Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-18-10, 01:02 PM   #1
sanjayc
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Buying used trek 4500

Hi, I am planning to buy MTB hardtail. The 2010 versions of 4300 and 4500 E trek cost 423
and 748 USD. I saw an used Trek 4500 D 2009 model which has been used for 400 USD approximately. The 2009 trek 4500 has 8 speed in rear while 2010 model has 9 speed in rear derailleur. Will this make a lot of difference?

A new 4500 is outside my budget. Is it a good idea to buy an used trek 4500 instead of new 4300? Thanks in advance. I am in India

Regards
Sanjay
sanjayc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-10, 01:12 AM   #2
sanjayc
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi,
I am getting the cycles locally. I am just not sure if its a good idea buying an used cycle and would appreciate any inputs / suggestions. I have read bit on the specs , but dont have much information on 2009 trek 4500 vs 2010/2011 trek 4300 in terms of the components being better.
sanjayc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-10, 01:12 AM   #3
sanjayc
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi,
I am getting the cycles locally. I am just not sure if its a good idea buying an used cycle and would appreciate any inputs / suggestions. I have read bit on the specs , but dont have much information on 2009 trek 4500 vs 2010/2011 trek 4300 in terms of the components being better.

Thanks in advance.
sanjayc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-10, 02:26 AM   #4
m750rider
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 146
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sanjay

I don't think 8 speed vs. 9 speed will make much difference to you.

As far as buying a used, certainly not a problem by itself. Heck all my bikes are used. If it's in good condition, I would consider it.
m750rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:31 PM.