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2020-01-27 4:00 PM


Subject: Good price for used bike?
Looking to get some helpful advice in regards to a 2013 Trek 1.5 series (compact) bike that is being sold for $400. The seller claims there is on about 160 miles on it. As someone who will be new to the road bike arena and looking to not break the bank on a bike before knowing if this is something i'd be interested in, i am looking for a inexpensive entry bike. Would this bike qualify as that given the price point? is this a good deal?

I am not allowed to post attachments apparently, so i'll summarize the specs below:

Frame: 100 Series Alpha Aluminum

Fork: Trek carbon road, SpeedTrap compatible

Sizes: 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64cm
Wheels: Alloy hubs w/Bontrager Approved alloy rims

Tires: Bontrager R1, 700x23c
Shifters: Shimano Tiagra STI, 10 speed

Front derailleur: Shimano Tiagra, 34.9mm clamp

Rear derailleur: Shimano Tiagra

Crank: FSA Vero, 50/34 (compact)

Cassette: Shimano Tiagra 12-30, 10 speed

Pedals: Nylon body w/alloy cage
Saddle: Bontrager Affinity 1, steel rails

Seatpost: Bontrager Race, infinite tilt adjustment, 20mm offset

Handlebar: Bontrager Race VR-C, 31.8mm

Stem: Bontrager SSR, 31.8mm, 10 degree

Headset: 1-1/8" semi-cartridge bearings

Brakeset: Alloy dual-pivot brakes w/Shimano Tiagra STI levers

2020-01-27 9:12 PM
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Subject: RE: Good price for used bike?
I think that would be a very good starter bike for you. Trek makes good products and the resell value holds up well due to the name brand recognition. $400 isn't a bad asking price, in my opinion. it will be a nice enough bike to give you an idea if you want to get more into the sport, and if so the trek will make a nice back up bike once you upgrade.
2020-01-28 12:47 PM
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McAlester, Oklahoma
Subject: RE: Good price for used bike?

The Bike Blue Book put the value of this bike at $408-$419 in Excellent (Near New) condition.  If it only has 160 miles on in then there is a good chance it is in that good of condition.  So the price is fair as long as there aren't any hidden damage, defects, or neglect.  As long as you are getting the bike for what it is worth there isn't too much downside.  If you love the bike you can ride it into the ground and if you don't you can resell it without being out much and get something that addresses anything that you don't like in the first bike.

Edited by BlueBoy26 2020-01-28 12:48 PM
2020-02-10 2:11 AM
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Subject: RE: Good price for used bike?
In my opinion is too much..
2020-02-10 9:58 AM
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Overland Park, KS
Subject: RE: Good price for used bike?
If the bike is in pristine condition t then that's a pretty fair price.

Look for bikes in the that price range that have better components, Shimano 105, Shimano Ultegra.

One of my road bikes is a 2011 Felt F75, aluminum frame, carbon fork with Shimano 105 groupset and the blue book was around $375-400 in good condition.
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