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Old 05-11-06, 05:55 PM
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just got a new trek 4300, what can it handle?

first let me say im only 14, and i had to save up for a year to buy this bike, and well i finally got it and i one uped my friend and got disk, (his bike is in the shop now getting them on, after he saw mine ) so anyways we do alot of crazy stuff on our bikes, and we have gone off some big jumps. i would like to know from all you experts out there, how much abuse this bike can take? ive taken it off a 10 foot jump(9.8 to be exact because we just HAD to measure it) and it was a big gravel hill, so we did it a few times and just got as much speed as possible, ramped up it, then bunny hopped to get as high as we could, then cam back 10 feet to the ground and landed, or usually crashed, and it was lots of fun, even though i needed 4 stiches on my elbow. so if i keep abusing my brand new bike like this what will happen if anything?

p.s. when it gets warmer out theres about a 3 foot dirt ramp, that launches you off into a creek by the trails, and plumits you down into the creek about 6 or 7 feet. the water is only about a foot to a foot and a half deep, deeper in some spaces off to the sides, there are lots of big rocks, and algea, i was wondering if it would be safe to go off of this, even though i dont have clip in cleats or special shoes? would i slid off my pedals? thanks
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A Trek 4300 isn't designed for jumps/drops. If you ride like that all of the time, it won't last much longer.
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Yeah, the 4300 is meant for entry-level XC stuff. Shoot, even I broke the original fork on my 4300 with "just" XC riding. Don't be too surprised if your fork breaks early on with the FR/DJ stuff.

Good to see you riding though. Everyone's gotta start somewhere; the 4300 is where I started off too. Ride hard
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actually the 4300 is a preemoh dh rig i would definatly huck it off of like 35+ feet, and definatly i would ride into a 1.5ft deep creek, that sounds way fun


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wtf, thanks everyone for your advise but gmoney? whats stuck up your ass, everyones gotta start somewhere, get a life grow some balls quit picking on teenagers
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hahaha nice. i will
also i gotta add that i got a helmet cam i hope to use soon!
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yeah what gwhunt said. i'd say the manufacturer's warranty voided the moment you did that jump, so further 10ft drops are at your own risk. i wouldn't advise it, since there's no similar warranty on the parts that make up your body.
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Originally Posted by gmoneyhobbit
actually the 4300 is a preemoh dh rig i would definatly huck it off of like 35+ feet, and definatly i would ride into a 1.5ft deep creek, that sounds way fun


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You're gonna do well in the Marines gmoney. Arrogance AND ingorance? You're SET!
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Originally Posted by gmoneyhobbit
actually the 4300 is a preemoh dh rig i would definatly huck it off of like 35+ feet, and definatly i would ride into a 1.5ft deep creek, that sounds way fun


******bag.. go troll somewhere else

What's "preemoh" mean?
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It's before emoh.
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actually its before bikeforums flopped off to lil kids asking if they could jump 3ft jumps into 1.5ft deep water with round slick rocks in it and asking if it were okay for the bike
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Originally Posted by gmoneyhobbit
actually its before bikeforums flopped off to lil kids asking if they could jump 3ft jumps into 1.5ft deep water with round slick rocks in it and asking if it were okay for the bike
Mate it was before that. It was before you joined up here. I'm sick to death of your posts, you are no help, you are always being a smart a##. I would replace you with Raiyn any day. And congradulations for stuffing up a thread with this rubbish. Idiot.
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Originally Posted by Help Im A Noob
the water is only about a foot to a foot and a half deep, deeper in some spaces off to the sides, there are lots of big rocks, and algea, i was wondering if it would be safe to go off of this, even though i dont have clip in cleats or special shoes? would i slid off my pedals? thanks
I would say it would be safer NOT having cleats as if your riding in water/spillery rocks/algi you wouldn't want to have a slip/fall of your bike with your foot stuck into your pedals! You can try some very gripping platform pedlas, DMR V8 make exellent ones (and they're wide too!).

P.S. enjoy the bike!
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..troll somewhere else
Whats that word when you say something to someone, but your also doing it yourself?
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[QUOTE=blue_neon] I'm sick to death of your posts, you are no help, you are always being a smart a##. QUOTE]


hey douchie mc****** ****** ******


why dont you back track to the last 5 posts ive done in the mountain bike forum and tell me if i was being a smart ass or not...
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hey douchie mc****** ****** ******


why dont u back track to the last 5 posts ive done in the mountain bike forum and tell me if i was being a smart ass or not...
Couldn't care less. One moronic post to a newbie to make yourself feel better, diminishes all my respect for any of your posts. Not that i can read them anyway with the amount of AOLese you use.

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Eh, keep riding hard. So your fork might break - get a new one.
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thanks "gmoney" you "gangster" for ruining my thread of just asking a few quick questions. and how did the forum go to little kids like me? when kids like i have the extreme disire to succeed and i spend 12 months of hard earned mopney cutting grass and raking leaves to buy a bike that i can have fun on and go crazy like a kid would, while still at the same time keeping in shape for track and soccer. when kids my age want to do fun stuff and they dont care what the risks are, well they go ahead and do it and mess themselfs up, but for the ones that wanna do really crazy stuff but keep in mind the risks, they come and evaluate the jump first, and if it still looks iffy, they find a resource such as this to ask experts on how to do it. as far as what i have read from you so far, your the most unexperteded person, i am more mature than you, and you try to act cool by being gangster, so you go ahead and go smoke some pot or whatever, and ruin your life. ill stay here and learn more and more about mt biking so i can keep a good life. i think this fits the forum: gmoney, go take a hike. and dont forget the trailmix *****
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Looks to me like Help can stand on his own! Good for you for not dealing with any crap you don't want to deal with. Are you sure you're a kid********** Enjoy your bike and wear a helmet!!
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Well like others have said the bike isn't exactly intended for your riding style. It will probably hold up for a while but one day it is going to give. When that happens there is a good chance you will get hurt. Just keep that in mind and be careful. Personally I would keep the bike out of the creek. Water generally isn't the best thing for your bike so unless you don't mind buying new bottom brackets and hubs avoid creeks as much as possible.

As for gmoney just ignore him, that's what everyone else tries to do.
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Originally Posted by Help Im A Noob
thanks "gmoney" you "gangster" for ruining my thread of just asking a few quick questions. and how did the forum go to little kids like me? when kids like i have the extreme disire to succeed and i spend 12 months of hard earned mopney cutting grass and raking leaves to buy a bike that i can have fun on and go crazy like a kid would, while still at the same time keeping in shape for track and soccer. when kids my age want to do fun stuff and they dont care what the risks are, well they go ahead and do it and mess themselfs up, but for the ones that wanna do really crazy stuff but keep in mind the risks, they come and evaluate the jump first, and if it still looks iffy, they find a resource such as this to ask experts on how to do it. as far as what i have read from you so far, your the most unexperteded person, i am more mature than you, and you try to act cool by being gangster, so you go ahead and go smoke some pot or whatever, and ruin your life. ill stay here and learn more and more about mt biking so i can keep a good life. i think this fits the forum: gmoney, go take a hike. and dont forget the trailmix *****

hey its not my fault your new and your post sounded like the usual troll banter

i mean who of all people saves money for a year and then goes and launches themselves and their bike of of a "10+" drop, esp. when its a xc ride, i mean correct me if im wrong but your post sounded as much out of place as micheal jackson hanging out at the retirement home for fun
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Originally Posted by LowCel

As for gmoney just ignore him, that's what everyone else tries to do.

as for lowcel just ignore him he's your typical arrogant road rider
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Originally Posted by gmoneyhobbit
as for lowcel just ignore him he's your typical arrogant road rider
Ooh, good one.
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just cuz your such an as$ ima go take a picture of that hill, with a measuring tape next to it if i can. i just gotta wait til it stops pouring cats and dogs
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