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I am planning on getting either the Vertex 70 or the Element 70 for the upcoming season and selling it off at the end of the season (August). Which bike has a better resale value or is easier to sell off?
 

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Most bikes drop 30% when they roll out the LBS door, so the max depreciation would depend where you are, what sort of riding you'd expect to be doing, and how beat the bike would be at the end of summer.
 

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A Vertex hardtail will be a more popular XC race bike in most parts of the world, but an Element is likely going to be more popular as a general XC bike for resale. An Element certainly is an efficient race bike as well, as long as you don't mind the extra 1.5 to 2.0 pounds of weight.
 
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