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  1. #1
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    Worth of my 04 Jamis Dakar Comp custom build

    I purchased a used 04 dakar frame last year and built it up ground up with all new parts. Im planning on selling it soon and want to know what a fair price would be to ask for of a bike with about 350 miles on it with the new parts.

    Rock shox tora sl fork 100mm
    fox float r 90mm rear shock- rebuilt last week
    Sram x9 shifters
    Sram x7 front der.
    Sram x9 rear der. - 1 week old, never ridden on trails yet
    Avid juicy 3 hydraulic brakes 160mm F/R
    Truvativ Firex Crankset with Sram cassette
    Raceface stem and handlebars
    Bicycle Wheel Warehouse Pure XM wheelset w/ Shimano XT hubs
    Specialized Captain Sport Tire R/ Specialized Captain Race Tire F

    Everything works great and my LBS always takes good care of my bike and just tore apart my rear wheel hub and rebuilt it to have 0 wobble and true the tires.

    I would like $950 for everything since the price a new bike would be with these components would be well over $2000. I would accept $750 at the lowest.
    Any input would be helpful in my decision to sell it soon or not.

  2. #2
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    id say your lowest is at least $300 too high. jamis's dont have any resale value, the frame is 7 years old, and it doesnt have a great spec. id be super happy at $500, but take $350.

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    Yes unfortunately these bikes don't hold their value really well. I was trying to sell my '06 Dakar XC Pro with '08 full XT components for about $900 and didn't get much interest. So I'm keeping it for now but eventually I'll probably just buy a new frame and swap the components over.

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    Older mountain bikes just aren't worth that much. Better to ride them than sell them.
    He who dares....wins!

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    id expect to see it listed around 500, and most people would probably lowball it down to 400ish. 04 was a loooong time ago in mt bike years.

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