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I wanna remove a lot of the decorative stickers on my rims, shock, and fork, because I don't really like how they look and don't wanna be advertising all the time. There's also a big chance that I sell my bike (2018, highish end) in the next 6 months. Will taking off these stickers significantly affect the resale value of the bike? I'll keep on all the informational stickers, and I also don't think saving the stickers to put back on would work. Thanks.
 

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IMO, stock stickers is better for resale, but hard to put a number on it...or you might find a buyer who loves it stickerless. Stickers on, the buyer can always choose to remove them if so desired. If it were mine and I wanted the stickers off, I do it and not worry about the theoretical effect on resale value.
 

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You should expect 40%'ish depreciation selling your stickerless bike in 6 months. This is based on no new tariffs that Americans will have to absorb.
 

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I think as long as the OP can prove what brand the bike is w/out stickers, it won't make much of a difference. I've seen plenty of plain bikes for sale
 

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Just put some new stickers on when you sell the bike. You could even get colormatched ones, that might even increase resale value with 0,001% ;)
 

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Or just have a good run of photos of bike as new or with factory decals to sorta prove it's heritage if you had to.
I'm not sure of value diff but I wouldn't chance it personally.
There are more potential buyers in the group when it comes time to sell if keeping it original IMO. More buyer options = better value or easier faster sell. That itself is worth something to me.
 
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