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Good deal or p.o.s.????

Discussion in 'The Shop' started by shamrock, May 6, 2008.

  1. shamrock

    shamrock Monkey

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    A friend of mine is looking for a good used beginner bike for XC & mild DH... I was looking on Craigslist for him & found this it seems like a great deal, but I have no experience with K2 bikes... so I need the advice of my fellow monkeys.

    The seller said he recently upgraded to avid mechanical disc (didn't mention what model).

    http://newyork.craigslist.org/jsy/bik/669809499.html
     
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  2. Mr Jones

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    mtbr has a few reviews on it but no pics. Looks like it's an older bike cuz the last review was from 2003. Personally, I've never heard of it, but from my experience, most K2's are cookie cutter frames. Pics and a spec sheet maybe?
     
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  3. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    I don't think it'll be the best for DH, but it should stay in one piece as long as he doesn't put a bigger fork on it. Should be okay for him if he's just beginning.

    The only difference between brake models is adjustability. The performance is the same, so don't dwell on that too hard.
     
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  4. shamrock

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    Thank you both... based on what you guys said & mtbr it seems like a good starter bike. Though, I haven't seen it myself. I guess we'll find out when we hit the trails in a week or two... he just texted me to tell me he bought it. Besides, anything's an upgrade from his Wal-mart Schwinn.
     
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