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    Groupset in Mamba Gary Fisher 29?

    A friend is selling the groupset in a 29 Mamba Gary Fisher for $200. The parts are new.

    Is this a decent price?

    Thanks.

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    based on 2012/2013 mambas

    lets call the group set 7pc ( shifters, derailuers, crank, cassette, chain)

    not really, since most of the groupset is acera/alvino you can get that new for under $200 on ebay.

    that's really also barely an upgrade from most any recent set on a bike ( would help to know what you have already)

    if your already need to replace the entire groupset and he's installing it then thats a different story.
    Last edited by Slozomby; 07-16-2012 at 01:59 PM.

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    Waste of money; not much of an upgrade to practically anything...certainly NOT for $200
    Better 2 ask 4 pardon than 2 ask for permission. Recall that nxt time U feel you have 2 ask ur wife if U can buy something

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