For those that didn't see his other post, here's a link to that thread.UtahConcealer said:So I'm going to look at an 08 Warrior 3.0 today and after getting a few replies to a post I put in the beginners corner I was a bit hesitant. I will probalby not be riding this bike too very hard so I'm wondering if I really do need to be worried about the warranty issue. I have had several bikes through the years and many when I was younger racing BMX and doing Dirt Jumping and had never had a problem with the bikes. The bike seems to be set up nice but I'm wondering about the price point. He is selling it for $400 and says to have only riddin it about half a dozen times as he just didn't have the time to ride it which is why he's selling it. He's driving about an hr today to bring it up to me and I'm wondering how bad it would be of me to offer him less when he got here and if he ends up saying nevermind to just offer the $400 and buy the bike if it looks good.
What do you guys think?? My buddy who has been riding for years tells me that the bike is and should be a good bike and that I should not be too concerned about the warranty issue.
My opinion... I tend to eventually break frames. If I spend a lot of money on a bike, I like to have a warranty to protect my investment. That said, if the price is right and you understand that you're on the hook to replace the frame on your own dime, that's okay too.
In the other post, I said that I thought that the price was a tad high because I did a Google search and found that the same bike was being sold, probably on clearance, for $350 at Nashbar. It's not available any longer, but Google is still showing that price in it's shopping results.