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    Just purchased my first 29er

    Hey what's going on? I just recently separated from the marine corps and was looking for a hobby/sport to take too. I found a 13' stumpjumper for $1375 shipped. It was ridden only a few times. Is this a decent price for one in good condition?
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    if you already purchased it... before asking... isn't it a little irrelevant now?

    Congrats on getting out.

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    Thanks and I was curious if I ripped myself off. When I found it on ebay it only had 10 min left.

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    You're not being very specific - there are about a dozen Stumpjumper hardtail models.

    But yeah, sounds like a fair price for one of the cheaper ones. So you got somewhere between a fair and a great deal, depending on what, exactly, you bought.
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    If you still have a link to the auction... or just cut and paste the info on the bike... it may help a bit more.

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    Looks like the bike is pretty clean... hope you are able to ride the size... based on height/inseam... GL

    2013 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp 29 - BikePedia

    Wouldn't be a bad purchase at all.

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    Thanks I'm 6'2" and have a 34" inseam

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    Can you tell what model it is? Is it just called a stumpjumper comp ht?

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    Looks like you got a really good deal. Right size as well. It is just called the Stumpjumper Comp HT 29. Hope you enjoy riding it. You will have to post back and let us know how you like it after a few rides. Good luck and have fun.
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    it's pretty hard to get ripped off in ebay auction style, as they tend to beat any other source price wise. There are some exceptions to this rule.
    Ebay is the best source for buying bikes imo.

    Also, u got 30days or so to find anything wrong with it, or if it wasn't as described.

    Enjoy your new bike, you did good and saved a lot of money from doing the easy thing: lbs.

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    That is probably about fair market price for that bike. You got a huge discount off the new price, but no warranty, bike shop support, etc.

    Great bike for a beginner with all nice components that can last you years and years.

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    It's a '13... probably a left over demo that they had... "If it's from a bike shop......" Wouldn't a demo bike still end up being considered a new bike.. Under the pretense of it was in no one else has owned or registered but the bike shop themselves.

    This is just based on my opinion... you can ask the bike shop about the warranty legalities of the purchase... however everything else that would come with it is no local support/warranty.

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    The Specialized dealership around here are selling demo bikes same as yours for $1650+tax, so I say a good deal.
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    Everything looks great to me. It seems like you got a great deal, congrats!

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    Does anyone know if the bike has a negative fork air point?

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