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  1. #1
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    YETI - buy or pass?

    New to Mountain Biking - appears to be a really good deal.

    Listing: "Yeti 575 brand new build on a 2007 frame. Details are insane long so ill just leave it at asking
    $2500 ill take $1800 bottom dollor. Fox high end air suspension. New Shimano Xtr 1x10 drivetrain. Brand new Mavic Crossride wheel/hub set. Brand new RaceFace Crank and Bb outboard Bb. Kmc Dlc10 chain Sunrace Csmx30 11-40 cassette. 32 tooth RaceFace N/w chainring"
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    A def pass at that price. Maybe $500...maybe. Depends on what type of riding you intend on doing, but a modern 29er or 27.5+ bike would make a lot more sense. For $1800 you could get a decent brand new 27.5+ HT.
    What, me worry?

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    Never have I see anyone post and ad like that with a asking price and a bottom dollar price. Strange.

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    if those two prices are posted, why would anyone pay the higher amount? what a dingbat!

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    I'd pass. You could potentially find a slightly newer Yeti model for the price he posted. If your budget is $1800-2500, you could definitely find something better!
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    That asking price is a joke. Personally, I wouldn't look at any bike that was pre Boost and didn't run a 1x drivetrain. That would be the bare minimum requirement.
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    I agree, maybe $500. Has mechanical disc brakes too. Not sure I'd pay five for it. You can get a lot of bike for 2500 nowadays.

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    Hard pass. I could deal with the old tech Geometry. But mechanical brakes an old suspension you may have trouble finding parts for and no dropper? The $2-3000 dollar bike is filled with options. If you can do your own wrenching you can get a pretty middle of the line/ top-ish end direct to consumer bike.
    In the great Ford vs Chevy debate, I choose Porsche.

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    NO WAY! its a joke, its all outdated old crap. 1800 would be high ten years ago

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    Add another vote to pass.

    If you're willing to buy used at $1,800 to $2,500, then buy consumer direct and get a brand new FS bike with better components and newer standards for the same price.

    Whyte, YT, Canyon, etc, etc...
    You didn't quit riding because you're old, you're old because you quit riding.

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