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    Can anybody tell me what my old 5 Spot is worth?

    I have been out of the game for awhile, and this bike has been sitting in my basement for too long. I would like to unload it, but I dont really know what it is worth. It is a Large Spot frame with the Horst Link. Here are some specs:

    CCDB Shock
    Mavic Crossmax Wheels
    X9 Rear Der.
    XT Front Der.
    Thomoson Post
    Pike UTurn 454 fork
    X9 Shifters
    CC Headset
    Hayes Comp Brakes
    Salsa flip lock seat collar
    WTB Seat

    What is a fair price to ask? I will pay for the SPAM when I list it. Would I be better off parting it out? What should I ask for the various parts?

    Thanks for any help.

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    Well the simple answer is that it's worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it. Unfortunately the used bike market is pretty soft right.

    I'd start at $1500 but don't be surprised if you have to drop it to $1000 or less to get it to move. If you have the original RP3 shock I'd put that back on and part out the ccdb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    If you have the original RP3 shock I'd put that back on and part out the ccdb.
    Exactly my first thought! If you part the bike out, you'll probably get about 20% more for it. $1500 would be on the generous side, closer to $1200. Frame alone with the stock RP3 is worth ~$450 these days. It still boggles my mind how the value of used non-carbon 26ers fell off a cliff about two years ago.


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    old parts don't have much resale value, but the ccdb is far from old and has the most resale value of the whole build. realistically, i think the price would be around $1000 or less. you'd be surprised how little expensive builds go for and this one doesn't have hse special parts that everyone wants.
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    I think Turner still has the 600 buck frame trade in deal toward a new ride. That may be an option if you are considering a new frame. That's the route I may go with my 5spot.

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    A peanut butter sandwich and glass of milk.

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    A peanut butter sandwich and glass of milk.
    Agreed, but it has to be chocolate milk
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    Without the CCDB there is not much this bike stands out with and may become very hard to sell. I would first try to sell as is. Parting out the CCDB or the whole thing is still possible, when you don't get what you want.

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