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  1. #1
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    2003 Yeti Kokopelli thoughts?

    Hola! While I don't consider myself a "beginner", it's been years since I've been on a mountain bike. I'm looking to get back into it and I came across this and wondered what you all think (I've already learned alot from lurking a while - thx). Great reviews from when it came out, but it IS an '03. Worth considering or not?

    He's asking $1575. In '03, it looks like it could be had from $1200-1900 when it was on close-out when they discontinued it...

    "2003 Yeti Kokopelli full suspension...:
    Manitou Black Super 80/100 front shock
    Fox Float L with lockout rear shock
    Truvativ Firex crank
    Shimano XTR Rear Derailer
    Shimano Deore LX Front Derailer & Shifters
    Avid disc brakes front & rear
    Upgraded to Thomson Elite 110/5, 1 1/8" Stem
    Shimano M520 pedals

    I bought this bike new in 2003 and rode it on two short trips ... and [longer trips] twice. It has been in my basement since ... This is still a brand new bike with full tread left on the tires. I have all the original receipts and manuals and additional photos."

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    He's asking too much for on '03 spec bike IMO. If the frame fits you, and you can beat him down on the price, i would definitely consider it.

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    Sounds a bit steep to me for a 5 year old bike. Compare to a new bike in the $1600 range. You probably get the same quality for most components as 5 year old high tech is pretty much standard today.

    If you really want a Yeti - then consider it. For a Yeti it is an attractive price. But I am partial to brands. After all this is a simple single pivot (so I consider the frame to be nothing special) and forks and shocks have made significant technical progress in the last 5 years.
    "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit." - And I agree.

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    I have the same bike-- in the same color!

    I got it for about $1100 new in '03 so he's asking way too much. The fork is a POS, it lasted about 1 season before it started to make alot of noise and was replaced by a Fox 100x. Otherwise I absolutely love the ride and feel it's worth it to upgrade parts rather than get a new ride.

    If you can talk him down to a more reasonable price, it is a great bike.

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