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    New to FS wants some opinions on a used bike

    Hi peeps, I got married last summer, on my wedding weekend some not so kind soul stole my brand new Mtn. bike, SRAM x-7s, Shox, etc., etc. Tragic I know, but that's what not storing your bike in the garage and not in doors gets you, my bad. So I'm trying to budget find a new bike and I don't think I'll get the components I got on that last bike, but I found a chap near me who has StumJumper for sale and I wanted to get an Idea of the deal. It's 1100 but the components don't all look stock and I can't figure out which year it is (I will ask that). Can anyone give me some tips on dealing with used bikes and specifically this one. Does 1100 even seem like a great deal, medium deal, or not at all? It's more than I want to spend so I want to be sure. Thanks in advance.
    -Behe

    http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/2331187672.html
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    Actually it looks like it might be a 2003, any thoughts? I doubt he bought it new then. Here's a link to the '03. http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...1&menuItemId=0

    PS: no doubt it's an '03, looks like he copy/pasted from the Spec. website.
    If it's in good shape anyone recommend a counter off that is fair to me, and good for him?
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    Asking WAY TOO MUCH

    The original MSRP was $1360 which means they went for about $1200-$1300 brand spanking new. So the seller is asking for near retail for a 8 year old bike.

    http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...+FSR&Type=bike

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    Offer 450$. I wouldn't pay We more than that for it. solid low/mid level parts and it's 8 years old.

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    Thanks guys, that puts it in perspective. I don't think I can go back to brake pads after discs anyways, I'll let him take another sucker. Any suggestions on a really good say hard tail in the 600 to 1000 range?

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    You can get a new Giant Yukon FX for $1000.

    http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/...fx/7326/44104/
    My Cannondale Lefty keeps failing....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Behemoth
    Thanks guys, that puts it in perspective. I don't think I can go back to brake pads after discs anyways, I'll let him take another sucker. Any suggestions on a really good say hard tail in the 600 to 1000 range?
    Used bike? Early 2000's cannondale caad5. Stiff, light, made in the usa. I'd take it over the majority of current model year hard tails at any price point.

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    Keep checking cl. You will find a good bike if you're patient.

    Look at this jenson bike for comparison when shopping for new bikes. Looks like it would be hard to beat.

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...t+Bike+10.aspx

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