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Advice On Thinning The Herd

Old 02-20-19, 01:16 PM
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Advice On Thinning The Herd

Hi everyone, looking for some help on deciding which bikes I should let go of. I currently have 4 bikes: 2019 Trek Crockett (Rival), 2018 Trek Emonda ALR (Ultegra), 2017 Fuji Roubaix Disc (105), 2016 Jamis Xenith (105). I'd like to go down to just 2 bikes since we have limited space. The Crockett is the most recent purchase and so I'm definitely keeping that. It's also the only bike that I have for gravel and dirt. I'm leaning towards selling the Emonda since it's the exact same paint job as the Crockett. I know it's not the best reason, but probably better in the long run for my OCD. I'm torn between the Roubaix and the Xenith. I can't seem to decide what's more important to me, having a carbon frame or having hydraulic disc brakes. The Xenith has a lot more miles on it, but still rides great. Also, I usually buy my bikes used so I can probably get a lot of my money back for the ones I sell. The other idea that's going through my head is selling all 3 roadies and getting a completely new bike. Decisions... decisions... anyway, thanks in advance for your input.
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Any time you can work a new bike into the mix, the choice then becomes quite simple.
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Culling is easy. Put all those in question up for sale and let fate make its date(s).
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Ship the Fuji Roubaix and the Trek Emonda to me and you are done. Simple.
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Or, Wait till your estate sale..
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I'd sell the Roubaix Disc, because the market seems to want discs, so you'll probably get the most for it. That'll leave you with a disc brake gravel/cx bike and a rim brake road bike, which gets my vote.
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I'd sell two and buy one. That way, you've thinned the herd but still have a new one!
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Get rid of one first. Pick the one you have ridden the least in the past year.
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Craiglist and don't look back.

Or, don't let your significant other bully you into parting with beloved steeds.
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^^ Ha yeah that looks about right. I guess I'll keep the one that doesn't sell, and if they all sell then time for a new bike!
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