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    Motivation is the key... S.D.XC's Avatar
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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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    Motivation is the key... S.D.XC's Avatar
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    btw i ride singletrack and XC...with lots of mud...and dirty water...
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    Motivation is the key... S.D.XC's Avatar
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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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    hmmm...

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

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    This bike would not be good in dirty water.
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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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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