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    Need Advice on possible Craigslist purchase - 00-cranks.jpgHi I'm Nate and I'm new to mtn biking, but want to get a quality bike for this summer, can anyone advise me if this is a good deal or what this bike is approximately worth? The owner says the only thing wrong with it mechanically is the brakes need to be bled. Asking price $1400. here are the specs:

    The Stumpjumper is a great all around mountain bike for Colorado trails.
    I have really enjoyed this bike and need to sell to upgrade my
    triathlon set up. This bike has about 750 miles on it. It does have some
    cosmetic scratches (to be expected with a mtn bike) and is mechanically
    in great condition. It has been professionally maintained and is a
    solid bike overall. Shoot me an email to set up a test ride. See below
    for technical specifications:





    All new M5 manipulated alloy frame with ORE TT/DT, sealed cartridge bearing pivots and 120mm travel



    Specialized AFR rear shock with remote Trail Tune inertia valve, adj rebound and Brain Fade



    Specialized stands behind the materials and workmanship of any Specialized branded fork or rear shock for a full 5 years.



    Fox RLC 120mm travel fork



    Avid Juicy Ultimate 7, hydraulic disc brakes



    SRAM X.0, 9-speed rear derailleur



    Shimano M-760 XT Hollowtech II, 2pc crank/BB



    DT custom for Specialized X430 rims



    Technical Specifications



    FRAME

    All new Stumpjumper FSR M5 manipulated alloy frame w/ ORE TT/DT, sealed
    cartridge bearing pivots, DMD Direct Mount F. Der, replaceable
    derailleur hanger, disc only, 120mm travel



    REAR SHOCK

    Specialized AFR Shock w/ remote Trail Tune inertia valve, adj rebound and Brain Fade, 7.25x1.75"



    FORK

    Fox F120 RLC, 120mm travel, rebound/compression adjust, lock out w/ threashold adjust, alloy steerer



    HEADSET

    1 1/8" threadless, alloy cups w/ 10mm insertion, sealed cartridge bearing



    STEM

    Specialized adjustable rise, 31.8mm clamp, 3D forged w/CNC finish



    HANDLEBARS

    Specialized XC low rise 31.8mm bar, 2014 butted alloy, 6 degree up, 8 degree backsweep, 640mm wide



    TAPE/GRIPS

    Specialized thin lock on grip, dual density



    FRONT BRAKE

    Custom Avid Ultimate 7, hydraulic disc, 185 and 203mm rotor



    REAR BRAKE

    Custom Avid Ultimate 7, hydraulic disc, 160 and 185mm rotor



    BRAKE LEVERS

    Custom Avid Ultimate 7, hydraulic disc



    FRONT DERAILLEUR

    Shimano M581 LX, DMD, top swing, dual pull



    REAR DERAILLEUR

    SRAM X-0, 9-speed, mid cage



    SHIFT LEVERS

    SRAM X-9, aluminum 9-speed trigger



    CASSETTE FREEWHEEL

    Shimano HG-50, 9-speed, 11-34t



    CHAIN

    SRAM PC-971 w/ Power Link



    CRANKSET

    Shimano M762 XT custom for Specialized



    CHAINRINGS

    22S/32A/44A, 4 bolt 104/64mm



    BOTTOM BRACKET

    Shimano M762 XT custom for Specialized



    RIMS

    DT Swiss custom for Specialized X420, 24mm w/ eyelets, 28/32h



    FRONT HUB

    Specialized Hi Lo disc, 28h CNC flange and disc mount, sealed cartridge bearing, 9mm DT RWS alloy QR



    REAR HUB

    DT Swiss custom for Specialized 370 with DT RWS QR, 32h



    SPOKES

    DT Swiss Competition 1.8/1.6mm



    SEAT POST

    2017 butted alloy, two bolt non-setback, 30.9 x 350/400mm



    SEAT BINDER

    Alloy collar w/ QR, 34.9mm clamp ID
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    $1400 seems reasonable for a couple year old Stumpjumper. They are great bikes and can last you years. Make sure that it is the right size for you.

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    those cranks are at least 5 years old

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    It is a 2008 Stumpjumper FSR Expert that MRSP was $3700.

    Now it's an early brain rear shock, I'd personally stay far away from that. The early ones weren't all that good and it probably needs a service which can run around $150.

    Disclaimer I know nothing about the site and how they come up with values, but Bike Blue Book puts it at $1472, but like I said, I would stay away from an early brain.
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    You can search on ebay for what have sold for. Bikepedia is a place for info. That bike looks to be in good shape and has good parts ,I would wonder about the "new" frame and ask about it.

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    Couple things to ask and look for:
    1) When was the last time the fork was serviced? If never, factor in $250 (?) for a rebuild, the bushings might be shot if he didn't change the oil and seals a couple times at least.
    2) When was the last time the rear shock was serviced? Besides what Twotone said about early brains, this is also an indicator of how well the guy takes care of his bikes.
    3) Do they both hold air? How long between fills?
    4) Bring a chain gauge, measure the chain. If the chain is worn to 70/80 or worse, this is a person that doesn't necessarily pay attention to detail on their bikes. Doesn't mean its not a good deal though. This also means you'll need new cassette with your next chain.
    5) When was the last time the brakes were bled? Factor in $40-$60 for that.
    6) Have you ever broken any spokes? How many? Look between the cassette and the spokes. Look for scratches and damage to the spokes here. A careless rider might have dived the chain into the spokes once or twice. This really f's up the wheel and it probably needs to be rebuilt.

    Also how heavy is the guy? If he's 250lbs, I'd pass.

    Basically your biggest worry is will the frame hold up. Agreed you should ask about the 'new' frame - if it broke recently and was replaced under warranty or crash replacement, Spec would not have given back a 2008. So it doesn't really make sense. Also check in the specialized forum, will the warranty be transferable to you? Does he have original receipt (you could pretend to be original owner for warranty claim maybe)? Is it more than 5y from purchase date? (makes original receipt moot)

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    prices seems high. similar priced bike sold one bay. 2011 includes full tuning. plus ebay gives yo more protections. You have a month to find something wrong witht he bike and very good recourse to do so.
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    I wouldnt' go with specialized. imho they are overpriced currently. propitiatory shocks.. etc. they been scoring up some race wins, but that matters very little to to amateur bike market.

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    I think it is overpriced. In the first year I would pay 50-60% of the retail price (keep in mind that last years models are often sold at 20% off new). And then probably around -10% per year.

    For a 5 year old bike, maybe 25% of the original price.

    I would add that 26ers are selling at fire sale prices.

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    If it fits you really well, offer him $900 and you would be in a better price range for a 5 year old bike. The only thing that I'm impressed with is the Fox front shock. But like everyone else has said, if it hasn't been serviced at least twice, you could have nothing but crap. The 950 cassette is low end, and so is the chain.

    If you go to see it, look closely at the cassette and the cranks. Look for sharp sharkfin looking teeth which means that they are worn and ready for replacement.

    The old Avid brakes were crap. The pistons don't center and they squeal like a stuck pig.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by .40AET View Post

    The old Avid brakes were crap. The pistons don't center and they squeal like a stuck pig.

    Good luck!

    Nothing has really changed has it.
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