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    Motobecane Fantom Comp HT pricing

    I'm about to clean up and sell my current XC bike so I can build a 29er over the winter. But I have no idea how to price it. How much would you pay for this?

    07 Motobecane Fantom Comp 22in aluminum hardtail frame (gray)
    Rockshox Tora 289 fork w/U-turn and rebound adjustment
    Deore XT rear derailleur
    XTR chain
    Deore Mega 9 Rapidfire shifters
    Avid BB5 brakes
    Truvativ Isoflow Cranks (chainrings still straight)
    WTB speedisk wheels (still really true)
    Ritchey comp seatpost/cockpit
    Fire XC pro tires (never flatted)
    Specialized alum. bar ends
    WTB Speed-V saddle
    Crank Bros Egg Beater C pedals (blue)

    Probably 2-300 miles on it, nothing's really wrong with it but I'm starting to like racing so I want to build a nicer bike. It's also a little too small for me. I believe I paid $750 for it, and added a bit to it. Can I get $350-400? I will take it apart and clean it up. Also, is there a better time of year to try and sell stuff like this? And where would you sell it (ebay, here in the classifieds, ??) Thanks guys.

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    What year?

    older = less value. check all classified ads and do a Google search to see what your bike sells for on average, gauge your own market, then set your price. Expect buyer to ask for money off, so price accordingly.

    Often easiest to sell to a buddy or friend that has been eyeing your bike.

    Bikes often sell best in spring but you never know who's out there looking.

    Good luck, Jim

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    I'm pretty sure it's an 07. Could be an 06 though. I'll look around, just looking for some initial reactions as to reasonable prices. I don't want to ask for $300 when I could get $450, you know?

    Thanks

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    That's why you start high(but not too high otherwise you may scare people off)so you have room to haggle.

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    And JimC is right,spring is the best time to sell and fall is the best time to buy.I would pay around $350 for it if it's in like new condition for my son,that's not much more then the $320 I paid for his Trek 820 which is seriously entry level in every way.

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    OK guys, thanks for the advice.

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