08 Kona Kula Deluxe, used value?
I'm going to look at this bike tonight (with an experienced bike mechanic). The seller claims he has only ridden it twice since he bought it new and is asking $1100.
If the condition is really 'like new' do you think this is a fair price? I'm not interested in gouging the guy, but I don't want to be taken advantage of either.
Thanks for your help and input. If I buy the bike, I'll post up pictures!
Do a little research.
As an 08 I'd figure about a 35-40% discount if it was brand new in the store.
Since it is previously owned there is no warranty, so that is another discount in my mind.
A few other links that might help you decide:
I'd say he probably isn't being unreasonable although I might not want to put that much money into a used hardtail.
Thanks, I saw all those links, but none of then represent a used value. There was some 078 for sale in Aus but again that is not representative fo the price I would pay in NorCal. The 35-40% is very helpful and I appreciate the pointer on the warranty.
Wheelworld here in SoCal has been selling 08 models at around that discount since this summer. I picked up my Dawg Deluxe that way at about 40% off.
I picked up my hardtail Fisher several years ago as a new leftover at a 35% discount.
The Kula Deluxe looks like a pretty nice setup.
Well, I bought it ($1000) and the thing is cherry. My best friend who is a pretty competent mechanic came with me and verified that it had only been ridden once or twice so I feel good about it.
I am now the proud owner of a kick ass MB! Woohoo! cant wait to hit Anadale!
Thanks for your hep Archer (great name btw - recursive? Compound?) I will post pics when the sun comes out.
Thanks for posting this info. I just went to my LBS today and they have a 2008 Kula single speed that they have converted to 27 speed with full XT gear. Very nice build but with a rigid aluminum fork. The bike is brand new, just bee sitting around the shop for years. Currently they are asking $1250, but I think there may be some room.
Enjoy your ride.
Used to do a bit of Recurve never really got into the compound, haven't done a lot recently.
Glad this helped, that was my intent in posting my purchase price.
Originally Posted by Juntura
Looking back on this thread is a trip.
I've been riding this bike for almost a year now and I LOVE it! Of course I have no frame of reference but it handles everything I throw at it; rock gardens, steep rocky climbs, fast hardpack, just awesome everywhere. I even did a 24 hour race that was a mud fest and had a blast there too.
So 1 year later I have zero failures on the XT kit, the frame is dented by several rocks and looks like it is ridden 3 days a week in all condiotions, cus it is!
I've have gone from 115lbs to 185 and having a lot of fun.
Last edited by Taranis; 12-08-2010 at 06:41 PM.
This thread is worthless, and a lie, without pictures.