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Old 07-18-2011, 12:16 PM   #802
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My Ride: 1M, X5
Originally Posted by Ghostie View Post
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)

Retail is like $600-$700 and he is asking for $350 or best offer. I'll try to talk him down. Thanks for the advice, I'll definitely swing it by the local shop if I end up buying it.

Other bikes I've been looking at have been the Trek 3700, GT Avalanche 3.0 and Specialized Hardrock. Since this is my first "real" bike that's not from Costco or Walmart I've been scouring Craigslist for any good deals on one.
'11 - 1M
'12 - X5
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