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Offline 3In2Out

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Quick question: '98 StumpJumper or '07 Trek 4300
« on: October 25, 2009, 11:23:10 AM »
Stumpjumper is used, but appears in good condition over pics...the 4300 is a friend of mines that he has offered to sell me. Its pretty much brand new.

The trek would cost me probably 100-200 bucks more depending what I can get the stumpjumper haggled down to.

Just trying to figure out if the older stumpjumper is just a much better bike or not stock for stock against the newer trek.

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Re: Quick question: '98 StumpJumper or '07 Trek 4300
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2009, 11:29:35 AM »
sometimes is worth to spend a lil extra and get something newer. Right now alot of shops have great deals in their 09' stock

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Re: Quick question: '98 StumpJumper or '07 Trek 4300
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2009, 01:19:38 PM »
Yeah, I agree with you. But, the wifey has me on a pretty small budget since we just bought a house. lol Shes not to enthused with me wanting to buy one at the moment anyways.

Best I can do for the cheapest for a year or two until I can upgrade would be golden.

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Re: Quick question: '98 StumpJumper or '07 Trek 4300
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2009, 12:06:54 PM »
Mountain Bike buy new you can always upgrade components when they break.  PPl beat the snot outa them dirt and water in all the components. You'll probably most likely have to do a overhaul on the used bike which means dropping cash.  Treak makes a nice bike.  I have an '07 Expert Stumpjumper, love the bike but really don't think it's much better than a Trek.  Road Bike I found is alright to buy used.

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Re: Quick question: '98 StumpJumper or '07 Trek 4300
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2009, 01:40:06 PM »
I agree with Mole unless you happen to be knowledgeable and handy with a wrench. Can still end up dumping money in a old bike. Post some pics and we can make a more informed decision.
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Re: Quick question: '98 StumpJumper or '07 Trek 4300
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2009, 01:57:39 PM »
from experiance, those old forks can blow out and cost you an extra $200 bucks for a cheap one... Had an older (2001) Rockhopper that I paid $225 for, 5 months in blew the fork and paid $200 for a new one, sold the bike for $250... Did not get my money back out of it.... So I would lean on the 07...

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Re: Quick question: '98 StumpJumper or '07 Trek 4300
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2009, 02:19:32 PM »
Mountain Bike buy new you can always upgrade components when they break.  PPl beat the snot outa them dirt and water in all the components. You'll probably most likely have to do a overhaul on the used bike which means dropping cash.  Treak makes a nice bike.  I have an '07 Expert Stumpjumper, love the bike but really don't think it's much better than a Trek.  Road Bike I found is alright to buy used.
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Re: Quick question: '98 StumpJumper or '07 Trek 4300
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2009, 08:47:01 PM »
Frames were probably made by the same manufacturer (Giant).  Unless you get the Specialized for one hell of a deal, go with the newer bike.  Only issue is if you know your friend beat the crap out of that Trek or if he didn't take care of it. 

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Re: Quick question: '98 StumpJumper or '07 Trek 4300
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2009, 09:02:01 PM »
As Alan stated, the frames are probably very comparable. I would compare the forks on the two bikes, are they both low end Darts? or does one have an upgrade? Air sprung being the best case :)

 

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