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    What's one season in miles?

    Many times that I ask to buy a part, the seller tells me that they used it for a season.

    How many miles is a season? I just want to have an idea of how used is a part that's been used for "only one season". In this case it's a fork that's been used for "only one season". How used is it then?

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    haha, thats slang for "I used it, it still works, if it breaks the first time you use it, too bad!!!" seriously, it varies for everyone. When someone says season, to me it sounds like they actually race and racers tend to log a ton of miles.

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    Yep

    Used for a season means used.

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    All of the above plus.
    1 a season is pretty much what many refer to as 1 year but sounds less.
    2 Using the term season seems to make them feel more "in"


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    Thanks again.

    How used would a fork be if it's been used "only once for a 500 mile tour on the great divide mountain bike route in Colorado"?

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    Like new, unless he crashed it head on

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    500 mile portion of great divide in Colorado is not a season it's a few days max. The whole underground race is roughly 2500 miles and its like a couple of weeks race. For some forks it's barely broken in. Just be aware of something that's too good to be true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimi1885 View Post
    500 mile portion of great divide in Colorado is not a season it's a few days max. The whole underground race is roughly 2500 miles and its like a couple of weeks race. For some forks it's barely broken in. Just be aware of something that's too good to be true.
    I would agree. For someone to attempt the Tour Divide, I'd picture them as being a bit more hardcore than most. Why would someone put on 500 miles on something and then abruptly sell it if they are that dedicated to cycling?

    I suppose there's the possibility that they tried the item and just didn't care for it, but I can't see someone trying the Divide with brand-new equipment they had never used before.
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    If you are looking for number, it's probably between 1,000 and 3,000 miles. Most guys who ride more than that a year will have mutliple bikes they split the time on... now if they are a racer, and it is their race day bike it might be alot less than you might think, if it was their training bike, it's probably not worth it's weight as scrap metal =]

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    What fork is this? Gotta be 100mm travel right?


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    Exactly my thoughts...what kind of fork is this?

    Haha, a season just sounds nicer then saying "I used it for a year". Like others said, it's used, functional, shows signs of normal wear/tear, and is sold as is. This is where pictures really help.

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