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Anonymous 03/24/14(Mon)09:21 UTC+1 No.640796 Report

Which one should I get, /n/?

https://gainesville.craigslist.org/bik/4356330136.html
https://gainesville.craigslist.org/bik/4335889929.html

One is carbon fiber while the other is aluminum. There is somewhat of a price difference, but the Giant is much older than the Felt.
I personally want the Felt more; its more put together, with the computer and pedals, not to mention its sexy as hell.
Is this a no brainer? Should I save my money?
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Anonymous 03/24/14(Mon)11:42 UTC+1 No.640852 Report

>>640796
I would personally get the Felt, just because I'd never buy secondhand carbon but that's just me, though the price of the Giant is pretty decent.
The Felt is indeed very sexy but imo $800 for a bike that cost $1400 2 years ago is pretty damn steep. Even if it was hardly ever ridden it should be like 100 or 200 dollars less.
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Anonymous 03/24/14(Mon)13:40 UTC+1 No.640864 Report

Felt
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Anonymous 03/24/14(Mon)13:43 UTC+1 No.640866 Report

felt
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Anonymous 03/24/14(Mon)14:19 UTC+1 No.640875 Report

>>640852
>>640864
>>640866
Forthing the Felt.
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Anonymous 03/24/14(Mon)23:45 UTC+1 No.641043 Report

>>640852
-$600 for 2y not enough?
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Anonymous 03/24/14(Mon)23:52 UTC+1 No.641047 Report

>>640796
Felt
2nd hand carbon is dodgy if crashed. Given the felt is so new looking to still have wheel reflectors on it, I'd choose that.
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Anonymous 03/24/14(Mon)23:59 UTC+1 No.641055 Report

I live in Suwanee and that Felt looks nice for a real nice price, but it's one size too big for me and I already have a purebred aluminum CAAD10 beast

You lucked out this time
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Anonymous 03/25/14(Tue)00:10 UTC+1 No.641062 Report

Thanks guys. I'll try to get in contact with the Felt owner, it looks like an awesome bike.

Say I was to purchase the Giant however, whats the likelihood that the frame is compromised?
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Anonymous 03/25/14(Tue)00:17 UTC+1 No.641066 Report

>>641062

Judging by the price I doubt there's a crack anywhere, but you can never be too careful with used carbon. There's also the possibility that there's a small crack the owner doesn't know about.
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Anonymous 03/25/14(Tue)00:43 UTC+1 No.641081 Report

>>641062
If the Giant has no carbon compromises, then either is fine. The Giant would get your a better "deal" for the offered if it was new, but it is a couple years older and a been used as a commuter.

If you understand geometry might affect you...
The Giant's geometry has a bit longer toptube and wheelbase, with a slightly taller headtube, but it's headtube angle is slightly steeper and with a slightly shallower seattube.

Think about what condition it's in, how cool it looks to you (you won't ride a bike as much if you don't like how it looks), and maybe what you might ultimately want out of the bike.
Felt would be a better crit racer, the Giant would be a bit more comfortable on longer rides, but the Giant can still be used to race crits and the Felt can still be comfortable on long rides.
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Anonymous 03/25/14(Tue)01:23 UTC+1 No.641089 Report

Thread gave me the idea to check my local cl.
>arm relaxation/handlebar

http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/bik/4390569740.html
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