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What's a good price for a Trek 5900 that's a year old?(6 posts)

What's a good price for a Trek 5900 that's a year old?Avren
May 5, 2003 10:21 AM
All wanted some feedback on a few bikes I'm looking at buying. 2001 Trek 5900 Full Dura Ace, Rolf vector pro wheelset, Unused Bontrager Xtra Lite Tires approx 1500 miles, $2200 obo and 2001 Cannondale R4000 Full Dura Ace, Mavic wheels, Chris King Hubs, approx 234 miles $1500.00 + Shipping. I want to be fair but they are used and I want to get the most for my money. I'm a little concerned about buying used. Any thoughts?
50% retail nmgtx
May 5, 2003 10:47 AM
Agree with gtxRickC5
May 5, 2003 10:53 AM
Therefore, $2200 with the spare wheels seems like a good deal on the 5900, as long as the condition is OK.

BTW- These bikes are TWO years old, not one, even if they weren't sold until 2002. Kinda like cars in that being two years old is somewhat worse than being only one year old.
5900 for this reasonBIG RING
May 5, 2003 1:45 PM
I traded a CAAD 6 for an '01 5900 last year. I was worried about the used bike factor as well. I knew what I had done to the C'dale, but, how did the other guy treat the 5900? I called both company's to discuss return policies on traded bike's. C'dale in Pennsylvania said that they would only warranty the bike if the original owner was in possession. When I asked why that was, they said that different rider's have different riding styles and could possibly stress the frame differntly from rider to rider. I said that if I was the first or the fourth owner, who cares, if the bike failed it should be replaced. They didn't agree.

Totally different story from the Trek folks in Wisconsin. They told me that if one of their high end frames failed, they would kick out a new frame, as long as the bar code was on the bottom of the down tube. They said they have spent 10 years refining their OCLV frames and want to keep building on their good reputation......due to a certain individual I thought. Now, with C'dales financial problems and the inherent fatigue life of aluminum, the 5900 is the way to go. So far, so good. The 5900 is almost as stiff as the C'dale and much more comfortable.
As a reference point.....andydave
May 5, 2003 8:07 PM
I recenty bought a used 5900 from the classifieds on RBR, and have been very happy. It was a 2002 model with 150 miles. I paid $2400 and feel this was a fair price (other may disagree). I agree that the price of any bike drops abruptly once it has been ridden, even a small amount.

One strong recommendation: if you do buy a used bike, call the person on the phone. Get a good history on the bike and ask plenty of questions. You will learn a lot from talking to the person. If you get bad vibes, bail out.
re: What's a good price for a Trek 5900 that's a year old?Avren
May 7, 2003 11:41 AM
Just got confirmation from Trek customer service that they DO NOT transfer the warranty.
Unfortunately we do not transfer our warranty to second hand owners. Our limited lifetime warranty is valid for the original owner only.

Have a nice day!
Amy :)
Consumer Specialist