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    How would you spend $500 on a stock Avalanche 3.0?

    I got a sweet deal on a like new Avalanche 3.0 ($150) from Craigslist. I think it's a 2008 but I'm not 100% sure. Anyway...I also received a $500 gift card for JensonUSA.com for my birthday. I'm trying to decide what to spend it on.

    If you were in my shoes how would you spend the $500?

    Here are a few pics of the bike. Can anyone verify what year this bike was made, 2007 or 2008?








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    If there's nothing wrong with the bike, I would say wait until something breaks. Then replace that.

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    If you got a sweat deal...I'd resell it and add the 500 to what you get and buy UP....try to find a remaining 08 in something your size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126
    If you got a sweat deal...I'd resell it and add the 500 to what you get and buy UP....try to find a remaining 08 in something your size.
    That was my thought at first too...but it's a gift card not cash.

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    doesn't jensonusa sell bikes too? $500 could buy you most of an I-Drive, with only a little extra cash

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    Quote Originally Posted by nato_the_greato
    doesn't jensonusa sell bikes too? $500 could buy you most of an I-Drive, with only a little extra cash

    Actually I have thought about buying another bike but I'd probably go with a 2007 Peace SS 26 Inch. It's only $435 @ Jensonusa. I'm very interested in single speed bikes.

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    The Peace is a lot better bike than what you have, even though it's single and rigid.
    I might swap out the forks on the two, and use the Avalanche for a commuter and the Peace as a proper mountain bike. Or spend a little more and get a nicer susp fork for the Peace. They have some good deals on Manitou forks, but they're all through-axle. Sometimes you can find through-axle wheels for cheap, though.

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