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Old 07-09-08, 09:18 PM   #1
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Needing Some Advice

Been doing some bike shopping lately, and I went to the local sports stores here in Fargo and was looking at Giant bikes. I really liked the Giant Rincon in the 20-inch, it seems to have all of the features I am looking for. When I went today to purchase it, they did not have it in the 20-inch. The guy called Giant, and they told him that they would not have anymore until late August or Early September when the '09 models come out. I have been looking online, but cannot seem to even find anyplace that even sells them online.

I have been hearing excellent things about Trek so I was wondering what Trek model is similar to the Giant Rincon. I have been looking around Trek's website and there are many different models so I thought I would turn to the expert advice on here.

I appreciate everyones advice!!!
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Old 07-10-08, 06:40 AM   #2
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The 3900 or the 4300 are probably going to be closest.
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There's very few bad bikes these days, but the really important thing is to ride a few before you buy - it doesn't matter how good a bike is supposed to be - you want one that feels right to you. There's a huge choice of brands - certain bike mags are known for rating stuff according to how much the manufacturer advertises with them - this will always be denied, but sadly in the past magazines have been lost due to telling the truth about bad bikes - they lose their income when the advertising stops. Another reason to make your own mind up.
I wouldn't say there's too much wrong with Trek stuff, but there's better bikes out there.
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Old 07-12-08, 07:03 PM   #4
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if you go the trek route, dont get the 3900 over the 4300.
the 4300 if better.
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Old 07-12-08, 08:13 PM   #5
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if you go the trek route, dont get the 3900 over the 4300.
the 4300 if better.
Except that, based on the websites, the 4300 Disc is far more expensive than the Giant...about $600 vs. $420.
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if you go the trek route, dont get the 3900 over the 4300.
the 4300 if better.
Other than RDs I thought you liked your 3900?
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Old 07-12-08, 08:35 PM   #7
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the 4300 has disk mounts.
the 3900 doesnt.
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I HAVE to LIKE my 3900, i dont have a choice lol.
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Oh, that makes sense. 3900 = present?
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It was a christmas gift yes, Parents wanted to see if I would get into the sport seriously.
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Cheeto, check your pm's.
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