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Old 09-24-08, 07:17 AM   #1
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Merida Matts 40-MD

Hi all,

I wanna ask..."Should i get the Matts 40-MD, for an upgrade to my Trek 3900?"

These are the specs for the Matts 40-MD...

URL : http://www2.merida-bikes.com/en_INT/Bikes.Detail.90

SIZES : 14.5-16-18-20-22-24-16L-18L-20L
SPEEDS : 24
FRAME : Matts Taper-D
COLOR : Silk matt black
Grey glimmer (white)
FORK : SR XCT V2 100 Lockout
DERAILLEURS F/R : Shimano M190/Shimano Alivio
SHIFTER F/R : Shimano ST-M360 rapidfire
BRAKE LEVERS : attached
BRAKES F/R : Hayes MX4 160/160 mm
CHAINWHEEL : Shimano M191 42-34-24 CG
HUBS F/R : Disc Alloy
RIMS : Disc Alloy
FREEWHEEL : Shimano CS-HG30-8 11-32
TIRE F/R : CST 2.1
STEM : XM Speed CEN
SADDLE : XM Sport
SEATPOST : Alloy CEN 27.2
PEDALS : XC Steel

These are the specs for the Trek 3900...

URL : http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...3_series/3900/

Sizes : 13, 16, 18, 19.5, 21, 22.5"
Frame : Alpha White Aluminum w/externally relieved head tube, bi-axial down tube, disc compatible dropouts
Front Suspension : SR Suntour XCT V2 w/preload, 80mm
Wheels : Alloy front hub, Shimano RM30 rear hub; Matrix 550 rims w/brushed sidewalls
Tires : Bontrager Connection Trail, 26x2.0"; 27 tpi
Shifters : Shimano EF50, 8 speed
Front Derailleur : Shimano C050
Rear Derailleur : Shimano Acera
Crank : SR Suntour XCC-T102 42/34/24
Cassette : SRAM PG830 11-32, 8 speed
Pedals : Nylon platform
Saddle : Bontrager Approved
Seat Post : Bontrager SSR, 20mm offset
Handlebars : Bontrager Approved, 30mm rise
Stem : Bontrager Approved, 25 degree
Headset : VP-A76C-TK, 1 1/8" semi-cartridge, sealed
Brakeset : Tektro V w/Shimano EF50 levers

In my LBS, the Matts 40-MD is about $415 (14500 THB)
and the Trek 3900 is about $240 (8500 THB)...

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Old 09-24-08, 08:34 AM   #2
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btw i ride singletrack and XC...with lots of mud...and dirty water...
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Old 09-25-08, 09:07 AM   #3
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ummm...anyone there??

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It does not appear to be an upgrade. More like another bike at the same level.
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Old 09-26-08, 07:40 AM   #5
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hmmm...

ok...at the same level but a bit higher!!

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This bike would not be good in dirty water.
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Old 09-27-08, 02:18 AM   #7
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i thing that you shuld buy a bike better that the 3900 trek
NOT AT THE SAME GATEGORY AS THE MERIDA 40 IS!
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ok...

thanks...

then you guys have any ideas what bike would be a really good upgrade...for a good price..?
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ok i dunt really ride in that much water...it's just the season...over here...

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