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    Used bike advise

    I've been or of mountain biking awhile and am looking at buying a used bike. Specifically a 2014 Trek Remedy 8 650b,but am wondering is that too old or would it still be up to today's standards?

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    it depends on the price, people use to want too much money for their used bikes usually not much lower of not higher than end of the season online closeout. the bike isn't really too old, it has 27.5, internal routing for dropper, you will find new suspension fork/shock for it.

    But that has to be pretty low price and depending on your budget you might find new bikes for not much more than what people are asking on pinkbike

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    2014 bikes are unrideable by today's standards. They're slow uphill, dangerous to ride downhill, It's like using an old computer, they'll do the job but it's a constant struggle to work with and a virus can knock out the system anytime.

    I recommend getting a fresh 2017 bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel Calf View Post
    2014 bikes are unrideable by today's standards. They're slow uphill, dangerous to ride downhill,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steel Calf View Post
    2014 bikes are unrideable by today's standards. They're slow uphill, dangerous to ride downhill, It's like using an old computer, they'll do the job but it's a constant struggle to work with and a virus can knock out the system anytime.

    I recommend getting a fresh 2017 bike.
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    It should be good enough but the price would have to be right. Maybe $1200 if it's in good condition.
    Everyone is entitled to my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghoti View Post
    It should be good enough but the price would have to be right. Maybe $1200 if it's in good condition.
    Bicycle Blue Book values it a little higher than that. Depends on condition/maintenance but frame, wheels and fork look good. Other stuff can be changed.

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    I was in the same boat. Usually you will need to have the forks and shock rebuilt too. It adds up quick.

    I just went with a motobecane Hal6 pro. If the frame shits the bed I can warranty it or switch my parts over to something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fltrail View Post
    I've been or of mountain biking awhile and am looking at buying a used bike. Specifically a 2014 Trek Remedy 8 650b,but am wondering is that too old or would it still be up to today's standards?
    The only thing I see that you are giving up with a 2014 is the 1x 11sp 11-42 drive train and a few mm's shorter chain stays.

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