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Old 09-02-02, 06:44 PM   #1
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Is a trek 4100,4300 good first bike?

I went to the bike shop today and kinda liked the trek bikes they had. I will be riding gravel, dirt, and pavement. I will also be riding some offroad. Are either of the bikes what I am looking for? The price ranges were about what i am looking for. The bike shop guy said both of these bikes were great for beginners and can be upgraded. Any insight would be appreciated.:confused:
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They are both good entry level bikes. Being that the 4300 is 8 speeds (counting cog rings) and lower gearing, and the 4100 is 7 speeds, I would go for the 4300. They do seem to be upgradeable, I would only do so as parts break.
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Thanks for the tip.
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A friend of mine has a Trek 4100 and it's a really nice bike. Has had no problems with it so far.
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My motherinlaw and a sisterinlaw both have the 4300.They are a really good starter bike.They have had no problems at all.THe fork would be the first thing i would change down the road though. By the way which bike shop is it at.IS it the one by Faulkner Univ?If so i was in there a while back and those guys seemed real knowledgeable and were extremely nice.
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Thanks for all the tips guys. Redfox yes it is Cycle Escape by Faulkner and they did seem very nice and knowledgeable.
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