Possible sale and possible purchase

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viper1984
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Possible sale and possible purchase

Postby viper1984 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 15:45 pm

Hi, i am looking for some advice please.

I bought a Giant Yukon FX1 bike a couple of years ago from a friend of mine. I planned to use it primarily for commuting to work, and off road. Shortly after i moved house so have ended up only going off road about 5 times.

I wondered approximately how much it would be worth to sell now? It was used off road occassionally for a couple of years by the previous owner, and for 2 years in all weather for me to commute. There is some surface rust on some bolts and some marks, but overall fair condition for the usage.
http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/ ... -08-29512/

I was considering replacing it with this Giant bike. Seems like a good price, and removes the rear suspension which might be better for commuting, assuming its lighter.
http://www.rutlandcycling.com/199891/pr ... -bike.aspx

Feel free to reccommend other items. Its worth noting that i commute 5 days a week on road at 10 miles total per day. I would like the option of off road use (plus being able to use it in poor conditions for commuting during the winter). I wont be upgrading it, only maintainting it. I wanted to spend £300ish on a new bike, which i know wont get me anything special.

Thank you in adavnce for any advice.

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Re: Possible sale and possible purchase

Postby cooldad » Tue Feb 11, 2014 15:54 pm

Just above your post - rules. Specifically rule 16.

As for the Giant - cheap but horrible, useless forks.

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Re: Possible sale and possible purchase

Postby viper1984 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 16:04 pm

Fair point, i didnt read the rules. My apologies. Therefore please disregard my query on whats it worth.

Instead, would the Rockrider 5.3 be considered a better bike than the curent Giant i have for..

a. Commuting
b. Off road

Thanks again

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Re: Possible sale and possible purchase

Postby supersonic » Tue Feb 11, 2014 16:13 pm

The Yukon is a decent bike, I'd be tempted to keep it.

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Re: Possible sale and possible purchase

Postby cooldad » Tue Feb 11, 2014 16:42 pm

Not an ideal commuter though.
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Re: Possible sale and possible purchase

Postby supersonic » Tue Feb 11, 2014 16:56 pm

Neither is the rockrider, same weight. Up the air in the rear shock for the road.

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Re: Possible sale and possible purchase

Postby 97th choice » Tue Feb 11, 2014 17:51 pm

The yukon is a cracking bike, a mate runs 120mm reba's on his with shorter stem, wider bars etc, and it is a great bike to ride.
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