Am I seeing that seat tube correctly? Very odd......
Sorry for being vague.what is it you actually want here?
if you want an opinion, how about pics of everything.....
are you looking to buy it? then more pics
are looking to sell it? then more pics
theres a trend here........more pics
Did you read that thread at the link posted above? Why waste your money and consume valuable garage space? Maybe consider leaving someone else’s junk with them? Those are my thoughts, but I’m almost certainly coming at this from a completely different perspective. Even so, it’s probably worth nothing, or even a negative value depending on how important garage space is for you.Thanks everyone. I may still get this. Going to check it out tomorrow, what can it hurt. It's probably better the way it sits now better than a Walmart Mongoose would be, it looks to be in decent shape, already with some upgrades. just going to trail with it. If I like it maybe later I'll upgrade. Like I said after all I'm 56, don't need much.
Your right, I'm just getting impulsive. I'll wait and keep checking the posts.Did you read that thread at the link posted above? Why waste your money and consume valuable garage space? Maybe consider leaving someone else’s junk with them? Those are my thoughts, but I’m almost certainly coming at this from a completely different perspective. Even so, it’s probably worth nothing, or even a negative value depending on how important garage space is for you.
Yea, Thanks, I missed it. Someone else got it.It just depends on how much you think you will be riding it. If you are just planning to ride a few weekends out of the year I’d say go for it. If you are planning to get into fat biking I’d also say go for it. Fat biking isn’t for everyone and this $400 bike will allow you to try it out. If you end up digging the sport then you’ll have no problem justifying the purchase of a higher end bike. You could then keep this one around for the wife/girlfriend or as a loaner or even a commuter or a second bike you leave for use at another location. $400 isn’t much money, I’d say buy it.
Blessing in disguise. The fat biking gods were watching down from above and decided to help you out here.Yea, Thanks, I missed it. Someone else got it.
Found something new for a bit more. It's a trip to get but I hope it will be worth it. It's a 2016 Trek Farley 5 Fat bike. $800Blessing in disguise. The fat biking gods were watching down from above and decided to help you out here.
Add a little money to the pot, keep your eye out for something worth buying and throw down on it. If in the end you don’t end up liking fat biking or using it much, you can sell it and get your money back (without someone else starting a thread like this one, or getting advice from their fat biking buddies to blow it off cuz it’s crap).
If, on the other hand, you like fat biking, you will have something worth riding. I suspect the difference between $400 and $750 in your market will be night and day in terms of weight, ride quality and reliability. Sure, it’s likely still going to be subject to COVID pricing to some degree, but fat bikes are still kinda niche and sales have been declining like crazy over the years. For this reason, Specialized chose to leave the market entirely.
The real problem is that that bike wasn’t worth $400. Hence the mixed opinions in this thread, and the total thrashing the bike got in the thread in the link posted above. You would have ended up with a crap bike that you may have had a problem getting your money out of. It likely would not have been all that fun to ride, it may have been a nightmare in terms of breaking down on a ride, and it was a poor investment.
Apart from involving a modest outlay, what did it have going for it? Wasting $400 is still a waste.
It's a pass on the Farley. It was 6 Hrs. away, wife did not want to go on a road trip. I start vacation next week, I thought she would have enjoyed it. Stop at a casino or 2 on the way. It's to bad because there is nothing but over priced Mongoose for sale around here. Oh well I'll just keep looking. Thanks everyone. CheersYou won't be sorry with the Farley. Welcome to the Fat Bike club
I’d drive 18 hours for the right bike. Before COVID.Yeah, Bike nuts wouldn’t hesitate to drive 6 hrs for the right bike. Normal people… not so much