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    BMW Enduro MTB ?

    Whilst fitting some ceiling lights in at a BMW dealership I noticed a dusty bike in the store room. I asked the manager about it and he said it was one that they used for display a few months ago. I've had a good look at it and it's seems really well specified.

    Manitou Black Platinum forks
    Manitou Radium RL shock
    Truvative KRG Firex Team Isis crank
    SRAM X9
    Hayes HFX Mag XC Hydros.

    Really lightweight as well.

    He said I can have it for 500 if I want it. Anyone have any experience on this bike?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberfyn
    Whilst fitting some ceiling lights in at a BMW dealership I noticed a dusty bike in the store room. I asked the manager about it and he said it was one that they used for display a few months ago. I've had a good look at it and it's seems really well specified.

    Manitou Black Platinum forks
    Manitou Radium RL shock
    Truvative KRG Firex Team Isis crank
    SRAM X9
    Hayes HFX Mag XC Hydros.

    Really lightweight as well.

    He said I can have it for 500 if I want it. Anyone have any experience on this bike?



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    Offer him $350.00, then either keep it as a collectible, or part it out on ebay. Maybe even ride it, it does not look like that bad of a set up.

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    actually, i think that looks like a pretty dh sweet bike... wonder how much bmw sells them for...

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    I agree offer him a bit less, but even the 500 sounds pretty decent for that bike. Looks kinda like a SC Nomad and the specs are decent. Has it even beem riden?
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    looks more like a specialized enduro. the front triangle does resemble the Nomad, but it doesn't have the vpp design rear end. offer him a super low-ball: 20 bucks and a hug.

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    Guys don't forget this is 500 pounds so asking $350 might be a bit of an insult. Depending on the condition 500 sounds like a deal to me.

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    Whilst on ebay last week there was one of these for sale, brand new, wanted 2.5K USD. No watchers or any bids. So not sure what they are worth. Just looked then to see if I could find the link, but the sale has finished. There is a Porche bike on there too fo rbig money. Not sure what these bikes are like. Nice specs, but no knowledge of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whafe
    Whilst on ebay last week there was one of these for sale, brand new, wanted 2.5K USD. No watchers or any bids. So not sure what they are worth. Just looked then to see if I could find the link, but the sale has finished. There is a Porche bike on there too fo rbig money. Not sure what these bikes are like. Nice specs, but no knowledge of them.
    Porsche bikes are from German brand Votec which were fairly expensive on their own name too, don't know if they were any good but their specialty was a lightweight dual crown forks several years before Mavericks. Seems that the brand is now dead which would make getting replacement parts difficult.
    Votec had pretty funny ads though:
    http://www.bikerconnection.de/Home.htm (B&W picture is rip off from Votec ad, I think I have saved couple of the somewhere).

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    500 Gbp = 940 Usd

    I doubt you could touch a bike with those components for les than $1000 USD. If you need a bike, and it fits, then it's a good deal. You could certainly part it out on ebay if that's your intention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick25
    Guys don't forget this is 500 pounds so asking $350 might be a bit of an insult. Depending on the condition 500 sounds like a deal to me.
    This is also probably being sold by a person who has no idea about bikes, who would more then likely be happy to have anything for it and have it out of his store room.

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    ... and if we just ...

    Thank's guys. I went back last night and bought it. He showed me the BMW price list and it's 1799 UKP !!!!

    Never been ridden (well, maybe round the showroom a few times)

    Got it home and apart from being a bit dusty it's brand new. Even gave me the BMW two year warranty with it. You can take it to any BMW dealer for service and you get a service book just like a car !

    Fit's me fine, so I'm well happy. I was in the market for a new bike as well
    Very funny Scotty, now beam down my clothes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberfyn
    Thank's guys. I went back last night and bought it. He showed me the BMW price list and it's 1799 UKP !!!!

    Never been ridden (well, maybe round the showroom a few times)

    Got it home and apart from being a bit dusty it's brand new. Even gave me the BMW two year warranty with it. You can take it to any BMW dealer for service and you get a service book just like a car !

    Fit's me fine, so I'm well happy. I was in the market for a new bike as well
    pics pics pics...

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    Good for you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberfyn
    Thank's guys. I went back last night and bought it. He showed me the BMW price list and it's 1799 UKP !!!!

    Never been ridden (well, maybe round the showroom a few times)

    Got it home and apart from being a bit dusty it's brand new. Even gave me the BMW two year warranty with it. You can take it to any BMW dealer for service and you get a service book just like a car !

    Fit's me fine, so I'm well happy. I was in the market for a new bike as well
    Sounds like the perfect match. Rider needs bike. Rider finds bike. Rider gets deal. Rider and bike both happy. Give us a ride report and some pics.

    Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberfyn
    Thank's guys. I went back last night and bought it. He showed me the BMW price list and it's 1799 UKP !!!!

    Never been ridden (well, maybe round the showroom a few times)

    Got it home and apart from being a bit dusty it's brand new. Even gave me the BMW two year warranty with it. You can take it to any BMW dealer for service and you get a service book just like a car !

    Fit's me fine, so I'm well happy. I was in the market for a new bike as well
    Good deal all-round!

    I really like the look of the bike.

    I was going to bring up the fit issue. It is not worth buying if it is the wrong size.
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    Give us some dusty pics, then a spanking clean pic, then some action pics....
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    LOL. It's already in a hundred bits! Doing a full strip, clean and rebuild.

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    Very funny Scotty, now beam down my clothes!

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    Well once it fits OK then you're good to go, Great Deal. You will definitely have a unique bike, that's for sure bet you don't see another one anytime when you're out riding.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberfyn
    Thank's guys. I went back last night and bought it. He showed me the BMW price list and it's 1799 UKP !!!..........Fit's me fine, so I'm well happy. I was in the market for a new bike as well
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    My only concern is that the chain is quite rusty. It looks like it has had no lube at all since new. And as it's been stuck un-used in a drafty storeroom all through the british winter it's pretty much siezed up. Is it worth working on? or do I get my LBS to swap it out? Never changed a chain, is it easy to do? It's the only thing letting the bike down really.

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    Changing the chain is easy, if you have the tool for breaking and joining it (from the LBS). Just put in a new chain that is the same length as the old one. Chains do not cost much and the tool does not have to be expensive either.

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    They were WAY over-priced at 1799 but a great deal at 500 + 15 for a new chain

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    Yeah, you're obviously paying for the brand name with BMW. But I'm chuffed (happy) to any pay 500 for it. I've never felt a lighter bike.

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    I'm trying to recall who actually makes these bikes. They were rebadged for BMW as part of their "lifestyle" marketing program. Don't worry Cyberfyn, it was a decent bike manufacturer, I just can't remember which one! May have been Merida, but I'm not at all sure.

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    No worries. I'd like any information at all. Until I saw it I never knew you could get a beemer bike!

    Mostly back together now. Just waiting on a new Shimano chain and I'll be off over my back garden and into Sherwood Forest (starts at the end of the field). 100's of miles of gentle/technical game trails and ancient footpaths.



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    Very funny Scotty, now beam down my clothes!

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    AMAZING you know how to pick a FS bike completely apart, yet don't know how to change a chain

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberfyn
    My only concern is that the chain is quite rusty. It looks like it has had no lube at all since new. And as it's been stuck un-used in a drafty storeroom all through the british winter it's pretty much siezed up. Is it worth working on? or do I get my LBS to swap it out? Never changed a chain, is it easy to do? It's the only thing letting the bike down really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyberfyn

    ...I'll be off over my back garden and into Sherwood Forest (starts at the end of the field).

    Ian F. (Nottingham UK)
    You'll have a unique bike if nothing else. Cool. Put a new chain on and have fun.

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