Condition Guide

Excellent

The bicycle looks good, may have minimal cosmetic (only) blemishes on the frame, fork, components, parts and/or accessories

  • The bicycle may require minimal service adjustments without the need of replacing any parts. (Service adjustments are typically easy and fast to make. Usually required in the first 6-12 months of ownership when the bike was new.)
  • The braking surface is clean with some signs of usage yet free from grooves & pitting.
  • The brake pads may show signs of usage yet have a majority of their life remaining.
  • Front and rear suspension are clean with some signs of usage yet free from grooves & pitting. May include slight discoloration on stanchion(s) from activation alone.
  • Tyres may show signs of usage but have a majority of their life remaining. No cracking, slashes or flint holes.
  • Grips/Handlebar tape may show slight signs of usage, but must be clean and free from oil/grease/dirt residue. Handle bar tape must securely in place with no curling at the edges or loose wrapping.

Good

  • The frame or fork or components or accessories have cosmetic blemishes.
  • The frame (if metal) may have minor dings
  • Paint is faded slightly and/or slightly discolored and scratched.
  • Bicycle is free of major mechanical issues but may require some service. Some parts may require replacing, not to include front or rear shocks, wheel(s), shifters, front or rear derailleurs, braking systems, crank set or chain/cassette/chainrings.
  • Items to consider replacing include: grips/handlebar tape, brake pads, brake hoods, brake cables, gear cables, any/all housing, brake fluid (if applicable) & shock oil (if applicable).
  • Braking surfaces may have minor grooves or discoloration
  • Front and/or Rear hydraulic brakes may need to be bled (if applicable)

Fair

  • The frame or fork or components or accessories has cosmetic blemishes.
  • The frame (if metal) has minor dings
  • Front &/or Rear shock needs to be serviced
  • Paint is faded slightly and/or slightly discolored and scratched.
  • The bicycle has some mechanical issues and a tune up is necessary
  • An overhaul is recommended
  • Multiple parts need to be replaced including chain and/or cassette and/or chainrings and/or derailleurs.
  • Tyres & tubes worn out and require replacing.
  • Front and/or Rear Shock may need to be serviced

Poor: ( as fair plus)

  • Wheels buckled and/or spokes broken and/or hub bearings worn out ( likely needing new wheels)
  • Paint/lacquer in poor condition and/or oxidizing of aluminium
  • Rusty or rounded off structural bolts (stem etc)
  • Front suspension and/or Rear Shock may need to be┬áreplaced
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