Mountain Biking - Trek vs. Specialized vs. Cannondale vs. other
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So I'm wondering wether it's worth trying to fix up my Schwinn Moab or if I should sell it and try to get something better. It has Rock Shox, Mavic rims, bald tires, and Shimano Avid components.
I have a Trek dealer close by and I would want to buy local so I can get a bike that fits. The Trek 4300 Disc (http://bikesplus.com/itemdetails.cfm?catalogId=39&id=412) is about 500. That as much if not more than I want to spend. So, is the Trek good or should I look for another dealer?
02-11-07, 02:21 AM
do you mean shimano alivo? or avid brakes? i would probably just stay with your bike, since that trek only comes with maybe a nicer frame, same derailleurs, if not worse, and most people here would say rockshox>rst, since rst...not many people like because of their placement on low quality bikes.
02-11-07, 08:03 AM
What year is your Moab? What needs replacing on it?
It needs new tires and the Rock Shox rebuilt/thrown-away. Also it seems there isn't enough travel in them(about 2 inches) for what I do. As to the year I'd guess 2000 or thereabouts.
Oh, and the brakes are Avid and the gear shifter/gears are Shimano Daore XT.
02-11-07, 08:32 AM
You could look here for a fork.
If everything else is in good working order a new fork could save you some cash.
Any idea what a good fork would be? How hard would it be to put one in?
02-11-07, 08:10 PM
I have a 99 moab disk, except for the shock, it's a great bike. You should look into replacing it. Go get a fox or one of the new roxshox......
As far as price is it definitely 'you get what you pay for'? I checked out JensonUSA and got lost looking at the hundreds of forks available. Are all brands pretty much equal in the same price range?
I'd prefer adjustable and maybe with a little more travel than the one I have now. I read that getting a fork with too much traveol can put to much stress on the frame. True?
Sorry for all the questions, but It's definetely a help.
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