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WTB Need help fast is this a good deal for newbie

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size is good just want to know if anyone knows about the bike and if its a good deal. Looking to do singles and simple jumps if that. Looking to take if of road but nothing to crazy atleast not yet:)

He is asking $375 looks in good shape well care for he rates it a 7 out of 10

Rocky Mountain Vertex 30 hardtail mountain bike. he said its a 2005 i beleive.
color is RED

Fork: Marzocchi mx comp 100mm
Brakes: Avid Juicy 5, 160mm rotors
Shifters: shimano lx rapid fire
derailer: xt rear derailer, Sram x-gen front.
Race Face cranks
Alex rims and shimano hubs. All Rocky Mountain wheels are signed by the wheel tech that laces them up.
Easton carbon flat bars.
brand new Sram chain.

Great handling bike, tough frame w/ nice geometry & made in Canada (not Taiwan). Prob a good fit for someone under 6' - has a short top tube for it's size (18.5").
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The bike itself sounds good, but I'd say you should take a good close look at it before buying. I bought an 2002 Trek Fuel last year and only rode it for five months before the frame cracked, and Trek's warranty was void since I wasn't the original owner. If it looks like the Vertex hasn't been ridden regularly, then it might be worth a shot, otherwise buyer beware, as they say...
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