I am not sure if it is still the same, but bikes used to be close to twice the price in Europe than they are in NA. I know that when I left, it was worth people coming over to the States / Canada to buy them.
Rocky Mountain Slayer 90 - advice for buying used
Those slayers had a really weird leverage ratio. IIRC it was strongly falling rate, so you would either bottom out, or it would be a harsh ride.
thanks for clearing that up.
regarding the bike prices; on our local market you either get a neglected/cracked/old/suspicious bike for less than 700 EUR, a decent one for 700-1200 EUR, and a good one for above 1200 EUR. if buying in the latter category, you are, as mentioned before, entering the entry level new bike territory. So yeah, depends on the buyer I guess.
Thanks all for your help, I will try to pass on the info, especially in regard to buying new instead of the used slayer.
I still ride a 2006 Slayer frame and like it. None of the components no it are 2006 though. My only peeve is the narrow rear triangle. It will only fit a narrow (e.g. Maxxis) 2.35 tire. Other than that, no complaints.
Having said that, I agree with the others on price. Should be able to find newer for less. Also, that fork appears to be a mis-match for that frame. Needs something stiffer.