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Would you buy a Trek 5200 demo???(8 posts)

Would you buy a Trek 5200 demo???hycobob
Aug 1, 2002 9:07 AM
I've been waiting a long time to get a new frame and am now leaning in the direction of a whole bike. My C'Dale is an older CADD2 that I eqipped with Ultegra from RSX, 3 years ago, so the groupo is still in good shape. My LBS has a 2002 demo Trek 5200 double with only a few rides on it for $1840 after tax. Its either this or a new Ti frame & fork, wheelset, seatpost and stem. But then the question is which Ti framebuilder? Oh the worries we bring on ourselves...
What about the warranty?cydswipe
Aug 1, 2002 9:15 AM
If TREK still stands by their warranty on the 5200 I would consider it. The shop is asking a bit high for it IMO. Good Luck!!
it has full warranty, nmhycobob
Aug 1, 2002 9:23 AM
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Yep.jose_Tex_mex
Aug 1, 2002 9:20 AM
I would not hesitate to buy a demo bike. If the guarantee is the same and there are no scratches I would not see a problem. If you didn't know it was a demo would you be able to tell?

What % are you saving by getting the used bike? If it's large enough then go for it.

You might want to trade in the C'dale for a new frameset. I saw a sweet frame for $600 with a carbon fork. This could save much money if all the components are still good.
Yep.hycobob
Aug 1, 2002 9:46 AM
The frame fits and the price seems OK. The LBS has the same bike new on sale for $2399 and the demo for $1699. I have already thought about a new frame for my daughter, 11 years old and already 5'4" tall. I'll have the Ultegra and RSX groupos for 2 bikes when I take this frame to the local aluminum can recycler. What would be a good size to start her out with, 52-53cm? I hope she doesn't grow too much more.
THere seems something magic about wanting a brand new bikeelviento
Aug 1, 2002 1:23 PM
, but after your first ride on a brand new bike, it's used.
If it's a bike to adore, then get a new one, if it's a bike to be ridden, then a demo is fine.
Lucky SOBs!filtersweep
Aug 1, 2002 12:21 PM
My LBS is still selling the 2001 5200 triple (yuck) for $2000... $1840 after tax?! That's about what a 2200 goes for around here.
Buy it !PeterRider
Aug 1, 2002 1:40 PM
If there is no scratch and components have really little use on them I wouldn't hesitate, the price is good !

Pierre