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    GT XCR 4000 Full suspension

    Ok so I was looking and found a 2001 GT XCR 4000 Full suspension on craigslist for $200. It looks like it's in good shape but, I don't know and couldn't find the specs for this specific bike so I was just wondering if you think $200 is a good deal for this bike or if I should pass on it. I'm not a super knowledgeable person when it comes to buying bikes so I was just hoping for some input.

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    I'm not familiar with that bike but I'm sure if you posted this in the GT section you would have a better chance at an answer. Good luck.
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    Thanks sorry for posting in the wrong place

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    ok so after a quick google search I know what bike you're talking about now. If its in good shape $200 doesn't sound like a bad price. It is 10 years old though so be very thorough in checking out the condition. I would take it to a bike shop and have the mechs look over it before I made the purchase.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbles
    That depends. Can you go fvck yourself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by betelgeuse View Post
    Thanks sorry for posting in the wrong place
    By no means is this the wrong place, there are a lot of knowledgeable guys in here. I just figured you'd have better luck in the GT forum. There's more of a chance that someone over there actually owns or has ridden the same bike and can give you all the info you need about it. Good luck, I hope it works out for you. From what I've heard those I-drives are the $hit.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbles
    That depends. Can you go fvck yourself?

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