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    My first real bike: Trek 4500

    Hi all,
    First, thanks to all the people here. I have read numerous posts and finally decided to pull the trigger. I have also looked at Ibex Ingnition (fs bike), but I don't think it's going to make much of the difference between the hardtail that I got and their FS. I think I got a very good deal ($275.00). Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to do some test drive.
    Good day,
    Luke

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    Congrats on the new ride.

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    Pictures please =) Your bike better be dirty!!
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    Wickedly lickety shot,
    Spickety spickety split lickety! :D

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    Congratulations. This forum pointed me in the right direction for a good bike too which I bought today. I was recommended the Specialized Hardrock but I went to the dealer and they didnt have any. I asked him what would be comparible to it and he pointed me towards the Jamis Crosscountry 2.0. It suits the kind of riding I want to do and from what people have said it's better than the hardrock. I ended up paying $306 total (All the cash on me). Originally it was $315 with tax but he let me have it for cheaper since thats all the cash I had.

    Back on topic, yes post pictures!

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    Originally posted by Cyclone
    Congratulations. This forum pointed me in the right direction for a good bike too which I bought today. I was recommended the Specialized Hardrock but I went to the dealer and they didnt have any. I asked him what would be comparible to it and he pointed me towards the Jamis Crosscountry 2.0. It suits the kind of riding I want to do and from what people have said it's better than the hardrock. I ended up paying $306 total (All the cash on me). Originally it was $315 with tax but he let me have it for cheaper since thats all the cash I had.

    Back on topic, yes post pictures!
    That's an interesting bargaining method!
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    $275 is an excellent price. I paid $350 for a 4500 in 2001

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    Nice ride, that's been my MTB of choice for the last couple of years.
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    Have fun on the trails. The Trek 4500 is a beautiful bike. Don't you just love the weight of it?
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    I just came back from biking. I have been biking every day after work for about an hour each day. It's great except for my butt. I've lent my camera to my friend, so I will post the pix when I get the camera back.
    One small question: how easy it is to install the disc brake? I have been seriously thinking about the Avid Mechanical Disc Brake set. Thanks.
    Luke

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    If you have the frame mounts, all you need is disc hubs. Other than that, installation can't be too hard. I'd always follow a manual for the procedure, such as Barnett's.

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