2006 KHS flite 300, for 400$ WORTH IT??????? please help
Here are the specs Please tell me what you think and if its a good deal. I am looking to start my off biking and get good exercise.
Frame Construction TIG-welded
Frame Tubing Material Aluminum, butted
Fork Brand & Model KHS
Fork Material Carbon fiber w/chromoly steerer, unicrown crown
Rear Shock Not applicable
Component Group Road Mix
Brakeset Tektro 423A dual pivot brakes, Shimano Sora STI Dual Control levers
Shift Levers Shimano Sora STI Dual Control
Front Derailleur Shimano Sora
Rear Derailleur Shimano Sora
Crankset TruVativ Touro, 30/42/52 teeth
Pedals Aluminum w/clips & straps
Bottom Bracket Sealed cartridge
BB Shell Width 68mm English
Rear Cogs 8-speed, 12 - 25 teeth
Chain KMC Z82, 1/2 x 3/32"
Seatpost Aluminum micro-adjust
Saddle KHS Padded
Handlebar Extensions Not included
Handlebar Stem Aluminum
Headset 1 1/8" threadless steel
Hubs Aluminum, Q/R
Rims Aluminum, 32-hole
Tires 700 x 23c Kenda Koncept
Spoke Brand Stainless steel, 14ga. (2.0mm) straight gauge
Spoke Nipples Brass nipples
More info please
What is your intent...fitness, racing, commuting, century rides?
Is the bike new or used? From a dealer?
If it is new from a dealer, with some type of warrenty, it is an okay deal at best. If a year of tune-ups, or discount on accessories is part of the deal, all the better. Most importantly, does it fit you? If it is from an honest broker dealer, then they can help with that. If it is from a less than ethical dealer who is just trying to get old stock off the floor, then don't expect much help.
If it is used, I would pass...you should be able to get more bike on Craigslist, Ebay, etc.
If lightly used, a three year old model should sell for about one half its original selling price. I would estimate the original selling price to be around $600 to $650, hence $300-$325 used.
aluminum frame/ carbon fork, 8 speed bike with shimano Sora. Not really a deal, kinda ok. forget a warranty, too old. not sure what you could buy for $400, it's not enough. buy a used frame and maybe another bike to swap parts from. closer to $800 budget.
You can get a new bike with those components for close to the same price. Spend a little more and you can get a lot more.