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    2002 K2 Launch 5.0

    Hi all -

    I was hoping to get a little advice. Here's what I got going on:

    -I've been shopping for a new mountain bike. I purchased a piece of crap Schwinn Ranger at target about 3 years ago just to see if I enjoyed mountain biking. Turns out I love it
    -My budget is $350
    -This bike would be used exclusively on "mountain bike" type trails - not for pavement or anything like that
    -I know that I can't get much "bike" for that money if I look for a new bike
    -Because of that fact, I've been searching for used bikes
    -I was shopping for a hardtail only because I know that I can't really get a decent full-suspension for the money I can spend (I realize this line alone could open up a whole different thread of conversation)
    -For super easy trails I could still use my cheap hardtail
    -Anyway: I ran into someone selling a 2002 K2 Launch 5.0 for $300
    -I haven't gone to see it yet, but assuming that everything is in good working order, is this a great deal, or should I keep searching?
    -I'm not in any real big hurry, but on the surface it seems like a great deal to me, but I don't know much
    -When it was new in 2002, it looks like it sold for between $1800-$1900

    Here's a link to the specs:

    http://www99.epinions.com/bicycles_2002_K2_Launch_5_0

    Thanks in advance for any advice you may have!

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    Welcome to mtbr.

    It looks like it was a nice bike back in the day, but buying a full suspension bike that old is fairly risky. K2 was bought by another company, so frame parts might not be available. It might pay to wait for a more recent model to come along.

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    Thanks!

    I appreciate the feedback.

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    If you have a K2 Launch for sale I want to buy one. Message me.

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