Bucky

Post a pic of your non trials bike

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So. Many. Factors.

I'd rather just get scammed off PinkBike till I get what I want.

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2 hours ago, Tony Harrison said:

I rode one at a test day and it just didn't excite me at all

Heretic!

:D

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2 hours ago, Ross McArthur said:

So. Many. Factors.

I'd rather just get scammed off PinkBike till I get what I want.

better than getting scammed by yt amirite

For serious though, what is the second hand market like for mountain bikes?  Is it as f**ked as the trials market or do bikes actually hold some form of value?

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40 minutes ago, Mark W said:

better than getting scammed by yt amirite

For serious though, what is the second hand market like for mountain bikes?  Is it as f**ked as the trials market or do bikes actually hold some form of value?

Both my last two bikes were bought secondhand and I had less trouble!!

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Posted (edited)

The ars fell out the 26" mtb market when the industry realised that new standards were going to make them money. So its a buyers market in that sense. Stuff will hold its value until next year when the model hub you had is now 1mm wider and pretty much useless....Or that's what they want you to believe!! 

Boutique carbon frames will hold some sort of value, yeah. Upper end anything will hold its value, especially if its Santa Cruz. And im not saying that just because im a fan boy. I've trawled a lot of sites - eBay, Gumbush, PB etc etc and that's the feeling I get.

You're right about trials though. A pretty much brand new (old) hex for £150 (in FS section now) with seat and headset. Total bargain for buyers.

 

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I managed to get this mint condition Giant frame and carbon forks for £40 and swapped all the bits off my Raleigh Airlight along with a few new bits (105 braze on front mech, Continental front tyre as my other one was too tall and fouled the brake and an Ultegra rear brake that has just arrived). It rides so nicely, I'm very happy with it considering it has cost me a smidge over £100 to build overall and pretty much everything is new/like new :) Obviously not bike porn but more than adequate for the occasional rider!

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New bike built up for daily commuting. Frame & forks are new, set of wheels from shed (which weren't hardcore enough for my hardtail), and everything else donated from my old 26" commuter. Had a mess about trying trials stuff on it last night, is good fun for practicing stuff on the way home, and nippy for getting about on too :D Will probably have to sort mudguards for it at some point, but don't want to spoil it for now.

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Other than in the picture are the Trickstuff Direttissima brakes I got since the XTRs don't perform well in the cold. 

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