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Hi all, a couple of my friends from work got into mountain biking here in MI and are having a total blast, ive always wanted to but never had a good bike or anyone to go with. A few years ago my neighbor bought a very expensive diamondback full suspension bike. White with some blue and maybe a bit of gray. Disc brakes. Its VERY nice if you ask me. It has never seen the trail, and has been ridden 10 times or less. He just doesnt use it. I dont have pictures now as he took it up north to ride it(but never did) I told him I was interested in it, and hes bringing it home this weekend.

My question is, what model does this sound like? What is something like this worth, I know he paid $1000+ for it and promised he let it go for a good deal. Hes a real nice guy and I want to be fair with my offer. Help me out guys!
 

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Found a good site that has lots of pictures and I think Ive just about got it figured out.

2003 Diamondback Coil SS


2003 Diamondback XSL Trail


What are the key differences between these two? Why is one more than double the original msrp of the other?
 

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He has to have the XSL. 1000 dollars sounds about right for the bike. The Coil EX is a base model that is like 500 dollars. Big difference is components and frame design. XSL has better drivetrain and shocks and pretty much everything on it. Weight is also different, Coil EX is heavy.
 

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Turns out its the coil SS. It is brand spanking new looking. If its ever been ridden at all, I cant tell. I get to test ride it for a few days. Went on a few mile ride through our sub and the surrounding area, shifts are crisp and quick. All seems well on it.

Whats a fair offer?
 

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Turns out its the coil SS. It is brand spanking new looking. If its ever been ridden at all, I cant tell. I get to test ride it for a few days. Went on a few mile ride through our sub and the surrounding area, shifts are crisp and quick. All seems well on it.

Whats a fair offer?
A used Coil EX, $150-$200. Not a penny more. Be warned though, it's a lead sled. If I remember correctly that thing is just a hair under 40 pounds.

Conventional wisdom has always been that if you don't have at least $1000 to spend (it's more like $1500 now) you're better off buying a hardtail, and this bike stands as proof.
 

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Hmm, sounds fishy? I can say there is no way he paid a grand for a Coil SS. Even if you think it is light; I bet if you weigh it, I'll put money on 36lbs! I would not give him more than $250 for a 6+ yrs old bike like that.
 
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