Depends on price, if he's offering a steal on it, then go for it. If he's asking for close to retail then no (might as well buy from a shop and get all the free adjustments that come with)
Bike itself looks to be a good bike for your intended use, if you're a beginner, don't worry much about weight. Just make sure everything works (maybe take it in to a shop to have it checked out first)
Last edited by Ghostie; 07-18-2011 at 12:00 PM.