First post, site looks awesome.
Well, I have a 2006 Trek 3700. I keep snapping/bending the rear quick release axles. I ride dirtbikes quite often, so I enjoy rough trails HOWEVER my trek's cheapness is killing me. Is there a more rugged bike out there that I could get on a budget that has solid axles that can take more of a beating? Craigslist special? Or... can I replace my axles with solid ones? I know my bike is all show no go, cheap parts bottom of the line but there has to be another option or something I can do... local bike shop recommended a $2200 freestyle/downhill hybrid. SCAM.
Riding style: I do dirt road riding, very little tar ridding, lots of woods, single track, a few jumps here and there nothing serious.