Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-01-05, 02:11 AM   #1
moommoom
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Trek 4300 versus Giant Yukon or another brand?

Im new at mountain biking and want to buy a mountain bike.

2 bikes Ive looked at are Trek 4300 and Giant Yukon?


Which is the better bike?

I want to do alot of road riding and some mountain bike dirt tracks and off trail riding.

The bikes are $AUD 700 approxiamately.

I am willing to spend around $ AUD 1000.


So should I buy the Trek 4300 or Giant Yukon or any other suggestions for better bikes would be helpful.
moommoom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-05, 03:28 AM   #2
[bEn]
Just Ride
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Melbourne - Australia
Bikes: 2005 Giant Yukon with the works.
Posts: 1,343
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have the 2005 Giant Yukon and its a great cross country bike.

Other bikes you might want to look at...
2006 Giant Alias
2005 or 2006 Kona Blast
Specialized Hardrock Sport or Comp
2005 or 2006 Kona Firemountain
[bEn] is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-05, 03:49 AM   #3
JasO
Keep it on two wheels.
 
JasO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Bikes: Giant Rincon 05
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have an 05 Giant Rincon, and to be honest with you the bike is alright to ride to school and back, but appart from that, i wouldn't try and do anything more with it. I also had heaps of problems with the crank on the bike, the first day i road it to school the crank arm fell of!, i had to take it back to the shop four times to finally get it replaced (the Rincon is the 'little brother' of the yukon). However the Yukon might actually go alright, i guess since you want to do a lot of road riding it should be alright, although im not sure how it will handle on the trails.

The bike should be alright for what you want to use it for, i personally wanted to get into the dirt jumping and street riding scene so i got a STP Zero.
JasO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-05, 05:55 AM   #4
Al K
Senior Member
 
Al K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 85
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi Mon,

I have a 1999 Giant Yukon and like it very much. It's a good, inexpensive xc hardtail. It's also good to practice trackstands, wheelies, etc.

I also have a 1998 Gary Fisher Level Betty, a dual-suppension. The Yukon provides a nice contrast and alternative to the Betty.
Al K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-05, 06:26 AM   #5
Quadzone.com
-- TREK RIDER --
 
Quadzone.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Sumwaresin, KY
Bikes: Trek 4300
Posts: 163
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm new to riding also and bought a 2005 Trek 4300 Disk version and love it. I"ve taken it to lots of riding parks around my area to do some singletrack and think it's a great bike. I'm good at wrecking also and it's held together just fine. Of course it could have better forks but that's my only complaint, but just about any $500 bike is going to have crappy forks.
Quadzone.com is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:22 AM.