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Old 04-05-07, 03:07 PM   #1
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Got my first Mountain Bike :)

So after a few failed experiments from Ebay, I broke down and went and bought a new bike from the local Bike store, they were very Friendly and knowledgeable, I was just looking for something to get me started, I first test road the Trek 3700, i liked the stiffer feel of it but the gears didnt shift that great and the front shox were not adjustable, I finally settled on an '07 4300 in the Matte Silver finish, its pretty sweet . I plan on taking it out to Land Between the Lakes this weekend in KY. I added a Cat eye to it and look to put on some new pedals if anyone has any recomendations for a noob
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Old 04-05-07, 03:29 PM   #2
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Congrats EX!
Great first bike! Now get out there and ride!
As far as pedals go...I would look into clipless at some point. I started out on a lower model Shimano SPD pedal. M-520 comes to mind...You can pick up pedals and shoes for about $100.00, if you're on a budget. But, don't let that stop you from hitting the trail this weekend!
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Congrats man!
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EX1855, congratulations on the new bike. If you haven't yet taken delivery, the local bike shop could potentially credit you on the stock pedals towards a clipless model. The performance difference between the two types of pedals is like night and day. The cyclocomputer was a solid accessory to add to give you an idea on how you're coming along with your fitness. Does it look something like this picture borrowed from the web:


Enjoy!

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Old 04-05-07, 04:09 PM   #5
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Yup, looks just like that, I love it!
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where are you located? I ride LBL all the time. I love it down there.
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I hope you're a female, the 4300 in that color is the women's specific model.
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Old 04-05-07, 07:22 PM   #8
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I hope you're a female, the 4300 in that color is the women's specific model.
+1.....4300 WSD.....Womens Specific Design.....should be female to own
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I hope you're a female, the 4300 in that color is the women's specific model.
The 4300 men's is available in silver too...

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The one that was gotten has the blue decals which is the wsd.
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Easy, no it doesnt have blue decals calm down lol, no its that bottom one, I'd be kicking that kids tale if he sold me a chicks bike, its that bottom bike, my bad, i thought it looked like those decals were blue, but no its the guy one and to the poster who asked where I was, Im in Paducah, but my g/f lives in Murray so I'm down there a lot
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Old 04-06-07, 11:13 AM   #12
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Congrats on the new bike! I just picked up my first MTB a couple of months ago. I got a Trek as well. The 6000 to be exact. Hope your Trek serves you has well as mine as served me.
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CONGRATULATIONS.....cool bike. I like the color too......I used to have a Rockhopper with very similar color.

post some pictures when you get a chance......and as someone said....ride it like you stole it....
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