So I’m getting into the market of finally getting a decent bike. One of the possibilities that has been pointed out to me is the option of getting a used race bike from a Pro World Tour Team sell out. On face value the bike is a steal. The resale value of the components is more then enough to stop and think about getting one.
But… and it’s a big BUT
- the bike comes with no warranty
- there is no guarantee the bike/frame is not damaged
- the terms state that you basically are buying an unknown with no possibility of a refund even if the bike has defects
- you can’t sue or claim anything from both the team nor the manufacturer in the instance of a crash directly caused by a damaged bike
You basically can’t do anything if the bike/frame turns out to be a turd.
So is it still worth it? Do teams sell off damaged bikes or is this a case of selling of old models and the team would never sell a crashed/damaged bike?
Has anyone ever bought a bike from a Pro Team? Did anyone ever have any problems? Was it money wasted?