Someone sold me a Trek road bike for $200. The bike says Alpha Aluminium on the frame and the front forks say Bontrager. I tried looking it up on the internet but didn't have much luck. I'm looking for any info about this bike.

  • 3
    Well, scrap aluminum goes for about $0.40 a pound, and I'd guess there's maybe 8 pounds of aluminum in the frame. Oct 8, 2015 at 23:35
  • 1
  • 3
    Well you just bought it for $200, so it's safe to say the going rate for that bike is about $200. What's your real question? Are you wanting to know how much you should have paid for it? Oct 8, 2015 at 23:47
  • Bontrager is a good brand, trek has good and bad models. More importantly, is it comfortable to ride? Will you enjoy riding it?
    – Criggie
    Oct 8, 2015 at 23:50
  • 3
    We should put "no valuation questions" in FAQ because they're inherently unanswerable. The value is specific to the seller and the buyer.
    – Móż
    Oct 9, 2015 at 3:21

1 Answer 1


It's worth $200. That's the price a willing buyer just paid a willing seller for that bike in your area.

If you have some more information about it, you might try looking it up at http://www.bicyclebluebook.com/SearchBikes.aspx.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.