Used bikes are great and you should get one
Used bikes are great and you should get one
We’ve seen quite a few brand new bikes on this channel, but it’s time to show love for older, even outdated bikes. Here’s why buying a used mountain bike bike is almost always smarter and better.
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Got my bike way cheaper that brand new and it came with upgraded parts that made it ride better
I hardly ever buy a new bike. I’ve got some really nice late model bike’s for little money because they need repaired (good old Facebook) marketplace. My supermarket runner is a tidy 2005 Marin Hawk Hill SE. Upgraded the disc brakes to deore hydrologic. Reba U-turn air Rock shox. Rebuilt hubs and kept serviced. Still has the 3×8 gears. I love riding it it’s still nice and tight almost like it was new. The best part about the bike it makes this 46 year old feel like 18 again.
My crazy story is I modernized a bike from the 1960s so now have my ideal dream road bike that I want . It is a Moulton that was $500 on eBay including shipped from England and after about $4000 including the bike cost . I’ve made it a 9 speed disc brake equipped bike with 16” wheels DT Swiss 240s hubs shimano 105 (11-30 cassette by 80t chainring 45 to 108 gear inches) and it already has full suspension but used Brompton rear suspension. It took 3 years ito do and put to feather , I t’s still cheaper than most of their current bicycles that go from $4500 to $50000 !(works of engineering art so it makes sense) but the best part is that the tires and inner tubes are the same as by used Brompton so I have thing that I can enjoy for years to come and don’t need to worry of as much as i can get parts easily for it ! Oh and I left it in its original patina besides rust converter to stop it from getting worse so I’m pretty sure no one will want it besides me.
my grandpa recently gave me his vitus 992 roadbike from 1994, i didnt have to spend any money but it was around 5000 gulden back then (previous dutch currency), in todays money its 2000 euro
Trek 7600 refurbished by a local charity fitted with a 1×8 drivechain and hydraulic brakes £375 seemed like a steal
Unfortunately for me I’m 6’3 with Shoses on and about 6’4 Potentially I take a Is double xl 29" wheels. It’s just more comfortable for me honestly But the sad thing is finding a bike like that is like finding gold and then on top of that I don’t really want to buy used bikes off of kajiji because You have to pick a bike off of kjiji that’s located In a place where it’s not a city whatsoever and it’s a countryside or urban because If you pick a city say oshawa or toronto Hamilton, for Ajaxs Those are hotspots for bike theft cities and if you see a bike listed in a city 99% It is a stored bike hands down
And a lot of countryside bikes that are posted on kajiji are so far away it’s not even funny and I aint gonna go 20 miles away or a 100 miles away just to get a bike Is ravaged by a brand new honestly at the end of the day
I got a cannondale super v 700sl a couple years ago for just under 200 dollars. I have never had anything other than used goodwill bikes so even one this old was a huge improvement to anything ive had before. SO much fun to ride it and I will continue riding it for a long time if possible.
I described the kind of old urban beater I was looking for to a bike mechanic in the UK and he said, ‘Oh, you mean a pub bike?’ Cinema actually, but yeah, that’s exactly what I want.
Hey, I do have an older bike, hell, it’s an ancient bike I brought new, like 18 years ago. It is a Giant NRS and it’s been with me for more than half of my life. Rode it pretty hard too, broke the frame… twice. You kinda get attached to things after so much time and one thing I know for sure – this bike stays with me. Great channel, happy to have found it. Cheers from Poland.
I got a 2018 Fuji rubaix 1.5 for 450 with new gator skin tires. Best money spent ever.
I just need a suspension upgrade thats all
Well, I got Diamondback Topanga evenier for $20 and need nothing,except cleaning….no worries to lose it anyway. go ahead, stole it 😂
Got myself a ghost 1300 trekker with lights rear rack and comfy grips for 110, no idea how much it would have been new but it’s a great little runaround and even outdated as it is the bike is faster than the rider so I’m happy
I still run a 2003 Trek 4900 Alpha.
Ran my father about 600 USD which would run close to 1K in todays money.
As long as her frame still holds, I’ll still rock it.
Being 6’5" and riding the wife’s bike at camp with our kid wasn’t cutting it. My foot would hit the front tire when I turned and it was just cramped.
I found a XXL GT Avalanche with disks for $100 locally. Bike looks brand new.
I’m riding a kona hannana and we made upgrades we got a good fork for free from a friend and I like it A lot
You’re absolutely right..
I Got me a 2017 GT Agressor comp 27.5 and it was barely used… Love this thing!!
BTW I paid about 180.00 usd For it .
I pulled an old 2008 Saracen Element 3 out of a skip and rebuilt it, putting in less than £100 in new parts. I absolutely love that old thing! I’m only 5’5" so 26 inch wheels fit me just fine. I had another bike, so I had all the time in the world to tear it down and rebuild. It was real, practical education. Even really good quality parts are stupidly cheap nowadays, as the technology has moved on and suppliers just want to dump the old stock. I can ride it in all weather. I can take risks. I use it as transport on camping trips when my campervan is parked up. I don’t need to insure it.
The bang-for-buck and peace-of-mind ratios mean I use this old thing more often (and make more memories) than my fancy ebike which cost thousands. There’s also huge satisfaction that I saved it from the bin!!
I got my bike from my late Grandpa (linc quantum pro. not sure but that’s what written on the frame), god knows how long since he bought it. he said it was a gift from a friend when he was still working. since retirement he rode the bike and cherish it until covid hit him hard and he passed away. after almost a year I finally put my hand on it, bring it to mechanic to get repair and change few parts, and now I ride it everyday. commuting feels happier than ever been. now I knew why he love that bike so much
I ride a pre owned trek marlin 5 2020 with upgraded specs (I put them in myself)
It performs about as good as a marlin 6 right now and is black and pink (pink dmr pedals and death grips)
I’m building a old Scott genius from 2012/2013 to replace my trek marlin. I’m using some fox 32 forks (might get some triple clamp forks later) and it already has the rear suspension with traction control and everything
I think used bikes are really good all of my biker friends have used bikes even if they are a year or 2 old
I got nearly all my bikes for free by dumpster diving, i even toured cross country with one that i salvaged from the dumpster, new bikes do not have any appeal to me.
I ride a used specialized stumpjumper hardtail and I’ve tried and searched their website to find the original listing for it but could not find the one I have. Assume it’s old enough to be forgotten about. Only ran me $150
My bikes are beat to shit, and still work well. I know they don’t look pretty, but they do the trick.
A bike is not an investment… It’s sports equipment
i have a old ralight red and black norfolk i think street bike got it free from a friend its the best bike out there all terrain it says on it
I’ve had my faithful steed Betsy for 14yrs, she’s running beautifully.
I have a Raleigh mirage MTB aaannnddd
It Hasn’t got all the the bells and whistles but it does the job and i quite like
Where I live Diamond Back isn’t that wellknown Raleigh,Mongoose,Scot and Trek are more popular
I rock a 2008 Ironhorse Warrior Pro 15." I’m 6′ 2" and i love this bike, I paid $627.32 for it used in 2015. I just got a new rear wheel and am excited to get back on the trails when the weather clears up!! My only real complaint is that it’s a bit noisy and due to the rear geometry…I have no idea how to reduce this….that chain just slaps around all day.
Bro… I’ve got 7 bikes running and 3 in the wings waiting to be built and haven’t had to buy anything but tubes n tools as I live in SF and abandoned bikes litter the streets here… (Always ask before taking)
My aluminum Raleigh Venture is by far better than the sum of its parts cause I turned it into a 26" bmx racer with single speed and GT pro bars… I’ve got a road bike, a cruiser, a 24" ’95 Redline, a ’20 S&M (HAF) and 2 frankenbike choppers and I can’t bring myself to sell any of them.
Oh yea, my 11y/o son rides a mid school Cult that’s pretty trick too…
I have 31 used bikes I’m fixing them to sell them I have a 1996 diamondback outlook
Mate love to see this! Up until recently i was riding the same GT Thalera i’ve had since 93 and i love that bike. Unfortunately after a couple of prangs and it bucked me off and broke my wrist, in combination with the fact that it was just run down i decided to upgrade. Now i love my new Giant too but i’ve still got my GT and when i’ve got the time and money i’m going to do it up and ride it for nostalgia value. Now i’m gonna have a look at that other "Flip Bike" Video……. 👍😁👍
I ride a trek 820 everyday as a commuter and as a offroad bike on my local trails its 30 years old almost and rides better to me then any modern mountain bike ive riden its the perfect bike and i picked it up for $150 a great price comparing to new ones
Man I love some used bikes. Picked up a used Diamondback SR Suntour XCT today for $175. He wanted $125, but I paid him to deliver it. The point is, there are some amazing deals to be had if you just keep an eye out. I lucked up and found this bike ad 2 hours after it went up.
Some of the new technologies they’re squeezing into new bikes are getting ridiculous. I look at some of them and think, "You might as well just buy a motorcycle and get it over with."
I ride a Schwinn high timber SS. And paid $70 for it.
I have a Fezzari wasatch peak. I bought it for $899 and it would of cost me $1,299 new. I absolutely love this bike!
Recently got into mtb, found a used but basically new condition 2019 full suspension motobecane with upgrades like stem pedals and maxxis tires. Has rockshox, hydraulic disk brakes, and slx shimano stuff Got it for 400$ and new they were $1200+ and had the honors of putting the first scratch on it lol
Just got a giant terrago 3 from 2008
I am riding something, that I really wasn’t expecting.
My bike is 13 years old, and it’s nothing fancy. In fact, it’s a cheap discount model, that cost me 180 bucks brand new in 2010. It got mechanical V-brakes, 21 gears, a long double mounted fork and full suspension. So how do I come to still ride this thing?
Well because it’s just very reliable. It has taken years until I had to start changing parts. Now, most of it has gotten switched out at some point, but the central pieces keep lasting: The frame, the bottom bracket, the fork. It’s a classic steel frame, which seems indestructible. Aluminum frames kept breaking left and right on me, even though I am mainly a street rider. This thing keeps going and going and is actually my main bike. I comfortably go long distances with it, a few months back I went 200 miles within 24 hours – with a trailer. The bike just refuses to break down on me, whenever I switch something out, it’s because I can feel it degrading, but it never just breaks.
In all those years, I have certainly invested more money in replacement parts than the whole bike brand new. And I do not regret it. This bike has been following me through so much of my life time, that I have come to be attached to it. It’s got quite the sentinmental value to me, which is why I turned it immortal. I recreated it to the finest detail in 3D. And you can even take a look at it. At the time of writing this, it’s my most recent video on my channel. I am barely uploading anything, so you should easily find it.
I have a 2010 Norco Sasquatch hardtail. Was the perfect HD bike to covert into a mid drive 1000w motor! Love it and have ridden it more since the conversion than in the 12 years I’ve owned it!
I ride a 94 Mongoose Sycamore with alivio components, cantilever brakes and 26" wheels. It rides absolutely supple and IT GOES FAST! The geometry is perfect for me, it performs great and I can repair anything on the go with just a simple toolkit that goes in my saddle bag. It’s the ultimate comfort, cost-benefit ride I’ve ever got.
I have a 2021 Giant Talon 3 I spent about $500 CAD on it used like new, but if I bought it from giant themselves it would have run me an extra $300
Im riding a 1997 Klein Attitude Comp I paid $200 for in very good clean shape. My second beater bike is a 1989 Trek 850 in good shape I stole for $25!
bicycle is a bicycle is a bicycle. As long as it works great and is comfortable, why buy another one?
Bought a 2016 Scott genius 720 carbon for 1600 and upgrades the drive train to a used sram NX. It costed about 5300 new and the drive train is an extra 400
Mid 90’s KHS Montana Trail
Me and my Ukrainian gf are getting a French bulldog puppy because of frisky Oscar:)
Not really a old bike but ive been shredding on a 700 dollar xc hardtail harder than the fullgrown men on dowhill bikes in my local trail it breaks every few rides but its fun
i have a rock machine cyclone from 2008 and the only disadvantage is that is very heavy.
Specialized hardrock 29er conversion from 1996, all chromoly