a 2008 Heckler with "updated" parts for $1200 and it was way better than that Trek. Go to Pinkbike, there are hundreds of bikes in that price range.

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    Don't buy that bike.

    It's clear that it's cobbed together from a bunch of stuff someone had lying about. HOT stuff does come to mind. Stuff that sticks out: V brake capable rims; too long/not fastened brake line; barends with risers; crap pedals; seat completely at unrideable angle and position; gripshifts.

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    The original owner was a bit too tall for that frame, apparently.

    $1000 is steep, but I LOVE my '01 fuel 90, everything upgraded once, some twice. You'll probably need a new seatpost and stem to fit it correctly.

    Edit, like above, WTH is going on with that rear brake line??? not put together well, it would need a full overhaul.

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    $1000 and it doesnt even come with a 50mm stem? WTF.

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    Somebody Wal-Marted that poor Fuel right up. You should buy it just to liberate it from an abusive home.

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    Haha well all of you saved me from an expensive mistake.
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    Somebody Wal-Marted that poor Fuel right up. You should buy it just to liberate it from an abusive home.

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    lets start over

    whats your max budget, what type of riding do you plan to do?
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    I think i found the bike i want. Its a scott genius. New fox fork. Great rear suspension. Nice frame, hyrdrolic seat or whatever it is. And it weighs in at a cool 27 pds,
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    lets start over

    whats your max budget, where type of riding do you plan to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattarrules View Post
    I think i found the bike i want. Its a scott genius. New fox fork. Great rear suspension. Nice frame, hyrdrolic seat or whatever it is. And it weighs in at a cool 27 pds,
    The Genius can be a good bike. Just bear in mind that many of that series have a proprietary "pull style" shock. It's not necessarily a bad thing, but if it needs repair/rebuilding/etc, it will cost a lot more than a conventional shock. Oh, and if the adjustable seatpost is a Crank Brothers Joplin, consider it broken already and be prepared to replace it. They failed at a VERY high rate, even when sent back to CB for repair.
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