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    Deal/No Deal?

    Hi All,

    I have made a decision to get back into mountain biking again (been 20 years) and am looking at a used 09 Stumpjumper Elite from a reputable local shop (http://norcalcycling.com/) for $1800.

    It's one of their demo bikes and I'm not sure if they offer any kind of warranty. Seems like this bike gives me a much higher quality set of components than a new bike (even last years model) would for the price.

    I'm 35 in pretty good shape, have a highly competitive nature and am an adrenaline junkie

    I would really appreciate your advice or thoughts.

    Thanks!

    Taranis

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    It's a nice bike with good components and would be great for you getting back in the sport with a very capable bike, but $1800 isn't the deal of a lifetime for used/demo bike, it's about the going rate.

    A quick check of ebay completed auctions shows:
    brand new 2009 size XL elite sold for $1650
    2009 demo/test medium elite sold for $1850
    2009 well taken care of medium elite sold for $1400

    current auctions:
    2009 demo/test medium elite for $1695 BIN
    2009 super clean large elite for $1750 opening bid
    2009 never ridden off road large elite for $1799 opening bid

    Tell them you'll do $1600 out the door.

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    Thanks Whitedog! (I should have checked e-bay doh!)

    Apreciate the feedback

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    check out NEW closeouts before you pull the trigger

    Quote Originally Posted by Taranis
    Thanks Whitedog! (I should have checked e-bay doh!)

    Apreciate the feedback
    09 STUMPJUMPER ELITE 1999.99 in all sizes when I went by go-ride in RC NEW with warrantee --
    Jt

    Here are a few Video Trail Guides I shot - just for fun:
    http://destinationproductions.com/cu...PassionTrails/

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    Quote Originally Posted by diver160651
    09 STUMPJUMPER ELITE 1999.99 in all sizes when I went by go-ride in RC NEW with warrantee --
    Do you have a link to that price?

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    here it is --

    Quote Originally Posted by Taranis
    Do you have a link to that price?
    http://www.goridebicycles.com/Site/Closeoutlist.htm
    Jt

    Here are a few Video Trail Guides I shot - just for fun:
    http://destinationproductions.com/cu...PassionTrails/

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    You rock!
    Thanks Very much!

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    Well, they would not budge below a hundred and the Bike turned out to be really beat up. When I pointed that out they said that they were letting it go at cost.... but it was hella used, dirty chain, wheels out of true. what a bummer.

    Off to goride I go.

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