Just wanted to say hi. I'm new to biking, though I've been looking into it for some time. Since I'm just starting out, I went with an 05 Trek 4300 because it seemed to be a good all-around kind of bike that I can ride for a while, and eventually upgrade to something better, if the need arises. I'm from Lexington, Kentucky, and have yet to see anyone in the city who owns a bike, or at least that rides one. One last question, what is the deal with model year designations? One bike shop I went to made it out like if I bought anything other than an '05 that I'd be wasting my money. I left that place, and ended up buying from a shop who sold me an '05 for the discounted '04 price, becasue I didn't "fit(?)" the '04 model.
It was a shop ploy. What shop did you buy from? I'm born and raised in lex, but I live in fort worth, texas now. I make it home a few times a year though. The cycling that I do makes me often wish I was back home. Back home really is one of the best places on earth to ride.
Don't know them, but honestly, the bottom line is "Are you happy with your bike?"
If yes, don't sweat it - it was a bargain. If not, go get your cash back. You probably test rode your butt off and thought long and hard, so I wouldn't second guess yourself too much. See you around town sometime!
I am really picky about bike shops and bike mechanics. I can tell a good mechanic just by how he handles the bike. Bike shop owners always want one thing: to sell you a new bike that is right there in the shop. I got tired of it all. I have been riding a very old Raleigh Road bike for 6 years (it had new components on it) and decided I would never, ever, buy another men's bike frame. I am now having a new frame built just for me that will for sure be a perfect fit.