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My friend is wants to sell his '04 Stumpy FSR Expert to me for $1000. He's only put one season on it. And I am looking to buy a FS, is this a fair price?. It sounds like a good deal to me for the components it has, but I dont really know how much they go for new.
Heres a link to the specs.
http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=6786
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If the bike is in great shape, well maintained, and hasn't been beaten on hard, it might be worth $1000 but that is rare. You also have to consider upgrades he installed and the condition of the tires. Is the bike the right size for you or is it too big or too cramped.

One season could be 2500 miles of north shore riding or 400 miles of easy doubletrack.

BTW, I picked up a new 06 Stumpy for $1600. It fits me perfectly, has free maintenance, frame warranty, and all the components are new.
 

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He does maintain his bikes well, but he is a hard rider, so I imagine from the few times I've riden with him the bike my have taken a beating. He did put a real nice carbon handle bar and I think a new stem on it. Hmmm.... it is a really nice bike but I kinda want to pick up a new C'Dale Prophet 600. The frame is a medium which should fit me as my current Haro hardtail is a medium 17.5" frame and it fits good.
 

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price a couple on ebay

I'm pretty sure his price is fair, but I'd watch a few on Ebay and see what '04s are going for. If they are less, then maybe you can talk him down a bit. However, I expect they will actually be slightly more. Stumpies are a great bike, but I don't think the frame warranty is transferable (?), which would make me uncomfortable with owning one that was ridden hard (as with any bike...).
 

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$1000 seems kind of high for an 2004 SJ. I dont remember the MSRP for the bike, but that was before the big price jump and I believe they were around $1600 MSRP but really sold for about $1400.

It is just a 100mm travel bike and the trend is for more travel now and the bike doesn't have disc breaks.

I would say that is not the "good friend price", but if he would agree to help you maintain it and be the front man for any warranty work so you could use the warranty I would consider it.

You could always buy it, break the frame and use the warranty to replace the frame then have a new bike
 

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^Yeah, he said he paid $1700 for it. I think Im just going to wait until this Summer to buy a new bike prob. a C'Dale Prophet 600 or SJ FSR. I'd rather just get a new bike for more money .
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If the bike is in great shape, well maintained, and hasn't been beaten on hard, it might be worth $1000 but that is rare. You also have to consider upgrades he installed and the condition of the tires. Is the bike the right size for you or is it too big or too cramped.

One season could be 2500 miles of north shore riding or 400 miles of easy doubletrack.

BTW, I picked up a new 06 Stumpy for $1600. It fits me perfectly, has free maintenance, frame warranty, and all the components are new.
Where did you get that deal at? What FSR model, pro, expert etc?
 

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Wow, the SJ expert rose $1100 in price in 2 years (06 Expert lists for $2800)? That's a hefty price increase.

Seems like your friend should be selling it for at least 1/2 off it's it's 2 years old. Although specialized bikes really seem to hold their value.

PS. you can look up the last 2-3 weeks of sales history for a type of bike on ebay to figure out what they've been selling for.
 

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MTB1986 said:
My friend is wants to sell his '04 Stumpy FSR Expert to me for $1000. He's only put one season on it. And I am looking to buy a FS, is this a fair price?. It sounds like a good deal to me for the components it has, but I dont really know how much they go for new.
Heres a link to the specs.
http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=6786
Thanks :cool:
Hi '89,

actually, the '04 expert FSR MSRP'd for $2100 new, and most spesh dealers in Oregon sold them for ~$1900. That is what I paid for mine brand new.
And $1,000 is what I just sold it for to a friend. Ebay searches just prior to my sale revealed prices around $1100-1200...and thats not shipped. More importantly, like anything else on Ebay, there is no prior inspection or knowledge of the maintenance, or lack thereof, of said bike. Or if it even exists-there are alot of Ebay auctions that are hijacked by some dude sitting in a coffeshop in Singapore or something...
Sooo, $1,000 bucks can be a great deal on a well maintained bike that you can have a 'tactile' interaction with, even a test ride. Or it can be $200 bucks too much if it was abused, etx.

My .02c worth.

Good luck,

B75
 

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Where did you get that deal at? What FSR model, pro, expert etc?
It is the base model Stumpy. The Talas would have been a nice upgrade but I didn't want to drop that much into a new bike (I got a newborn at home). The difference between the base model and the Comp was Juicy 5's and the XTR rear derailleur. I didn't like the blue color of the Comp and was severly disappointed by the Avid's. I went with the base model Stumpy and replaced the Avid Mechs with Hayes HFX-9 hydros.

LBS had the Stumpy for $1800 and they were running a 10% off sale on top of that. I told them I was disappointed in the Avid's and they ordered the Hayes at cost for me.

In relation to the thread, a Stumpy ridden hard would not be a bike I would consider. Spend the extra and get exactly what you want. The Prophet is nice but Horst link is superior to Single Pivot. I rode a Fisher Cake3 for 1 year before getting the Stumpy and the Stumpy Horst is a huge improvement.
 

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^Hmmm..... I do really want a new bike, but it is a very nice ride. I'm deff. gonna have to at least take it for a ride.
 
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