How can I tell the bike’s condition?

Brand new with warranty

  • The bike is brand new, has never been ridden, and comes with a warranty.

New

  • The bike looks new and is in mint mechanical condition.
  • Frame and fork have no visible defects or damage.
  • All components, parts, and accessories are clean and free of visible defects or damage.
  • No maintenance is required on any component, part, or accessory.
  • Tires and grips/handlebar tape are original and in pristine condition.

Very good

  • Bike looks good with minimal cosmetic blemishes to frame, fork, components, parts, and/or accessories.
  • Bike may require minimal service adjustments with no parts to replace.
  • Brake surfaces are clean with some signs of use, but free of scoring and pitting.
  • The tires, grips/handlebar tape, and brake pads may show signs of use but are still in good shape.

Good

  • The frame, fork, components, or accessories have cosmetic blemishes.
  • The frame (if metal) may have small, aesthetic dents.
  • The paint is slightly faded and/or slightly discolored and scratched.
  • The bike has no major mechanical problems but may need maintenance; a tune-up is recommended.
  • Some parts may need replacement, excluding wheels, shifters, front or rear derailleur, brake systems, crankset, or chainrings.
  • Parts that may need to be replaced include: Tires, tubes, grips/handlebar tape, brake pads, brake hoods, chain and cassette, brake cables, shift cables, all housings, brake fluid.
  • Brake surfaces may have small grooves or discoloration.
  • Brakes and gears may need service.

Fair

  • The frame, fork, components, or accessories have cosmetic blemishes.
  • The frame (if metal) has small, aesthetic dents.
  • The paint is slightly faded and/or slightly discolored and scratched.
  • The bike has some mechanical issues, and an overhaul is needed.
  • An overhaul is recommended.
  • Several parts need to be replaced.
  • The gears and brakes need to be serviced.

Still have questions or concerns about the bike? Don’t hesitate to contact the seller through the comment section of the listing.

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