Do you buy used or new?

Used or New?

  • Yes, I always buy new frames/bikes

    Votes: 8 30.8%
  • No, I usually buy used components and frames.

    Votes: 15 57.7%
  • I air bike like in the mastercard commercials.

    Votes: 3 11.5%

  • Total voters


Turbo Monkey
Feb 26, 2003
Just wondering. I have never bought any new bike frame or suspension fork. My budget doesnt allot me to. I buy wheels and components new.

I know some people on here buy a new DH every season. :(

skinny mike

Turbo Monkey
Jan 24, 2005
probably from now on ill only buy new but the only reason i am able to do that is because i work at a shop. i do however buy used parts occasionally.


Fear my banana
Apr 5, 2004
So Cal
My Cove came from Jayridesacove here on RM. The .243 hardtail came from Brock here on RM. Super T fork came from Ruggedranger here on RM.

I am planning on buying a new DH bike next year, hopefully that will be new.

I buy all my parts new, though. Frames are one thing. I will not running a used handlebar or drivetrain.


Mar 14, 2005
i buy new.. and i take care of my bikes. My heckler is one of the first ones that came out many years ago and its still riding great.


Turbo Monkey
Dec 17, 2003
Colorado Springs
I usually buy used, unless I find closeout deals on things. Only exception being my M3 that I bought off of insurance money from my last bike (all new :D )


Turbo Monkey
Feb 26, 2003
COmtbiker12 said:
I usually buy used, unless I find closeout deals on things. Only exception being my M3 that I bought off of insurance money from my last bike (all new :D )

Are you that lucky bastard that got his car broken into?

I got my DHR right here on RM.


Turbo Monkey
Feb 21, 2004
Falls Church, VA
My 99 norco vps 2 I bought used.

02/03 cove g-spot frame bought new

05 bullit frame bought new

05 chase 2 complete, bought used from Castle

Some things I'll buy new, like frames and most forks.

Other times, depending on who I buy from I'll go for used.


Eastcoast Softcore
Staff member
Nov 7, 2001
behind the viewfinder
the last 4 or so bikes i bought were used (joker, DHi, Giant DH team, enduro). i've bought a couple used forks too. it can be a great deal, but you have to be careful. so far i haven't been burned.


Tool Time!
Feb 17, 2002
Nowhere Man!
I go through phases. From 88 to 95 all new. From 95 to 99 used. From 99 to 2002 new. From 2003 to now used. The new phases align with when I had money mostly. Roadie bikes have all been used however. Someday I will have a new roadie.


Jack Ass Pen Goo Win
Oct 15, 2004
South Bend
I go through stages, usually my budget or current financial status.
on my Current bike, I bought the whole thing off Ebay in spring 04,
(my Karate Monkey) but since I have built brand new wheels(surly hubs to Bontrager Disc rims) New Handle Bars (Jones H-Bar)new stem(Ringle on clearance for $7 at jensen) New Stainless front sprocket(Surly) and a new Saddle(Fizik Nisene Cow).
and of course new tubes, tires, grips, chains......

Right now I am looking for a cheap but decent roadbike or road project, and then in the spring looking for a geared 29er for racing..... Might have to go new not much used availibility.....


Turbo Monkey
well i learned my lesson when buying used, i bought my first dually used good price really well specced for the time,

First ride on it the the headtube fell off, a fatigue failure that just happened.
There was no sign of damage when i checked the bike out. From then onwards, ive bought new bike components. I would consider some second hand stuff but anything major like forks, frame, cranks, rims ill buy new. Id rather wait a bit longer or get something lower spec then fork out a similar amount of money on a top of the line component for it to then fail on me leaving me with a paper weight since i cant get warrenty (unfortunately this is the case in australia)