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What is my bike worth?

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By nh - Posted on 28 June 2010

I am going to sell a bike to my mate and wondered if you guys could help me work out what is a fair price for it. I don't want to rip him off or short change myself and since this was my first mountain bike I am a bit too attached to be objective.

The bike is a 2006 Giant Trance 3 with a number of upgrades including the wheels, brakes, rear mech and shifter plus a tubeless conversion. It has been well used and has the expected chips and scratches. The bike has been regularly serviced and had a new chain and set of brake pad installed about 5-10 rides ago. Details below with upgades/changes in bold -

colour- Silver
frame- ALUXX SL FluidFormed™ alloy Maestro 4” of travel
rear shock- Fox Float R w/rebound adj. & ProPedal
fork- Rockshox Tora 318 Solo Air w/Motion Control, alloy steerer & PopLoc, 100mm/4”
headset- FSA Ahead integrated
rear derailleur- SRAM X0 medium cage
front derailleur- Shimano Deore 34.9
crankset- Raceface Evolve XC
derailleurshifters- Fr: SRAM X7 | Rr: SRAM X9
hubs - Fr: Hope II | Rr: Shimano M475
rims- Fr: Mavic XC 717 | Rr: Mavic XM 719
tyres- Fr: Maxxis Ardent 2.25 | Rr: Maxxis CrossMark LUST 2.1
brakes/levers- Avid Juicy 5
handlebar- Truvativ XC Riser bars
stem - Easton 1 1/8th ahead
seatpost- Raceface Evolve
saddle- WTB Rocket V saddle
grips - Jet Black lock on

Climing Nigel Rolling Nigel Scott 24 2008 - fork malfunction

Scottboy's picture

with all the top notch gear on it, I bought last year for $1500.00 , maybe $1000.00 might be a start

hawkeye's picture

That's a fair figure. I had $1200 in mind, but it depends on condition, and on the wheels. V-brake rims on disc wheels are a bit of an aesthetic no-go zone for me, but others may mind less. If they're regular disc rims without the brake track, and the rest of the bike is in good working order $1K-$1200 would be the range.

Scottboy's picture

where does it say v brakes this would have to be disc ,juicy fives like mine Hawkeye & what is the frame size ? If you reading this Jonathon sounds nice too me ?

Jonathan's picture

I am reading and it does sound really nice! Could be a good addition. Its definatly got the fork Sticking out tongue

Scottboy's picture

grab you , it might be what you could be after , take it for a test run if he is close.

Jonathan's picture

The thread says hes selling it to his mate...

Scottboy's picture

what have you got too lose

Brian's picture

It doesn't have the size so it might not even suit.

Jonathan's picture

That could be a problem Smiling

hawkeye's picture

@Smiley: Umm... didn't want to get into this, but if you check the photos the OP has posted, the rims are black on the top (spoke side) and silver on the sides, with the silver section being a flat and ground v-brake friction track. It's fine on v-brake bikes but for me on a disc bike it just strikes me as having been hit by the ugly stick. Erk. Sticking out tongue

But I'm sure it's a nice bike, and others won't mind that. It's just presses my aesthetics buttons the wrong way.

Idea: If you have other wheelsets you could swap them around and stick the ones in the photos on your beater. Problem solved! Smiling

nh's picture

Your right, it does have rims aren't disc specific so they do have the braking surface on the rims. But it is running disc brakes. (I knew there was a reason you were called hawkeye.)

The bike is a medium and If my friend does not want to buy it then I will post it in the classified section soon.

Thanks for the help,


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