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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.
    I try not to say too much, for fear of putting my foot in my mouth when it should be clipped to my pedals.

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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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