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    Is this bike decent?

    Is this used bike decent? Is it worth $1,000?

    This is a full suspension carbon fiber frame mountain bike. Its a medium size frame and Im 5"10 and it rides great for me.
    Here is whats on it:
    -Rock Shox Tora front suspension with lock out
    -Fox float rear shock with lockout
    -Sram X7 trigger shifter and derailer
    -Avid front and rear disc brakes
    -Shimano Deore LX crankset
    -Easton handlebars
    -2 brand new tires 29ers



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    What does it say on the top tube?
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    I think it's a 2004 trek fuel 100

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    Well, it is a 15 year old full suspension bike. I don't know why it would have new 29er tires as it is a 26er. The specs I'm seeing say it should be full XTR so a lot of the parts have been replaced with lower end parts. Depending on the condition of everything, it might be decent (though dated) but I think that price is pretty high.
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    No......it is not worth $1000.
    Bicycles donít have motors or batteries.:nono:

    Ebikes are not bicycles :nono:

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    Is this your first bike? For $1000, you could get something much better suited to you. I would be very wary of a carbon full suspension bike that old.
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    Agreed with above, that bike is too old to be paying that kind of $.
    With $1000 you can get a very good 2015-2016 model bike in size large (maybe a 29er).

    What kind of riding will you be doing with it mostly? Lots of drops/jumps? Just single track? Do you need full suspension? Are you climbing a lot or mostly pointed downhill?

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    Walk away, that's a crazy price.

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    far too much for a bike that old and low price components

    it only has 1000 value to the owner, but on retail, that is maybe 400 bucks MAX
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    As an example of brand new, right at your price point:

    https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/b...reenvisibility

    You'll have way more fun with this bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob View Post
    As an example of brand new, right at your price point:

    https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/b...reenvisibility

    You'll have way more fun with this bike.
    Now that's a solid recommendation. OP, that old FS Trek is waaaaaaaay overpriced at $1000 and even if you got it free, you'd never be able to change the frame geo to make it a truly fun ride. Modern frames are much more capable, confidence inspiring & fun, especially with 29" wheels and wider (2.5-2.8") tires like those on the Roscoe 7 that driver bob recommended.
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    I would be tempted to troll that seller and ask them how they fit 29er tires on a 26er bike.

    unfortunately, old mountain bikes don't hold their value, especially FS bikes and carbon fiber stuff. there is no telling what shape the frame is in and if anything breaks, you won't find spare parts to fix it.

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    $200 is pushing it for that ole ass trek. Typical overvalue cause itís mine syndrome....

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    So it's been stripped of all the good parts and they still want more than it's worth? That, with the fact it's not a 29er. Just say no.
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    No.....and it's not a 29er. Skip it.

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    yeah dude definitely not.

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