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    Is this a decent first bike?

    Iíd like to get into trail riding and need some advice. Iíve tried doing some research on this forum and itís a bit overwhelming. Iím an old motorcross racer and anxious to purchase my first bike. Price range is around 1k. I found this bike locally. Itís a 2019 specialized fuse 27.5 which was purchased about 6 months ago. Guy is upgrading to a FS bike. It has 3 inch tubeless tires, a trans-x dropper post seat, 1x10 shimano deore drive train with a clutch on the derailleur, tektro hydraulic disc brakes 180mm front 160mm rear.
    He is asking $700 and seems firm. Should I
    Walk away and keep looking? It seems just a tad high to me but what do I know?
    Iím just looking for some guidance.

    Thank you!
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    Fuses are good bikes. What fork is on that?
    What, me worry?

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    It would be whatever came on it from the factory. Should be the SR Suntour XCM32. Drivetrain is listed below. Shimano Deore 1x10

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    $700 sounds OK for a ~$1200 bike in excellent condition. Keep in mind you're giving up any warranties. That's the lowest model Fuse and a rather low-end spring fork. I think you'd appreciate a better fork coming from MX.
    What, me worry?

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    You might be able to find out what similar bikes have sold for on Ebay or Pink bike.

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