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Offline j0hnnyr493

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2007 trek 4300
« on: February 20, 2008, 11:13:38 PM »
quick question everybody

i have an opportunity to purchase a 2007 trek 4300 for 200 bones and i want some opinions on if this would be a deal to go after?  i don't how many of you read my intro thing but i am still relatively new at mtb, but i did do the extreme bmx for a vast majority of my misspent youth... i tell you this because i want a bike that can handle some punishment, some 20 footers, and some dj's on down the road once i get my courage back... so is this just a good one to start with and will go the distance, or will i need to upgrade to a "go big or go home" kinda ride later on? 

your input is very important to me... you guys are the veterans here and u know what bikes stand up to places like croom and santos and which ones crumble under pressure

also here's some useful info: i'm 5'9" and about 200 lbs... the bike is 19" so is this a good fit or will i look like a freakin bear on a tricycle at the circus...  the bike itself has had various upgrades and from the pictures looks brand new... but u know how that goes sometimes.

okay, so i guess that was a not-so-quick question... but i would like everyone's opinion... thanks in advance

-Johnny
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Re: 2007 trek 4300
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2008, 06:57:06 AM »
My girlfriend rides a Women's Specific 2007 4300 (different seat, levers, geometry), and she loves her bike. That being said, from what I know, the bike is not designed for the intensity you are talking about. For $200, it is a solid bike that you could ride all the SWAMP trails and have a great time -- but if you take some big jumps, the components won't last for very long... my two cents... J
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Re: 2007 trek 4300
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2008, 07:57:41 AM »
5'9" on a 19" bike...let's put it this way, I'm 6'2" and ride comfortably on an 18" frame. Otherwise, that's a decent price for a CC frame, but I wouldn't be doing many drops, etc. on it.

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Re: 2007 trek 4300
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2008, 09:55:13 AM »
Ditto on the fit, if your doing big drops I think you will want a little more  clearance between the top tube and the twins ;D I would be looking at a 16" or 17" max.

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Re: 2007 trek 4300
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2008, 10:17:16 AM »
clearance btwn the tube and the twins... priceless! lol  thanks for the info people, i thought that bike might be a little too tall, but i was just trying to get something fairly cheap... u get what u pay for i guess so i'll keep looking at this point

did anyone catch my other thread about the Gary Fisher single speed?  it's 17" with tons of upgrades but it is kinda on the older side.

please let me know what u guys think.

thanks
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Re: 2007 trek 4300
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2008, 11:14:22 PM »
thanks to all who replied... i settled on a fisher bitter... cya on the trails
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