Choosing between three used bikes - Trek 4500 vs 820 vs Giant Boulder SE
I'm just getting into the biking hobby and am looking at used bikes. I have the opportunity to buy one of three bikes. I'm leaning towards the Trek 4500 but wanted your advise. The three to choose from are Trek 820, Trek 4500, Giant Boulder SE. They are all older (early 2000's), all three have front suspension, and they are all three in very lightly used condition. The price for the 4500 and the Boulder is $200, the 820 is $100. I have no problem spending the extra hundred if its worth it.
From my research, it looks like the 820 and Boulder are the same caliber bike. It looks like the 4500 is better in every way. Is that true? If so, I think that's the one I will get. I saw that other thread comparing the 820 and the Boulder SE. Seemed the general consensus was to not get either.
Thanks everyone! I need to decide by this afternoon!
Last edited by ajwillys; 06-08-10 at 03:40 AM.