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    Need advice on 2006 Trek 4500

    I'm looking at a 2nd hand deal. Need advice on whether it worth buying. Thanks!

    2006 Trek 4500, used for less than a 100 miles. In mint condition. Asking for $300,

    Bicycle Type: Mountain bike, front suspension
    Sizes 19.5"
    Colors Steel Gray/Metallic Black

    Frame & Fork
    Frame Construction: TIG-welded
    Frame Tubing Material: Alpha SL aluminum
    Fork Brand & Model: Rock Shox Judy J1, 80mm travel
    Fork Material: Aluminum/magnesium, single crown

    Components
    Component Group: Mountain Mix
    Brakeset: Avid SD-3 brakes, Tektro aluminum levers
    Shift Levers: Shimano Alivio
    Front Derailleur: Shimano Acera
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore
    Crankset : Shimano MC09, 22/32/42 teeth
    Pedals: Aluminum platform
    Rear Cogs: 8-speed, 11 - 32 teeth
    Seatpost: Bontrager Sport
    Saddle: Bontrager Select Basic
    Handlebar: Bontrager Crowbar Sport
    Handlebar Stem: Bontrager Sport
    Headset: Aheadset Slimstak

    Wheels
    Hubs Front: aluminum, Rear: Shimano FH-RM60
    Rims Bontrager Camino
    Tires 26 x 2.20" Bontrager Jones ACX
    Spoke Brand Stainless steel

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    bad deal

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    Go to your LBS and see what they have leftover from last years models. you may walk out with twice the technology for around the same price.

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    Woah, seriously that bad? What's the price that you guys think it worth then? $200?

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    not a bad deal! Id offer 250

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    Yeah, that's exactly what I'm thinking about. 250 or no deal!

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    If it's really in mint condition, it's not a bad deal. You can't get a new bike with those specs for anywhere close to $300.

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    a new 4500 goes for around 700 but the parts are a bit better... Id pay 250 for it if that helps ya any

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    Hmm..Thanks for the advice! This is a 2006 model but I hope it's still looking good. Do you think this is a good model? Or I might get something better at this price (2nd hand)?

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    If you wait long enough, there's almost always a better deal, no matter what you're looking at. Try not to have grass-is-greener syndrome or you'll have a hard time being content. I think it's a good deal, and you could even try to get it for $250. But this is provided it's really in the condition you say it's in. If the seller isn't up front and it's really got a couple thousand trail miles on it, then that's a different story.

    Go on Trek's site and compare the prices and specs of current 4 series bikes. The 4300 is $769 MSRP and it doesn't even have a Deore derailleur. And there's nothing wrong with 8spd drive trains IMHO. Manufacturers are selling less bike for more money these days.

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    Man, I gotta agree with you! Thanks alot! I'm looking forward to that deal. Any tips on checking the condition of a 2nd hand bike ?

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    I agree with him!

    Check frame and wheels for cracks, ride it and see how everything shifts and brakes

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    Offer something a little low. I think it would be a great deal then.. Sounds like low mileage as well

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