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Old 02-23-06, 01:31 PM   #1
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Trek 4900 D

What do you think of the trek 4900 D, as a entry level bike i bought one a week ago and i love it, and the sales person talked me out of the haro v4 disc but i just want to get some info what yall think.
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Old 02-23-06, 01:32 PM   #2
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Congratulations on the new bike. You already own the bike so don't worry about what people think about it, just go out and enjoy it.
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Old 02-23-06, 01:46 PM   #3
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well i ment more on the fact of things on the bike to watch out for or things that i should look at upgrading asap those sort of things.
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Ride the bike for a while before looking for upgrades. It's expensive enough just replacing parts that break in this sport. If you decide that you don't like a component for some reason upgrade it, otherwise just leave it alone for the time being.

Here is a link to reviews on the bike. Looks like the people that own it are pretty happy with it.
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I started on a 3700 and didn't NEED to upgrade anything to have fun on the bike. I used it for 2 years before the itch to get a new bike won. Ride it, upgrade what breaks, learn what more you want in a bike, then go from there.
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Old 02-23-06, 02:20 PM   #6
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yeah i am pretty happy with this bike, even though the weather has been crappy since i have gotten the damn thing, i have had it for a week and i have gotten to ride it 2 times.
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I know, i hate how its been all foggy/misty out the last few days. I havent ridden my bike in 5 days now
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Waaahhhhh, it must suck to have the weather you all have been having lately.
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Crappy weather?!?

How's this for a forecast
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Crappy weather?!?

How's this for a forecast
I wish the weather was that nice here
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Old 02-23-06, 07:45 PM   #11
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i got my bike on friday feb 17th it was 55 when i woke up by time i loaded my bike up it was 31 with 20-35 mph north winds and i still went out and rode just because i got the bike...

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being in northeast I learnt to defy weather. unless it is -10F and terribly icy, I go out biking. this winter was pretty good tough. not many of those bitter cold days when you can not even breath while biking.

I bike 6 days a week, I am not kidding. I commute to work everyday. its about 9 miles back and forth. almost 70% of it is forest trail and 30% country road. I usually do a weekend or late wednesday ride with one of my 50 year old buddy. so, that is my weekly routine for the winter. the worst day this year was in the late December, it was -6f and very windy. I dont know what the windchill was. but, at the end of that 5 mile ride, I thought I was going to have a heart attack.

So, dont listen to the weather man. also, I believe, its a matter of mind set. when I moved up north. I thought here goes my 6 months of biking. and for first 2 years I did not ride at all during the winter. then, one of my collegues (a woman showed me that it could be done). she biked throught the winter in 2003 (it was a nasty winter). and that motivated/challenged me. Now, three of my friends/coworkers and I are doing all winter riding. it does save a lot of hassel and gas. and remember, no scraping and de-icing the car every morning. on top of that, you get to buy some new winter riding gear. bad for the pocket, great for the gear nuts.
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well let me ask you this what do you recommend for rain riding, if i had the clothes i would ride in the rain. i am from the east coast also so i know all about the riding in icy and snowy conditions.

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being in northeast I learnt to defy weather. unless it is -10F and terribly icy, I go out biking. this winter was pretty good tough. not many of those bitter cold days when you can not even breath while biking.

I bike 6 days a week, I am not kidding. I commute to work everyday. its about 9 miles back and forth. almost 70% of it is forest trail and 30% country road. I usually do a weekend or late wednesday ride with one of my 50 year old buddy. so, that is my weekly routine for the winter. the worst day this year was in the late December, it was -6f and very windy. I dont know what the windchill was. but, at the end of that 5 mile ride, I thought I was going to have a heart attack.

So, dont listen to the weather man. also, I believe, its a matter of mind set. when I moved up north. I thought here goes my 6 months of biking. and for first 2 years I did not ride at all during the winter. then, one of my collegues (a woman showed me that it could be done). she biked throught the winter in 2003 (it was a nasty winter). and that motivated/challenged me. Now, three of my friends/coworkers and I are doing all winter riding. it does save a lot of hassel and gas. and remember, no scraping and de-icing the car every morning. on top of that, you get to buy some new winter riding gear. bad for the pocket, great for the gear nuts.
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I think I already annoyed the OP, sorry for the additional destraction. for rain riding. I wear a light simple anorack. I got one from Sierra Trading Post, nothing fancy but it works. and yeas, if you stay with a better brand like Marmot, Mountain Hardware, Sierra Design, etc., it will actually keep you dry through downpours. I believe that they currently have a marmot preCip rain jacket and a Cloudville half moon jacket on sale. In cooler weather I sometime wear water resistant tights or pants. Ex officio makes some good nylon pants. Cross country ski gloves. gore-tex shoes. I like the montrail storm GTX or Vasque Catalyst mid GTX XCR for nasty weather.

I stay away from designated mountain biking clothing, cause I can not afford it. but, I found that carefully chosen outdoors stuff works great for my mountain biking needs in challenging weather. hope that helps.
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i meant to say anorack or a very light rain jacket (waterproof and breathable).
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I'm looking at getting a V4, what was the reason that you got talked out of it? From what I hear they're really sturdy frames and with the V4 at least you get some decent components.
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What's so bad about riding in the rain? I do it all the time. I don't wear any special clothing, I just ride and have fun. Getting wet is fun

I also ride in the winter. I won't ride if the temperature is anywhere below -15C. I think us canadians can take the cold a little better This last winter was great though. We hardly got any snow and it was abnormally warm. The Norm for January here is something like -11 C, and we had days where it hit +12 C. I'm not sure what these would be in Fahrenheit, but the difference is huge.
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What's so bad about riding in the rain? I do it all the time. I don't wear any special clothing, I just ride and have fun. Getting wet is fun

I also ride in the winter. I won't ride if the temperature is anywhere below -15C. I think us canadians can take the cold a little better .
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My 2006 Trek 4900 Disk, was a steal at $220. You have a bike that can easily keep your enthusiasm for the sport, on a growing basis now. The frame and rear derailleur are the best components on the bike, and will upgrade well. First, find out what you want and ride the bike in earnest. Have fun!

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I'd say on a 4900 disc, the only things I'd look at are the saddle and brakes.

stock saddles usually suck pretty bad. i'd ride a little to see if it's comfortable to you, if not, ride a little more and make sure you don't just need to get used to it, if still uncomfortable, get a new saddle.

i couldn't find a 4900 disc on trek's site, but stock disc brakes sometimes aren't that great and sometimes are pretty good. if you got Tektro's, you might want to upgrade soon. If you got BB7's, you might not ever want to upgrade except to Hydro's.

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For this year, Trek has no 4900 model. I believe they are now replacing it with the Trek 6000 model. Although the 4900 is a great entry level bike- the Alpha SuperLight frame is highly upgradeable. To make things safer- first upgrade the rider too. If you don't have a crash-proof chassis yourself....this sport will quickly dissappoint you.
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