Cheap Craigslist Bike - Opinions?
Any thoughts on this bike? $300 (or a little less with some haggling) looks like a nice deal to me.
2007 DiamondBack Response Comp (original MSRP $650.00)
Frame & Fork
Frame Tubing Material TIG-welded 6061 T6 aluminum
Fork Brand & Model Marzocchi MZ Comp, 120mm
Brakeset Avid BB5 Disc w/ 6" rotors brakes, Avid FR-5 levers
Shift Levers SRAM SX5 trigger 9spd
Front Derailleur SRAM X-7
Rear Derailleur SRAM X-7
Crankset Truvativ Blaze Power Spline, 22/32/44 teeth
Bottom Bracket Truvativ Power Spline
Rear Cogs 9-speed, 11 - 34 teeth
Chain KMC Z9000
Hubs Front: Alloy w/ CNC Disc Mount, Rear: Alloy Cassette w/ CNC Disc Mount
Rims Sun Ditch Witch, 32-hole
Tires 26 x 2.10" Kenda Klaw XT
Spoke Brand Stainless steel, 14ga. (2.0mm) straight gauge
Looks like an OK price but not a killer deal. One thing I've learned about Craigslist is that great deals are normally snatched up fast. The ad is dated 2 weeks ago, so the guy might be willing to drop the price if he really wants to get rid of it. The specs/components on the bike aren't bad, but its perceived value is likely hampered by the fact that it's sold at sporting goods stores (instead of "real" bike shops). Personally I would try to haggle the price down to $200 - $240.
if you could get him down on the price, its in good shape, and its the right size, you should snag it.
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I would pick it up for $200-$250 and then swap out the frame.
I was thinking the same thing.
Originally Posted by MaKn
Also, researching the fork and the rims has revealed that they aren't the greatest parts. (Putting it lightly.)
I figure I'll see how it looks, how it fits me, and offer $240. Maybe it hasn't sold because he's not willing to budge?