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I'm relatively new to the singletrack/all mountain riding, but have enough experience to know that I'm interested in possibly picking up a full suspension (currently on an '01 Rockhopper). I came across a used K2 Evo 3.0 that I'm looking for some additional feedback on. I've read several threads refering to the bike, but wanted to get feedback on what some of you think the value is of this specific bike, tia:

"K2 Evo 3.0 size large- This bike is an incredible full suspension mountain bike with many top of the line components. The bike works well for everything from cross country to mild freeriding. I am selling the bike because I have too many. Some stuff about the bike

The pivot is tight as new, the bearings are in perfect condition and they were just greased and serviced. The frame has zero cracks or damage. The wheels are straight and true. The head set was also just re-packed. This bike was extremely well cared for by its original owner and myself.

THE BAD: The paint is chipped in several places and the frame has minor shoe wear marks. Not really bad but I would replace the rear shock one day. It still works perfect, but I would get a sub $100 air shock from fox off e-bay if I felt the need to upgrade anything. Again, the stock shock works fine.

Frame: K2 evo 3.0 size Lg
Fork: Marzocchi Z2 Atom 80
Shock: Noleen NR2
Front Derailleur: Shimano LX
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT
Crankset: Truvativ Firex
Brakes: New Avid BB7’s with Avid speed dial levers.
Tires: New panaracer fire xc 2.1 rear and new IRC Mythos 2.1 front
Pedals: Sun Ringle Zuzu platforms
Levers: Avid speed dial 1.9’s

Stock cassette, wheels, hubs, spokes, seat, stem."
 

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offer him 50 bucks.

Old v brakes, dated forks, defunct rear shock, used k2 frame (and a lesser one at that)-not sure what attracted you to this add. How much is this being sold for???
 

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SuperbMan said:
offer him 50 bucks.

Old v brakes, dated forks, defunct rear shock, used k2 frame (and a lesser one at that)-not sure what attracted you to this add. How much is this being sold for???
The brakes are avid bb7, which are the best mech. disc brakes NOT "old V-brakes. The fork is dated, but the Z2 is one of the "old classics" which in many ways is better the the many new malfunctional/disfunctional forks that have to be sent in for service constantly.

mynameiskyle,
Since you have not given the asking price, it is hard to say if it's a good buy. If everything is as said, and the price is right (around 300 give or take) should make a decent reliable bike. Like what superbman said, the shock is the weak link. A cane creek shock would make a good cheap replacement shock.

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farmboybunk said:
The brakes are avid bb7, which are the best mech. disc brakes NOT "old V-brakes. The fork is dated, but the Z2 is one of the "old classics" which in many ways is better the the many new malfunctional/disfunctional forks that have to be sent in for service constantly.

mynameiskyle,
Since you have not given the asking price, it is hard to say if it's a good buy. If everything is as said, and the price is right (around 300 give or take) should make a decent reliable bike. Like what superbman said, the shock is the weak link. A cane creek shock would make a good cheap replacement shock.

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Thanks Bunk. I was going to point out the Avid BB7s again, but didn't want to come across as being pithy as well.

That said, the guy is asking $400, and while I know the value (to me at least) of the majority of component models, I just wanted to gage the value of a setup with this kind of full suspension frame/model.
 

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Offer $300, settle on $350

Two previous owners, older bike, some decent components, but you're still buying used, and bikes just don't hold their value. Don't get hung up on this bike. Way too many out there to choose from to get stuck on just one.
 

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When was the last year this bike was made?? like 2000? I've owned a few K2 frames-they don't hold up-and 8 year old used bike is way used. 50 bucks. Even with the used avid mechanical (my mistake on the v-brakes-but, they may be newer brakes-but if he's used them..they're used). Seriously, it's a stinky old defunct suspension bike-with an decent but very dated 80 mm fork and a noleen shock (junk when new), and your basic odds and end mid-level used drivetrain.

And I'm sorry if that seems harsh-but honestly, you can buy new k2 full suspension bikes at Sports Authoirty for less-and get a better product and a warranty. here's a thread on a bunch of guys who got a smoking deal evidently on the k2 crush-which is a relabeled k2 attack

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=204390

and yes, I'm still adverse to buying a bike from a big box store--but it's a way better deal than what your looking at with the evo.

I guess I'm trying to say-you can do a lot better-and you don't need to throw good money after bad. 350.00 is too much for an old klunker (that was klunker when it was new,,). But it's you money, I think I'd go to my lbs first and see what I could get for 500.00 in cash. You might be surprised.
 
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