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Old 12-05-2009, 01:45 PM   #1
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Probably shouldn't have gone to the bike shop today

So I went to the bike shop today to buy a new freewheel for my trek mountain bike. lol I ended up leaving with a new Trek 6000 series hardtail mountain bike they had on closeout for $700. Not a bad deal since it regularly goes for around $900. I was planning on getting a new bike in the spring but couldn't pass up this deal. Too bad its 30 something degrees today, I just rode it around the neighborhood and it's COLD! Its suppose to be warmer tomorrow so i'm gonna go hit the trails.

I got into mountain biking about a year and a half ago and bought a cheap trek 3700 for $300 new and I have beat that bike to death. I have been riding the advanced trails and that bike really isn't designed to take that sort of abuse.

This new one should last me a few more years until its time to upgrade again.

Here's a factory pic.





http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...6_series/6000/

Sizes:
15.5, 17.5, 18.5, 19.5, 21.5"


Frame
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Alpha Black Aluminum w/semi-integrated head tube, twin taper down tube w/integrated gusset, formed top tube, wishbone seatstay, forged dropouts w/rack and fender mounts, replaceable derailleur hanger

Front Suspension

RockShox Dart 3 w/coil spring, rebound, TurnKey lockout, alloy steerer, 100mm

Wheels:
Shimano M475-L hubs; Bontrager Ranger rims


Tires
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Bontrager Jones XR, 26x2.25" front, 26x2.20" rear

Shifters
:
SRAM X.5 trigger

Front Derailleur
:
SRAM X.5

Rear Derailleur
:
SRAM X.5

Crank
:
Shimano M442 44/32/22

Cassette

SRAM PG950 11-34, 9 speed

Saddle
Bontrager Race

Seat Post

Bontrager SSR, 31.6mm, 20mm offset

Handlebars

Bontrager Approved Riser, 25mm rise

Stem
:
Bontrager SSR, 10 degree

Headset
:
VP-A42E, 1-1/8" semi-integrated, sealed


Brakeset
:
Avid BB-5, mechanical disc w/Pro Max levers



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Old 12-05-2009, 01:56 PM   #2
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Great choice. I have a Trek 6500 Disc (appears to be pretty much the same bike as you) and it's taken a LOT of abuse over the past few years. All it needs is tune ups and new brake pads now and then. I love it, and I'm sure you will too!
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:22 PM   #3
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I liked my 6000 until I got my Fuel Ex8 then it made me realize just how bad the Dart 3 on the 6000 felt compared to a higher level fork. Now I am looking to upgrade the fork on the 6000 or ditching the bike entirely.
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:15 AM   #4
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Those damn impulse items they put by the cash register!

Yeah those cheaper bikes like your first one don't last very long with serious riders.
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Sweet bike.. I was looking a jamis full suspensions last year.
I still have a trek 8700... from 1994.. Carbon fiber...
Got into BMx, And dirtbikes at that point. lol.
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