Used MTB Under 500? Fuji/Gary Fisher/Specialized
Im looking to purchase a used XC bike and was hoping for a little guidance. Ive been riding on and off most of my life and am hoping to take my riding up a level. Living in Vermont, theres a bunch of awesome terrain to rip, at this point i'm just looking for the right stead to do it on.
Things id like to have are disk brakes, some decent front suspension, 29in wheels (if possible), and all under $500. Here is what i've come up with so far.
Fuji Nevada 2.0
2012 Fuji Nevada 2.0 For Sale
Gary Fisher Mt Tam (a friend offered it to me. I havent actually seen the bike he said it was about 10 years old and had the XT components)
Gary Fisher 2001 Mt. Tam Hardtail Bike Reviews - Mtbr.com
Specialized Stumpjumper Single Speed (I am intrigued by single speeds, but would like your input)
Specialized Stumpjumper Single Speed | eBay
Looking foreword to your opinions and thoughts!
The first thing is are they your size? How much for the Fisher? SS are cool ,as a only bike maybe not. The SS looks like it has been converted ,maybe ask if they have the parts.
Go to a shop and see what they can dig up from 2012/2013 closeouts. There's stuff still out there, just depends on if you can get something your size. I just picked up a 2013 Cannondale closeout on Monday. Saved nearly 50% off retail.
Cannondale F29 carbon
Cannondale Carbon Synapse
Jamis Renegade Elite
Kona Big Unit SS/full rigid
The Fuji Nevada 2.0 seems like a pretty good deal to me. It's a great bike for it's price range. See if you can ride it before buying though to make sure that it fits. That goes for every bike you decide to buy.
Originally Posted by aidanpowell175
Last edited by Max24; 03-09-2015 at 11:48 PM.
Im about 5'10" and growing (16 yrs old) so i'm assuming thats about 19" or 20" frame. The Fisher is going for $375.
I think I would keep looking and be patient. You can find good deals if you are patient. Check pinkbike, craigslist, ebay, often.
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