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    Used Seek, how much is to much?

    Looking for a 2009 Giant Seek 1. LBS has a shop bike, used for errands and mild commuting. Exact bike I'm looking for, they offered it to me for $750 OTD. I'm thinking this is a little steep, I was thinking $6-650 would be more appropriate. Especially seeing as they bought it at cost and rode it for a while. Any input would be much appreciated. BTW, msrp for a new one is $1050

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    They probably paid somewhere around 600 to 650 for the bike, so maybe 700? If you buy it I would love to hear what you think of it. I was interested in the same bike.

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    I rode it around the parking lot today. Smooth ride. I definitely like the hydraulic discs, stops on a dime. The Shimano IGH is nice too, very low maintenance. Shifts pretty smooth too. I will definitely be getting one, just not sure if it will be this one.

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    Good luck with your search, if there are a lot of dealers in your area maybe you can find a brand new one they want to clear out for the 2010 models.

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    That's kind of what I was hoping to do. I just happened to stumble across that demo bike. I was thinking ~$800 for a new leftover, that's why I'm thinking 6-700 for the used one.

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    We normally sell brand new Seek 1's for $950
    At this point in the year lowest I could go would be $850 +tax

    In your situation, I would offer them $650, they paid less that. Have you seen the 2010 Seek 0?

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    OOOHH, I like the dropouts. Very tempting but I'm really trying to keep it on the cheap. I'm just looking for something to ride 5 miles to school a few times a week. What I'm really saving for is a 2010 Reign X1.

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    Have you ridden the Cannondale Quick? I really wanted a "mess-around" bike and it was between the Quick and the Seek. I rode them both and I felt the Quick rode much nicer, and that's the one I bought. Don't get me wrong though, the seek is still a very nice ride.

    I picked out the Quick 4 because it's the first one in the line with the carbon fork, and I had planned on doing a very sweet 1x9 conversion so the drivetrain didn't matter. Here's the end result:





    Quick 4 retails at $599.
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    That's good lookin. I'm pretty much sold on the Alfine IGH, low maintenance is good. Plus, hydraulic discs rock, a lot of my riding will be stop an go.

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    Yeah, the Alfine Hub is an awesome design, seems to be working very well for people. I love the Alfine crank I put on my Quick

    I have a Thomson setback for it too sitting at work, I keep forgetting to bring it home.
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    I like that kickstand on your Cannondale!

    Does the Giant Seek have eyelets for fenders? Seems like the would be a good edition if this bike were being used as a commuter.

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    Get um to throw in free tune ups/maintence

    Quote Originally Posted by whoopwhoop
    Looking for a 2009 Giant Seek 1. LBS has a shop bike, used for errands and mild commuting. Exact bike I'm looking for, they offered it to me for $750 OTD. I'm thinking this is a little steep, I was thinking $6-650 would be more appropriate. Especially seeing as they bought it at cost and rode it for a while. Any input would be much appreciated. BTW, msrp for a new one is $1050
    that in itself is worth some $$$ in the long run. But more importantly make sure the bike fits you before buying. Its no "deal" if it doesnt fit.

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    Is the specs of the bike the exact same as stock? I would think they'd at least replace the seatpost/saddle before use.

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    Just out of curiosity, how much do those bikes weigh? I was playing with an IGH yesterday and it was heavier than a cinder block.

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    My Quick weighs about 24 lbs, I dunno about the Seek.
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    Its all stock except for the tires, which they upgraded to a heavy duty set. As far as size, Im 6' 2" and the bike is a large. It feels fine, although I may put some riser bars on it.

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    Not bad. Guess the IGH isn't a huge weight penalty...

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