The bottom fell out of selling used cycling equipment at least 2 years ago.
You take a hit with anything used. More of a hit if it is not state of the art or the most currently popular trend.
Sell a bike in 2017 and everyone wants to know how big of a tire will fit. You rarely got asked that question a few years ago
I blame the internet and how quickly information spreads- Part of this is the grey market availability of gear from Europe.
A few years ago these prices did not exist. Then a few found out- and then they let the entire world know about it.
The other part is that everyone knows what the cool new stuff will look like before it ever hits the market.
You can sit at you computer and learn as much as anyone who attends a bicycle trade show.
toronto-rider wrote:With discs coming in a big way, I dont see any major manufacturers selling rim brake bikes in 3 years.
Once the Pros are all on disc bikes (I presume starting 2019) any high end rim bike will be very hard to sell.
I purchased a Tarmac with Dura Ace end of last year and this year purchased Roval CLX 50 for the bike.
Now with discs comming and once the UCI removes the 6.8 KG weight limit, I am thinking my $9k CDN bike will be worth very little once discs are main stream high end bikes.
So when do you sell your Rim brake bike in order to avoid taking a huge hit in order to buy the same bike in disc form?