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    Quote Originally Posted by Jyn View Post
    Aggressive Full Suspension Trailbike

    I plan on offering in the 600+ range. I really can't find a lot of info on the brand itself, but it seems like a solid bike.


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    If I remember correctly Origin-8 is brought in by J&B Importers, kinda like their house brand. I don't think that particular model is even available anymore and hasn't been for sometime. I would assume that bike is probably around 6 years old. You need to decide what an out of production 6 year old bike is worth to you.

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    I'm also looking at a 2012 Jamis Dakar XCT Pro Carbon for $1600, but I'm having a hard time seeing what the above bike won't due for me that the Jamis will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jyn View Post
    I'm also looking at a 2012 Jamis Dakar XCT Pro Carbon for $1600, but I'm having a hard time seeing what the above bike won't due for me that the Jamis will.
    With the Jamis you get a bike that is in my opinion in a totally different ball park. To me, comparing the Jamis to the Origin is like comparing apples to oranges. Both bikes will both get you to and from point A to point B but the ride is totally different. I would imagine the ride on the Jamis would be much more enjoyable.

    One thing you need to ponder when buying used especially in a situation like this when the bike is no longer even produced, what are you going to do if something goes wrong with the bike? You have no recourse. Are spare parts even being produced, can you even get a derailleur hanger for this frame? How much abuse has this frame seen? The bike is about 6 years old, there's some things you need to consider.

    I am not against buying used I have purchased used bikes and frames numerous times but what I was buying was still in production and was not that old.

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    http://austin.craigslist.org/bik/3867819974.html

    I plan on offering in the 600+ range. I really can't find a lot of info on the brand itself, but it seems like a solid bike.


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    Seems like it might be too much, have you checked eBay completed listings for going price of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jyn View Post
    Aggressive Full Suspension Trailbike

    I plan on offering in the 600+ range. I really can't find a lot of info on the brand itself, but it seems like a solid bike.


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    a bike like that needs to be in the 200-300 range but partially depends on the age of the parts.

    Would add that the suspension looks like a URT design which is known for bad pedal bob. It was an evolutionary dead end on suspensions. (Im no expert though)

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