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Old 06-04-07, 01:18 PM
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Which would you say is better?

Ok, so I'm looking into a new bicycle, a trek, which one of these is better? Component wise.

Trek 4300 or 4300 Disc

http://www2.trekbikes.com/bikes/bike...d=1019600&f=18

Tell me which has the better value, and if you think the regular V's are better, I'll end up going with the plain one and save $.
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Old 06-04-07, 01:23 PM
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Bit off of my price range, I wanna buy a digital cam too... I guess it could wait for chirstmas/bday... What makes you say 4500 is better? I have enough to buy it(the 4500), just saying.
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4500, the components are better, lighter, faster, cooler!

Only the rich can afford poor quality
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Originally Posted by ThinLine
Only the rich can afford poor quality
You lost me...
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Ok, I checked some reviews at MTBR.com and the 4500 seems to be better... Any more opinions?
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Originally Posted by AlucardZero
You lost me...
Poor quality must be replaced often costing more in the end.
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Originally Posted by ThinLine

Only the rich can afford poor quality
Pretty sure he's trying to say that going cheap will ultimately cost you more, after having to replace stuff in the long run.
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Last two replies are correct!

Buy something slightly more than the same cheapest item. But an shimano Ultegra brakeset over a shimano Tiagra brakeset.

I was going to say 105 in place of tiagra, but 105's are pretty nice brakes.

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Meh, come to think of it, I don't really need discs... I only go down 1 big 100 foot hill at like 25 degree angle... And V's work wonders on my crappy bike as it is. 4500 it is. Unless someone can recommend a cannondale or waterford MTB for the same price but with better components.
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Originally Posted by ThinLine
an shimano Integra brakeset over a shimano Tiagra brakeset.
New headline:
Acura Sues Shimano for Trademark Infringement
REUTERS- Acura, a division of Honda, is suing bicycle equipment manufacturer Shimano for copyright infringement. The suit stems from the alleged use of Acura's "Integra" nameplate for a Shimano gruppo. A Shimano spokesperson who declined to be identified was quoted as saying "We're not sure why Honda is suing us. We don't have an 'Integra' line" Shimano, in fact, does produce a second-tier gruppo named "Ultegra"
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New headline:
Thanks, I fixed it.
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