New or Used?

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  • 04-24-2019
    TiCoyote
    New or Used?
    I'm looking at a Giant TCR Advanced Pro. I'll probably buy it, strip it down, and replace the drivetrain with Ultegra Di2.

    I can get a 2018 with Ultegra new for $2700, or a 2016 used with SRAM red for $2000. The used one was built up from a frame.

    The new one would come with a warranty, I wouldn't need to worry about someone building it up wrong or missing parts, and it would be new. However, $700 is a big difference.

    Any thoughts?
  • 04-24-2019
    tlg
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TiCoyote View Post
    Any thoughts?

    $700 is a small difference for a bike 2 years newer with a warranty.
  • 04-24-2019
    Kerry Irons
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TiCoyote View Post
    I'm looking at a Giant TCR Advanced Pro. I'll probably buy it, strip it down, and replace the drivetrain with Ultegra Di2.

    I can get a 2018 with Ultegra new for $2700, or a 2016 used with SRAM red for $2000. The used one was built up from a frame.

    The new one would come with a warranty, I wouldn't need to worry about someone building it up wrong or missing parts, and it would be new. However, $700 is a big difference.

    Any thoughts?

    You want to be sure that warranty still applies after you have removed all the components and replaced them with something else. Whether the newer bike is "worth it" would depend on if there have been any real changes to the frame design and how many miles the older bike has on it.