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Old 01-25-12, 06:13 PM   #1
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Officially buying time - Trek or Giant?

Choosing from a big list of bikes, the ones I'm really leaning towards are the Trek 3900 Disc, Trek 4300, and the Giant Boulder SE.

I know both of these manufacturers are good quality, so I guess the real question is, which bike is lightest? Which one would be best for riding miles and miles a day?

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You said it yourself. Both companies make great bikes. Ride all three and see what you like.
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Although that Giant doesn't seem to be in line with the Trek's you're looking at, price wise.

How about this instead? Giant Revel 1. Revel 2 is a bit cheaper with v brakes instead of discs.

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/...ue/9042/48918/
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Old 01-25-12, 06:35 PM   #4
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Aye. I'll go for some test rides. Whatever it is, though, I want it in black.
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get the trek (4300). lifetime warranty on the frame, and they make a damn good bike.
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Get disc brakes and skip the 3900 if you're already looking at the 4300
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get the trek (4300). lifetime warranty on the frame, and Giant makes a damn good bike for Trek.
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On the original topic, if you tell me what frame size you ride, I can verify the actual weight of a 4300 in your size tomorrow. Looking for the Boulder SE to compare it to, it seems they last produced it in 2010.
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Trek 4300. It's a bigger number so is must be betterer.
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I vote for the Giant Revel recommended by ESW116 if it fits you well. It also gets better reviews than the Trek 4300 on both of a couple MTB sites I just looked up. Maybe a tiny bit cheaper on top of it? I didn't see an MSRP on the Trek site so not quite certain on the cheaper thing.
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Break free from the crowd. check out a Scott Scale 70. Be Free from the crowd!
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Not sure how to find my correct frame size, I'll admit. I'm exactly six feet tall though, if that helps.
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Is your inseam between 32-34? 6', long legged or more body than legs. If the inseam is @32 try a large frame 19"-20" if the inseam is longer, 34+ try XL frame 21"-22". In mountain biking I like a frame that is on the small size of what fits me. I feel that I can control it better in tight situations.
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Bingo. Large frame it is. Thanks!
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OP is looking at bikes, like, half that MSRP.
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OP is looking at bikes, like, half that MSRP.
Details, details, details.

Hey, this is the time of year when shops are trying to clear inventory. There is always room to barter with an LBS. I haven't paid full price for anything but gas at the pump and food at the grocers!

http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/B...t+50&Type=bike

http://www.bikepedia.com/quickbike/B...t+40&Type=bike

OK how's this for staying in the price range.
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The MSRP on that is, like, twice what the OP is looking at.

The Aspect 40 is ~ the right price, but only 7sp in the rear. That's pretty lame. I do like Scotts, though.

EDIT: Weird. Didn't mean to make two separate posts earlier. I was looking into the other Scotts while you posted up those other Scotts. First post I made shouldn't have gone through.

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Kona fan here. Good ol' Fire Mountain: $600 msrp. , Dart 1, Shimano 8sp entry level mix, lotsa house parts.

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Remember when 7 speed cogs were the rage? Michael Jackson was still black and Duran Duran was cool!
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get the trek (4300). lifetime warranty on the frame, and they make a damn good bike.
Giant has the same warranty in place.
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I had mine like what 15 months ahead of you? pot/kettle
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On the original topic, if you tell me what frame size you ride, I can verify the actual weight of a 4300 in your size tomorrow. Looking for the Boulder SE to compare it to, it seems they last produced it in 2010.

For what it may be worth, I weighed a 19" 4300 (v-brake version) at 31.25 pounds. In black
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^^ I hear the white is 31.42 - - because there are more primer coats .
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