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Old 05-05-04, 08:05 PM   #1
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Trek 4300 vs Diamond Back Response

i have narrowed my choice of a new bike down to these 2 models

which should i get, and what are your reasons for this.

they are both the same price
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Old 05-05-04, 09:03 PM   #2
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I don't know anything about the Diamondback, but the Trek 4300 is a good bike. Trek is a pretty reliable company, where I don't think many people respect Diamondback very much anymore.
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where I don't think many people respect Diamondback very much anymore.
noo way. Tons of people on these forums will vouch for Diamondback. Just wait and see

As for me. I am gonna hafta go with the Trek
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noo way. Tons of people on these forums will vouch for Diamondback. Just wait and see

As for me. I am gonna hafta go with the Trek
Diamondback now or a few years ago? Seems to me they aren't as good as a few years back.
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Old 05-06-04, 12:25 AM   #5
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He was being sarcastic... I would go with Trek as well..but really neither companies bikes work for me (except DB bmx)
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Both bikes are decent. I'll vouch for the quality of DiamondBack. Their bikes are as well made as any other in this same price range.

Between the two, it all depends on which one is more comfortable! Test ride them both and decide for yourself.

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Trek MTBs are rebadged Gary Fishers.
Diamondbacks are now rebadged Raleighs.
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get a kona or a norco or a specialized they are reliable companies.
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i have a trek 4300 and i love it.
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i have a trek 4300 and i love it.
..jamis? anyone? yeah.. guess not
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i have a trek 4300 and i love it.

(yes, really)
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Jamis, K2, Fuji, Raleigh, Trek, Gary Fisher, Specialized, Haro, KHS, Iron Horse just to name a few. All have bikes in the $300 pricepoint.

Shop around!

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i have narrowed my choice of a new bike down to these 2 models

which should i get, and what are your reasons for this.

they are both the same price
I've got the 8600 AKA 2 4300's. They are good bikes for the $. The 04 model (black one) has the same frame that they use clear up through their $500+ bike.
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trek all the way
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got a trek 4300. tough. reliable. any lbs can fix it IF it does break
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I have a Diamonback Topanga(2002) and it has been a very good bike. There are better bikes I know, but for the money I couldn't be happier.
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