Downhill mountain bike..

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Found 12th Aug 2017
looking for a decent used mountain bike, I have two that look interesting, the 1st is 10 years old but only really done road work, the other is newer but has been well used on downhill runs

what do people think - I like the older one but 10 years concern me (for no other reason than it seems along time), the other is well used which also concerns me.

both appear to be well looked after and cared for.

both are specialised.

thanks for any thoughts.
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Do you mean structural issues with the frame or just wear and tear ?
kester7611 h, 3 m ago

Do you mean structural issues with the frame or just wear and tear ?



Yes structural issues, not worried about wear and tear, if its been ridden hard is that something to worry about?
bluetba5 h, 0 m ago

Yes structural issues, not worried about wear and tear, if its been ridden …Yes structural issues, not worried about wear and tear, if its been ridden hard is that something to worry about?

Of course - anything bike that's been ridden hard could give issues, both wear and tear wise and structural. Any jumps / bumps will put stress on the frame and welds. Obviously quality bikes will fare better than the cheaper ones, as they will be made out of better materials and have better welds.
Big impacts will result in micro fractures in the welds and frame, which will ultimately result in a snap.
It's a bit of a punt going after a used bike. You might get lucky, you might not. The one where the seller says has only been used in the road might have, and he fine. However the seller might just be lying and making their bike easier to sell.. I'm not aware of any way of looking for the small fractures without expensive kit. Either take a gamble or go for a new bike.
bluetba7 h, 28 m ago

Yes structural issues, not worried about wear and tear, if its been ridden …Yes structural issues, not worried about wear and tear, if its been ridden hard is that something to worry about?



What are the bikes made of as this will make a big difference
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