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Old 05-12-04, 01:04 PM   #1
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Trek 4500

Can I get some opinions on the Trek 4500, thanks
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Old 05-12-04, 04:39 PM   #2
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I just purchased a Trek 4500 last night....I've only had a chance to take it for a spin around the house and up the street...but so far I love it! I am by no means an expert with bikes, but I am really impressed with the package that comes with the 4500 for the money.

Here she is...
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Old 05-12-04, 04:43 PM   #3
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seems like a good bike.
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Personally if I were you, I'd go with the Kona Fire Mountain. For this price range, I did a lot of searching. It's the only butted frame with 7005 aluminum. It has a Marzocchi fork, even if it's not a high end fork, it's still a Marzocchi, and the overall package is really nice.

With the Trek, you get a decent frame that's going to be heavier, a decent suspension which won't be as nice as the Marz, but you'll get higher level componentry like Deore derailers (I believe, if I remember correctly).

It's all a trade off. I figured I'll break the derailer anyway off some rocks or something, and have to replace it anyway.

It's a nice bike, but my personal preference like I said is the Fire Mountain. Not to mention I own it and love it.
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