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    Senior Member GordoTrek's Avatar
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    trade my trek 750 for a Scott sportster 50??

    i posted in the C and V forum, but i wanted to get your opinion, i was at my local coop and i saw a sweet 2011 Scott Sportster 50, its on the lower end but it has some nice additions, fenders, and schwalbe tires,
    i put my name on it to hold it, i already have enough hybrids, so i was going to trade my trek 750 that i rebuilt with new parts, whattya think? no out of pocket cash, its a straight trade...
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    Senior Member Delmarva's Avatar
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    If the 750 meets your needs and is in good condition after having been rebuilt to your standards I don't see what you would be gaining by the swap. The newer bike will have a front suspension fork which to me would be at best no benefit and probably a slight negative.

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    I don't know what components your 750 now has but I would choose a double-butted True Temper cro-moly rigid frame over an aluminum frame with front suspension any day of the week. I don't know anything about the Scott beyone what a quick online view tells me but I know the 750 is a darn nice frameset. I've got a 730 and I'll never get rid of it. In fact, I just put some 40mm Schwalbe tires on it and it's nothing but smooth riding. I love it!

    On the other hand, if you're tired of the 750 and just want something new, that's a valid consideration as well.
    Currently riding a 2013 Handsome Devil custom build and an early 90's Specialized Rockhopper Single-Speed.

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    Senior Member GordoTrek's Avatar
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    the newness factor is what is swaying me, plus no cost, the 750 is great but im kinda bored with it..
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    I like my 750 I wont trade it...made in usa
    ALL THE WAY

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    The more I read about the 750 the more a swap seems like a big step backward.

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