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Old 02-11-07, 07:50 PM   #1
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I am currently a student in college in Washington and I want to do some riding around the moutains of the state. Nothing serious, but trailriding, some back country stuff, etc. I have talked to several bike shops and was steered in the direction of a Specialized Rockhopper, Jamis Dakota, Kona Caldera, etc. My price range is around up to $1000. I was talked away from Trek because I was told they manufacture their own parts, such as brakes and derailers, and so if a part broke, you had to take the bike a Trek dealer so they could get the parts. I hadn't heard of this, just curious if anyone else had. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!
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Old 02-11-07, 07:55 PM   #2
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mm, college time + washington hills + 1000 for bike = good stuff. trust me, i have a feeling that you're gonna want to do more than just trailriding/backcountry stuff... washington i'm sure has some really nice trails.
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Welcome to Bike Forums.

Trek bikes come with a lot of house-brand Bontrager components. That does not include drivetrain or braking stuff, but compnents such as bars, stems, seatposts, etc.

Which school you at? I know a lot of people at Western (my son included) who you could hook up with for riding; also at WSU and could steer you in the right direction for U Dub. If you're at EWU or in Spokane, there are lots of opportunities to find rides.
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I am actually right smack in central Washington at CWU. I am pursuing a degree in aviation, but I have always loved to ride, I just never got fully into biking because of my concentration on aviation. I know there are some good trails around the valley and a lot more out of the valley, towards Cle Elum, Roslyn and the west side. Any thoughts on good trails would also be extremely appreciated.
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Figures . . . that'd be the one school I don't really know anyone. Well, I take that back. I know an IT guy who works at the college - - I'll PM you his name and maybe you can look him up. He should have a lot of local knowledge.

The Teanaway is some awesome riding if you have transportation to get over there. I used to ride dirt bikes there in the '70s - -still some good DBing from what I understand. Supposed to be great trails for MTBing as well.
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