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A Trek 4500 for a Noob at MTBing?

Old 06-28-04, 04:18 PM
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A Trek 4500 for a Noob at MTBing?

I am very new to this sport. In fact all I will be doing is riding on trails and go off the occasional 2ft. jump or ledge. I am 6'5 and weigh about 250 lbs. Is this a good bike for a big boy like me?

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Old 06-28-04, 04:37 PM
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Whats ur max praice your willing to pay?

Look at the specialized range, and maybe the Kona Hoss? They're built for big guys
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Old 06-28-04, 06:43 PM
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again, wheels will be a problem
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You'll destroy the 4500, sad to say. Its not a very strong build to begin with... you definately need to look at something with a QUALITY front fork vs. the RST Craptastic's that you find in the $350 range... I would wait, save a bit more, and look at a Specialized Hardrock with the Marzocchi fork, and then think about getting heavy springs put in right off the bat so you aren't bottoming it out. The Hardrocks are a stronger bike to begin with too.
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Old 06-30-04, 11:42 PM
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A 4500 will do you fine. Remember, you're asking on a very specialized forum.
You will get alot of "go for the better this and that".
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