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    Would you buy a "Demo" bike. With frame warranty. Please explain why or why not.

    The bike is 50%off and was used for year.
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    i would buy an alu frame used with a warranty if it did not show much for abuse, alu it is pretty easy to see the damage where carbon it may not be so easly spotted. if the bike showed a lot of use i would simply pass on it and move on.

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    If i was buying it from a reputable company themselves vs. say a bike shop that used some of their inventory for demos. Yes. I would want the warranty however. And yeah, id probably never buy a used carbon frame of any kind.
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    Other parts on demo bikes get beat up too. Suspension, wheels, drivetrain. By the time a demo bike goes on sale it could have been used for a year and I notice that people don't always treat demo's as nice as they would their own bike. That being said if it was offered at a steal I still might go for it.

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    50% off and the bike was used for a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishpitbull View Post
    50% off and the bike was used for a year.




    How frequently was it used? Many demo bikes do not see that much usage. Now on the other hand, if it is a downhill or dirt jump bike I would probably pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS View Post
    How frequently was it used? Many demo bikes do not see that much usage. Now on the other hand, if it is a downhill or dirt jump bike I would probably pass.
    No it is trail bike. There are sending me pics of the frame shortly.

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    Go look at it in person and test ride it- pics will not do justice!!

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    Where was it used?

    A demo bike from Mississippi is a bit different than a demo bike from Moab.
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    I did buy a 2011 Specialized Epic Comp, great bike, check it over good, take a chain tool, check derailleur/hanger, ride it.
    I got full new bike warranty too.
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    There is no reason to be more or less afraid of a carbon demo vs an Al demo bike. Having a warranty with it is a great thing but it really depends on the condition of the bike. I've seen great demo bikes and horrible ones.
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    If the components are just right and the bike hasn't been abused I would say absolutely

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    I had the chance to pick up a 2011 Santa Cruz Butcher for 1K while at mammoth in September, I rode it for 3 days and was seriously thinking about it! The boss (aka my wife) stepped in and axed the deal.

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    OP. what bike is it?

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    I bought 2 of the 2011 demo bikes. A Superfly 100 and Rumblefish 2. Saved a bunch of money.

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    50% off lets you have a lot of money to replace anything thats been worn out... I'd jump on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by zebrahum View Post
    There is no reason to be more or less afraid of a carbon demo vs an Al demo bike. Having a warranty with it is a great thing but it really depends on the condition of the bike. I've seen great demo bikes and horrible ones.
    agree, but if you find the bike suitable to your needs, and you can afford it, then why not...

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