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    My 8 year old son has started riding single track here in NY the trails have many roots, rocks, logs, steep climbs etc. He is currently riding a 20" single speed Raleigh which he has outgrown. He is a big 8 year old 4'8" and 70lbs. Someone is selling a 24" 2005 Hotrock FSR on craigslist for $200. I know it retails for close to $600 new but I was wondering if it is worth the $ for a 10 year old bike. This bike is full suspensions 21 speed. It is much more than what I was originally looking for. I really just wanted to get him a 7 speed hardtail. Should I purchase this bike or a newer bike that is only a hardtail like the specialized hardrock. The picture is the one for sale in the ad.2005 Specialized FSR or keep looking-00u0u_esuztrwe7jm_600x450.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzi View Post
    My 8 year old son has started riding single track here in NY the trails have many roots, rocks, logs, steep climbs etc. He is currently riding a 20" single speed Raleigh which he has outgrown. He is a big 8 year old 4'8" and 70lbs. Someone is selling a 24" 2005 Hotrock FSR on craigslist for $200. I know it retails for close to $600 new but I was wondering if it is worth the $ for a 10 year old bike. This bike is full suspensions 21 speed. It is much more than what I was originally looking for. I really just wanted to get him a 7 speed hardtail. Should I purchase this bike or a newer bike that is only a hardtail like the specialized hardrock. The picture is the one for sale in the ad.Click image for larger version. 

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    I would pass and look into a xsmall 26" bike at 4'-8" and 70lb he might have 1 year before he out grows its and the shocks are just pogo sticks
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    I got the man down to $160.

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    I had the chance to get one of those a couple years ago, I regret not getting it. It was ahead of its time for 24" bikes. Full suspension with disc brake capability and "standard' parts.

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    I'd go with that for $160. Even if you only get a couple years out of it you will likely still be able to sell it for something after that.

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    For $160 I would definitely get it, and you'll have money to upgrade the heavy parts.

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    Agreed 160 is good. I got same but hard tail for my kids got 100 on Craigslist.

    Tear off the heavy triple chainring and dérailleur and shifter and put on a single ring. I used a 30T raceface narrow wide. Lots of other posts here of folks lightening up their 24" hot rock

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