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    Question: Scott Octan

    Scott Octane

    -Fork: MZ Drop off Triple (new)
    -Shock (Rear): FOX Vanilla rc
    -Derailleur (Rear): Shimano XT(new)
    -Brakes: Grimeca
    -Rims: Mavic 321
    -Tires: Maxxis
    -New brake oil
    -...

    The guy wants 750€ or 1k$ for this bike, he claims that the bike is ok but few years old and he wants to sell it so he can buy a new one.
    Should I give it a try or spare some extra bucks and buy a new updated one?

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    Thanks for all the help!

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    Scott makes kickass bikes; but, keep in mind that a used bike is used and has been worn and torn. Whatever you buy the bike for initially, expect to drop more money replacing parts.

    Things to watch out for:
    make sure the frame isn't cracked or dented, of course. next, make sure the shocks feel good- rebuilds are expensive. last check out the drivetrain- not a huge amount of money to replace, but if it's worn, offer the guy less.

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    there are better bikes out there that not as beat as that one......the MRP is huge meaning it is probably 4 -5 years plus old.....i would look around more
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    i have a never ridden (still in the box) 2006 high octane for sale. looking for $3000 obo...
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    does it still qualify as a mountainbike?
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    I've beat beer cans on my limp pee pee.

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    Look at rscycle for the 06 kumicho... like 1 grand or something, and its got much better parts spec than that...
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    All good suggestions. What kind of "ass-orderant" would you recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drakan
    Look at rscycle for the 06 kumicho... like 1 grand or something, and its got much better parts spec than that...
    Another vote

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    DO tripple sucks large harry....

    Look elsewhere

    take scabrider up on that new octane
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    I agree with SMT and others, keep looking. Not that it's a bad bike, but its a little outdated and a tad over priced for what it is. I don't know your skill level, so i cant really comment, but if your just starting out it should be good for a while, but later on down the line i have a feeling you'll be hungering for more.

    If you absolutely have to have it, don't pay more than $750USD.

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    OK tnx guys, just found a better one, its 1,4k E tho but it basicly new "Scott High Octane" (the guy was riding it in the city, lol)

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