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    The Dude abides..... Reham's Avatar
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    Comparision

    I need help. I checked the $500 thread but not quite what i was looking for. I have narrowed my choice to 2 bikes.

    Trek 4500 (2004) $420

    http://www.trekbikes.com/bikes/2004/mountain/4500.jsp

    or

    Specialized Rockhopper (2005) $399

    http://www.specialized.com/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=9339&JServSessionIdroot=2d0y36vew4.j27002

    Between the two bikes, and factoring in price which one is a better buy. I am leaning towards the Rockhopper, but i read somewhere the forks changed.

    So i humbly ask the MTB forums for help.

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    The fork changed from a Manitou Six to an Axel Comp. That's actually a step-up in their fork line.

    I tend to like Specialized bikes more, and the new '05 line has not dissapointed me.

    I've never been a big fan of Trek bikes, but that's more due to fit.

    Regarding bike fit. This is critical. Ride both bikes and re-ride them several times. Buy the one that feels better.

    As far as comparing the two side-by-side. They're pretty much the same. Better fork on this one, better derailleur on that one, blah blah blah.

    Go for the better fit and you won't go wrong!

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    Thanks alot.

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    Those two bikes make up 75% of the posts in the $500 bike thread! How did it not help?

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