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Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
Bikes: '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
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Ride them both and make a decision. Personally, I would go towards the used 5000, assuming it checked out okay, had not been raced hard, tons of miles etc. If it is time to replace the drive train, there goes your $1000 savings and since it is used, you lose your lifetime warranty from Trek as well.
Both are great bikes and will serve you well, as I can say this as I have been riding Treks since the mid 80's and have been extremely pleased with every Trek bike I have owned.
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Originally Posted by colorider
Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.