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Old 07-02-06, 10:05 PM   #1
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Hows the Trek Jack 1?

so i just learned that this is the descendant of the Bruiser. so i was wondering how durable is the bike really? is it strictly for BMX-esque purposes or is it suitable for rough trail riding too? how upgradeable is it? would you recommend it for beginners?
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Hm. The Bruiser had a more trail-friendly geometry if you can find one of those. I test-rode a Jack and didn't like it all that much. Then rode a Bruiser and bought it. The Jack has a very dirt-jumping/park specific geometry and would probably be brutal to try and climb on while trail-riding.
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I thought the Jack was a replacement for the Bruiser. Is Trek still making Bruisers?
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No, but if you might call a few bike shops in your area and find one if you're lucky. Also, the Jack didn't "feel" right to me, but it might feel great too. Try out a bunch of bikes and see which one you like...
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The Trek Jack is dirtjump street.
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Bruisers give you bruises. Ask EJ and Jason.
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If you want a Jack, I would throw that money into a Brodie Rat.
http://www.brodiebikes.com/2006/2006_bikes/rat.php
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I'd use the Jack though.
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oh i wasn't looking for a dirtjump bike. just something durable which it seemed to be... well please delete thread
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well please delete thread
We can still suggest more!

What's your price range?
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This is the 2nd thread that slick wants to be deleted lol.
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this is close-ish to the bruiser 1
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